Downtown Disney and How Disney Is Opening Parts of the Theme Parks (S2 Ep8)

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The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is open to guests. The only part of the resort currently open, many wonder if it is worth a visit. Plus, how the district is expanding to include the parks.

From eating insects in ice cream, to shopping for Disney merchandise, Downtown Disney district has become a popular spot for Disney fans while waiting for the Disneyland theme parks to be allowed to reopen. 

Downtown Disney Fall and Winter 2020

In this episode of the podcast we are talking about what you can find at Downtown Disney, recent and coming expansions, and spilling some tea on how Disney may have accidentally let us know what they plan to do next.

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In this Episode

In this episode, Becca, from This Crazy Adventure Called Life, and Jessica, from The Happiest Blog On Earth, are talking about Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort, what is open, and how Disneyland is finding creative ways to let us walk through the gates, into the actual theme parks.

This episode was recorded on October 29, 2020. Disneyland is releasing new information often. To keep up on the news for Theme Parks Reopening, be sure to join the Disneyland with Kids Group on Facebook.

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Downtown Disney District and Opening Parts of the Parks

In This Episode We Cover:

  • What is Downtown Disney (currently the only part of Disneyland currently open)
  • How large is Downtown Disney
  • Is everything Disney owned in Downtown Disney
  • Favorite shops at Downtown Disney
  • Favorite places to eat at Downtown Disney
  • Salt n’ Straw and the interesting ice cream flavors including those with Goat Cheese and insects in them
  • Black Tap Crazy Shakes
  • Current operations and protocols at Downtown Disney
  • Hollywood Backlot Premiere Shop in Stage 17
  • The Buena Vista Street Expansion and how you can go into Disney California Adventure
  • Will you need a ticket for Buena Vista Street?
  • Will we see a Food Festival at Disneyland soon? How Disneyland may have accidentally told us what they are planning

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February 2020 Photo by A&C Photography, From left to right: Jessica Sanders, Becca Robins, Leslie Harvey, Julie Bigboy

Disneyland with Kids is an online community of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and more… who help each other plan trips to Disneyland with the littlest mouseketeers. Disneyland with Kids was founded by four Disneyland experts and travel writers, who all happen to be moms. Each of them gives expert advice on their own sites, this podcast, and in the Disneyland with Kids Facebook Group.

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