After 412 Days of Closure, Disney Reawakens Disneyland Resort Sleeping Beauty Castle

After 412 days of closure, Disneyland Resort has begun soft opening today, April 27, and will reopen to California residents on April 30, 2021! Josh D’Amaro and Ken Potrock share messages in the video below with special thanks to Cast Members. To launch the reopening of the park, Disney reawakened Sleeping Beauty Castle.


As shared via Disney Parks YouTube: “Join us as we go inside the gates of Disneyland park and reawaken its unique magic that our guests and cast have dearly missed over the last year. In this heartfelt presentation, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort share messages of optimism and gratitude to the cast members of the Disneyland Resort. After more than a year of closure, we are pleased to provide a live glimpse of a shining symbol, reawakened: Sleeping Beauty Castle in the heart of Disneyland. It is our wish that it may represent a beacon of hope for Disney fans everywhere.”

The video is no longer live, but you can still watch the recap. The video begins 4 minutes and 30 second into streaming:


Those aren’t tears – I think I just got a little pixie dust in my eyes! Welcome back Disneyland Cast and Community. We’re so thankful to see this home away from home once again be filled with joy!

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.