Downtown Disney, Anaheim

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A bustling promenade offering shopping, dining, and entertainment, Downtown Disney is an outdoor area within the sprawling Disney resort in Anaheim. Often called the resort's "shoppertainment center," the area lies between two theme parks and their hotels. Opened in 2001 as part of the resort's massive expansion, this entertainment district encourages extended stays in the popular Disney-themed entertainment complex. The district provides free parking for up to five hours, so you can take your time to enjoy a hearty meal and a few cocktails at an open-air cafe, shop at one of the largest Disney stores in the world, or explore a range of outdoor entertainment options, nightclubs, and movie theaters. Put Downtown Disney and other Anaheim attractions into our Anaheim road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a nice area to shop and eat. There is fine dining and shopping as well as mid-range shopping and dining. Also, there are entertainers to watch and enjoy.  more »
  • There is no other place on the planet like Downtown Disney, Disneyland and California Adventure. Downtown Disney is a fun and visually stimulating place to go even without tickets to the parks  more »
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  • I wish there was a bit more to do. I still love it. But I feel like I can only spend a maximum of 2 hours there every time I go. Earl of Sandwich is the best. Their Chipotle Chicken Avocado sandwich is the best. The Void is awesome! New Virtual Reality attraction. Totally worth.
  • Great place to visit. I usually go here to eat, do some window shopping, or site seeing. They have live music just about every time I go, and other forms of entrainment. It is great for everyone - kids and adults. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite spots to go eat. They have great American Mexican food, pizza, and sandwiches.
  • We just love Downtown Disney. After getting through a checkpoint from the hotel's there's a nice wide open space where music is playing and our son just has a great time dancing and enjoying the bit of space. Lots of wonderful food choices. Lots of fun shopping experiences. One favorite of ours is getting the candy apples from the Marceline confectionery shop. Live entertainment throughout the day and great live bands at night all playing for your enjoyment. It's a wonderful addition to the entire Resort experience.
  • Love Downtown Disney. If you bring your patience (security is there for safety, but can take a minute to get through, and of course there are crowds....its Disney after all) The shops always have great stuff, the restaurants always have good food. Take time to look at things online. Downtown Disney parking is $30 or buy something same price and park free for 2hrs. Hotel Disney get 3hrs free parking if eat at a hotel resurant. Fun to visit if you don't have time for parks.
  • It's a fairly decent walk past stores, restaurants and novelty kiosks. It can get very crowded and busy. Often there are musicians showcased along the walk and especially at the ESPN end. The walk at night is enjoyable. The addition of the VOID - a $30 virtual reality Star Wars experience - is a great choice!

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