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What’s open at Disneyland and in the surrounding area, even during the Coronavirus health concerns.
I am very proud of The Walt Disney Company for taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of the Disneyland community, including closing Disney Parks. It is my hope that these measures taken by them and many other organizations will cut the spread of COVID-19.
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 have been happening so fast, it’s difficult for all of us. This article is of upmost importance to me at this time. Following any breaking news and announcements, I will update if there are changes.
Disneyland Area Hotels are Open
Rumor: All hotels in California are closing.
Fact: 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 are closed. This is a proactive measure by the state saying they can use this power if needed in emergency situations.
Which Disneyland hotels are open:
- The Disneyland Hotel, owned by Disney will close Monday, March 16, 2020 as a proactive measure.
- Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, owned by Disney will close Monday, March 16, 2020 as a proactive measure.
- Disney Paradise Pier Hotel, owned by Disney will close Monday, March 16, 2020 as a proactive measure.
- Courtyard Marriott and water park is open, it’s listed in my top water park hotels near Disneyland.
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites is open, along with their pool area.
- Cambria the newest hotel to open near Disneyland with full water playground and slides is open.
While I can’t list every hotel in Anaheim, I can tell you I have not found any to be closed at this time, with the exception of the Disney owned properties. Here’s an entire list of all the hotels I have stayed at while visiting Disneyland, along with their reviews.
Downtown Disney Limited Operations
Certainly we want to limit our exposure to groups of people, but I bet Downtown Disney will be lacking crowds with recent news of Disneyland’s closure.
March 16, 2020 Downtown Disney hours will be limited and all Disney-owned stores like World of Disney and Marceline’s Confectionery.
When I first wrote this article, most Downtown Disney locations remained open, but as things change so do hours of operations. As of this update, most Downtown Disney locations have closed:
- La Brea Bakery
- Black Tap
- Tortilla Jo’s
More Anaheim restaurants are open for pick up and delivery here. I will continue to update this article as places begin to reopen.
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.
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.
Some museums in Orange and Los Angeles County are still open, see the list here.
Of course it’s easy to plug in, that’s what many of us will be doing but if it’s safe to get out and move around with limited people, 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.