In 2021, a new Four Diamond hotel will open to guests visiting Disneyland Resort.
This new hotel will connect all of what will be four Disneyland hotels with walkways lined by lush gardens, completely transforming the west end of the Downtown Disney District. Construction is set to begin this summer.
This construction, of course, requires space. And that space will come with the closure of several restaurants and businesses in Downtown Disney. According to the ocregister.com, the following spots will close by June 30th (with some spots possibly closing earlier) to make way for construction:
- AMC 12 Theatres
- Rainforest Cafe
- ESPN Zone
- Earl of Sandwich
- Alamo Rent-a-Car
- Starbucks (on the west side only)
Two Disney-operated businesses — Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney Travel — will continue to run in other locations.
Also according to ocregister.com: “Essentially, everything on the Downtown Disney property west of the Lego store and Disneyland Drive will be demolished, until the boundary of the Disneyland Hotel is reached.”
It’s anticipated that the much-loved Earl of Sandwich will stay open through June 30th, and it’s also being reported that the sandwich shop’s employees will have the opportunity to be considered for positions at Buca di Beppo.
Though closures are impending, construction continues to take place in other areas of Downtown Disney, providing new dining experiences. We recently checked out the new Splitsville Luxury Lanes, for example. And Ballast Point and Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer are slated to open later this year.
So, what are your thoughts on the upcoming changes? Please let us know with a comment!