Disneyland has been forced to close outdoor dining restaurants in Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street and furlough 350 employees because of the Southern California stay-at-home order set to go into effect this weekend.

Disneyland will close restaurants and food and beverage locations that don’t offer takeout while retail locations will continue to operate at reduced capacity starting on Monday, Dec. 7 in accordance with the regional order issued by state officials.

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Buena Vista Street reopened on Nov. 19 as part of the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping district while the rest of Disney California Adventure remains closed, Disneyland, DCA and Disney’s three Anaheim hotels closed in mid-March and remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown Disney reopened in July.

About 350 Disneyland resort employees will return to furlough because of the state’s stay-at-home order, according to Disneyland officials.

DCA restaurants that don’t offer takeout — including Carthay Circle Lounge, Award Wieners and Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe — will close. Existing dining reservations for Carthay Circle will be automatically cancelled with no cancellation fee.

Retail shops that sell food — including Marceline’s Confectionary in Downtown Disney and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure — will remain open. Food purchased at those locations must be eaten off-site.

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Downtown Disney restaurants that offer outdoor dining without takeout service — such as Ballast Point Brewery, Catal and Splitzville — are expected to close. Downtown Disney restaurants with takeout windows — like Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Tortilla Jo’s and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer — could choose to remain open.

Food and beverage purchased at Wetzel’s Pretzels, Jamba, Salt & Straw, Earl of Sandwich, Starbucks and Sprinkles must be consumed outside of Downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney plans to add additional retail locations in the coming days and weeks.

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Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street will continue to operate daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with some exceptions.

In response to the state’s stay-at-home order, Disneyland has also delayed the planned phased reopening of the Disney Vacation Club villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa on Sunday, Dec. 6.


By Richard Moran

Richard Moran loves to write about sports with the Golden State Online. Before that, he worked as a senior writer at ESPN. Richard grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004, after which he worked as an editor for five years.

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