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What’s open at Disneyland and in the surrounding area, even during the current health concerns.
I was very proud of The Walt Disney Company for taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of the Disneyland community when they closed Disney Parks.
As economies look to reopen and balance the new numbers we’re seeing with extra safety precautions in place, we can also look forward to visiting some of our favorite places.
For various reasons, you may be wondering what is open in the Disneyland Resort area. I have compiled a list of things that are open and more details to help you adjust your trip as needed.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and because things continue to flip flop (or dim as Gov Newsom would say), it’s hard to keep track.
Disneyland Area Hotels are Open
Rumor: All Disneyland area hotels are closed
Fact: Initially, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order that grants authority for the state to take over hotels and motels for medical use for coronavirus patients. This does not mean all hotels were part of that measure.
Which Disneyland hotels are open as of July 8, 2020
- The Anaheim Hotel with onsite favorite, The Pizza Press is open.
- Cambria the newest hotel to open near Disneyland with full water playground is open.
Most hotels in Anaheim are planning to reopen August 1st or later if Disneyland adjusts their reopening date. Here’s an entire list of all the hotels I have stayed at while visiting Disneyland, along with their reviews.
Downtown Disney Is Open
Beginning July 9th, Disney welcomes guest back as part of the phased reopening of Disneyland Resort.
During the initial reopening, Downtown Disney hours will be limited and all Disney-owned stores like World of Disney and Marceline’s Confectionery will be open.
As of this update, most Downtown Disney locations have reopened including:
- Asian Street Eats
- Ballast Point
- Black Tap Burgers along with their famous CrazyShakes!
- California Churro
- Curl Surf
- Disney Home
- Disney’s Pin Traders
- Earl of Sandwich
- Kayla’s Cakes
- Marceline’s Confectionery
- Tortilla Jo’s
- Pandora Jewelry
- Rinse Bath & Body Co.
- Salt & Straw, see the best and worst flavors here
- Starbucks, both locations
- Sugarboo & Co.
- Sunglass Icon
- The Disney Dress Shop
- The LEGO Store
- Uva Bar
Downtown Disney Safety & Health Protocols
We’ve gone over all the safety and health protocols in detail in our Disneyland’s reopening article (check that out for what you need to know when the parks reopen). But many of it applies to Downtown Disney as well.
To enter Downtown Disney, you’ll need a face covering, undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers and maintain your distance. Read more about the new procedures here.
Orange County Outdoor Activities are Open
You might want to give your family some space to roam, being together but not too close to other people. Remember, many of the things listed can come and go as we’ve seem with that dimmer switch. Please verify reopening status with the city and/or county you intend to visit before arrival.
My friend Becca has put together a list of the best beaches near Disneyland Resort, just a short drive away.
You can also find ample hiking trails in this article from Visit Anaheim.
Don’t forget to stock up on food and other necessities for your daily outings; this article lists grocery stores nearby.
Of course it’s easy to plug in, that’s what many of us have been doing but if it’s safe to get out and move around with limited people and proper distancing in place, I think it could be a smart move for all our emotional well-being. What else can we add to this list?
Have other things that are open I should be aware of? Comment what’s open at Disneyland Resort below.