Disneyland in Anaheim, California, announced Wednesday that its official opening date will be on April 30, but it will operating at 15% capacity to start with. 

Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure shut down last March and even though April 1, 2021, is the date state guidelines say California amusement parks can reopen, Disney has chosen to stay closed and take more time to get ready.

The CEO of the parks, Bob Chapek announced this news on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and explained what he believes will come out of the reopening. 

“We’ve seen the enthusiasm, the craving for people to return to our parks around the world,” Chapek said. “We’ve been operating at Walt Disney World for about nine months, and there certainly is no shortage of demand.”

“I think as people become vaccinated, they become a little bit more confident in the fact that they can travel, and, you know, stay Covid-free,” he added. “Consumers trust Disney to do the right thing and we’ve certainly proven that we can [open] responsibly whether it’s temperature checks, masks, social distancing, [or] improved hygiene around the parks.”

Along with the parks, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa will start operating again on April 29 at a limited capacity. The Vacation Club Villa will be the next to reopen on May 2 and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will reopen at a later date that hasn’t been announced yet.

The state of California is reporting an average of 2,905 cases per day, which shows a decrease over the past two weeks, according to the New York Times.

Disneyland in Califonia is the world's second-most visited theme park Disneyland in Califonia is the world's second-most visited theme park Photo: AFP / DAVID MCNEW