Recently, we saw a few restaurants announce when they would reopen for in-person dining and dining reservations became available at those spots. We then shared that Carthay Circle Lounge would be reopening soon for its Alfresco dining experience, and two other Disney restaurants would be reopening on Buena Vista Street. Well, if you’ve been wanting to make reservations for Carthay Circle, the wait is over! Reservations for this Disney spot are now available.
In late 2020, Buena Vista Street reopened as an extension of Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort.
We were once again reunited with corn dogs from Award Wieners, and more! We even got to try the new Carthay Circle Lounge — Alfresco Dining experience. Bot too long after, dining was prohibited at Disneyland due to a stay-at-home order. But, the stay-at-home order has now been lifted and restaurants have started offer in-person dining again at Downtown Disney. And now Carthay Circle and 2 other Buena Vista spots have official reopening dates!
Disney dining can be a curious thing, and at times it can almost seem like a tale of two dining experiences. On the one hand, you can easily find your fair share of cheeseburgers, pizza, plastic cheese, chicken fingers, and corndogs. On the other hand, Disney is no stranger to cranking out solid signature dining restaurants with top-notch service and dishes that would rival many fine-dining restaurants around the world.
Our recent visit to Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure, the newest extension of Downtown Disney to reopen on November 19th, was a perfect example of this juxtaposition. After chowing down on our beloved corndogs over at Award Wieners and eating a rather…sad…cheeseburger at Smokejumpers Grill, we sat down at Carthay Circle Lounge Alfresco Dining for a “total 180.”
Welcome back, DFB friends! We’re here with an extra special What’s New because we’re back in Disney California Adventure!
And, we’ve got SO MUCH merchandise, food, and construction updates to share with you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive right on in!
When Buena Vista Street reopens next Thursday, November 19th, it’ll be the first time Disneylanders step food inside the parks in some capacity in over eight months! With the exception of the Stage 17 Backlot Premiere Shop, the parks have been totally off-limits as California is keeping its larger theme parks closed for the time being.
Besides the fact that we’ll be able to take in the sights and sounds of Buena Vista Street next week, there are some incredible returning FOOD items that are a HUGE deal to us!