Much like Disneyland itself, Downtown Disney needs to change and evolve to make sure it stays one of the major attractions in the area. Lots of changes are coming, and we've got them all here for you in one convenient package! What are you most excited to see this year?
The luxury bowling alley and restaurant will open SOON - January 29! This is a big hit at Disney Springs in Florida, so we're excited to see how it does in the old House of Blues space here in California.
2. Ballast Point Brewery
Since the surprise announcement that the Build-A-Bear Workshop and RideMakerz stores would be closing at the end of 2017, we've been wondering what would take their place. And the answer is....beer! It's been officially announced that the San Diego based brewery/restaurant will be moving in. Although its a brewery its still considered to be a very family friendly place, with delicious food for everyone. Check out the menu we found online for their San Diego location.
|Check it out for yourself here
3. World of Disney Updates
The World of Disney store is enormous and mostly unchanged since it opened in 2001. Its getting some much needed love this year. The work will be done in different phases so that the store can remain open.
4. Don't Forget More Beer!
Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer will be opening sometime this year in the space right next to Ballast Point (Ooh! Competition!). With four locations in New York and one in Las Vegas, this casual burger joint has some pretty amazing burgers (including a vegan burger and even a falafel burger!) and some pretty wild milkshakes. Take a look at this shake that's been designed for Downtown Disney's distinct menu.
|Credit to Disney Parks Blog
This has to be our personal favorite new thing coming to Downtown Disney. Disney Home will be a store entirely devoted to Disney Home Goods. It'll be in the old D Street location, and opens sometime in February. Who's excited??
|Photo from Disney Parks Blog