Towards the end of 2020, Buena Vista Street at California Adventure re-opened for shopping and dining experiences. At the beginning of 2021, all dining was closed due to the stay-at-home order because of rising COVID-19 cases. Fast-forward to February where all dining has re-opened, and additional theme park snack carts are available.
Naturally I wanted to go, and this past week has been a struggle for me. My boyfriend decided to take me on a date to help boost my spirits, and give me some Disney magic that I have been missing so much. We spent the day shopping, eating, and walking around the front half of California Adventure. He bought me a mickey balloon, which honestly was the best! This was my first time getting one, and has brought me so much joy seeing it in my room everyday. It was a magical date, and it took me back to when we were first dating.
I may have done some shopping while I was there, but more than anything walking around made me really miss going to the parks when I need a pick-me-up. I felt very safe, and I think it’s a great escape from reality for a few hours. I honestly cannot wait for both parks to re-open, and get back to my Disney trips.