PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 12/6/20 (virtual queues in downtown Disney, a preview of Disney California Adventure, new posters in the plaza, and more!)


With the opening of the Downtown Disney District to the public on July 9, there was a lot to watch. Today we went back to see if things worked out at the Disneyland Resort. Join us to take a look at temperature projections, virtual queues, parking lines, views of the Esplanade, etc.

Downtown Disney Parking

Today we arrived at Disneyland Resort around 5:00 p.m. All parking was directed to Simba parking lot. The cars were stalled for a while because the capacity was already very high. This has been a problem since it opened a few days ago.

Parking in downtown Disney

Parking was free.

Temperature screens

Temporary screenings of downtown Disney

Entrance to the Disneyland Hotel from downtown Disney is currently blocked by “temporarily closed” signage.

Temporary screenings of downtown Disney

We walked to the entrance near the Disneyland hotel at the western end of downtown Disney to check our temperatures. Markers have been placed on the ground near the tents to keep a safe distance between the queuing guests.

Disney Downtown Temporary Projections

Parties are requested to stay together as they approach the screening area.

Downtown Disney Temporary Sessions

We did it without any problem! It was a very orderly and easy process.

Downtown disney

Downtown Disney Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich had lots of people eating on the patio when we entered around 5:30 p.m. Social distancing markers have been placed on the ground.

Downtown Disney handwashing station

The guests used the hand washing stations that were placed around downtown Disney.

Downtown Disney Pin Central

Customers can return to the pin hunt at Pin Traders!

Downtown Disney Pin Central
Downtown Disney Pin Central

A general COVID-19 checklist for retail employees was hung directly outside the entrance.

Downtown Disney Lego Store

Beauty and the Beast love the new social distancing markers in front of the LEGO Store.

Lego Store in Downtown Disney

The LEGO store has a virtual queue that they used to help minimize people in the queue.

Downtown Disney Wonderground

Sugarboo & Co followed suit with the same markers.

Disney Downtown Sugarboo

The capacity has been limited to 6 people at a time.

Downtown Disney Starbucks

The Starbucks at the west end of downtown Disney now has an outdoor mobile order collection station to reduce indoor traffic.

Downtown Disney Tortilla Jos

Tortilla Jo’s did not open with Downtown Disney, although an “Opening Soon” sign is located in front of the entrance.

Downtown Disney Tortilla Jos
Downtown Jazz Jazz Kitchen

Ralph Brennan’s jazz cuisine has not yet opened.

Disney World of Disney City Center

At 5:30 p.m., World of Disney had a virtual queue that lasted 3 hours.

World of Disney Queue

This line that surrounds this building is what you enter after the virtual queue.

World of Disney Queue

The Esplanade

Disneyland Esplanade

It was nice to be back on the Esplanade today. Seeing guests walking between the gates of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure today reminded us of a quiet day of running the park.

Disney Esplande Downtown Poster

Two new posters are hanging on the sides of the Esplanade ticket offices. Muppets Now is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2020 on Disney +.

Downtown Disney Hamiliton

The second poster announces the original Broadway production of Hamilton, the recent musical addition to Disney +.

Downtown Disney Hamiliton

Glancing at the entrance to Disney California Adventure, we got to see Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. Do you notice anything else?

Downtown Disney Hamiliton

Another new Hamilton poster can be seen just above the entrance.

Disney California Adventure Plexiglass

Plexiglas has been added to the doors of California Adventure.

Disneyland Esplanade

Unfortunately, you cannot get to the gates of Disneyland at this time.

That’s it for this visit! Will you be visiting soon? Make sure to come back and follow us on social media via Instagram and Twitter.


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