From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Valerie Lee

It’s an exciting time at the Disneyland Resort, and we’re here to give you the latest reveals on what’s next for Downtown Disney District! Through this innovative evolution, we are continually looking to bring you new experiences and even more ways to make memories with a dose of Disney magic.


Image of Parkside Market exterior concept art coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort
Image of Parkside Market concept art of interior second story bar at Parkside Market coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

First Look at Parkside Market!

Here’s a first look at renderings for the new Parkside Market, a curated collection of four diverse culinary concepts from Levy Restaurants, all under one roof, as part of the expansion of the district on the west end. As we recently shared, Parkside Market will bring Seoul Sister, a fast-casual modern eatery that will serve a Korean-forward menu based on bibimbap (Korean rice bowls); Sip & Sonder serving lattes, fresh treats, frozen drinks and Caribbean-inspired bites; GG’s Chicken Shop with chicken sandwiches, salads, and classic dinner table sides; and a second story bar with great views of the district to sip signature craft cocktails and mocktails paired with tantalizing appetizers.

Image of Earl of Sandwich wraps and sandwichs, coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

Earl of Sandwich News!

Earl of Sandwich fans, great news! Plans are in the works for an all-new, two-story location in Downtown Disney District, with a quick-service Earl of Sandwich shop on the ground level and a table-service gastropub upstairs. We can’t wait to share more details about this project in the future.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for a temporary Earl of Sandwich pop-up opening soon near Star Wars Trading Post. Here, you will be able to pick up sandwiches such as The Original 1762, The Full Montagu or my personal must-have, the Holiday Turkey, as well as hand-crafted wraps, salads and sweets.

As we previously shared, Earl of Sandwich will be relocated from its temporary location on the east end of the district near the Esplanade to make way for the design and construction of an all-new Porto’s Bakery.

Image of Paseo concept art coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort
Image of Tiendita exterior concept art coming to Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

Sneak Peek at Paseo and Céntrico, and Announcing Tiendita!

Next, let’s take a sneak peek at what’s coming to the center of the district later this spring – the new Paseo and Céntrico – and announcing, Tiendita! With menus created by Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytán, the Paseo upstairs dining room and the first floor Céntrico courtyard bar and restaurant will offer upscale Mexican cuisine and tequila-based cocktails, while next door, Tiendita will offer Chef Gaytán’s Mexican heritage flavors on-the-go, with quick-service Mexican street-food staples.

Image of Downtown Disney LIVE! stage and lawn

We’ve been talking about what’s to come, and of course, there is so much to enjoy now! One of my favorite new spots to relax and listen to music is at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage and lawn. You can dance and sing along to various genres of music including Motown, rock, jazz, pop and reggae. Be sure to check the entertainment schedule for seasonal and specialty performances throughout the year.

Whether it’s distinctive dining, shopping or entertainment, Downtown Disney District is a destination all its own to have a great time with your family and friends. Currently, there are dozens of restaurants, snack stops, boutiques and entertainment venues for you to visit including Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Naples Ristorante e Bar, Wetzel’s Pretzel, PANDORA Jewelry, Lovepop, California Sole and World of Disney!

Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog, where we have all the latest updates on Downtown Disney District!

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