Calling all Rebels (or Dark-Side-sympathizers, you do you).
Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort has hosted several exclusive shopping events recently, including one for the Dooney & Bourke Haunted Mansion bag collection!
And now, Downtown Disney is about to host another exclusive event, this time featuring merchandise from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
It’s been over six months since Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure closed due to the global health crisis.
But fortunately, those who on the West Coast who need to get a lil’ Disney fix (uh, us!) can head to Downtown Disney, the resort’s shopping and dining district.
Back in February, Disney Parks Blog announced a one-of-a-kind experience coming to Disneyland Resort in the space formerly occupied by Downtown Disney’s ESPN Zone. The new experience, called Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, is progressing toward its spring opening with new exterior signage.
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration is described as a series of “different imaginatively themed rooms” designed to provide guests with copious photo opps. [Read more…]
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:
ALOHA from Disneyland’s Downtown Disney! THAT is where the Downtown Disney Summer Celebration is running now through September 4th.
The event — sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods, features over a dozen special menu items found at various Downtown Disney restaurants. These tastes of the islands will be accompanied by regular weekly appearances of the Polynesian performers of Tupua. Beginning July 1st, Tupua will help set the scene on the Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage with song, dance, and color. Moving forward, Tupua will appear on Friday evenings through the run of the event.
We mentioned a “taste of the islands,” too, though, didn’t we? Find a Hawaiian BBQ Sandwich at Earl of Sandwich. Or stop by ESPN Zone for Hawaiian Pork Sliders, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, or a Summer Mojito.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!
As you’re searching through the closet for your favorite green garment to don today, you may want to know about some green and Irish-themed EATS you can search for should you find yourself in Orlando’s Disney Springs or Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District on March 17th! (And heads up: a few of these treats will stick around through the rest of the month!)
We’ve already shared some of the treats you will spot around the Disney World parks earlier this week, but now let’s take a look at the Leprechaun-snacks you’ll find in Disney World’s shopping, entertainment and dining district!
Disney Springs in Disney World
Even outside of the highly recommended Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (get all the details here!), there is still plenty of Irish-themed grub to go ‘round. And the one we’re most excited about is the Irish Stout Poutine covered in corned beef, braised cabbage, beer cheese and chives at The Daily Poutine!
St. Patrick’s Day
is TODAY! (Are you wearing green??) And if you’re looking to join in the celebration of all things Irish, we have some great suggestions for observing the holiday at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District!
Whether you’re after delicious St. Paddy’s Day-inspired dishes, or entertainment to stoke the festive spirit, here’s what you need to know to celebrate the Luck o’ the Irish at the popular spot!
Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar started the party earlier! During the entire month of March, guests can enjoy their homestyle Corned Beef Reuben served on a rustic Marble Rye Roll. The sandwich comes with Uva’s Garlic Shoestring French Fries. Pair the platter with Red Trolley Irish Red Ale by Karl Strauss.
Crossroads Restaurant at House of Blues will offer lots of options for hungry guests in search of a hearty Irish feast. Look for menu additions such as Corned Beef Sliders, Cheese Soup featuring Guinness, Fish and Chips, and a Reuben Sandwich made in the traditional style with Corned Beef. Add [Read more…]
You’ve just arrived at Walt Disney World, and it’s late, and you’re starving. Or you’ve finished at the Park for the day, it’s late, and you’re starving. Or you’ve wrapped up a fun time at Fantasia Golf and — well, you get the gist.
Well, there are lots of places, actually! But today, I thought we’d take a closer look at three of our favorites featured in the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book!
Raglan Road Irish Pub
While there are several spots at Disney Springs where you can enjoy a late night bite to eat, Raglan Road is one of our favorites.
The menu features a mix of comforting, traditional Irish pub food with some fusion flavors, like curry. We have lots of favorites here, but one of the best dishes on the menu is the Fish and Chips! And no worries if you follow a gluten-free approach to eating — their Gluten-Free Fish and Chips are just as fantastic as the traditional version (some even like them better).
But the menu is only half the draw here. You’ll also find live music and traditional Irish dancing nightly.
Although it can be tough to get a walk-up table during the earlier evening hours, it’s a little easier to grab a spot later at night. The full menu is available until 11PM; order from the bar menu from 11PM until “late”.
Gasparilla Island Grill
Regardless of the hour, night or day, you can find something to eat at Gasparilla Island Grill.
Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, it’s a monorail stop away from both Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. You’ll find a menu packed with thin crust pizza in various sizes and with your choice of toppings. The menu here also includes some yummy desserts like Coconut Pot de Creme!
Enjoy the full dinner menu until [Read more…]