Take a look at the big changes in the Downtown Disney district – NBC Los Angeles

Disneyland is an ever-evolving idea, its founder said (on the contrary, Walt Disney said the iconic theme park “would never be finished,” a prediction that remains true to this day).

This forward thinking applies to several aspects in and around The Happiest Place on Earth, including Downtown Disney District, the shopping, dining and entertainment destination that debuted at Disneyland Resort in 2001.

New shops, restaurants, and attractions regularly popped up in the bustling neighborhood, and occasionally went out on bikes, and visitors became accustomed to finding new offerings dotting the neighborhood.

But the updates currently taking place at Downtown Disney are significantly larger than in the past, with the demolition of AMC Downtown Disney 12 and the redesign of the section at the western end of the district, near the Disneyland hotel.

To give guests a better idea of ​​what to expect, Disneyland Resort shared several renders on April 28, 2022, including one showing a new entrance for Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, a retro scene, and a Pixar-inspired refresh for one of the hotels. hotels.

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“The evolution of the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California began in 2018, and transformation work continues to introduce more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.” (Artist concept/Disneyland Resort)

“Drawing inspiration from the mid-century modern architecture of Southern California, the West Zone will be a beautiful blend of vibrant color palettes, design elements and patterns influenced by the region,” Disneyland Resort said. . (Artist concept/Disneyland Resort)

The western end of the district will feature “…an open lawn for relaxation and future events, and an even larger and more diverse collection of restaurants and shops”. (Artist concept/Disneyland Resort)

“Star chef Carlos Gaytan will bring his inclusive vision of Mexican cuisine to Paseo, represented here, and Centrico, in premises currently occupied by Catal & Uva Bar, powered by Patina Restaurant Group.” (Artist concept/Patina Restaurant Group)

“The central courtyard restaurant and bar and dining room will offer guests a multi-sensory journey into the heart of Chef Gaytan’s homeland.” (Artist concept/Patina Restaurant Group)

“World-renowned Din Tai Fung Restaurant will join the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California to offer guests handcrafted soup dumplings on-site. This family-run restaurant will bring flavorful Chinese cuisine to Downtown Disney, where guests can enjoy food served in family style in a creative space near the new lawn pavilion.” (Din Tai Fung)

“Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen will evolve in a way that incorporates the vibrant energy of California and a new approach to the menu, while remaining true to the heart of New Orleans for this customer-favorite spot.” (Artist Concept/Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen)

“Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California will soon begin a transformation, complete with an all-new theme. The hotel’s reimagining will incorporate Pixar’s artistry into its comfortable, contemporary setting.”

“Guests will be greeted with whimsical character moments, like the iconic and playful Pixar lamp balanced on its ball in the lobby.” (Artist concept/Disneyland Resort)

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