Downtown Disney (Disneyland Resort)

Downtown Disney (Disneyland Resort)
Downtown Disney
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Location Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
Website Downtown Disney District
Operated By The Walt Disney Company
Opened January 12, 2001
Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure

Resort Hotels

Disneyland Hotel
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Downtown Disney District

Downtown Disney (officially the Downtown Disney District) is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area, also known as a "shoppertainment center", located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, United States. It was constructed during the Disneyland Resort expansion which also included the construction of Disney California Adventure Park, and opened on January 12, 2001.

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Location and history

Downtown Disney District lies between the Disneyland Resort's two theme parks and its hotels. The district was built on space previously occupied by the original Disneyland parking lot and Disneyland Hotel, and includes a bridge over Disneyland Drive (formerly West Street) which was regraded to accommodate the bridge. It is smaller than its Walt Disney World counterpart. Currently, no admission ticket is required for Downtown Disney District. Parking is free for the first three hours (or first 5 hours with validation) on most days. However, on very popular days, such as July 4 and New Year's Eve, there is an automatic parking fee collected when you enter the lot.

California's Downtown Disney District was designed to attract local residents and to encourage extended stays in the resort district.

One side of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, and one side of the Disneyland Hotel's Dreams Tower face Downtown Disney, providing a view of the area.

Attractions

Downtown Disney District in Anaheim includes the following attractions:

Restaurants

Retail

Former Shops

  • Anne Geddes(Now Blink by Wet Seal)[39]
  • Kitson Kids (Now Apricot Lane Botique)[40]
  • Basin(Now Sanuk)[41]
  • Department 56 (Now Ridemakers)[42]

Other Attractions & Entertainment

Disneyland Monorail System

The Disneyland Monorail System[44] has one of two stations,one located in Tomorrowland,the other in Downtown Disney. Built as part of the Monorail's 1961 extension, the station was once known as the Disneyland Hotel[45] Monorail Station from 1961 to 2000. It underwent a major renovation and re-theming as part of the 1998-2001 Disneyland Resort expansion, and was re-designated the Downtown Disney Monorail Station in 2001. Admission to Disneyland Park is required to ride the Monorail.

When Downtown Disney first opened, theme park guests could purchase admission from a ticket booth adjacent to the Monorail station. However, the ticket booth was closed a few years later, leaving the Downtown Disney Monorail Station turnstiles open only to guests who had already purchased admission elsewhere.

References

  1. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/catal-restaurant/
  2. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/compass-books-cafe/
  3. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/espn-zone-restaurant/
  4. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  5. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/house-of-blues-restaurant/
  6. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  7. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/la-brea-bakery-cafe/
  8. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/naples-ristorante-e-pizzeria/
  9. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  10. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/rainforest-cafe/
  11. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/ralph-brennans-jazz-kitchen/
  12. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/tortilla-jos/
  13. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  14. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  15. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dining/list/#/downtown-disney
  16. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/apricot-lane/
  17. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/blink-by-wet-seal/
  18. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/build-a-bear-workshop/
  19. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/compass-books-cafe/
  20. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/disneys-pin-traders/
  21. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/disney-vault-28/
  22. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/d-street/
  23. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/fossil/
  24. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/island-charters/
  25. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/little-miss-matched/
  26. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/marcelines-confectionery/
  27. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/rainforest-retail-shopping-village/
  28. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/quiksilver-board-riders-club/
  29. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/ride-makerz/
  30. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/sanuk/
  31. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/sephora/
  32. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/something-silver/
  33. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/studio-disney-365/
  34. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/sunglass-icon/
  35. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/lego-imagination-center/
  36. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/travelex/
  37. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/world-of-disney/
  38. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/shopping/alamo-rent-a-car/
  39. ^ http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2010/12/10/exclusive-downtown-disney-store-set-to-close/63820/
  40. ^ http://themeparkmom.com/kitson-kids-close-downtown-disney/
  41. ^ http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/24/donwtown-disney-specialty-store-closes/67660/
  42. ^ http://www.disneylandnewstoday.com/?tag=department-56
  43. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/downtown-disney/amc-theatres/
  44. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/disneyland-monorail/
  45. ^ http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland-hotel/

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