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Downtown Disney clarifies mask requirements as three more businesses reopen

by Brooke Geiger McDonald

Downtown Disney, Disneyland Resort’s shopping and dining district, began its phased reopening on July 9. Just as Walt Disney World has recently issued clarification on guidelines for face coverings, the Downtown Disney District has also tightened up requirements, limiting when guests are able to remove masks. 

Most notably, Downtown Disney has spelled out guidelines with respect to eating and drinking similar to Walt Disney World’s, but with the addition of the word “outside.” “Guests may remove their face covering while actively eating or drinking outside, stationary and maintaining appropriate physical distancing from others,” according to the Downtown Disney District’s website. This is due to the fact that all indoor dining is currently suspended statewide in California.

The clarification closes a loophole that seemingly allowed guests to remove face coverings while walking around, so long as they were eating or drinking something. 

Previously, we reported that face coverings are required for all guests ages 2 and older and cast members. All face coverings should fully cover a person’s nose and mouth and allow them to be hands-free. Masks should fit snugly and comfortably against the sides of the face and be secured with ties or ear loops. Additional guidelines posted on the Downtown Disney District website now clarify that gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. 

Despite the ongoing closures and restrictions, three additional businesses join the ranks of Downtown Disney’s reopened dining and retail locations. The outdoor patio at Tortilla Jo’s and the outdoor upper deck at Ballast Point Brewing Co. reopen for dining today, and footwear retailer California Sole opened on July 22.

Previously opened locations

The following locations previously opened July 9. Keep in mind that additional locations may reopen that are not currently in this list.

  • Asian Street Eats by Chef Hung Huynh
  • Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
  • California Churro
  • Curl Surf
  • Disney Home
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Jamba
  • Kayla’s Cakes
  • Marceline’s Confectionery
  • Naples Ristorante e Bar
  • Pandora Jewelry
  • Rinse Bath & Body Co.
  • Salt & Straw
  • Sephora
  • Starbucks
  • Starbucks West
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • Sunglass Icon
  • The Disney Dress Shop
  • The Lego Store
  • Uva Bar & Cafe
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels
  • WonderGround Gallery
  • World of Disney

There is still is no scheduled reopening date for the Disneyland Resort’s theme parks, pending California’s new state guidelines on reopening.

The Downtown Disney District is now open to guests from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, though individual location hours can vary. To learn more, visit Disneyland.com/DTD

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