Downtown Disney

I’m so happy to report that Downtown Disney is now open! This recent event just moves us closer to Disneyland’s reopening. Although it’s has opened back up, things are not business as usual. Due to Covid 19 there are now restrictions in place that you need to be aware of. You can find the latest information on Disneyland’s reopening on this post.

Temperature Screenings

Temperature screenings are mandatory. All guests and cast members will go through a touch less temperature screening prior to entry to Downtown Disney. This will happen alongside security. ⁣

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for Guests ages 2 and older.
All face coverings should fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free⁣. They need to fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face. Face masks must be secured with ties or ear loops⁣. I recommend a mask that is breathable. Costume masks are prohibited.

Physical Distancing/Sanitation

Physical distancing measures, including physically-distanced queues, seating, and physical barriers(at select locations⁣) will be in place for guests and cast members safety.
Temporary operations modifications, including reduced hours at select locations and the suspension of entertainment offerings and high-touch interactive areas⁣.
An increased focus on cleaning and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas⁣.

Cashless transactions are the preferred method of payment. Including debit cards, credit cards, Disney gift cards, etc. Guests can also use contactless payment options, such as mobile wallets.

Mobile Wait List

At some retail locations, including the World of Disney store and Maracline’s Confectionery, Disney may at times use a mobile wait list system to manage the number of Guests shopping when the location and/or queue are at capacity. Guests can choose to provide their name and mobile number to receive a text message when they are able to return.⁣


Parking is available at the Simba Lot only. It is marked by clearly defined entrances to the Downtown Disney District⁣. Guests will self-park in the Simba Parking Lot and make their way to the Downtown Disney District entrance adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel, near Earl of Sandwich. All other Guest parking will be closed. Parking at the Simba Parking Lot will be complimentary, for the time being.
Rideshare drop-offs will occur on Harbor Boulevard Guest drop-off and pick-up location, or at the Downtown Disney District Guest drop-off and pick-up location on Downtown Drive.”⁣


Want to know what will be up and running during your visit? You can find a full list of available shops and restaurants at Disneyland’s website here.

All the open restaurants will have increased patio seating and parties will be seated at tables 6 feet apart. Digital or single use menus will be available at most locations. I recommend getting a reservation to avoid long waits.

Dressing rooms will not be available in any of the shops for the time being. Most shops will be accepting returns/exchanges.

What do you think of the changes? Are you ready to venture back to Downtown Disney now that it’s open?