The Downtown Disney District Guide
The Downtown Disney District has so many opportunities for entertainment, dining, shopping, and much more! With this Downtown Disney District Guide you can check out the District’s restaurants and their menus, entertainment opportunities happening throughout, and tips for making this experience one to remember. Located within walking distance of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, guests can pop over at any time. There is so much to do here it is even a great place for a non-park day while on vacation, especially as a guest of any of Disneyland Resort’s hotels.
Guests who frequently visit Disneyland Resort will be suprised to see all of the new additions and changes. As of 2018 and 2019 it has added a number of new restaurants and boutiques to its 20 acre lot.
Downtown Disney District is home to 21 restaurants, 16 shops, and a number of new entertainment opportunities to experience!
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes
Enjoy hand crafted milkshakes and burgers at this casual dining restaurant. The menu also offers salads and delicious appetizers that are suitable for the whole family! Don’t have time to stop and sit down? There is a special counter called CrazyShake Window by Black Tap offering select milkshakes from the menu and traditional beverages.
Ballast Point Brewing Co.
This San Diego based brewery opened up in Downtown Disney District in January 2019, giving Disneyland a brewery offering such a wide variety of beers that it uses 100 different taps! This restaurant also has a great lunch and dinner menu, plus a selection of merchandise to take home such as men and women’s apparel.
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw is THE ice cream shop to visit! Indulge in home-made ice cream with flavors galore. Choose anything from caramel flavors to a chocolate hazelnut. Placed between Wetzel’s Pretzels and Napolini Pizzeria in Downtown Disney District is every ice cream lovers dream.
The Disney Dress Shop
In early 2018 Downtown Disney District opened the Disney Dress Shop, and now playing dress up isn’t just for little girls. Similar to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, you can purchase a princess inspired dress. Unlike the boutique in Disneyland, these dresses are more for everyday wear. Choose a matching handbag, broach, or bracelet to bring the look together! Designers like Dooney and Bourke and ALEX AND ANI have contributed to the creatively stylish line.
Just as it sounds the Disney Home store has everything you’ll love related home décor! Inspired by all things Disney, take home décor, kitchen gadgets, linens, and so much more. Disney Home opened its door in February of 2018 directly across from the CrazyShake Window by Black Tap.
Rinse Bath and Body Co.
Just opened month ago, Rinse Bath and Body Co. is the one stop shop for soaps, bath bombs, and southern hospitality. This is the family owned business’ first store in California and it is thriving at Disneyland! An impressive 93% of the products are all natural. Guests will love the exclusive products offered only at Downtown Disney District.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Bowling
This experience is one of the most popular places to visit in the District. There are 600 seats for dining seats, 2 cocktail bars, 20 bowling lanes, and an outdoor patio for maximum entertainment. Reservations are not require, but guests are welcome to reserve a lane on the official Disneyland Resort website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ultimate virtual reality experience is nestled between Ralph Brennen’s Jazz Kitchen Express and Sprinkles, and you don’t want to miss it. Choose between a number of virtual reality situations. Both immerse you into their own virtual worlds for you to explore. Guests under 16 years of age must have a present parent/guardian signature to participate.
The VOID Experiences
- Avengers: Damage Control
- Ralph Breaks VR
- Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire
Guests can receive 3 hours of parking for any twenty dollar purchase made while visiting. This include stores (any merchandise), kiosks, and quick service restaurants. Dine at one of Downtown Disney District’s table service restaurants for up to 5 hours parking validation.
Any parking after a guests validated time slot will be $14 per hour, rates are determined every half hour. Should you choose to stay all day or you have lost your ticket for parking the fee is $56.
All parking is subject to availability.
Automated Teller Machines (ATM) & Credit Cards
All ATMs presented by Chase at Disneyland Resort accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover/Novus, Cirrus, Plus, Star, and Honor card. Chase cardholders can use an ATM free of charge. Other cardholders will be charged a small transaction fee. The financial institute associated with a guests card may apply their own charges.
ATM Locations of Downtown Disney District
For convenience, there is one ATM on both the West and the East sides of Downtown Disney District.
- Near Wetzel’s Pretzels
- Close to both The LEGO Sore and Starbucks.
AED (Automated External Defibrillators)
AEDs are accessible to Disney cast members as well as guests in case of emergency cardiac arrest. Disney has placed them in multiple locations throughout Disneyland Resort and should only be used by those who are properly trained.
- Next to Sephora
- Wetzel’s Pretzels Restroom Area
- The LEGO Store Restroom Area
The Mouse For Less Tips
- When using the ATM remember that if you’re visiting from out of town you may want to call ahead to the bank. This will avoid any confusion and/or interference during your vacation. Many financial institutes will flag too many out of state cash withdrawals in a single period of time.
- Like the Rinse Bath & Body Co., Sephora also offers exclusive products to guests shopping at the Downtown Disney District store.
- During the Halloween and Fall season of the year there are carefully handcrafted and painted pumpkin patches, enlarged candies, and of course candy corn pieces each individually crafted. These are great photo spots for the family!