Welcome back! We’re here with another What’s New at Downtown Disney!
It’s been a busy week so we’ve got plenty of dining, construction, and merchandise updates to share with you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump right on in!
Downtown Disney Food Update
The state of California lifted the stay-at-home order meaning that outdoor dining could return. Therefore, active eating and drinking are allowed again at Downtown Disney as long as guests are stationary and physically distanced. Because of this, MANY Downtown Disney restaurants (though not all) have reopened under the new health and safety measures! Here’s a break down of all the restaurants that returned this week.
Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District’s first on-site brewery welcomed guests back this week! Now you can stop in and try some of their seasonally-inspired menu items Monday-Thursday 11AM-8PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-9PM, and Sundays 10AM-8PM.
UVA Bar and Cafe reopened with outdoor dining on January 30th. Enjoy some sunshine and grab one of their delicious burgers Monday-Thursday from 12PM-8PM and Saturday-Sunday 11AM-8PM.
Tortilla Jo’s also returned on January 30th with similar hours. The upbeat Mexican restaurant is now open weekly Monday-Thursday 12PM-8PM and Saturday and Sunday 11AM-8PM.
Both Louisiana restaurants have reopened in Downtown Disney for lunch and dinner. If you’d like to eat at the restaurant for a sit-down meal, you can now make a reservation, or you can grab the goods to go at the express kitchen daily.
Naples Ristorante e Bar reopened on January 30th bringing southern Italy flavors back to the center of Downtown Disney. You can now stuff your face with all of the classic Italian dishes served straight from traditional wood-fired ovens Monday-Thursday 12PM-8PM and Saturday and Sunday 11AM-8PM.
Black Tap is another restaurant joining the list of those that have reopened. The throwback-style eatery is open Sunday-Thursday 12PM-8PM and Friday-Saturday 12PM-9PM so you can grab a burger and milkshake everyday of the week!
If you’re a fan of the many sandwiches and meals served at Earl of Sandwich, you can now stop by the reopened location and get your fix. The restaurant is now open Sunday-Thursday 10AM-8PM and Friday-Saturday 10AM-9PM. But do be sure to double check the hours before you head over.
And, lastly, the popular smoothie spot, Jamba, has reopened. You can now stop by and order some fresh-squeezed juice and a variety of bowls and sandwiches.
Dining locations along Buena Vista Street will join the list of reopened restaurants at Disneyland Resort on Friday, February 5th. Though, a variety of dining locations at Downtown Disney do still remain closed including both Starbucks locations, La Brea Bakery Cafe, Tortilla Jo’s Taqueria, Catal Restaurant, and Splitsville. We’re not sure when these restaurants will reopen so stay tuned!
Downtown Disney Construction Update
Star Wars Trading Post
This week, Disney announced that the intergalactic shop, Star Wars Trading Post will opening in a new location on February 19th. The new shop will be themed as a hidden jungle Resistance base and you’ll even pass by Rey’s speeder as you enter! The former location of Rainforest Cafe is expected to be the new home of the trading post and the exterior is already starting to be decorated in the style.
When the location opens later this month, galactic travelers will find odds and ends from the many planets of Star Wars including the Paddy Frog Light-Up Sipper and the new Baby Yoda inspired Streetwear Collection.
When we were passing by, we noticed that Gone Hollywood has closed its doors indefinitely. The store was previously being used for overflow during the holidays and on busier weekends when stores were capped at 20% capacity.
We chatted with a Cast Member about the closure and they shared that no information has been shared about when the location may reopen.
Downtown Disney Merchandise Update
Buena Vista Street
It’s February at Disneyland Resort and that means that love is in the air (LITERALLY!). We spotted new Mickey balloons joining the colorful signature bundle. The Valentine’s Day balloons featuring a pink balloon tucked inside a clear balloon. And, the iconic duo, Mickey and Minnie, are on the balloon with their hands forming a heart among other hearts and flowers for the season.
We spotted these babies in Disney California Adventure in the small alcove leading the way towards the upcoming Avengers Campus for $10.
Over at the Dress Shop, the Ariel Vintage Dress has made it’s way over to the West Coast. We originally spotted this at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World and now it’s floundered to another location. The dress features TONS of under-the-sea details so you can live your best mermaid life on the land.
The predominantly blue dress, features sea shells and dinglehoppers and some embroidery details like Flounder and Ariel’s signature. The dress is available for $128.
And, more Valentine’s Day Dooney & Bourke bags have popped up at the Dress Shop! The Valentine’s Day Dooney & Bourke Tote Bag is available for $298.
The bag features lots of romantic details including Mickey and Minnie on what we can only assume is a romantic date.
We also spotted a new baseball hat that features the same pattern as the embroidered EPCOT Mexico Pavilion Ears we found a little while ago. The embroidered details on the sides of the cap really pop against the dark background.
If you look closely, there are tons of little hidden Mickey details in the pattern.
The Mickey Ears had us going un poco loco and now we’ve got another hat to go crazy about! You can find this for $27.99 at the Dress Shop.
Last year, the Princess crown pins were selling out FAST at Disneyland and this week we spotted them BACK featuring new princesses at Julius Katz! You can snag a pin with crowns inspired by Princess Tiana…
…and Princess Aurora.
There’s also a Princess Cinderella Crown…
…AND Princess Jasmine!
Each pin has details that are unique to the princess and is $12.99. They’re so pretty that we want to collect them ALL!
Kingswell Camera Shop
Over at Kingswell Camera Shop, there’s a NEW Beauty and the Beast home collection that can 100% be our guest! The new line features a variety of kitchen and household items with iconic characters from the classic Disney animated film. The Chip Succulent is $12.99 and has Chip blowing as hard as he can to get that succulent out of the cup. It’s looks like he’s really just bubbling over instead, but we must say, that’s pretty cute.
The Madame de la Grande Bouche Wardrobe Jewelry Holder will keep all your gems safe for $79.99. The wardrobe doors open to reveal hooks for necklaces and bracelets and the drawers even open to store away all your keep sakes. We totally remember what outfit she gave Belle in the movie so maybe help her out by stocking her with some more stylish items.
Have Lumiere do the work and serve up all your cakes and cupcakes on the Lumiere Cake Stand for $44.99. Lumiere balances the plate with fire glittering from his candles and he’s sure to make a great addition to your kitchen collection.
And, the last new item that we spotted in the collection is the Lumiere Light-Up Figurine for $39.99.
He’s sure to make a glowing centerpiece for the dinner table so put his service to the test!
Over at Pin Traders, we found a few new Limited Edition Pins, including the Haunted Mansion Clock Pin for $19.99. The pin features the creepy clock that strikes 13 (and other ghoulish things) that you ride by in the Haunted Mansion.
We also found a Limited Edition Bambi Terrarium Pin for $19.99! The pin has Bambi and her pal Flower in the forest inside of a terrarium. We love a terrarium, but a Disney pin terrarium? That’s pretty adorable!
Annual Passholders can also pick up the Limited Edition Magic Happens Pin for $17.99. The pin features Aurora and her Fairy Godmothers fluttering around the castle. In order to grab this pin, you will need to present a valid Annual Pass and State Issued ID at check-out.
The last new item we found that Pin Traders is the Disney Rewards 2021 Pin for $12.99. The pin features Minnie in front of her house waving to all her fans!
World of Disney
Over at World of Disney, there are TONS of new items to keep you wandering the store for hours! The new Mickey Newsprint Collection has TONS of different tops, jackets, and pants so you can deck out head to toe.
The Grey and White Raglan Disneyland Tee is the first in the collection for He’s sure to make a glowing centerpiece for the dinner table so put his service to the test! It features silhouettes of Mickey and Minnie on the front with the newsprint design and “Disneyland Resort” is written underneath the couple.
The long-sleeve t-shirt in the collection has the newsprint design on half of the shirt. Both the front and back go halfsies with a plain grey background and the newsprint pattern! You can grab the t-shirt for $42.99.
Make it a whole ensemble and pair the tops with the Mickey Newsprint Sweatpants for $44.99. The print is on almost every inch of these pants so you can spend your morning cuddled up o the couch reading all the Disney news on the pants.
The Mickey Newsprint Hoodie also joins the collection for $59.99. The newsprint pattern is on the sleeves and pocket of this black hoodie.
Similar to the hoodie design, the Mickey & Minnie Newsprint Sweatshirt has the pattern on the sleeves but also has Mickey and Minnie looking endearingly at each other on the upper front of the top. Pick up the sweatshirt for $49.99
And, the last item in the Newsprint collection is the Mickey Short Sleeve T-Shirt for $36.99. This top will have you singing M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E with the main mouse himself on the front with the newsprint pattern in the letters.
When the new Disney nuiMOs plush collection launched at the Disney Parks, two spirit jerseys were set to join the collection, but they sold out REAL FAST! Well, we spotted them back in stock at World of Disney this week! The Black Disneyland Resort Spirit Jersey is available for $19.99…
…and the Rose Gold Disney Spirit Jersey is back for $19.99.
Your dog can get in on the Disney action in his own Mickey Dog Sweater for $44.99. Mickey’s expressions on the sweater are probably all of the feelings you’ve had as a dog owner at some point.
A few more items from the Lunar New Year collection have made its way into the shop too. The Mickey Mug (which we also spotted at Disney World) is great for keeping your teas warm as they steep and is available for $19.99.
And, the Lunar New Year Magnets feature some classic Disney characters for $14.99. Translated, Mickey has “good luck,” Minnie “prosperity,” Donald “fortune,” Chip “happiness,” and Dale “longevity” so you can sprinkle some good fortune on your fridge!
If you’re heading to a baseball game or just enjoy lounging in a baseball jersey, there are two new Disneyland Baseball Jersey Tees for $59.99.
And Marvel fans finally have some WandaVision merchandise that they can pick up to sport the newest cliffhanger on the show! The WandaVision t-shirt for women is $36.99 and features a retro logo. It’s basically walking advertisement for their ’50s sitcom in the show and says “A love like you’ve never seen!”
You can also dress up like Vision does for Halloween in the Vision t-shirt for men for $36.99. The tee features the same design as Vision’s superhero suit!
Bring the characters to your desk as decoration with the new Funko POP! figures! The Wanda ’50s Funko Pop figure is available for $14.99. Fans will immediately recognize the lobster that Wanda was trying to cook up in Episode 1.
There’s also a black and white ’50s Funko Pop figure of Vision holding his little suitcase for $14.99.
And, you can grab the characters in color sporting their Halloween costume. Wanda is looking a lot like her superhero self in the Halloween Funko Pop for $14.99…
…and Vision isn’t hiding his face anymore in his Halloween Funko Pop costume for $14.99.
We’re loving this show and this collection.
If you’re missing new episodes of The Mandalorian you can add this notebook set featuring Mando and Baby Yoda for $24.99 and be reminded of all their adventures whenever you need to jot something down.
The notebook set comes with a Baby Yoda notebook, pen, and other Star Wars accessories for the office!
There were also TONS of new mugs when we stopped by World of Disney! We love riding Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Thunder Mountain and if you’re like us you can get the Conquered the Mountains mug for $19.99.
There are also THREE new character mugs for $14.99 each that let you put on the face of your favorite Disney animals. There is the Marie mug which has her purr-fect little whiskers on the front…
…and her signature on the back.
You could be mistaken for Stitch when sipping out of this character mug! He’s wreaking intergalactic havoc in the front…
…and went ahead and autographed the back. You know, his signature move.
The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland is also featured on a mug! The front highlights his iconic pink grin…
…and his smiling signature adorns the back.
And, if you’re hosting a mad tea party, the Alice in Wonderland Stacking Tea Cups Mug will help you master the balancing act for $19.99. This cup is three in one!
And, the last new mug to join the infamous mug wall at World of Disney is the Valentine’s Day mug. The mug has mIckey and Minnie showing off their love for each other on the front.
And, the handle is in the shape of a heart!
The Valentine’s Day Mug is likely here for a limited time so head on over and pick it up for $14.99!
If Disney Villains are more your thing, then there are a few new items to add to your collection! The new Villains Button Down T-Shirt features almost every wicked character in black and white for $85.00.
And you can snag the matching Villain scarf for $40!
And that’s all for this Whats New at Downtown Disney! We’ll catch you next time for more updates out of sunny California!
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