Disney is moving one of its security checkpoints so that Downtown Disney is pulled inside its secured area.
The move was expected to be completed by year’s end.
“We are moving the location of our bag-check and metal detectors to the point where guests enter our property through Downtown Disney and the Mickey & Friends parking structure,” a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman said.
Guests would be checked as soon as they left the Mickey & Friends parking structure before boarding the tram toward Downtown Disney.
Two other checkpoints are set to be added: one of them will be between ESPN Zone and Rainforest Cafe and the other between ESPN Zone and Earl of Sandwich restaurant. Officials said these would likely service guests coming from the hotels.
Officials hope the change will make it easier for guests: They could leave Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for Downtown Disney, a shopping and restaurant district, and return to one of the parks without going through a checkpoint for a second time.
Guests can already pass from one park to the other without going through a checkpoint.
The checkpoint on the east side of the parks, near the Harbor Boulevard entrance, is not moving for now.
Originally posted by Alma Fausto in the Orange County Register