Downtown Disney Shopping and Entertainment District in Anaheim
The Downtown Disney District is a pedestrian dining, shopping and entertainment zone between the Disneyland and California Adventure parks and Disneyland Hotels. It has a similar feel to Universal CityWalk, with colorful cartoon signs and storefronts from the LEGO characters outside the LEGO store and the snazzy giant sax at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen to the outdoor Uva Bar in the center of the square that lights up like a rainbow at night.
In addition to individual businesses along the pedestrian zone, there is an outdoor stage that frequently hosts free performances. Vendor carts are scattered along the way selling everything from pretzels to designer electronics. During the winter, an ice rink is added to the entertainment. It opens before Thanksgiving and runs well into February. Downtown Disney also celebrates the Christmas season with a holiday village of booths that springs up around the ice rink with festive food and gifts.
The Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel are at the opposite end of the Downtown Disney pedestrian zone from the theme park entry plaza. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel has an entrance right on the pedestrian zone, and another entrance into Disney California Adventure.
There is a Disneyland Monorail stop in the Downtown Disney District. Visitors who already have their tickets can enter the park via the Monorail, which takes you directly to Tomorrowland. You can also exit the park back to Downtown Disney the same way, so it can be a quick way to get out of the park to go back to a Disneyland Hotel or take a lunch or dinner break.
- AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theatres – Movie Theatre
- ESPN Zone Sports Arena – Indoor play zone
- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen – Flambeaux's Jazz Club – Nightly Jazz Shows
- Outdoor Stage – Seasonal Concerts
- Street Performers
- Anna and Elsa's Boutique
- Disney Pin Traders
- Disney Vault 28
- World of Disney
- Wonderland Gallery – Disney Collectibles
- Build-A-Bear Workshop – Build your own Teddy Bear
- ESPN Zone Studio Store – Athletic Team Apparel, ESPN Collectibles
- Fossil – Watches, Bags, Accessories
- The LEGO Store – the 2nd largest LEGO store in the US – indoor and outdoor play areas as well as sales and exhibits
- LittleMissMatched – Socks, Socks, and more Socks – matched or mismatched.
- Marceline's Confectionery
- Pearl Factory – Hawaii’s Original Pearl in the Oyster Store
- Quicksilver – Surf Culture and Extreme Sports Apparel and Accessories
- Rainforest Café Shopping Village – Toys, Collectibles, Apparel
- Ridemakers – Build your own toy car or truck. Apparel and Accessories, Toys, Art & Collectibles
- Sanuk – Surf culture shoes
- Sephora – Cosmetics, Fragrances, Skincare
- Something Silver – Sterling Silver Jewelry and Accessories
- Sunglass Icon
- Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar – Mediterranean, Steakhouse - Reviews
- ESPN Zone – Themed Dining, Bar - Reviews
- La Brea Bakery Café – Casual dining - Reviews
- Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria - Casual Italian - Reviews
- Rainforest Café – Themed dining - Reviews
- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen – New Orleans Cuisine and Jazz - Reviews
- Tortilla Jo's - Mexican - Reviews
- Earl of Sandwich
- Jamba Juice
- La Brea Bakery Express
- Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Express
- Taqueria at Tortilla Jo's
- Wetzel's Pretzels
- Walt Disney Travel Company Guest Services
- Alamo Rent A Car
There is three-hour free parking to visit the shops and restaurants or up to 5 hours with validation. Follow the signs for Downtown Disney Parking, which is separate from theme park parking.