After closing its doors at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland Resort’s theme parks will partially reopen to the public later in November.
Disney Parks reported that it would open part of Disney California Adventure on November 19 to the public. This is a part of the expansion to its current Downtown Disney experience in Anaheim, California, Business Insider reports.
In California, the park’s shopping district reopened in July while the two theme parks, California Adventure and Disneyland, remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What part of the park will be open?
In October, Disney Parks shared that it would be extending the shopping experience into the Buena Vista Street area of Disney California Adventure.
Due to the theme park not being open, guests will not enter Disney California Adventure through the regular entrance. Insider reports that a Disneyland Resort representative said guests would enter the park through a different gate closer to Downtown Disney.
What will be available in Disney's California Adventure?
Well, if you love food, more dining options will be available and more exclusive park items. Retail stores that will be open include Elias & Company, Julius Katz & Sons, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Trolley Treats.
Here are the few dining experiences, Disney lovers will have an opportunity to try:
• Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe: Offering hot chocolate and cranberry scones.
• Carthay Circle Restaurant: This restaurant will be turned into an outdoor dining experience called Carthay Circle Lounge. It is more of a Mediterranean-California food theme with wine, cocktails and craft beers.
• Award Weiners: Offering hot dogs and soft drinks
• Smokejumpers Grill: Offering anything from burgers, to waffle fries and chicken tenders.
Will you have to pay to enter the new expanded area?
Throughout the pandemic, Downtown Disney visitors have been able to park free in the Simba parking lot, right off of Interstate 5. This is the only parking lot opened to the public.
On November 19, guests will be asked to pay $10 to park in that lot.
What should you know before entering the park?
In May, Disney announced it would include a face mask requirement for all employees and guests, plexiglass dividers at registers, and temperature checks for all who enter the parks.
Parks and resorts will also “likely” control the number of people allowed inside at a time while following guidance from the CDC. Guests will be required to abide by social-distancing guidelines in restaurants, lines, and ride vehicles.