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Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is undergoing a reimagining, which now includes a new security plaza.

New Security Plaza

The new plaza serves guests entering from the Simba Parking Lot, Pixar Place Hotel, and Disneyland Hotel. The old Disneyland Hotel security entrance is now closed. Security remains open at the Mickey & Friends and Pixar Pals Parking Structures.

The plaza is surrounded by flowerbeds full of cacti and palm trees. There’s metal fencing with square designs. The plaza has a large white ovular roof — a similar design to the District’s new stage. “Downtown Disney” is in large lettering on the roof.

Safety warnings and park rules are posted outside the security entrance. This also matches new signage inside Downtown Disney District.

All of the new architecture is metallic with touches of color and hidden Mickeys. The shapes are inspired by mid-century design.

Circular lights and ceiling fans hang over the security checkpoints.

There’s a new mural next to the plaza, but unfortunately, it’s almost completely hidden by fencing and security.

Downtown Disney District Mural

Once through security, you can walk down to the mural, though it may still be difficult to see depending on how busy the District is.

The mural depicts the new grassy spaces and mid-century architecture.

Next to it is a new white textured geometric wall. Similar walls are in the new plaza around the stage.

Some of the circles are painted in bright colors like green or red, turning them into hidden Mickeys.

New Restrooms & Water Fountain

The wall leads to new restrooms.

The women’s restroom has a Minnie ear headband pictured above its blue and gray sign.

The men’s restroom sign is red and gray with Mickey ears above.

Triangular signs on the companion restrooms feature a pattern inspired by the geometric walls. The signs next to the doors also feature silhouettes wearing mouse ears.

Next to the restrooms is a new pair of water fountains. An automatic water bottle filler is built-into the structure.

These restrooms and water fountain are next to Din Tai Fung. The new Chinese restaurant has its own red and black sign at this corner, below its curved roof. It’s scheduled to open this summer.

Other Downtown Disney District Construction

The walkway leading from the new security plaza and restrooms is lined with construction walls. This path leads to the grassy area and stage.

Walls and scrim extend in front of Din Tai Fung on the right.

Back outside of Downtown Disney District, when approaching from Disneyland Hotel, guests will encounter barriers, fences, and green scrim where security used to be.

A colorful banner on the scrim points guests to the new Downtown Disney entrance.

Another sign nearby matches the new signage, with a stripe of hidden Mickeys.

From inside Downtown Disney District, the area is blocked by construction walls. The old security plaza has been demolished.

The walls are decorated with Pixar murals, coinciding with Pixar Fest.

Pavement work is now complete around this Downtown Disney District entrance. Until recently, fences and scrim surrounded the blue and silver entrance archway.

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