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Disney Just Reopened Buena Vista Street, And Here’s What It Looks Like

By Secret Los Angeles November 19, 2020

Buena Vista Street is back and it’s filled with festive spirit.

Disney fans lined up at the Downtown Disney District from 6 a.m. as Buena Vista street reopens for the first time in 8 months. While Disneyland and California Adventure remains closed, the highly-anticipated extension of Downtown Disney District has revived holiday cheer amongst park-lovers. Even the long lines (exacerbated by the 6-foot social distancing measures) and surging case numbers could not deter eager visitors.

The quaint street beams with old-world charm and immediately transports guests to a simpler time, reflecting Walt Disney’s early years in SoCal. It’s hard not to be seduced by the magic of Buena Vista Street, especially with the holiday spirit and music is in the air. Everything from storefronts to lamposts have been lovingly adorned with festive ornaments and fresh greenery dotted with red blooms giving it a surreal allure.

Yes, even The Red Car Trolley is in on the merriness and you can hop on, stop to find the perfect gifts at Kingswell Camera Shop or Elias & Co, sample endless amounts of candy at Trolly Treats and recover with iconic Disney snacks at one of the many outdoor seating areas.

Disney ambassadors and enthusiasts flocked to take in the scenery, showcasing the decor along with the new safety protocols in place.

Credit: Disneyland News Today via Twitter

Some sections of the district were closed off, meaning Corn Dog Castle didn’t make the cut. However, you can still get a taste of this popular franchise snack at Award Wieners!

Fan-favorite street food vendors are back too, offering churros (obviously), popcorn, turkey legs, and Angry Dogs.

Guests can take in the atmosphere in the upscale, alfresco Cathay Circle Lounge with a cocktail in hand, but you’ll want to make a reservation beforehand.

Entry is free with parking in the Simba lot available for $10 per car. Masks will be required at all times except when seated and eating or drinking, there’ll also be temperature checks before you enter. Entry is based on a first-come, first-served system that switches over to a mobile waiting list once capacity has been reached. More information can be found here.

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Featured Image: Scott Attula via Flickr