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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. Plan to see Downtown Disney and other attractions that appeal to you using our Anaheim itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely magical. Words cannot describe how great. Actually rode on everything the kids did. Not to be missed. 
  • Maravilhoso todos os restaurantes ali apesar de ser menos que a de orlando não fica nada a desejar a mega loja da Disney e excelente e gigante 
  • You are kind of forced to walk through here to get into the parks. It's a nice area but not nearly the size or options of Orlando. 
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  • Great place to shop or eat. Wonderful ambience to enjoy part of the Disney experience without actually going in Disneyland. The Build a Bear workshop has all things Disney for your little ones Build a bear design. There is also a awesome Custom RC store. You can design and build your own RC. Lots of shops for the parents too.
  • Family friendly outdoor mall type area. Food shopping toys concerts bars. Often time I like to get a James juice and just people watch. Lots of tourists from all over the globe. Lots of locals. Good fun. Huge pickup area where the taxi sit.
  • It was my first time coming here! I know now why people talk about this place so much. It's great way to experience Disney and have fun! There's a lot of different shops to choose from. They have places to eat. It's a great place to take a date especially if they love everything Disney!
  • A wonderful place to visit with friends and family. Lots of places to eat and fun things to do. Overall a good place to hangout for a night or two.
  • Review for Steakhouse 55 in Downtown Disney District: Smiles are always forthcoming while exercising in the happiest place on earth. Wore a skirt with flowing blouse---date night was an active one requiring a 5 mile walk. We took a seat in the luxurious lounge with velvet appointments and ordered from the leather-bound menu book. Someone insisted on the 55 Porterhouse and I had a salad along with a side of truffle macaroni and cheese. Our servers were Rudy and Magic. Water glasses were always full and as usual wine was ordered. Steakhouse 55 has a joyful little lounge full to the brim with regulars overflowing with character. Upon dinner service, all china clinks on the counter at the same time. Service at Disney is like the fine dining restaurant where you are treasured, remembered and given no secret/secrets. Can't finish the gourmet cuisine? We brought some home for family in 3 paper boxes. Environmentally conscious and exceptional. See you soon Magic and Rudy.