On July 9th, the Downtown Disney District begins its phased reopening. This is the first thing to reopen at the Disneyland Resort since it closed in March. Although the Downtown Disney District is reopening, not all of the establishments in it will be reopening at the same time. Here is a list of things that will be reopening on July 9th when Downtown Disney District reopens:
- Asian Street Eats™ by Chef Hung Huynh
- Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
- California Churro
- Curl Surf
- Disney Home
- Disney’s Pin Traders
- Earl of Sandwich®
- Kayla’s Cakes
- Marceline’s Confectionery
- Naples Ristorante e Bar
- PANDORA® Jewelry
- Rinse Bath & Body Co.
- Salt & Straw
- Starbucks® West
- Sugarboo & Co.
- Sunglass Icon®
- The Disney Dress Shop
- The LEGO® Store
- Uva Bar & Cafe
- Wetzel’s Pretzels®
- WonderGround Gallery
- World of Disney®
This list does not include the following businesses:
- Ballast Point Brewing Co.
- Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes
- The Void
For guests wishing to visit Downtown Disney District during the phased reopening, it should be noticed that face masks are required. Face coverings should:
- Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
Guests entering the Downtown Disney District will also be required to undergo temperature screenings. Disney released the following information about these screenings:
During this initial reopening period, Guests will undergo temperature screenings in front of the designated Downtown Disney District security screening location. Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional location for rescreening. A Guest with a temperature of 100.4 F or above—in addition to everyone in the Guest’s traveling party—will not be allowed entry.
While experiencing Downtown Disney District, guests will find that there is signage directing where to go and maintain physical distancing. Physical barriers will also be in place for the same purpose. Cashless transactions will also be encouraged.
For those who want to go shopping at Downtown Disney District, there are few modifications to the shopping experience. Disney shared the following guidelines:
- Mobile Wait List: At some retail locations, including the World of Disney store and Marceline’s Confectionery, we may at times use a mobile wait list system to manage the number of Guests shopping when the location and/or queue are at capacity. Guests can choose to provide their name and mobile number to receive a text message when they are able to return. Data and message rates and other restrictions may apply.
- New Product Launches: Guests can still find new merchandise at the Downtown Disney District. However, monthly program releases and limited-edition merchandise at Disney-owned and -operated retail locations will not be available for in-person purchase until further notice. Guests are invited to visit our Merchandise Events page for more information on future buying opportunities—and to learn how to take advantage of our new shopping platform, where Guests can purchase limited-edition merchandise online, subject to availability, while supplies last.
- Dressing Rooms: For the time being, dressing rooms will not be available for use.
- Returns: Upon the reopening of merchandise locations, eligible returns and exchanges will be accepted at the World of Disney store, as well as the other Disney-owned and -operated locations in the Downtown Disney District, subject to the returns and exchange policy.
Finally, for those who wish to dine at the Downtown Disney District, there are a few guidelines for guests wanting a culinary experience as well. Disney shared the following for guests to know before they go:
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:
- Increased outdoor patio-style seating
- Parties seated at tables 6 feet apart
- Digital or single-use menus available at many locations
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.
More updates about the reopening of Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort can be found at disneyland.com/updates. DAPS MAGIC will also be sharing more updates as they become available so make sure to subscribe to the DAPS MAGIC mailing list!