What You Need to Know About Visiting the Downtown Disney District


As a reminder, the Disneyland Resort officially reopens with the re-opening of the Downtown Disney District beginning on July 9.

The resort overall will be following guidelines from health authorities and government agencies, as well as applying what they’ve learned from the phased reopening at Disney Springs. With the health of Guests and Disney Cast Members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes will be in effect based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and cleanliness.

Downtown Disney District

There will, of course, be capacity measures, as well as limitations on parking and operating hours. Guests will be directed to self-park at Simba lot (at Disneyland Drive and Katella Ave). Guests will want to follow signs for clearly marked entrances and exits. Rideshare drop-offs will occur on Harbor Boulevard Guest drop-off and pick-up location, or at the Downtown Disney District Guest drop-off and pick-up location on Downtown Drive.

Guests will have their temperatures taken before entering the Downtown Disney District and anyone who registers a temperature of 100.4 degrees will not be allowed entry.

For those visiting, face coverings will need to be worn by Guests. Cast Members will also be required to wear face coverings, as well.

In addition, to keep Guests properly distanced, there will be markings on the ground keeping Guests 6 feet apart, as well as physical barriers in place.

Additional measures and information will be shared closer to the reopening date.

As far as dining is concerned, restaurants will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates enhanced health and safety measures, including physical distancing, the use of appropriate face coverings, increased cleaning procedures and limited-contact Guest services. To promote physical distancing and touchless transactions, a number of changes are being made to dining locations, including:

  • Increased outdoor patio-style seating available at select locations
  • 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 or on the official Disneyland app. Some dining locations may also use their own reservation system or virtual waitlist. Guests will need to check with each individual location to confirm how their reservation process will work. 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.

The Downtown Disney District hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily, however, individual location hours may vary.

As a reminder, pending state and local government approvals, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure park plan to reopen on July 17.

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