BREAKING: Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure Will Open with Shopping and Dining at Disneyland Resort

With Disneyland Resort theme parks still unable to reopen, it seems they are exploring alternatives to bypass current guideline restrictions. Now, Disneyland has just announced that they will be reopening Disney California Adventure as a shopping and dining destination, with locations along Buena Vista Street welcoming back guests for the first time in months.

Beginning in November there will be even more distinctively Disney dining and shopping for you to enjoy at the Disneyland Resort, when the Downtown Disney District extends to Buena Vista Street!  


Recently, Disneyland Resort introduced Downtown Disney guests to the Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage 17. This store is currently showcasing an array of seasonal merchandise for you to browse. With Buena Vista Street soon opening select shopping and dining experiences, you can find even more places to enjoy a memorable meal or a fun shopping excursion during your visit.  

Here’s what you can discover – be sure to put these places on your shopping and dining list:

  • Holiday shopping? Head to Elias & Co. The store is divided into distinct sections for men, women and children, so you’ll find something special for the entire family! At Julius Katz & Sons, peruse even more holiday merchandise and Disney-themed home décor. At Kingswell Camera Shop offers great gift-giving ideas like frames, photo albums and more. Buena Vista Street stores have a variety of your Disney favorites!
  • If you are looking to tempt your taste buds with a snack, Trolley Treats offers classic candies, old-fashioned confections and all kinds of freshly made treats. Vending carts will offer popcorn, churros, ice cream and other “must-bite” treats.
  • Swing by Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe for the enchanting sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street—and a cup of coffee or scrumptious artisan sandwich.
  • Sit-down dining options include Carthay Circle Lounge, where you can unwind in an expanded outdoor seating area featuring an all-new menu of cocktails and dining. Smokejumpers Grill is serving up tasty American classics for lunch and dinner with a streamlined menu of burgers, fries, onion rings and craft beer, located just around the corner from Buena Vista Street. The primary way to place your order at this dining location is through mobile order on the Disneyland App.

Only the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street will be accessible from the Downtown Disney District at this time, as Disney California Adventure park is currently closed.

If you haven’t visited the Downtown Disney District lately, be sure to familiarize yourself with new health and safety measures at Disneyland.com/DTD, to learn important details, including temperature screenings prior to entry and the requirement for all guests, ages 2 and older, to wear an appropriate face covering. The number of Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District and its locations, including the shopping and dining experiences along Buena Vista Street, will be limited to promote proper physical distancing.

Check back soon for more details about the special shopping and dining experiences coming later in November to Buena Vista Street!

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  1. This is great news.
    Disney should subtly do things like this to get people into the parks.
    Next they should open main street U.S.A.

  2. Interesting. I wonder if you will need to pay some sort of admission to get in – the way they do at Knott’s – or if it will be just like an outdoor mall and you just walk in.

  3. I just thought of something…. They could slowly open like this and for attractions, charge the guests to ride them each time. Possibly ODV and some merch locations can sell the attraction vouchers. When a guest gets one, they scan it at the fastpass touchpoint and ride.

    Edit: probably let the ap holders redeem “ticket books”

  4. Exciting news! Have they shared yet how discounts will be applied in the app at places like Smoke Jumpers for those whose APs have expired and not received an extension due to extension not being issued yet? I spoke to DLR AP services yesterday, and they shared w/me that the current work around in DTD is to show your physical card (because expired APs no longer show up in the DLR app) and the discount will be applied manually at the point of sale. Now with a Disney-owned quick-service opening and app ordering the preferred method, I’m sure I’m not he only one with the “how will AP dining discounts get applied in the app for those expired and not yet extended” question.

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