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Disney fans longing for the atmosphere and tastes of the Southern California amusement parks will finally get their opportunity to experience what they’ve been missing.

A Touch of Disney will begin March 18 at Disney California Adventure, allowing patrons to walk the grounds of the park, experience some of the food and drinks around the resort, shop in some of the park’s retail establishments, take photos, and view characters strolling the streets. It will be everything except the actual attractions.

Disney announced the event and all the details this week on its Disney Parks Blog.

When Will A Touch Of Disney Take Place?

A Touch of Disney will take place initially from March 18 through April 5 on all days except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additional dates will be added in the coming weeks. No end date has been announced since Disney officials are hoping the full park may open at some point in the coming months.

A Touch of Disney will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

How Much Does A Touch Of Disney Cost?

The price for admission is a whopping $75, which includes parking, admission, unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the day, and a $25 dining card valid for purchases of food and drinks inside the park.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at disneyland.com starting March 4 and are valid only for a specific day. No walk-up tickets will be sold.

A Glimpse At Normality

“This past year has presented extraordinary challenges, but that has not curtailed in any way our ability to move forward with a spirit of optimism,” Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said earlier this year in a letter to staff that hinted A Touch of Disney was in the works.

The event will feature a selection of food and beverages from both California Adventure and Disneyland. Many items will be served in snack sizes, allowing guests to sample food from a variety of places throughout the day.

In addition, there will be six seasonal and themed marketplaces situated throughout the park, and a selection of retail outlets will be open.

Reservations will be taken for two restaurants -- Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge -- for those wanting a sit-down meal. Reservations can be made starting March 11.

Know Before You Go

The park will enforce coronavirus protocols during A Touch of Disney, with temperature screenings at the gate and all guests ages 2 and older required to wear a face covering at the park.

While A Touch of Disney will take place just five days a week, Downtown Disney District will remain open seven days a week with dining and shopping available. Buena Vista Street will remain open as an extension of the Downtown Disney District through March 14, and then will close and become part of A Touch of Disney.

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