Preston: The Disneyland Resort is back! This past Thursday, July 9th, Downtown Disney District reopened after its nearly four-month closure due to COVID-19. In this update, we’ll show you the health and safety measures that have been added to the resort. We’ll also take a look at which locations did and did not open on July 9th. There are also some recently completed construction projects around Downtown Disney that we take a peek at.
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Let’s look at the new safety measures that were recently put into effect first. The first thing I noticed when I walked into Downtown Disney was that all of the trash can’s lids were propped open. This was done to eliminate a high touch point.
In addition to the hand sanitizer dispensers, there was also an occasional hand washing station. I only saw a few of these during my visit, but it’s possible Disney has more on the way. The one pictured below is located adjacent to the ticket booths near the esplanade.
While we were in the esplanade, we peeked into both parks so we could see our favorite places. As you can see in the photo below, Disney has added plexiglass to the entrances of the two parks to protect both the Cast Members who scan guest’s tickets and annual passes along with the guests themselves.
During our entire day at Downtown Disney, we saw these signs all over the place giving health and safety reminders to guests. They give basic safety reminders along with a statement that says you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 by entering the premises.
After we left World of Disney, we strolled down the length of Downtown Disney to see what else was new. Marceline’s Confectionery has received a new facade. The work began before the resort closed and was finished during the closure.
The last stop on our visit was the west end of Downtown Disney. This was the area that the fourth hotel of the Disneyland Resort was announced to be built on. Those plans fell through, and so now almost all the buildings that the restaurants, shops, etc were located in are vacant. This whole side is pretty much a ghost town.
That’s all for this Disneyland Resort update! It was amazing to be back at my favorite place. It also felt great to finally write another update for you all. SoCal coverage is finally back! Thank you for reading, and I will see you all in the next one!
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