As expected following last night’s late breaking news, Downtown Disney will be making operational changes starting December 7, 2020 in accordance with Southern California’s Regional Stay-At-Home orders.

The statement from Disney shared to the official website includes:

While the Downtown Disney District has begun a phased reopening, beginning Dec. 7, restaurants and dining locations that do not offer take-out will close. Retail locations will remain open.

The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort (including the Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa which was expected to partially reopen this month) will remain closed and will reopen at a later date.

The changes come after the Thursday implementation new Regional Stay-At-Home order conditions for the state of California. On Friday evening it was confirmed that the Southern California region had dipped below the critical 15% ICU capacity threshold which would trigger the new stricter three-week Regional Stay-At-Home order guidelines.

As a recap, the following restrictions will be observed in the Southern California region.

Sectors that will remain open when a region is placed into the Regional Stay-At-Home, include:

  • Schools that are already open
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Retail (20% capacity to reduce exposure)
  • Restaurants (take-out and delivery)

Sectors that will be temporarily closed when a region is placed into the Stay-At-Home include:

  • Bars
  • Wineries
  • Personal Services
  • Hair Salons / Barbershops

Knott’s Berry Farm also confirmed earlier today that their Taste of Merry Farm event will continue through Sunday, December 6, and that further details regarding future dates of their nearly sold-out event will follow soon.