Christmas Day won’t be the same at the Disneyland Resort. For the first time in 60 years, the Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District, including Buena Vista Street, will be closed on December 25th, 2020, Christmas Day.
Disneyland Resort and the three Disneyland Resort hotels have been closed for the past 9 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Downtown Disney has since reopened back in July and Buena Vista Street re-opened for shopping and dining in November.
Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock announced the closure to Cast Members in a letter:
“For six decades, Christmas Day has always been a special time at the Disneyland Resort, where our cast members have welcomed generations of guests to make cherished memories,” Patrick said in the letter. “But this year is certainly different. Given the continued closure of our theme parks and hotels, and in alignment with typical Christmas operations at other retail locations and shopping centers, we have made the decision to close the Downtown Disney District, including Buena Vista Street, on Christmas Day.”
The state of California has once again ordered beauty salons and gyms closed, retail outlets must be limited to 20% capacity, and restaurants must return to takeaway only. There has been much speculation as to what impact this will have on restaurants located at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and on Buena Vista Street and NOW we can officially confirm that sit-down dining will be suspended at Disneyland – this INCLUDES outdoor dining.