Sometimes, you just need a lil’ taste of Disneyland, even while the theme parks are still closed. Luckily, we can always head on over to Downtown Disney, the Disneyland Resort’s shopping and dining district.
So, what’s new at Downtown Disney?!
Well, we’re glad you asked!
Disneyland Resort Construction Updates
Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and the Disneyland hotels are still closed, but the resort is still undergoing some constuction.
Theme Park Gates
Though Orange County in California has been removed from the state’s coronavirus watchlist, Disneyland still has no reopening date. However, it seems like the theme parks are preparing to welcome guests again one day. We spotted some large plexiglass shields been installed along the gates and fencing at the main entrance to both parks.
Previously, we had only spotted sneeze guards at each of the turnstiles. These plexiglass shields on the gates cover about every other gate at both Disneyland and DCA.
It’s weird to get excited about acrylic shields at a theme park, but that’s where we’re at in 2020!
The Disneyland Hotel isn’t currently accepting guests, but it is still rolling out the carpet for future visitors! Or, as they put it, the green carpet, a.k.a. new grass.
There are patches of brown on the lawn, so it’ll be nice to see some new lush, green grass over here soon!
Downtown Disney Restaurant Update
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express
Want to grab some beignets and go while you’re at Downtown Disney? Well, you’re in luck! Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express, the quick service counterpart to Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, is now offering mobile ordering!
Skip the line and get some gumbo and jambalya ASAP!
Downtown Disney Merchandise Updates
World of Disney
Is it the ’90s in Anaheim?! Because we spotted some cool retro tees over at World of Disney! Previously, we spotted this throwback merch over at Walt Disney World, but these shirts have made their way to Downtown Disney’s World of Disney! Today is a good day to try… try on this gray Hunchback of Notre Dame T-shirt featuring Quasimodo, that is! This top costs $36.99.
And Hunchback fans will also be thrilled to see this Sanctuary tee with Quasimodo and Esmeralda, which also costs $36.99.
And fans of another ultimate ’90s Disney movie will LOVE this Hercules windbreaker, which has made its way over to Downtown Disney! It costs $49.99.
Look at this back with Pegasus!!
Can’t get enough of Hercules? Check out this Hades tee, which costs $36.99.
Or rock this Meg tee, which also costs $36.99.
Or you can rep your love of Hercules AND Meg together in this red and white shirt, which is $36.99.
This Pocahontas tee is giving us SERIOUS ’90s vibes!!! We loved this $36.99 shirt over at Walt Disney World, and we love it here too.
And if you wanna show off your love of Pocahontas’ adorable sidekick Meeko, you can do that in this $44.99 hooded Meeko and Percy long-sleeve shirt.
Look at these frenemies!!
The ’90s are alive and well at World of Disney with this Retro Disneyland ying/yang cropped tee.
This super old-school top will run ya $36.99.
And that throwback vibe continues with this all-overprinted Simba patterned tee…
…This Tigger tee…
…This Stormtrooper “pew pew” tee…
…and this Tea Cups patterned tee. These all-over print shirts are $36.99 each.
And let’s not forget another ’90s fav — A Bug’s Life! Throw it back to the former A Bug’s Land and Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train (RIP!) with this Heimlich tee for $36.99.
Another Pixar fav also appeared at World of Disney… Dug! We think this Dug T-shirt for $36.99 is too cute!
And it pairs PERFECTLY with this Dug hat! This cap costs $27.99.
And would any visit to World of Disney be complete without some new Baby Yoda merch? Of course not, and we spotted this Baby Yoda Loungefly for $90.
JUST LOOK AT HIS LIL FACE! That smile!
But that’s not the only Star Wars Loungefly we spotted! We also fell in love with this Ewok Loungefly wristlet…
…and this R2D2 Loungefly wristlet! Each of these are $40.
You can also enjoy the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with this celebratory tee! It costs $24.99.
We love the throwback toys featured!
But the fun new merch does NOT end there. We’ve seen these Rainbow Love Minnie ears at Walt Disney World, and they’ve finally made it over to Disneyland’s World of Disney!
These prideful ears cost $29.99.
And do you sense that chill in the air?! Oh yes, Halloween is coming soon! We’ve already spotted TONS of Halloween merch at Downtown Disney and at Walt Disney World, but there’s more here. That sought-after Halloween treats Loungefly bag?! It’s here at World of Disney for $75.
The Halloween Treat Crocs, which keep SELLING FAST in Florida, were also spotted here. A pair is $54.99.
We also think this Mickey Halloween plush is too darn cute…
…And he pairs PERFECTLY with witch Minnie plush! Each of these plushes are $22.99.
If that isn’t enough Halloween for you, check out this Halloween Disney candle, which is $19.99!
Or this SO CUTE pumpkin-shaped candy holder, which is $29.99.
And who can forget our favorite Halloweeny attraction, the Haunted Mansion?! We love this Haunted Mansion wallpaper button-down shirt for $59.99.
We’re also a lil obsessed with these Haunted Mansion leggings, which feature some of our favorite happy haunts! They cost $39.99.
If sweatpants are more your style, these gray Haunted Mansion sweatpants are the cozy thing you need for fall! We spy the hitchhiking ghosts! These sweats are $44.99.
And because no holiday would be complete without several spirit jerseys. We spotted a Disneyland Haunted Mansion spirit jersey! This spirited spirit jersey is $69.99.
Speaking of spirit jerseys, the Hocus Pocus spirit jersey made it’s way to Disneyland! It’s also $69.99!
The Disney Dress Shop
You didn’t think we were done with the Halloween stuff did you?! Over at the Disney Dress Shop, we spotted this Haunted Mansion wallpaper bow tie…
…and this Haunted Mansion classic tie! The perfect blend of classy, silly, and spooky, these ties are each $44.99.
And because, truly, we cannot get enough Halloween merch, we spotted this Disneyland Halloween candy tank! This sporty shirt is $34.99.
Though fall feels like it’s right around the corner, these Minnie Mouse bow shorts feel especially summery. These cropped bottoms cost $39.99!
Or maybe Minnie Mouse bow overalls are more your style? With a little lace detailing on the shorts, we think these $44.99 overalls are pretty cute for a day at the parks!
And hey, maybe you can put these new Disneyland resort patches on all that denim?! Featuring a Disneyland pennant, Mickey ears, the Pixar Pal-A-Round, and Sleeping Beauty Castle, this set of patches is $19.99.
If your style is a little bolder, we LOVE this Disneyland LANDS crop top.
It has the same vibe as this black Disneyland lands tee.
Both of these tops are $36.99.
We’ve seen these SUPER cute Mousewares drinking glasses over at Walt Disney World, and now we spotted them at Disney Home at Downtown Disney!
These cartoony glasses are $49.99.
Our final stop takes us over to Pin Traders, where there are a TON of new Halloween pins! This set of Mickey and Minnie pumpkin pins is TOO cute! It’s $15.99.
There are also TONS of candy themed pins, like this one featuring a little brotherly rivalry from Thor and Loki…
…This HILARIOUS Mandalorian Halloween pin…
…Pirate Chip ‘n’ Dale fighting over some candy…
…And Pluto gobbling up some treats.
Meanwhile, jester Goofy looks a little spooked by something!
But witch Minnie is smiling wide!
Magician Mickey is pulling candy out of his hat!
And Sleeping Beauty Castle is more like Sleeping Beauty CANDY! All of these above pins are $9.99.
And there you have it! EVERY thing we spotted new at Downtown Disney this week!
Have you gone shopping at Downtown Disney yet? Let us know your experience in the comments!