Monday, October 26, 2020

Disneyland Resort Expands Downtown Disney to Include Part of Disney California Adventure

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With no solid possibility of reopening their theme parks any time in the near future, the Disneyland Resort has decided to expand their shopping and dining options by expanding the Downtown Disney District.  Starting in November, the front section of Disney California Adventure will be open to guests, allowing them to shop and dine at select locations.

With fans desperate to get back into the parks, this is fairly big news for the resort.  Downtown Disney has already seen a steady flow of visitors who want their taste of the Disneyland Resort, even if they can't experience their favorite attraction.  Now they'll be able to step foot into one of the park, exploring the offerings of Buena Vista Street.


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The area will be reopening just in time for visitors to do some holiday shopping in stores such as Elias & Co, which features tons of Disney merchandise for men, women and children.  Also opening is Julius Katz & Sons, featuring holiday merchandise and home decor and the Kingswell Camera Shop with frames, photo albums and more.

Food options will also be expanded through the expanded offerings.  Trolley Treats will offer classic candies and confections and Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe will have artisan sandwiches and coffees.  Many fans are excited to learn that the area will also have vending carts, offering park classics such as popcorn, churros, ice creams and other famous snacks.

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Finally, for a full meal the park will reopen the Carthay Circle Lounge, featuring expanded outdoor seating and a new menu for dining and cocktails.  Smokejumpers Grill will also reopen, serving classics for lunch and dinner like burgers, fries, craft beer and more.

All existing safety protocols will be in place within the expanded Downtown Disney District as it welcome Buena Vista Street into the fold.  And remember, in 2020 a little of something is better than nothing!