Disney California Adventure Restaurants Reopen This Week

in Disneyland Resort

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As the Southern California stay-at-home order has ended, California Governor Gavin Newsom has lifted certain state restrictions, and dining is once again allowed on Disneyland Resort property. Those who plan to visit the Downtown Disney District (and, by extension, Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure) have more to look forward to.

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That’s right — Disney dining is back in California! Disney confirmed today that some Disney California Adventure restaurants will reopen this week.

In a new post on Disney Parks Blog, the company shared the following:

Starting Feb. 5, outdoor dining returns to Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining on Buena Vista Street, plus Smokejumpers Grill and Award Wieners.

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Though brief, this statement does give hope to many of those Southern Californians, Disneyland locals, and former Annual Passholders (now, of course, called Legacy Passholders).

Dining had been restricted for several weeks at the Downtown Disney District, and Carthay Circle Lounge had been a highly popular restaurant during the brief time it had reopened from November 19 until early December. Now that the table-service restaurant (as well as the two quick-service locations that had been previously open) will be welcoming Guests again starting February 5, all of those Disney fans can once again dine in the old Hollywood-style outdoor lounge with views of Buena Vista Street inside the theme park.

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Note that since two of the three restaurants reopening inside Disney California Adventure Park are quick-service dining locations, a reservation is not needed to eat there. However, reservations are required to dine at Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining. You can visit the official webpage or use your Disneyland app to make a reservation when they become available.

Click here to view the current menu for Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining. 

Click here to view the current menu for Smokejumpers Grill. 

Click here to view the current menu for Award Wieners. 

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The Orange County Register confirms, “Outdoor vending carts in Disney California Adventure are already selling ice cream, cotton candy, soft drinks and other food and beverage items.”

The news source also shared that the Starbucks location inside the Disney Park — Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café — is still closed.

Many fans have speculated that Disney will make the decision to expand Downtown Disney operations even further into Disney California Adventure Park.

Currently, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are not operating as theme parks (and no part of Disneyland Park is open to the public at all). However, many have wondered whether Disney will decide to allow Buena Vista Street Guests to explore more of DCA, such as Pixar Pier or even Avengers Campus. None of this has been announced by Disney, but we will share more information as it is revealed in the future.

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As a reminder, the Disneyland Resort official website currently displays this message:

  • The Downtown Disney District, including Buena Vista Street, is open with select retail and dining locations. Ongoing updates on additional restaurant and food and beverage location openings will be forthcoming. View Open Dining Locations.
  • The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort remain closed and will reopen at a later date.
    Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park remain closed and will reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approvals.
  • Upon reopening, certain parks, hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings will be modified or unavailable, will have limited capacity and will be subject to limited availability or even closure, and park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. View important details.
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Do you plan to head to Downtown Disney soon to experience dining inside Disney California Adventure? Let us know in the comments.

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