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  • On Dec 27, 2020
    Franko from CA Asked

    Hi, I’m planning to go to California adventure in January 8, my question is the park is open to go to rides and all that?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Franko! You’re as welcome as can be to planDisney! I always enjoy helping my fellow Californians with their questions, so let’s get started!

    I’m so glad to hEAR that you’re planning to visit the Disneyland Resort soon! Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening, so you’ll have plenty to keep you busy during your visit. In fact, Downtown Disney has been extended to Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park, offering you even more chances to scoop up your favorite Disney merchandise! Unfortunately, both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are temporarily closed, so you won’t be able to ride any attractions at this time. However, as part of the expansion to Buena Vista Street, you’ll be able to enjoy three pathways – one will take you as far as the entrance to Cars Land, so you can catch a glimpse of Avengers Campus (from a distance and behind a construction wall) as you stroll by! You’ll also be able to walk just past Soarin’ Over California, and up to the end of Hollywood Land. Just keep in mind that restaurants and dining locations that aren’t offering take-out are currently closed. If you do happen to purchase food or beverages to-go, you’ll need to head off-property before opening and consuming them. However, select retail locations remain open, so you can still hit up those after-holiday sales and get a taste of Disney magic!

    To prepare for your visit to Downtown Disney District, here's some helpful information. For starters, face coverings are currently required for all Guests ages 2 and up. As for parking, I recommend heading to the Simba Lot, where you can self-park for a rate of $10 per car. (Prices are subject to change without notice).

    Upon arrival, be prepared for a temperature screening and security screening before entering Downtown Disney. Once inside, you may need to enter a virtual queue for busier shops such as World of Disney, Disney Home, and Marceline’s Confectionery. Inside Disney California Adventure Park, you may also need to enter a virtual queue for Elias & Co. or Trolley Treats. I recommend checking in with a Cast Member near the entrance of each shop to find out if you’ll need to join a virtual queue, so you can map out your shopping plans accordingly.

    I hope this information helps you enjoy some Disney fun, despite these crazy times, Franko! Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog and Disneyland.com for all the latest reopening updates. Like you, I can’t wait to hop aboard my favorite attractions when the time is right!

    Wishing you a magical, pixie-dusted year ahead!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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