Two more businesses in Downtown Disney have closed amid the ongoing pandemic, and currently, it is unclear how long these closures will last.
As the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort remain closed — and as Southern California’s stay-at-home order is still in place — businesses in Downtown Disney have struggled to stay afloat. The most recent evidence of this is seen in the closure of two eateries: Sprinkles and Asian Street Eats.
For a while, Sprinkles at the Downtown Disney District was still operating under the stay-at-home order. Although the order prevents Guests from consuming any food on Disneyland Resort property, Guests were allowed to purchase food and beverages to go from any of the dining locations that were still offering takeout. However, now Sprinkles has posted an update to their website that says they are temporarily closed.
At this time, Sprinkles has not given any indication that the closure will last forever. The popular dessert shop in Downtown Disney typically serves Guests daily, offering seasonal sweets and treats. It’s a fan-favorite bake shop both at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, so we would be surprised if they did not reopen. The shop is currently listed as temporarily unavailable on the Disneyland website.
Another closure appears to be much more permanent. Downtown Disney Guests and Disney bloggers have reported that Asian Street Eats — the quick-service dining location that was previously set up outside the closed Rainforest Cafe — has now been removed from the Downtown Disney District. Take a look:
At the time of this article’s publication, Asian Street Eats has not issued an official statement on the restaurant closure. Additionally, the Asian Street Eats menu and the entire webpage have been removed from the Disneyland Resort official website. We are thankful that we had the chance to enjoy this restaurant during the short time it was open at the Downtown Disney District at the California Disney Parks vacation destination.
The temporary closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park (as well as the three onsite Disneyland hotels) and the current stay-at-home order as a result of the pandemic have caused businesses at Downtown Disney and the surrounding area of the Disneyland Resort to struggle and even close completely. And across the country in Florida — even with the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks operating — some businesses at Disney Springs have had to close, as well.
You can visit the Disneyland Resort official website for the most up-to-date information on what is open.
We will continue to update Inside the Magic on the latest news about Disneyland Resort operations as more information becomes available. Our hearts to out to all of the struggling businesses and individuals during this difficult time.