Walt Disney World is getting all the publicity for 2021, but Disneyland doesn’t need an anniversary year to provide a premium guest experience. Disneyland in 2021 has plenty of new and exciting things to look forward to. If you are not sure where to have your family vacation next year, or if you are thinking about Disneyland, but aren’t sure 2021 is the best time, let me lay out for you why 2021 is the best year for you to visit Disneyland.
What are the Options?
2021 is a big year for Disney, but they have been set back a ton this year. Huge renovations to Epcot lost funding. The anniversary plans for Walt Disney World’s 50-year celebration look scant. Disney says very little about what they will do. Probably because they know very little about what they will be able to do. Since they suspended parades and shows and halted character experiences they don’t leave a lot to get excited about.
Disneyland on the other hand just finished a complete park renovation. There may be more at Walt Disney World, but it’s also a lot more expensive and a lot more time-consuming. It’s best to wait a few more years until all or most of the construction on new projects is finished at Walt Disney World.
What To Look Forward to in 2021
Disneyland poured billions of dollars into renovating the park in preparation for large crowds in 2019 that never came. Disney planned to unveil the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus this year but stalled the project over the COVID-19 closure. In 2021, you’ll get a barely used, shiny new Disneyland and a relatively new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, complete with both rides. You also have the potential opportunity to experience Avengers Campus upon opening next summer.
Why You Shouldn’t Wait until 2022
Disneyland saw low crowds prior to closing down in May ever since Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opened. Whether, the new land lacked demand, or potential guests feared too many people, the park became a ghost town and never drew the large crowds the company anticipated. Now with the Pandemic, Disney will limit attendance, assuming the government lets them open at all. Many people may still stay away.
Annual Passholders make up the majority of Disneyland guests, but Disney will block them out to make money off of guests paying for new tickets. That means, 2021 will continue to see low attendance. In 2022 things will likely return to normal as heavy crowds once again return to the Anaheim resort. For lower attendance and newer attractions, visit Disneyland in 2021.
Saving Money at Disneyland in 2021
Although packages are not yet available and Disney hotels remain closed, 2021 will be a good time to save money on a Disney trip to the west coast. It will be a fraction of the cost of a Walt Disney World vacation, and you can more easily save money on Good Neighbor hotels, right across the street from the parks. Since Disney is rebounding, they’ll offer some magical incentives to bring guests back to the resort. That alone makes 2021 the perfect time to go see what Disney is doing at the Happiest Place on Earth.