Although the reopening of Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the Disneyland hotels has been postponed for the time being as the state of California works to release theme park reopening guidelines, the phased reopening of Disneyland Resort is still set to begin this month with the opening of Downtown Disney.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that restaurants within 19 of the state’s counties (including Orange County, where Disneyland Resort is located) will have to operate with outdoor seating only — indoor dining will not be permitted. Because Downtown Disney is scheduled to reopen on July 9, many have been wondering whether Disney will (or can) proceed with the reopening of Disneyland Resort’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district. But a new report suggests that the reopening of Downtown Disney is still a go.
People Magazine reports, “While Newsom’s latest order prohibits the indoor operation of restaurants, movie theaters and family entertainment establishments in Orange County, Downtown Disney will still reopen on July 9 as previously announced with new plans to have only outdoor seating at its various eateries.”
Even though Disney has not shared an update regarding Downtown Disney operations since June 22 — that is the date when the Downtown Disney information page on the Disneyland Resort website says it was last updated — Disney has not reported anything this week that suggests that Downtown Disney won’t reopen. We continue to monitor the official website and stay up to date with all announcements from Disneyland Resort Public Relations so that we can bring you the latest news. But at the time of this article’s publication, Disneyland Resort’s official website still states that the reopening of Downtown Disney is scheduled for July 9.
Note that at this time, Disney has not released a list of restaurants that have confirmed they will be reopening next week. You can read our list of confirmed restaurants here. If you want to know which restaurants could open for business with outdoor dining, below are some restaurants at Downtown Disney that offer outdoor and patio seating:
- Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
- Naples Ristorante e Bar
- Tortilla Jo’s
- Uva Bar
- Earl of Sandwich
- Ballast Point Brewing Co.
- Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
- Uva Bar
- La Brea Bakery Cafe
We will update Inside the Magic with more information about the reopening of Downtown Disney and the rest of the Disneyland Resort as soon as Disney releases it.