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A bustling promenade offering shopping, dining, and entertainment, Downtown Disney District 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 District and other Anaheim attractions into our Anaheim road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Downtown Disney District reviews
We visited downtown on the day before going into the parks. Which worked out great because I don’t think is would had the energy to shop on the Disney days. Having said that be aware not everything.... more
We visited downtown on the day before going into the parks. Which worked out great because I don’t think is would had the energy to shop on the Disney days. Having said that be aware not everything.... more »
We held off on all shopping during our Disney day because we didn't want to carry anything around all day or have to go somewhere to pick up our purchases for the risk of any errors/mistakes so we...
We held off on all shopping during our Disney day because we didn't want to carry anything around all day or have to go somewhere to pick up our purchases for the risk of any errors/mistakes so we... more »
Love some of the seasonal updates that have been made. If you're heading down this Fall/Halloween season you're in for a treat. There are lots of new Fall decorations, along with seasonal food options for Halloween, Fall, as well as Hispanic Heritage month which I think is pretty awesome! They also have some some great food truck options and live entertainment on the Disney stage for Hispanic Heritage month and a free activity for both children and kids at heart. Expect crowds as always, but not too bad. Many of the stores have cute decorations as well as seasonal offerings.
What a wonderful family place. Lots to see and do. The lights at night are so pretty too. I wish they had another big Disney store with more older characters. Definitely something for everyone to do and for all ages. Ten out of ten would totally recommend for family fun and yummy dining. Brandon at Naples is the best. The pizza is to die for.
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