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Disneyland December 2020 Update – What Remains Open During New Lockdown

(Updated on December 14, 2020) 2020 has not been good to Disneyland and those of us who long to spend time there. And just a few weeks after we got to step foot onto Buena Vista Street in California Adventure, boom, southern California has been hit with a new lockdown.

The new lockdown will last a minimum of three weeks. During this time all indoor and outdoor dining is NOT permitted. All food is to be served to go or for delivery. No exceptions! What does this mean for the newly reopened dining areas of Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street? Scroll down to find out.

Disney California Adventure - Entrance to park and Buena Vista Street

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Disney Dining

Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020, NO indoor or outdoor dining is permitted. Throughout the remainder of the lockdown, (3-4, maybe more weeks), all Disney dining establishments will close. This means no churros, popcorn, pretzels, turkey legs, as well as the closing of Award Wieners, Carthay Circle, and Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Café.

As for the rest of Downtown Disney eateries, those that do remain open will only serve their menu items to go.

There will be NO eating permitted anywhere in the Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street.

We will update this post when we know which restaurants have decided to remain open for take-out.

Carthay Circle on Disney's California Adventure Buena Vista Street

Disneyland Retail

All retail locations on the Disneyland property that has been open will remain open. This includes stores in the Downtown District, Stage Door 17, and Buena Vista Street. Expect long lines though, because can only allow 20% of their permitted capacity at any time.

*Update With the ban on eating in and outdoors, the crowds have greatly decreased. We typically avoid weekends because they are the busiest days of the week with long waits to shop. On December 13th, the longest line we waited in was 15 minutes. The rest we walked right into the store or the line we entered moved quickly.

World of Disney Retail Store Downtown Disney District all decked out for the holidays

Official Statement

Here is a screenshot of Disneyland’s official statement. Read it in full here.

Screenshot from official Disneyland site regarding new lockdown

Hotels and Surrounding Businesses

The Disneyland hotels remain closed. Statewide, all hotels are only allowed to book stays for essential business guests. All non-essential travel is banned during this lockdown.

All the business in southern California are following the same restrictions that Disneyland is.

We will update this page throughout the lockdown to keep up with the ever changing covid climate.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday season!

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