“For the first time in forever…” we can’t spend Christmas in Disneyland.
At the Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park have been closed for the majority of this year. Disneyland fans and Annual Passholders who have a tradition of visiting Disneyland Resort every year on Christmas Day won’t be able to spend time in the theme parks — that’s been solidified. But now, we have found out that for the first time in decades, no areas of the Disneyland Resort — not even Downtown Disney — will be open on Christmas Day in 2020.
The Disneyland Resort official calendar online confirms that Downtown Disney (and, by extension, Buena Vista Street inside Disney California Adventure) will be closed on Christmas Day this year.
“For six decades, Christmas Day has always been a special time at the Disneyland Resort, where our cast members have welcomed generations of guests to make cherished memories,” Potrock said in a letter to Cast Members, OC Register reports. “But this year is certainly different. Given the continued closure of our theme parks and hotels, and in alignment with typical Christmas operations at other retail locations and shopping centers, we have made the decision to close the Downtown Disney District, including Buena Vista Street, on Christmas Day.”
As we have previously shared, those planning to visit Disneyland Resort this holiday season to spend time on Buena Vista Street in DCA and the Downtown Disney District should be aware of the current hours of operation. Downtown Disney — including Buena Vista Street — is open from 9 am to 9 pm most days in December. However, on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the hours are 9 am to 8 pm, and the Disneyland Resort is closed on Christmas Day.
Currently, the Southern California region is under a stay-at-home order enacted by California Governor Gavin Newsom as a result of the pandemic. Due to the current restrictions, only shopping is being offered at Downtown Disney for the time being. However, Disney is still encouraging Guests to visit for the holiday season. The stay-at-home order is set to last at least three weeks, but once restrictions life, Guests will be able to enjoy dining at Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street once again.
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are still temporarily closed and are not expected to reopen until sometime in 2021, pending state approval.
We will update our website if Disneyland Resort operations change. For now, we wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.