Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new pandemic regional stay-at-home order that has impacted Orange County, where Anaheim and Disneyland Resort are located.
As per the Governor’s Order, all food and beverages purchased at Downtown Disney District or Buena Vista Street establishments must be consumed off-site. Disneyland’s official website reads:
While the Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening, beginning Dec. 7, restaurants and dining locations that do not offer take-out will close. At that time, Guests will not be permitted to open or consume any food or beverage items on property, and food and beverage items purchased at the Downtown Disney District must be taken to-go, for consumption off property only. Retail locations will remain open with enhanced health and safety measures in place.
Now, Paul’s Theme Park Adventures on Instagram [above] has shared new signage that reads:
California State Order prohibits eating and drinking on Disneyland Resort property at this time.
Paul also shared this photo of a nearly identical notice at the entrance to Buena Vista Street to his Instagram Stories.
Magical Imagery shared a photo of the same sign in another location on Instagram Stories.
In this case, it appears that the food and beverage notices were posted near snack displays in Downtown Disney or Buena Vista Street retail stores. Presumably, however, the same sign appears throughout the partially open areas of Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure Park — note that no part of Disneyland Park is currently available to Guests, even for shopping and dining.
Another Instagram user, Five Fires, shared the following post [below], sharing that all outdoor tables and chairs have been removed to discourage Guests from lingering in common areas at Downtown Disney. The caption on this post reads:
Cure [sic – Current] Situation now at downtown disney! Tables and chairs have been removed from AMC area. Photo credit
At this time, Carthay Circle Lounge and other restaurants have begun canceling Guests’ dining reservations until further notice. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for the latest news from Disneyland Resort as Governor Newsom’s latest restrictions continue to be enforced.
Have you visited Downtown Disney recently?