Just in time for the Holidays!
On Thursday the Disney Parks announced plans to reopen Buena Vista Street in the Downtown Disney shopping district at Disneyland Resort. From November 19, guests will be able to enjoy more shopping and outdoor dining experiences— just in time for the Holiday season.
Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort will extend to Buena Vista Street, offering more dining and shopping experiences beginning Nov. 19, 2020. Read the full story: https://t.co/wT0hkISh5w 📸 – Disney pic.twitter.com/UHyvb7XjMF
— Disney Parks News Blog (@disneyparksinfo) November 5, 2020
Stringent state rules have made it near impossible for the park to reopen with Disneyland’s President Ken Potrock saying the park will remain closed for the “foreseeable future” in a statement. However, the Downtown district has been open since July and it seems like the park is adapting by placing a focus on retail while rides are out of bounds.
Visitors can expect to find a range of al fresco eating spaces with American fare from eateries such as Smokejumpers Grill with beloved American classics like a menu of burgers, hot dogs, onion rings and waffle fries. Along with that, there’ll be the Carthay Circle Lounge offering California-Mediterranean dishes in a slightly more upmarket but causal patio setting.
This move means 200 furloughed employees will be back at work and fans can look forward to a festive lighting display that will illuminate the quaint boulevard with 20s and 30s nostalgia. Disney World has already prepared for the season with Christmas decorations and installations in full swing.
The Holidays have arrived in grand style on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. 📸 – Disney pic.twitter.com/iH9xV7uhkF
— Disney Parks News Blog (@disneyparksinfo) November 1, 2020
There’ll be plenty of shops with apparel and other Disney merchandise to stock up on Christmas gifts while enjoying the scenery. It’s worth noting that the capacity will be limited to allow for social distancing with the mobile wait list system being introduced during peak times. For more info on the health and safety measures being introduced, you can visit Disneyland.com/DTD. Masks will be required at all times except when eating or drinking and there will be a $10 fee per car for parking.
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