Downtown Disney is located just off the Tram Stop from the Mickey and Friend’s Parking Structure. A huge entertainment, dining and shopping experience, Downtown Disney is typically still open after the two parks have closed, with a variety of entertainment venues, fine dining and specialty shops. Newly added are Ridemakerz and Kitson Kids.
Downtown Disney admission is free of charge, and parking is free with proper validation. Parking is also available in the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, with the trams running up to one half-hour prior to Downtown Disney closing.
Photos on this page courtesy of Stephen Maniscalco
HOUSE OF BLUES COMPANY STORE
Situated inside The House of Blues, is a store featuring themed merchandise and sauces served at the restaurant for use in your own home.
Named after Marceline Missouri, Walt Disney’s hometown, this shop features sweets and specialty candles.
This store has more than just mis-matched socks. An entire accessories line, home decor and even furniture are featured in this unique store. This was the former location of Department 56, which had seasonal decorative items.
Lavish Bath and Body products are available here. This is Basin’s second United States location. (They are London-based). [corporate website].
DISNEY VAULT 28
Since it’s opening in November 2006, Disney Vault 28 has been the ultimate fashion destination for stylish shoppers in the Downtown Disney® District. They feature Disney vintage looks from Disney Couture, Disney urban styles by Bloc 28, and Star Wars™ – inspired tee’s from Junk Food. Also available are the hottest new offerings from Designer Yvette Mandell and fashions from favorite labels, like Mighty Fine, Tank Farm and Harajuku Lovers. If accessories are your forte, be sure to stop in and shop for some fun and funky jewelry from designers such as Tarina Tarantino, King Baby and Kidada. Or express your individuality with handbags and accessories from Harveys and Betsey Johnson.
Beach-ware and surfer-gear (ideal if you forgot your swimsuit for the Grand Californian Pools!)
DISNEY STUDIO 365
Similar to the store it replaced, Club Libby Lu, this salon specializes in ‘star treatment makeovers’ for tweens and teens.
Situated near the Rainforest Cafe, this shop features environmentally themed toys, plush animals and assorted snacks.
Beauty products and perfumes accompany this shop’s own line of cosmetic products.
COMPASS BOOKS AND CAFE
A large bookstore and cafe. A great place to get some time alone and away from the crowds. A small cafe is located inside serving coffee and assorted pastries. Be sure to get a schedule for upcoming book signings along with an extensive ‘Disneyana’ section. Located near the AMC Multiplex Theater.
Designer clothing and accessories for tweens and tots.
WALT DISNEY TRAVEL COMPANY
Get the best deals on Disney Travel at the official Disney Travel Company. Located near Department 56.
WORLD OF DISNEY
Rivaling Disneyland’s Emporium, this large store features Disney themed clothing, memorabilia and souvenirs. Different themed rooms have different types of products. The Lion King room offers adult apparel, while a Disney Villains room offers watches and accessories.
Jewelry and other silver products are available here. Engraving is free with most purchases.
BUILD A BEAR WORKSHOP
Build your own Bear, from the stuffing to the final outfit and accessories. This large shop is a favorite amongst younger visitors! Located near Department 56.
If you’re feeling adventuresome, get your khaki and mosquito netting here. Lots of fun gifts and accessories available here. Located near Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen.
LEGO IMAGINATION CENTER
A huge selection of LEGO sets and themed merchandise.
ANNE GEDDES BOUTIQUE
Make yourself at home in the flagship store that showcases the photographs, clothing lines and a wide range of items from famed photographer Anne Geddes. Find the perfect gift for every occasion from birthdays to holidays to a newborn baby.
Featuring a large selection of sunglasses. Designer glasses from Oakley, Gucci and Chanel, among others, are available here.
FOSSIL is has a popular line of specialty Disney-themed wristwatches along with their regular selections. Sunglasses and other accessories are also available here.
The “Build a Bear” for boys – Boys can build their own toy cars with literally hundreds of possibilities.
Disney themed clothing and accessories for “Tweens” and “Teens”.
Environmentally conscious foods served here amid a stylish rainforest setting, complete with audio animatronics animals and indoor weather effects. There is also a small shop inside to purchase specially themed items associated with the restaurant.
A casual, but elegant restaurant offering grilled seafood, chicken and assorted vegetarian dishes, such as pasta, offers a relaxed atmosphere for lunch or dinner. If you’re waiting for a table, check out the adjoining Uva Bar. Reservations recommended.
Located near the Catal Restaurant, this circular bar offers appetizers, drinks, wines and other Mediterranean dishes.
A huge assortment of flavored pretzels ranging from cinnamon to garlic. Fresh squeezed lemonade is also available. Located near Mis-Matched Socks
NAPLES RISTORANTE E PIZZERIA
An Italian inspired restaurant serving pizzas and fresh seafood dishes. Pizzas are prepared before your eyes and baked in wood-burning ovens. Upstairs is a stylish atmosphere, while the downstairs caters more to the fast food crowd. Reservations recommended.
HOUSE OF BLUES
A themed restaurant offering Cajun style food, also offering Memphis-style ribs, jambalaya and thin-crust pizzas. Reservations recommended.
LA BREA BAKERY
A bakery-restaurant serving open-faced sandwiches, and assorted desserts. Located near The World of Disney.
RALPH BRENNAN’S JAZZ KITCHEN
Another New Orleans inspired restaurant, serving Cajun foods, pastas and chicken. Reservations recommended.
STUDIO GRILL (ESPN ZONE)
Assortment of “fast food” menu items, along with some more elegant food selections. Great for grabbing a quick bite while waiting for a scheduled event.
This popular establishment serves a variety of juices, smoothies and blended drinks (non-alcoholic) with a variety of healthy ‘boosts’. Try the ‘Cold Buster’ if you think you’re coming down with a cold while on your vacation.
Serving a variety of Mexican and ‘tex mex’ cuisine, this establishment offers full service dining. Live music Wed-Sun from 3PM to 1:00AM.
MAGIC MUSHROOM BAR
Located inside the Rainforest Cafe, this lounge, while offering alcohol, is very family friendly and has mixed and blended drinks themed to the Rainforest Cafe.
AMC MOVIE THEATERS
This large theater complex, near the Disneyland Hotel, offers twelve screens of cinema magic.
This sports complex features two distinct areas; The Screening Room, where major sports events are taking place, and the Sports Arena, where people can go head-to-head against each other in a variety of interactive games.
HOUSE OF BLUES
Live entertainment and special events here frequently. See schedule for details. Reservations recommended.
RALPH BRENNAN’S JAZZ KITCHEN
Jazz inspired entertainment regularly. Reservations recommended.