While the theme park remains closed, Downtown Disney has begun a phased reopening that offers dining, retail and memory-making opportunities for guests. Perfect for an outdoor adventure, the area offers a variety of activities with sprinklings of pixie dust.
Start your day by enjoying complimentary parking in the Simba Lot. Then you’ll be ready to enjoy numerous experiences throughout the outdoor promenade.
Numerous safety measures are in place for the benefit of Downtown Disney guests and cast members. Here’s what you need to know prior to visiting:
- Temperature screenings are required upon entry
- Facial coverings are required for guests 2 and older.
- Markers and signage have been installed as social-distanced reminders
- Operations and hours may have changed with your favorite locations
- Increased cleaning and sanitation procedures are in place. Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations are available for guests.
Visit their website for more information on safety procedures, including requirements for facial coverings.
The Yummiest District on Earth
You’ll be chEARing for all the culinary choices available at Downtown Disney. It’s Mardi Gras every day at Ralph Brennen’s Jazz Kitchen where you can eat your gumbo or authentic po’ boy sandwich under the striped awnings on the patio. Beignets are always a good idea. Treat yourself to a burger and CrazyShake at Black Tap Anaheim or Ahi Poke and Fathom IPA at Ballast Point. A meal on Tortilla Jo’s expansive outdoor patio would totally guac. You can make reservations online or by reaching out to your favorite Downtown Disney eatery directly.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Take advantage of the quick service options to fuel your fun. A pretzel from Wetzel’s Pretzels or scoop of Salt & Straw ice cream would make for a great treat to enjoy al fresco with plenty of outdoor space to snack.
Socially-Distanced Shopping Spree
Stock up on Disney decor, attire and gifts at Downtown Disney’s World of Disney. To make sure your spirit jersey selection process is appropriately distanced, guests join a virtual queue with a cast member. You’ll be notified on your mobile phone when it’s your time to shop!
Treat yourself to a sweet spree at Marceline’s Confectionary where seasonal treats are always in stock. Caramel apples, chocolate-covered marshmallow pops and other nostalgic treats are baked each day. Watch the bakers at work through the large windows. Just try not to drool on the glass!
Previously the ESPN Zone, the facility now houses “enchanting extras.” The theme park exclusive merchandise can be purchased by making a shopping reservation online. Reserve your spot for featured products.
The Downtown Disney District has begun its phased reopening, inviting guests back for merch, munchies, and memories. To maintain its limited capacity, Disney will periodically pause admittance into the area. For smaller crowds, plan a visit during the week.
While we anxiously await the return of Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure, guests can enjoy the magic of the Downtown Disney District. Visit their website for more updates on the reopening at Downtown Disney.