More Shopping, More Dining! Coming Soon: Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort Extends to Buena Vista Street

Valerie Lee

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

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, we 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 our 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 our health and safety measures at, 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!

*Available for iPhone®, iPad® and smartphones for Android™. Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google LLC.


  • Are you going to be able to purchase the customized Christmas Ornaments that we’re available in California Adventure? My wife & I have purchased them as a family tradition

  • Waiting patiently here. It is November 1 as I write this!. Can’t wait!!

  • I wish it open back up

  • Does anyone know when we can start making reservations? I’ve looked but can not find anything

  • I think this is a really good start in showing what Disney can do to open safely. I’m hoping to be there soon to do some holiday shopping!

  • I’d like to answer Sean, who asked if you need tickets. Everything I am hearing is no, it’s not a ticketed event. Just an extension of Downtown Disney. I hear they could use the gate that goes from DTD to the Grand Californian as an entrance. Apparently there is a pathway that leads to an entrance that was used during the re-imagining of the park entrance. Using this as an entrance will avoid the turnstiles and we will be able to enter freely.

  • That’s great that Disney is going to offer other shopping and dining opportunities for guests in DCA, but you’re missing even greater opportunities to get cast members back to work by not opening Main Street stores and restaurants, selling tasting cards for the DCA food booths, and creating hotel packages for guests that want a magical adventure. People will come. It’s obvious from the almost daily “limited parking warnings” and long “virtual queues” for Downtown Disney. People want Disney magic especially during the holidays and during this strange time in life. Who wouldn’t want to stroll down Main Street listening to Christmas music, eating a delicious treat, going holiday shopping, enjoying the beautiful decorations, while Disney magical snow is falling? Look how successful KBF’s sold out tasting and shopping events are doing. They know what people want and they’ve kept a lot of people employed for months.

  • Hoping to visit for Mickey’s Birthday! Would like to see the park open for dining and shopping – our favorite pastimes at Disneyland.

  • This may be a dumb question but do you need tickets to enter the park when only shops and dining are open?

  • This is great news we are coming in February and we so hope to atleast get to have some fun in Anaheim and in the DL area. I would love to book grand Californian even if the park is closed. Get those castmembers back to work.

  • Bravo! Opening the restaurants & shops will give those who have missed the parks a chance to return to the magic. May I hope to see Five & Dime return to the Center Courtyard, too?

  • I agree with Christopher, Open both parks like this, beyond the shopping and food we are missing our favorite cast members at the Carnation Cafe (Chef Chris and John) we hope they are doing ok, and would head to the park day 1 to see them!!!!

  • Why stop there? Why not all of the shopping and dining in both parks? I think you would get plenty of business.

    But you need to keep pushing Newsom and the state to allow a full reopening, there is no reason that theme parks shouldn’t have very similar guidelines to museums, zoos and aquariums. Yes, there needs to be a few more details about rides, shows and such, but no reason to prevent reopening in even purple tier for outdoor only, Red should begin indoor reopenings, so on and so forth.

  • We have a reservation at GCV in November and we sure would like to keep it!

  • WHEN in November! Can’t WAIT!!! Will they do virtual queues like Downtown Disney? I think that’s great idea!

  • Yay!!!!! Best news ever!!! Can’t wait to be back into park!!!

  • This makes me so happy! With all the current disappointments in regards to Disney being unable to open, this is just amazing news! Yay!!🥳

  • Bravo!

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