Downtown Disney District, Anaheim

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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.
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  • Great way to spend an evening. Just shopping and eating. Disney only needs to add a little more entertainment and it would be perfect. 
    Great way to spend an evening. Just shopping and eating. Disney only needs to add a little more entertainment and it would be perfect.  more »
  • Takes more time to get in and out of the parking lot then there are things to see or do. Huge waste of time, save yourself and visit other attractions and dining. Not worth it. 
    Takes more time to get in and out of the parking lot then there are things to see or do. Huge waste of time, save yourself and visit other attractions and dining. Not worth it.  more »
  • This place has a lot of stores not necesary related to Disney products. It's nice to visit and walk by. Theres a lot of different restaurants . We dinned at an italian one, after a 75 mins waiting... 
    This place has a lot of stores not necesary related to Disney products. It's nice to visit and walk by. Theres a lot of different restaurants . We dinned at an italian one, after a 75 mins waiting...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The Downtown Disney District is a gem of the Disney brand and local area. This area has a host of restaurants, eateries, and shops for all ages. A great spot to grab some adult beverages when on a date night or have a bite to eat with the family. Downtown Disney District is within minutes walk from the Anaheim Convention Center and a host of various hotels and resort accommodation in the area. Extremely clean and safe for hours of wandering and exploring.
  • I think this is the nice place to visit if you want to have a Disney theme in your day without visiting the park. No ticket except for the parking. The shops are nice including Lego and World of Disney, you can look for more Disnet merchandise here. The bar/cafe/restaurant also nice.
  • Downtown Disney District is a very fun and entertaining extension of the Disney parks. The crown jewel is probably the world of Disney store which is humongous and has most of all the merchandise that can be found in the Disney parks. There are tons of neat stores and fun restaurants, one of my favorites is Ralphs Jazz kitchen. Call ahead to find out when they have live jazz music, it’s a great experience. They also have a awesome Star Wars store at the very end of the district that has got tons of Star Wars merchandise.

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