After Initial Rush, No Wait For Buena Vista Street Entry

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Disneyland Resort fans have been waiting a very long time — 261 days to be exact — for Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure to reopen following their temporary COVID-19 closure on March 14.

Buena Vista Street
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On November 19, Guests were finally able to (technically) re-enter Disney California Adventure Park for the first time since early spring. Buena Vista Street — officially functioning as an extension of the Downtown Disney District — reopened for holiday shopping and dining.

Upon its initial reopening, visitors hoping to get a glimpse of the Disney holiday magic on Buena Vista Street were forced to wait in a line that was — literally, by some accounts — nearly a mile long!

Now that the initial surge is over, however, social media users are reporting very low crowds. As a matter of fact, there has been no wait to enter Buena Vista Street today. Some of this could be due to Carthay Circle Restaurant only accepting reservations at this time — it previously had Disney’s mobile waitlist option available.

Here’s what some Disneyland Resort Guests have seen today.

Twitter user, Parks and Cons, wrote:

No wait for #BuenaVistaStreet, so popped in for a bit. Here’s the latest from #AvengersCampus #Disneyland

Parks and Cons also noted:

Off the Page & Gone Hollywood look ready to re-open #BuenaVistaStreet

It is important, however, to be aware of the fact that Disney Parks officials have not made any announcements about additional shops and restaurants reopening at Disney California Adventure theme park at this time.

Twitter user Katy shared this photo of the very empty Disneyland esplanade with this somewhat depressing — and obviously sarcastic –observation:

I love exiting Buena Vista Street feelin’ hyped and then looking at closed Disneyland

Crowds last night also appear to have been very low, with no virtual queue to enter the partially reopened Buena Vista Street area. Mr. DAPs wrote:

A beautiful night on Buena Vista Street.

Another social media user, Michael, Tweeted:

Day at #DowntownDisney #Disneyland #DisneyCaliforniaAdventure #BuenaVistaStreet #RalphBrennan 

He included several photos of the low crowd levels.

Currently, Disneyland fans who visit Buena Vista Street can go to:

  • Elias & Co.
  • At Julius Katz & Sons,
  • Kingswell Camera Shop
  • Trolley Treats
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
  • Carthay Circle Lounge,
  • Smokejumpers Grill

Have you been to Buena Vista Street since its partial reopening began on November 19? Have you had to wait in a virtual queue due to capacity limitations or walked right in?

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