Downtown Disney’s Newest Expansion Plans and Updates

Downtown Disney

A favorite past-time of Disney fans alike is snacking their way through The Disneyland Resort. From the parks to The Downtown Disney District, the food and dining options are endless! From quick bites, sweet treats and sit down meals, there is something for everyone. The Downtown Disney District is currently getting major upgrades and new additions to the popular Anaheim Destination.

Brand New Parkside Market announced

The Disneyland Resort has announced a brand new culinary concept that will be a huge addition to The Downtown Disney District.  The district has big plans this year for new dining, eateries and hang out spots. The brand new two-story building will be called Parkside Market. Parkside Market will be on the west end of Downtown Disney. The Market will be a two-story building and will take occupancy where the old AMC building used to be. The brand new Marketplace will have four different dining options. The Multi-eatery will be an upstairs bar with signature cocktails, mocktails and more. Downstairs will include the new Sip & Sonder coffee bar that will serve Caribbean inspired cuisine and lattes, GG’s Chicken shop that will serve chicken sandwiches, salads and more. Lastly Seoul sisters will be a modern Korean restaurant. The bright new market concept is being created by the company, Levy Restaurants.

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Concept Art for the upstairs bar inside Parkside Market. Artist Concept Courtesy of AO/Disneyland Resort. 

New Additions To The District

New quick service Mexican restaurant that will serve delicious Mexican street-style cuisine. Artist Concept Courtesy of AO/Disneyland Resort

In addition to Parkside Market, there will be three more dining spots added to the bustling district. A new table service restaurant called Paseo. Tiendita will be an up-scale Mexican food restaurant with a quick-service option, this dining spot has Mexican-street favorites created by Michelin starred chef, Carlos Gaytán. Lastly, Centrico will take over where UVA bar used to be.

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Concept art shows two new restaurants, Centrico and Paseo in the dining district. Artist Concept Courtesy of AO/Disneyland Resort

Updates And More

Earlier this month it was announced that Tortilla Joe’s, a table service Mexican restaurant in the district will be permanently closing. The last day to dine at Tortilla Joe’s will be March 31, 2024.

Good news for Earl of Sandwich fans, the quick service will be staying at The Downtown Disney District but will be relocated into two-story building with an upstairs Pub. Earl Of Sandwich is currently in a temporary location at the very front of Downtown Disney. Porto’s Bakery will be taking over that location.

In anticipation of the new eatery coming to the district, there is currently no word of an opening date. With all the new delectable additions coming to Downtown Disney, what are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out DVC Shop Blog for more future updates!

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Written by

Brittney Malina

Contributing Writer

Brittney has been going to Disneyland since she was 3 years old. She has had a deep love for all things Disney ever since. Now as a wife and mother of two, she gets to share the love with her family and re-live the Disney magic through her children’s eyes. Brittney is a Legacy Passholder and you can find her walking down Main Street, U.S.A. with a churro or iced coffee in hand.

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