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Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is a dining, shopping, and entertainment complex that connects the Disney theme parks and the Disney Hotels. You do not have to go into a theme park or being staying at the resort to experience Downtown Disney. It has its own pay parking area and if you make qualifying purchases you can have your parking validated.

Note as of Summer 2018 Downtown disney is in the middle of a major renovation project. The west side (ESPN, Rain Forest Cafe, Earl of Sandwich, and one of the Star Bucks has been closed). Many other locations are closed or undergoing renovation too including World of Disney.

  • Shopping - Shopping at Downtown Disney
  • Dining/Entertainment - Looking for a break from the parks or from themepark food? Or maybe just a place to go for the evening.
  • Live Entertainment - Performers set up most evenings throughout Downtown Disney to bring the walkways to life.


The Geek's Suggestions

Downtown Disney is a convient option at the Disneyland Resort to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat or some entertainment outside the parks. It is a short walk from the parks and easy to go back and forth.


Quick Facts
  • Opened January 12, 2001


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