The Downtown Disney District

The Downtown Disney® District is a dining, shopping, and entertainment district situated between the main entrances of Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park. This popular shopping and dining scene offers visitors over 40 unique shops and restaurants, a movie theater, and a Monorail station that will take you directly into Tomorrowland inside Disneyland® Park. Many guests opt to take the Monorail from the park into Downtown Disney for lunch, then head back into the parks. Admission is not required for Downtown Disney® and as an added bonus; your first three hours of parking here are free! You can get two additional hours free with validation from select restaurants or the AMC Movie Theatre. Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find at the Downtown Disney® District:


The Downtown Disney® District is full of delicious dining opportunities with flavors from every corner of the globe. One unique thing about Downtown Disney® District is that many restaurants offer a table service and quick-service version of their most popular restaurants, including La Brea Bakery, Tortilla Jo’s, Napoli, and even Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen. Themed restaurants like the ESPN Zone, The House of Blues (including their often sold out Sunday Gospel Brunch) and the Rainforest Café are memorable favorites. You can also find classic staples like Jamba Juice and Wetzels Pretzels as well as specialty kiosks serving tasty treats.


Downtown Disney® District is home to some of the best specialty shops around. World of Disney, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Disney’s Vault 28, and the LEGO Imagination Center are just a sample of where you’ll want to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Some of your favorite stores like Sephora, Quicksilver, and Fossil can also be found here. Two of the newest additions to the Downtown Disney® District are also two new favorites to the area; Little MissMatched and RIDEMAKERZ. It is nearly impossible to leave Downtown Disney® empty handed.


There is always something exciting going on at Downtown Disney® District from live musical performances nightly to the occasional Disney Channel star meet-n-greet (check schedules, appearances are limited). You can always be sure to catch the latest film at the state-of-the-art AMC 12 Theatres and watch then play games at the ESPN Zone with over 120 HD TVs and a 10,000 square foot arcade. The House of Blues Stage always has the hottest acts and its Sunday Gospel Brunch regularly sells out.