Downtown Disney Info News and Attractions

Last Updated on: March 14th, 2024

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Downtown Disney is a lively and vibrant entertainment, dining, and shopping district located at the Disneyland Resort in California.

History:

Downtown Disney was originally known as the Disneyland Shopping Center when it opened on March 28, 2001. It was part of a significant expansion of the Disneyland Resort, which included the addition of Disney California Adventure Park and three new hotels. The shopping center was designed to be a lively and bustling district that would complement the two theme parks and offer guests a unique shopping and dining experience.

In 2001, Downtown Disney featured a collection of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, all inspired by the distinct California themes and Disney’s storytelling. Over the years, the district underwent expansions and renovations, with the addition of new shops, restaurants, and entertainment offerings.

Overview:

Downtown Disney is a bustling and dynamic district that spans approximately 20 acres. The district is divided into three main areas: the Downtown Disney District, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Each area offers its own unique experiences, making it a vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike.

The Downtown Disney District is the heart of the district and features a wide array of shops and boutiques, offering everything from Disney merchandise to high-end fashion and unique souvenirs. Guests can explore the World of Disney store, a flagship location with a vast selection of Disney merchandise, and The LEGO Store, where they can indulge in LEGO-building fun.

Dining options in Downtown Disney are diverse and cater to various tastes and preferences. From quick-service eateries to gourmet restaurants, guests can enjoy a range of culinary experiences. Some popular dining spots include Tortilla Jo’s, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, and Naples Ristorante e Bar.

For entertainment, Downtown Disney offers live music performances, street performers, and the outdoor shopping and dining district provides a lively atmosphere day and night. Guests can also catch a movie at AMC Downtown Disney 12, a state-of-the-art movie theater.

Downtown Disney has also been home to special events and celebrations throughout the year, adding to the district’s vibrancy and excitement.

With its blend of shopping, dining, entertainment, and Disney magic, Downtown Disney provides guests with a fantastic and immersive experience outside the theme parks. It serves as a lively and bustling hub where guests can relax, dine, shop, and be entertained, making it a must-visit destination for visitors to the Disneyland Resort.

Downtown Disney Address:

1580 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Articles, Features and Directory Items:

Here is your complete guide to Downtown Disney including restaurants and shops past, present and future. As always, new pieces are added to this collection regularly.



Current Restaurants

Ballast Point Brewing Company | Disneyland

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Catal Restaurant | Disneyland

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Jamba Juice | Disneyland

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La Brea Bakery Cafe | Disneyland

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La Brea Bakery Express | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing La Brea Bakery Express restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Napolini | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Napolini restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Salt & Straw | Disneyland

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Splitsville Luxury Lanes bowling alley and restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Sprinkles | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Sprinkles restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Starbucks | Disneyland

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Taqueria at Tortilla Jo’s | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Taqueria at Tortilla Jo’s restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Tortilla Jo’s | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Tortilla Jo’s restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Uva Bar | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Uva Bar restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Wetzel’s Pretzels | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Wetzel’s Pretzels restaurant at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!




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In the News

  • Downtown Disney District’s Tortilla Jo’s Gets New April Closing Date, March 13, 2024
  • Disneyland Spring Dapper Day Date Announced, February 11, 2024
  • Disney Shares Concept Art of Parkside Market, Details for Two-Story Earl of Sandwich Location, & More Coming to Downtown Disney District, January 23, 2024
  • Tortilla Jo’s in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort Sets Closing Date, January 11, 2024
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Returns Nov. 10, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024, with Seasonal Celebrations, Festive Décor and More, November 10, 2023
  • 4 New Dining Options Revealed for New Parkside Market, More Coming to Downtown Disney District, October 12, 2023
  • Disneyland Resort is Closing Parks Early on Sunday, August 20th Due to Hurricane Hilary, August 19, 2023
  • Reopening Date for Disneyland Monorail Announced, July 6, 2023
  • Downtown Disney Announces Delicious New Experiences, June 10, 2023
  • Downtown Disney District Reimagining Aims for Thanksgiving 2024 Completion, June 8, 2023