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 was free.
Entrance to the Disneyland Hotel from downtown Disney is currently blocked by “temporarily closed” signage.
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.
Parties are requested to stay together as they approach the screening area.
We did it without any problem! It was a very orderly and easy process.
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.
The guests used the hand washing stations that were placed around downtown Disney.
Customers can return to the pin hunt at Pin Traders!
A general COVID-19 checklist for retail employees was hung directly outside the entrance.
Beauty and the Beast love the new social distancing markers in front of the LEGO Store.
The LEGO store has a virtual queue that they used to help minimize people in the queue.
Sugarboo & Co followed suit with the same markers.
The capacity has been limited to 6 people at a time.
The Starbucks at the west end of downtown Disney now has an outdoor mobile order collection station to reduce indoor traffic.
Tortilla Jo’s did not open with Downtown Disney, although an “Opening Soon” sign is located in front of the entrance.
Ralph Brennan’s jazz cuisine has not yet opened.
At 5:30 p.m., World of Disney had a virtual queue that lasted 3 hours.
This line that surrounds this building is what you enter after the virtual queue.
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.
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 +.
The second poster announces the original Broadway production of Hamilton, the recent musical addition to Disney +.
Glancing at the entrance to Disney California Adventure, we got to see Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. Do you notice anything else?
Another new Hamilton poster can be seen just above the entrance.
Plexiglas has been added to the doors of California Adventure.
Unfortunately, you cannot get to the gates of Disneyland at this time.
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