2020 Disneyland Blockout Dates for Cast Members


Reopening disneyland

Reopening July 17, 2020!

Disneyland resort is reopening on July 17, 2020…on the 65th anniversary of its grand opening on July 17, 1955!

You’ll need a reservation to get into Disneyland or California Adventure and no park hopping will be allowed.

Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle

May 2020: Salute to frontline heathcare workers. The Thunderbirds flying over Disneyland.



July 2020:  Welcome back!

Link to view updated calendars:  Disneyland Block-out Dates 

June 2020: All Disney Parks in the US remain closed.


Still closed!

June 19, 2020:  Disneyland announces new health and safety rules for Disneyland

The new Disneyland COVID-19 health and safety protocols for visitors include:

  • Reduced capacity in the parks
  • Required face coverings for visitors 2 years old and older
  • Temperature checks for visitors prior to entering the parks
  • Physical distancing throughout the parks
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-traffic areas
  • Additional handwashing and hand sanitizer locations
  • Contactless payments at shops and restaurants

Health and safety guidelines for Disney cast members will include:

  • Required face coverings and temperature checks
  • Adjusting work practices to promote physical distancing
  • Increased cleaning in work areas
  • Encouraged to stay home when ill

Temperature checks and masks for everyone. (This was at Hong Kong Disneyland on June 18, 2020.)

Everyone will be temperature screened before entering the parks.


Limited ride loads:  This ride at Hong Kong is now limited to about 12 guests instead of the usual 36.

Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times, except when eating.

There will be new hand washing and Purell stations deployed throughout the park.

Social distancing signs will be everywhere.

No firework shows, parades, or character meet and greets.

Crowd capacity will be limited to 30%.  No park hopping between parks.

 disneyland Ariels Grotto

Check out the color of the new Disneyland spirit jersey: Ariel’s Grotto. ❤


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January 2020:  We got to see Star Wars Land in January 2020 and ride on both attractions. Rise of the Resistance is AMAZING!!!

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Phase 2: Rise of the Resistance opened January 17, 2020!  We LOVED it!!!

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Phase 1 Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge opened to rave reviews!  It’s rated #1!!!!!! 🙂


disneyland castle

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Meeting Olaf at California Adventure Park.

Meeting Thor

Meeting Thor.  



Disneyland Hotel Tip:  We always stay at the Del Sol Inn hotel across the street and just walk in.

We went to Disneyland again in January 2020 before all the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

When we were there, it was was mostly cloudy (the “marine layer”) until noon and barely 70 degrees on most days!  You needed a light jacket during the day and a heavier coat at night….it gets COLD!  It even rained a few nights…January is the “wet” season in California.

Mom Disneyland tea cups

January 12, 2020:  Our mom all bundled up as the sun was setting.

jimmy-fallon Disneyland  tea cups

January 7, 2020:  We were there just a week after Jimmy Fallon was there with his family!

We went to see all the Disney stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame! So fun!

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Don’t forget to visit the nearby Hollywood Walk of Fame…The Disney Company has a lot of stars on it….Walt, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Tinkerbell, Disneyland….it was fun!


Walt’s well-earned star!


Mickey Mouse


sleeping beauty castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle with it’s new golden look.  We love it!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!


Two Disney Sisters

Two Disney Sisters at Disneyland.

DLR Spring Walt Mickey

Walt and Mickey.


Who wore it better???  😉

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Princess Aurora looking over the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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Christian at Disneyland.


42 thoughts on “2020 Disneyland Blockout Dates for Cast Members

  1. Harrison Parham says:

    July 17th is the actual 60th Anniversary (July 17th, 1955 was opening :).

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Purfectly says:

    Wonderful information

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joshiepoo says:

    So by chance do you know how the guest system works at Disneyland for a Disney World seasonal cast member now that the way tickets are distributed changed? I


    • The process is still the same in that you have to go to Guest Relations with your company ID to get guest passes. The only thing that changed is that seasonal cast members must now work some hours (150 minimum) before getting guest passes, rather than having them automatically available to use soon after starting.


      • Josh says:

        Except that before you would take blue ID up to front gate and they printed off tickets for you and they didn’t count towards your guest passes because Disneyland and Disney world are on different systems. I was just wondering if that was the same or since they are on a similar system as disneyland cps now if it would be different.


      • Still on separate systems, so it wouldn’t count.


  4. CCC says:

    Hello, do you happen to have a link to what the blockout dates for June 2015 were for main entrace pass? Curious to look at it to see what this June will be like. Thank you in advance!!


  5. April Oz says:

    Great information! Just wondering if I buy a park pass at the Company D store, does it have an expiration date? Thanks!


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  7. Reese says:

    Hello and very helpful post. By any chance do you know if guest passes still work for retired cast members? I know they used to but I don’t know if the policy has changed. Thank you


  8. Anna says:

    Thanks for posting the blackout dates!

    The Shanghai castle is beautiful. Disney Land Shanghai is very easy to get to using the metro system in Shanghai. The train actually stops in Mickey town aka downtown Disney. I loved it.


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    This is actually helpful, thanks.


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    This is truly helpful, thanks.


  21. Jayne Osborn says:

    I am a retired cast member. I was getting frustrated trying to find the block out dates for my silver pass, then I found your blog, what an angel you are to go to all that time involved to set up the calendar for us retirees, GOD BLESS!


  22. Kristin Delzell says:

    Any chance they would open up some of these days? Only reason I am asking is cause the apps shows this weekend is open. Am I doing some thing wrong.


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  24. Claudia Martin says:

    When I go to Disneyland with my self admittance pass can I still pass my family members with me ? Or do my family member count as main entrance pass even though I’m using my self admittance pass ?


  25. glendi I ramos says:

    Hi I want to know block out dates for the summer and for October 2019 Thank You


    • They aren’t published that far in advance, usually only 3 months.

      This is March, so the blockout days for March-April-May have been published.
      With Star Wars opening May 31st, expect guest pass blockout all of June-July-Aug and until after Labor Day in Sept.
      Cast members should expect their self admission pass to be blocked at Disneyland all of June and maybe until after 4th of July.


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  27. Shanay Henry says:

    I’ve finally found what I needed.


  28. Ricky says:

    Am I reading the website wrong? I just checked out the Block-Out Dates website, and it shows guest passes available for September for both parks.


    • You don’t have the right boxes checked for Disneyland and California Adventure Park.
      Disneyland is totally blocked out for using guest passes for all of September.
      CAP has several blockout days scheduled in September for using guest passes.

      Take another look at the blockout months in our blog.
      It is correct for September.
      Sometimes, Disney Parks adds/removes blockout days so we always tell people to check before they go.

      Have a magical day!


  29. Alfred says:

    Amazing! This post has helped me so much!


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