Downtown Disney & Disneyland Resort Hotels

Grand Californian

Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

January 2001 – present LOCATION The Grand Californian bumps up against Grizzly Peak in California Adventure. The hotel is accessible from inside California Adventure, by the Grizzly River Run, or through Downtown Disney, across the walkway from Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria. BACKGROUND In the late 90s, Disneyland announced plans to massively expand Disneyland, finally turning […] Read more…

La Brea Express

La Brea Express

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – La Brea Express is part of the larger La Brea Bakery, at the end of Downtown Disney. If you head toward the park gates, you’ll see La Brea on your right; it’s the last building before you hit the esplanade between Disneyland and California Adventure. EXPERIENCE Details: […] Read more…

Sephora

Sephora

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Sephora is one of the larger stores in the Downtown Disney district. You can find it on the southern side, next to the Grand Californian entrance off the strip. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – cosmetics & beauty accessories Price Range – most individual products are under $50, with […] Read more…

Grotesque Birds

Grotesque Birds

The Disneyland Resort’s largest hotel is the massive Grand Californian, which sits right between California Adventure and much of Downtown Disney. The hotel lives up to its name, with tons of restaurants, lounges, and floors to explore. But did you know that the hotel has a hidden gem which pays tribute to some of California’s […] Read more…

Wonderground Gallery

Wonderground Gallery

June 2012 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Wonderground Gallery sits on the western side of Downtown Disney’s large circle courtyard. The Gallery sits between Build-A-Bear Workshop and Tortilla Jo’s. EXPERIENCE Details: Merchandise – unique art prints, paintings, and collectible souvenirs Price Range – smaller collectibles under $20, with some paintings as much as $500+ […] Read more…

La Brea Bakery

La Brea Bakery

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – La Brea Bakery anchors the eastern corner of Downtown Disney. Head as far down the district as you can, in the direction of the park gates, and you’ll spot it. The Bakery overlooks the end water fountain, World of Disney, and the walkway toward the tram. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

Marceline's Confectionary

Marceline’s Confectionary

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Marceline’s Confectionary is located near the center of Downtown Disney, on the southern side of the street. If you are coming from the parks, you’ll find Marceline’s on the left, just after Anna & Elsa’s Boutique. If you are coming from the hotel end of Downtown Disney, […] Read more…

World of Disney

World of Disney

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – World of Disney anchors the eastern end of Downtown Disney. If you walk through Downtown Disney from the park gates, you’ll see the store on your left, just after La Brea Bakery. If you are coming from the hotel end of the district, keep to the right, and […] Read more…

LEGO Store

The LEGO Store

 January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – The LEGO Store sits toward the western end of Downtown Disney. If you’re starting from the park gates, follow the main path and keep to the left side. You’ll see The LEGO Store on your left, just beyond the Jazz Kitchen. If you’re starting from the Disneyland […] Read more…

Catal Restaurant

Catal Restaurant

January 2001 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – Catal sits at the center of Downtown Disney, across from its sister restaurant, facing the central plaza. To find this quiet dining spot, head toward the outdoor Uva Bar. Catal is on the corner nearby, next to Marceline’s Confectionary. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – table service Seating […] Read more…

Earl of Sandwich

Earl Of Sandwich

November 2012 – present LOCATION Downtown Disney – The Earl of Sandwich sits at the tail end of Downtown Disney, near the Disneyland Hotel. To find this restaurant, walk toward the opposite end of Downtown Disney from the parks, and you’ll see the Earl of Sandwich on your left, across from the ESPN Zone. EXPERIENCE […] Read more…

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