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Downtown Disney

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Address: Disneyland Dr at Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone Number: 714 781 4565
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Antiquing
Description: After a day at the theme parks, many people head to this high-energy...
After a day at the theme parks, many people head to this high-energy entertainment complex that features restaurants such as the House of Blues and Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, attractions like ESPN Zone, plus Disney souvenir stores galore.
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Restaurants and shopping

Since you don't need a park pass to get into this, it got very busy in the evenings but it was still a good option for finding restaurants and for general shopping while we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Since you don't need a park pass to get into this, it got very busy in the evenings but it was still a good option for finding restaurants and for general shopping while we were staying at a resort hotel for the Star Wars convention. The Rainforest café was a nightmare so I wouldn't recommend that unless you're super early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of dining option, many you ned to book or be prepared to wait. Disney store large with wide variety of options, build a bear and build a ride great for kids.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I visit often. It's great before, after or instead of visiting the theme parks. Great date time with my hubby...shops, dining, theater, bars and ambiance with great energy....live music and cozy lighting set the mood at night!

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Most of the restaurants are table service and the prices are accordingly high. But there is a wide choice of that type of restaurant and the food is good at most of them. Lots of cute shops including of course World of Disney!

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Bellevue, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We spent an evening wandering downtown Disney parking was free. Had ice cream. Enjoyed the Disney store which has a wide variety of items to purchase for both kids and adults including grandparents. I bought cap that says Grumpy since 1937, the year I was born! Grandkids in particular think it is the perfect cap for me. Eating at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

There is wide variety of restaurant to choice from. Many are open late at night, however the wait can be long. Decide where you want to eat early in the day and then book a dinner reservation. It will help when you get hungry after spending the day in the parks.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We are accustomed to Downtown Disney in Fl, so we weren't as easily wowed. There isn't as much shopping at the California location and it doesn't have the same feeling of Disney as the marketplace side of the one in Florida. Still a good experience but just not as good as Florida

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It has everything you need and more. Great restaurants, great shopping and great entertainment. Completely convenient if you are staying at a DL hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Many restaurants in this area give you choices for any meal. Good idea to check about reservations can be a wait some times. There is also lots of shopping movie theaters and kid attractions. Connects to the Grand Califorian Hotel .

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There is something for everyone here and honestly, the restaurants here are much better than those in the parks. There's music, sports, ice cream beignets, pretzels and plenty of clean restrooms, not to mention the Disney Store. This is where you should eat dinner with your family, not inside the parks. A great atmosphere.

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