Tag Archives: downtown disney

It’s Not the Size of the Castle: Is Disneyland Becoming Too Adult?


When Walt Disney imagined Disneyland, he pictured it as a “family park where parents and children could have fun together.” That idea really only lasted a few years, because the opening of Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959 brought along with it the first height restriction. Still, Disneyland Park, and to a lesser extent Disney California Adventure, have […]


Disney Highlights a New Americana-themed Merchandise Collection


In celebration of tomorrow’s Flag Day, the Disney Parks Blog is highlighting a new Americana merchandise collection and other patriotic merchandise that will help you celebrate tomorrow’s holiday, the upcoming Independence Day, and all year long! According to Katie Thompson, a Global Merchandise Strategy manager for Disney Parks Merchandise, the new housewares collection features images […]


Downtown Disney’s ESPN Zone Officially Closes


Since 2001, guests spending time at the Disneyland Resort‘s Downtown Disney district could entertain themselves as they dined with a massive sprawl of TV screens featuring live sporting events and a sizable arcade, but those days have ended. ESPN Zone permanently closed its doors on June 2nd, paving the way for construction of a new luxury […]


Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria in Downtown Disney Debuts New Patio, Updated Menu


Downtown Disney favorite Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria is still in the middle of a restaurant-wide renovation, but recently debuted a modern new patio and bar that offers more outdoor seating in the California sun. Naples has also added some new items to their menu that are perfect to enjoy “al fresco.” Look for a new […]


Downtown Disney Businesses to Close Earlier Than Expected


Back in March, the Disneyland Resort notified businesses on the west end of Downtown Disney that they needed to close by June 30, 2018 to allow construction to begin on a new luxury hotel. It appears, however, that most of those business will be closing well ahead of that deadline. Based on available reservations and […]


Review: Farewell Lunch at ESPN Zone


Downtown Disney (located in the Disneyland Resort) has numerous lunch options. Today, we decided to say goodbye to ESPN Zone, which will be closing its doors this summer along with other dining options to make way for Disney’s new Four-Diamond Hotel, which is set to open in 2021. Saying goodbye is such sweet sorrow. I remember […]


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Select Locations in Disney Springs and Downtown Disney


To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, The Edison in Disney Springs, as well as Tortilla Jo’s and the UVA Bar in the Downtown Disney District, will be offering special foods, cocktails, and festivities for a limited time. The Edison in Disney Springs will be offering guests the Diablo Burger, the Flor de Maravilla cocktail, and the […]


Salt & Straw Ice Cream Shop Coming to Downtown Disney


The Disneyland Resort has just announced that later this year, Salt & Straw, a new family-run ice cream shop will open in Downtown Disney. Salt & Straw was founded by cousins Tyler and Kim Malek who ensure that their handmade ice cream is made in small batches with local, organic and sustainable ingredients. The company […]


Disney Dress Shop Reopens in New Downtown Disney Location


The Disney Dress Shop at the Disneyland Resort has moved across the sidewalk in Downtown Disney and is now opening in its new location, which formerly housed the Dream Boutique. The move was required because its current building will soon be home to the Ballast Point brewery and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. The […]


The Top 6 Gluten-Free Finds in Disneyland


Summer vacation is just around the corner, and that means it is time to start planning your vacation to the Disneyland Resort. We know vacationing can be challenging, especially finding gluten-friendly items to eat. Fear not, my gluten-free friends, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Disneyland Resort has plenty of allergy friendly […]