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Downtown Disney extending to Disney California Adventure

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Disneyland Resort is extending the shopping and dining experiences of Downtown Disney District to California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street.

Disneyland’s decision to partially open Disney California Adventure comes after it welcomed visitors to the Backlot Premiere Shop in Hollywood Land.

The Backlot Premiere Shop at Stage 17, which is used for private events and character meet-and-greets, can be accessed via Downtown Disney.

An extension to the shopping and entertainment district, the store is selling Halloween-themed merchandise from World of Disney and other select Disney shops.

Buena Vista Street will now open select shopping and dining locations beginning in November. Stores include Elias & Co., Julius Katz & Sons, and Kingswell Camera Shop.

Buena Vista Street welcoming guests from November

In addition, restaurants include Trolley Treats, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe, Carthay Circle Lounge, and Smokejumpers Grill

Disney California Adventure remains closed, with the shopping and dining experiences on Buena Vista Street only accessible from Downtown Disney District.

“It could show how they could reopen the parks,” said Mike Lyster, a spokesman for Anaheim (via KPBS). “We welcome this plan to expand.”

Lyster added that Downtown Disney “shows how you can safely and responsibly open the park”. He said: “This is another example of that.”

California Adventure remains closed over COVID-19

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Downtown Disney is implementing health and safety measures, including temperature screenings prior to entry, face coverings and physical distancing.

Disney has reopened parks in TokyoShanghaiHong Kong and France. Sadly, Disneyland is still closed in California.

Disneyland recently fired back after California released restrictive new guidelines under which theme parks in the state could reopen with modifications amid COVID-19.

California theme parks are also exploring legal action in order to pressure the state into allowing them to reopen, revealed during a virtual press conference held by CAPA.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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