ANAHEIM, Calif. – (July 8, 2020) The Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is a one-of-a-kind Disney experience, immersing guests in an exciting mix of family-friendly dining and shopping in a vibrant setting. A phased reopening of this outdoor promenade begins July 9, 2020.
The 20-acre, 300,000 square-foot Downtown Disney District features dozens of distinct venues, including Naples Ristorante e Bar, UVA Bar & Cafe, Marceline’s Confectionery, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, WonderGround Gallery, Disney Home, The LEGO Store, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Jamba and more.As they stroll the district, guests can appreciate the beautiful landscaping and colorful florals that adorn the Downtown Disney District.
World of Disney: The flagship World of Disney store in the Downtown Disney District is a dynamic and distinctively Disney retail experience. Guests discover a spacious atmosphere inspired as an animators’ loft, with uniquely themed areas, pixie dust surprises in the decor, nods to the classics from Walt Disney Animation Studios and new merchandise collections. These innovative features reinforce World of Disney’s reputation as a must-visit destination for Disney fans, offering the largest selection of Disney toys, souvenirs, accessories, fashions and collectibles at the Disneyland Resort.
Distinctive Dining: There are many food and beverage locations, outdoor patios and distinctive menus at the Downtown Disney District. Guests will find something for every taste—from exquisite meals at open-air cafés to gourmet treats. Recent additions include Salt & Straw, offering handmade ice cream in small batches using local, organic and sustainable ingredients, and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, serving award-winning burgers and over-the-top CrazyShake milkshakes.
New Guidelines: With the health and safety of guests, operating participant employees, and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes have been implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and enhanced cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District.To learn more about what to expect, guests can visit Disneyland.com/DTD. To help guide guests through these new measures, cast members from the Guest Experience Team will be walking through the Downtown Disney District to help explain the new health and safety measures. Along with other Downtown Disney District cast members, they will encourage everyone to follow these measures for the health and safety of all.
For a complete list of merchants, hours of operation and further details on the Downtown Disney District, please visit Disneyland.com/DTD.
Welcoming You Back to the Downtown Disney District
A variety of shopping and dining experiences will begin to reopen at the Downtown Disney District on July 9, 2020, including the World of Disney store.
We have implemented new health and safety measures based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and appropriate government agencies.
For Cast Members, Operating Participant employees and Guests, there are 6 key things to expect when visiting the Downtown Disney District:
Since many of these measures will be new, and may evolve, we want to be sure Guests, Cast Members and Operating Participant employees are aware of all these changes before they arrive.
Guest Parking and Entrances
During this initial reopening phase, Guests will be instructed to self-park in the Simba Parking Lot and make their way to the Downtown Disney District entrance adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel, near Earl of Sandwich. All other Guest parking locations will be closed. Parking at the Simba Parking Lot will be complimentary; however, this offering is temporary.
Rideshare drop-offs will occur on Harbor Boulevard Guest drop-off and pick-up location, or at the Downtown Disney District Guest drop-off and pick-up location on Downtown Drive.
Temperature and Security Screenings
All Guests are required to undergo temperature screenings prior to entering the Downtown Disney District.
Enhanced Cleanliness Procedures
We’ve increased cleaning procedures in high-traffic areas such as handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, the Downtown Disney District will reopen with hand sanitizer and hand-washing locations, and Guests are highly encouraged to use these while visiting. These locations are in addition to our existing Downtown Disney District restroom facilities.
All Guests ages 2 and older are required to bring and wear face coverings when visiting the Downtown Disney District.
All face coverings should:
Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.
Operational Changes for Physical Distancing
Managing the number of Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District has been a major consideration as we implement physical distancing guidelines based on guidance from health authorities and government officials. One of the ways to do that is to limit the number of Guests and Cast Members at any given time for each location.
Dining at the Downtown Disney District
Dining locations at the Downtown Disney District will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates our enhanced health and safety measures, including physical distancing, the use of appropriate face coverings by Operating Participant employees, Cast Members and Guests, increased cleaning procedures and limited-contact Guest services. Additionally, at this time, following state and county guidelines, no indoor seating will be permitted; all seating is outdoor patio only.
To promote physical distancing and touchless transactions, a number of changes are being made to our dining locations, including:
For some table service restaurants, Guests will be able to make advance dining reservations by booking online. Some dining locations may also use their own reservation system or virtual waitlist. Please check with each individual location to confirm their reservation process. Keep in mind, upon your arrival, all members of your party must be present before seating, and hosts must bring your entire party to the table at one time.
Updated Shopping Experiences
In merchandise locations throughout the Downtown Disney District, while Guests will continue to discover favorite Disney items and unique products for the entire family, some modifications to the shopping experience have been established to help us manage capacity and foster physical distancing.
What’s Open at the Downtown Disney District
The following shopping and dining locations at the Downtown Disney District are planned to reopen on July 9. Additional locations may reopen, but are not currently listed. Please contact the shop or restaurant you'd like to visit for more information—including hours of operation.
About These Measures
As part of these efforts, Guests may see other changes to our retail and dining offerings, as well as other experiences. Though it will be a bit different from the last time you visited, these new measures are designed to continue to offer a magical Disney experience.
To help guide you through these new measures, we will have Cast Members from our Guest Experience Team walking throughout the Downtown Disney District to help explain our new health and safety measures and answer any questions you may have. They, along with other Downtown Disney District Cast Members, will also be on hand to encourage everyone to follow these measures for the health and safety of us all.
We understand that these times are challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this reopening process. Together, we can find new ways to have fun while being diligent to maintain proper physical distancing.