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Disneyland Security Checkpoints Will Soon Include Downtown Disney

The entrance to the Disneyland resorts. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Disneyland is changing up its security a bit, moving one of its checkpoints to include Downtown Disney. Currently, there is only one main checkpoint on both the east and west side of the parks. Guests who wish to leave the parks to go to Downtown Disney must go through security again, if they wish to re-enter the park. But according to the Orange County Register, that will change by the end of the year. Guests who park in the Mickey & Friends lot will instead pass through security prior to boarding a tram that takes them to Downtown Disney. There will also be another checkpoint located in Downtown Disney between ESPN Zone and Earl of Sandwich, and yet another between ESPN Zone and Rainforest Cafe.

Their reasoning is that visitors hanging out in Disneyland or at California Adventure could then travel between the parks and Downtown Disney without having to pass through security a second time, which should hopefully reduce wait times for visitors. The checkpoints on the east side of the park will stay the same for now, Theme Park Insider reports.

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