Downtown Disney® District Welcomes Guests Back to Anaheim

While we’re still waiting for Disneyland® Resort to fully reopen, the Downtown Disney® District is welcoming people back as part of a phased reopening with a few safety precautions and changes in place amid COVID-19 concerns. While we’re excited to visit some of our favorite places, like Wetzel’s Pretzels® and Black Tap, we want to do so safely! Here’s what you can expect if you decide to visit the Downtown Disney® District…


When you arrive, park at the Simba Lot and proceed to the Downtown Disney® District entrance near Earl of Sandwich. All other guest parking areas are currently closed.

Health & Safety Precautions

In addition to hand-washing and sanitizing stations for guests and more frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas, the following health and safety measures have been put in place:

  • Masks are required for visitors ages 2 and older. The mask should fully cover your nose and mouth.
  • Temperature screenings are required prior to entry for both guests and employees.
  • Social-distancing measures — such as spaced out seating and barriers — have been put in place at select locations.
  • Operational hours have been reduced at some locations.
  • Entertainment offerings and high-touch interactive areas have been restricted or suspended.
  • Cashless transaction methods are recommended, such as debit/credit cards, Disney gift cards, and smartphone apps.


  • All Downtown Disney® District restaurants are only offering outdoor patio seating in accordance with health and government regulations and recommendations.
  • Tables are spaced further apart.
  • Digital or single-use menus are replacing reusable menus to limit germs and contact.
  • Online reservations are encouraged to help the restaurant reduce wait times to prevent crowding.


  • Many stores have mobile waitlists in place to help minimize crowding in stores.
  • Dressing rooms are closed until further notice.

Guideline Updates

All of these guidelines can change depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. You can find more Downtown Disney® District information on the official Disneyland® Resort website — including what’s currently open and restaurant reservation information.

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