Disney Shares More Downtown Disney Reopening Details

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Disney has officially shared the reopening guidelines for Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort. Downtown Disney is set to reopen on July 9.

Many of these guidelines are expected based on Disneyland Resort’s previous announcements of the health and safety measures that will be in place throughout the resort’s phased reopening. Downtown Disney will be “following guidelines from health authorities and government agencies, as well as applying learnings from the phased reopening at Disney Springs in Florida to guide our reopening plans.” You can read more about Disney Spring’s current protocols in place here.

Disneyland Resort Public Relations Directly Michael Ramirez shared the guidelines on Disney Parks Blog. Here’s what you need to know if you are planning to visit Downtown Disney:

  • Downtown Disney will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., although the operating hours will vary depending on each location within the shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
  • Guests can self-park at the Simba lot at Disneyland Drive and Katella Ave.
  • Capacity will be limited, in addition to the limitations on parking and operating hours.
  • World of Disney will reopen on July 9. Read more about other locations reopening here. 
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Below is the official announcement from Disney:

As we previously shared, Downtown Disney District will begin reopening on July 9 in line with the state’s reopening guidelines. We are pleased to welcome back a variety of our shopping and dining experiences during this initial phase, including the flagship World of Disney store.

We are following guidelines from health authorities and government agencies, as well as applying learnings from the phased reopening at Disney Springs in Florida to guide our reopening plans. With the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, several operational changes will be implemented based on guidance from health authorities to promote physical distancing and cleanliness throughout the Downtown Disney District.

During the initial reopening phase, Downtown Disney District will have capacity measures in place, 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). Please follow signs for clearly defined entrances and exits. In addition, Downtown Disney District hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Individual location hours may vary.

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Know Before You Go: Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort
Additional measures and information will be shared closer to the reopening date. Please check Disneyland.com/DTD for the most current information.

Pending state and local government approvals, Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park plan to reopen on July 17. In addition, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will begin to reopen on July 23.

We look forward to welcoming you back next month to the Downtown Disney District!

Read more about Disneyland’s reopening in our FAQ article here.

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