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Pictures: Downtown Disney Reopens With New Safety Measures

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Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney has reopened new health and safety measures in place. In this post we’ll take a look at these new procedures and go over what guests can expect during their visit.

These signs can be seen as you aproch the entrance from either Harbor boulevard or the screening area near Disneyland Hotel. All guests must go through a temperature screening. It’s a simple process which includes you standing there and a Disney cast member scanning your forehead with an infrared thermometer. It only takes a couple of seconds and then you are cleared to go in.

The temperature screen tent us located in the area that is usually used for bus transport to and from the Toy Story parking lot.
The social distancing markers can be seen at the entrance in to Downtown Disney and at the queues for many shops and restaurants.

Signs with information about the safety measures in place at Downtown Disney.

Many hand washing and hand sanitation stations have been set up throughout Downtown Disney and the esplanade.

Taking a look at the Disney California Adventure entrance you can see barriers set up between the turnstiles and where the cast members would be located.

The same setup can be seen over at the Disneyland entrance as well.

All stores in Downtown Disney are limiting the amount of people they let in. Most of them have queues set up, but World of Disney and The Disney Dress Shop use a virtual queue system to gain entry. You provide a Disney cast member your phone number and then you’ll get a text when it’s your turn to enter.

Once inside you’ll see signs and cast members enforcing social distancing rules.

Inside World of Disney.

Disney face masks are available for purchase, 4 for $20.00.

Disneyland 65th birthday merchandise available at World of Disney.

As you can see, there’s a lot of new items for Disneyland’s anniversary.

One last look at World of Disney before we head out.

Some restaurants remain closed, but others, such as Naples and Uva Bar remain open with only limited outdoor seating.

Here’s the locations that are currently open:

Both Starbucks locations
Asian Street Eats by
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
California Churro
Curl Surf
Disney Home
Disney’s Pin Traders
Earl of Sandwich
Kayla’s Cakes
Marceline’s Confectionery
Pandora Jewelry
Rinse Bath & Body Co.
Salt & Straw
Sugarboo & Co.
Sunglass Icon
The Disney Dress Shop
The LEGO Store
Uva Bar & Cafe
Wetzel’s Pretzels
World of Disney

The following locations remain closed at this time:

Tortilla Jo’s
Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Catal Restaurant
La Brea Bakery Cafe
Napolini Pizzeria
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Downtown Disney is open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. Both Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and the three Disneyland Resort hotels remain closed.  Parking for Downtown Disney is only available in the Simba parking lot on the corner of Katella and Disneyland Drive.

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for TouringPlans.com and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

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