ANAHEIM, CA — Disneyland Resort fans, there is a little bit of magic coming your way. Starting in November, the resort says they are extending the Downtown Disney shopping district into Buena Vista Street, inside Disney California Adventure.
No admission is needed to enter that area of the park, according to a Disneyland Resort Spokesperson. No rides will be open, and tickets and annual passes remain “on hold” during the park closure due to coronavirus.
This is purely a shopping and dining extension of Downtown Disney, a spokesperson for the resort tells Patch. The park has not yet scheduled an exact date for the reopening, just that it will be “sometime in November, 2020.”
As of yet, there are not plans to reopen Main Street of Disneyland Resort, the spokesperson said.
When it opens, guests will arrive into the Downtown Disney District after proper health screening, conducted by Hoag Hospital staff.
Guests will be allowed entry, based upon occupancy, through a gate near the La Brea Bakery. The main gates at Disney California Adventure will remain closed until further notice. Recently, Gov. Gavin Newsom released a pathway to reopening for area theme parks, saying that reopening will be delayed until Orange County enters the yellow tier of his Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
In the meantime, Disneyland Resort is keeping things going for fans of the park and the cast members who work there. Guests will continue to park at the Simba Lot, the designated parking area for Downtown Disney.
Recently, we introduced Downtown Disney guests to the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage 17.
This store is currently showcasing an array of seasonal merchandise for you to browse. With Buena Vista Street soon opening select shopping and dining experiences, you can find even more places to enjoy a memorable meal or a fun shopping excursion during your visit.
Just in time for the holidays, it looks like Disneyland Resort fans may see some Christmas magic, after all. Expect shopping and dining experiences as you stroll down Buena Vista Street, limited to promote proper physical distancing between groups, a spokesperson tells Patch.
Here’s what you can discover – be sure to put these places on your shopping and dining list:
Holiday shopping? Head to Elias & Co. The store is divided into distinct sections for men, women, and children, so you’ll find something special for the entire family! At Julius Katz & Sons, peruse even more holiday merchandise and Disney-themed home décor. At Kingswell Camera Shop offers great gift-giving ideas like frames, photo albums and more. Buena Vista Street stores have a variety of your Disney favorites!
If you are looking to tempt your taste buds with a snack, Trolley Treats offers classic candies, old-fashioned confections, and all kinds of freshly made treats. Vending carts will offer popcorn, churros, ice cream, and other “must-bite” treats.
Swing by Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe for the enchanting sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street—and a cup of coffee or a delicious artisan sandwich.
Sit-down dining options include Carthay Circle Lounge, where you can unwind in our expanded outdoor seating area featuring an all-new menu of cocktails and dining. Smokejumpers Grill is serving up tasty American classics for lunch and dinner with a streamlined menu of burgers, fries, onion rings, and craft beer, located just around the corner from Buena Vista Street. The primary way to place your order at this dining location is through mobile order on the Disneyland App.*
Only the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street will be accessible from the Downtown Disney District at this time, as Disney California Adventure park is currently closed.
If you haven’t visited the Downtown Disney District lately, be sure to familiarize yourself with our health and safety measures at Disneyland.com/DTD, to learn important details, including temperature screenings prior to entry and the requirement for all guests, ages 2 and older, to wear an appropriate face covering.
Details on opening dates and special shopping and dining experiences coming later in November to Buena Vista Street will be added as they are received.
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This article originally appeared on the Newport Beach-Corona Del Mar Patch