Hola Disney fans!
Who else is doing cartwheels because Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is opening up on April 30, 2021?!
As Disney Parks prepares for the reopening of the happiest place on earth on April 30th, they have given us a little treat leading up to the reopening. “A Touch of Disney” is taking place NOW through April 19th at Disney California Adventure. This unique experience allows Disney fans to see their favorite characters, dine, snack and shop!
When the invitation to, “A Touch of Disney” popped up in my inbox, I cried tears of joy and leaped off my chair. I have many beautiful childhood memories at the park with my parents, and I can’t help but to feel nostalgia when I visit. This is truly a Disney dream come true, and I am beyond grateful for this unbelievable opportunity.
My daughter Clarissa and I consider ourselves “foodies” and professional shoppers, so we were thrilled to be at the debut on March 18th! ¡Estábamos encantadas de visitar nuestro parque favorito después de tanto tiempo! (We were thrilled to visit our favorite theme park after all this time!)
Disclosure: Thank you Disneyland for hosting us at, “A touch of Disney.” All opinions are my own.
Clarissa and I have put together a list of helpful tips to get the most out of your magical day at, “A Touch of Disney!”
Visit the online Disney Parks Blog an Food Guide. The site provides a list of available restaurants and shops open during the event. This is a great starting point and resource to know what to expect during your visit.
Tip # 2
I highly recommend you download the Disneyland App on your smart phone. This will help your visit go smoothly. The app provides a map to navigate through the park, make restaurant reservations, and order treats while at the park!
Tip # 3
Prepare your itinerary ahead of time, to get the most out of the experience. Make a list of where you will be exploring, dining, and shopping!
Tip # 4
Pack a mask, hand sanitizer, wear comfortable walking shoes, and water to keep you hydrated. Disney California Adventure has taken extreme measures to keep visitors safe adhering to government CDC guidelines.
Temperatures are taken upon arrival. There are also several hand sanitations throughout the park. Look out for designated eating and drinking areas.
Tip # 5
Arrive on time to park your vehicle. The parking structure opens at 11:30 a.m. Keep in mind the trollies are not available, so you will be walking from the parking structure to the park entrance. This is why it is important to wear comfortable walking shoes.
The park has designed a pathway that helps with maintaining social distance. Note* The walk up to the entrance will take a little longer then usual.
- Self-parking at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure is included with admission to A Touch of Disney.
Tip # 6
Enjoy a tasty lunch at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill or at your favorite eatery of choice! I am a taco girl, and yes they were NOMMY! I also enjoyed the seasonal Piña Margarita on the rocks. SCORE!
- A $25 A Touch of Disney Dining Card redeemable for food and nonalcoholic beverages at select dining locations within the Disneyland Resort (subject to restrictions including not being valid for alcohol purchases)*
- Choose an arrival window that works for you, order food and beverages and pay via the Disneyland app to help limit your contact with others. You’ll get an alert when your order is ready, so kick back and relax while your food is prepared.
Tip # 7
Try the famous Dole Whip! You will thank me later. Clarissa was craving DOLE Whip after lunch. She pulled up the Disneyland app on her phone, she found the location, ordered and paid for it. She scheduled a 3:20p.m. pick up. (found at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats) YES IT IS DELICIOUS!
- Many items are served snack-sized, so you can delight in a variety of bites and sips from mid-day through the evening.
Tip # 8
Take advantage of the park shopping! My daughter and I found this warm and fuzzy hat and gloves for her sister Tori. We also picked up a Baby Yoda beanie and socks for Drew. We found these at Elias & Co. We love the huge selection there!
- Must-Have Merchandise
Browse to your heart’s content. Select shops will be open and carrying the latest and greatest gear, apparel and accessories.
Minnie was our inspiration for our, “Touch of Disney” outfits. She is our favorite Disney queen!
Enjoy the adorable photo ops throughout the park! Clarissa and I stopped to take a quick pic a this adorable backdrop.
- Enjoy unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos captured during day of the experience. Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and expiration policy. Online registration required.
Tip # 10
Take it all in… Enjoy, indulge, and spend quality time with your loved ones. It’s been a tough year, and it’s time to make new memories!
We had an extraordinary day at Disney California Adventure! The park was not overcrowded, and it was easy to maintain social distance. Mask wearing is strictly enforced.
We left with our hearts and bellies full… We can’t wait to visit again. ¡Muchisimas gracias Disney California Adventure por la invitación!
Until next time… More tears of joy!