Disneyland Resort has confirmed a November 19 reopening for Buena Vista Street at Downtown Disney and it brings with it a few new changes for enjoying the popular shopping destination including parking fees, virtual queues, and a “new” dining option!
Since reopening, Downtown Disney has been in severe need of capacity — last month Disney opened up Stage 17 at Disney California Adventure for additional retail space. Below is a recap of everything to expect starting November 19.
New Dining Option
Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining is a new outdoor dining environment and menu featuring Mediterranean-California light fare, with small plates that can be shared or enjoyed separately at Carthay Circle Lounge.
The seasonal menu created by Chefs Andrew Sutton and Alex Flores will feature…
- Carthay shrimp roll
- Harissa-roasted lamb
- Soy-glazed salmon
- Lemon-crusted fish of the day and an artisan cheese board.
Kids will find menu options just for them, including…
- Orecchiette pasta with marinara
- Orange dragon chicken skewers.
Of course, wine, craft beers, and cocktails, enjoy expanded outdoor seating with views of Buena Vista Street.
Beginning November 19, there will be a $10 fee per car for parking at the Downtown Disney District in the Simba Lot.
As before, the number of guests visiting the Downtown Disney District and its locations, including the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street, will be limited to promote physical distancing.
At times, the mobile wait list system will be used to access Buena Vista Street, similar to the process at some retail locations in the Downtown Disney District.
- Carthay Circle Lounge, where you can unwind in our expanded outdoor seating area featuring an all-new menu of cocktails and dining.
- Smokejumpers Grill is serving up tasty American classics for lunch and dinner with a streamlined menu of burgers, fries, onion rings and craft beer, located just around the corner from Buena Vista Street. The primary way to place your order at this dining location is through mobile order on the Disneyland App.
- Trolley Treats offers classic candies, old-fashioned confections and all kinds of freshly made treats. Vending carts will offer popcorn, churros, ice cream and other “must-bite” treats.
- Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe lets you enjoy enchanting sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street—and a cup of coffee or scrumptious artisan sandwich.
- Elias & Co. is divided into distinct sections for men, women and children, so you’ll find something special for the entire family!
- Julius Katz & Sons, offers more holiday merchandise and Disney-themed home décor.
- Kingswell Camera Shop offers great gift-giving ideas like frames, photo albums and more. Buena Vista Street stores have a variety of your Disney favorites!
As a reminder, only the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street will be accessible from the Downtown Disney District at this time, as Disney California Adventure park is currently closed.
Other theme parks around California have undertaken similar opportunities to find creative ways to reopen their gates. Knott’s Berry Farm has been offering various food festivals since the summer which see the park running its shops and dining spaces in conjunction with state health guidelines but no attractions. SeaWorld San Diego and other theme parks have also been running similar seasonal and temporary solutions that remain within state mandates.
See it for Yourself
Buena Vista Street opens as part of an extension of Downtown Disney on November 19, 2020.