Just because Disney is eying a Disneyland reopening date by the end of April, doesn’t mean that the Downtown Disney District is getting left behind. It will remain open seven days a week as Buena Vista Street closes free access for A Touch of Disney at Disney California Adventure.
Downtown Disney is still a spot with much excitement in Anaheim. As a Disney fan and/or Legacy Passholder, many have been stopping by for a visit to this sunny Southern California outdoor promenade for some Disney magic. Pretty soon even Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will have its DVC Villas open again which are just a few steps away from Downtown Disney.
Downtown Disney Spring
With spring coming, Downtown Disney is hosting some family fun from March 15 to April 18, 2021! So drop off your car at the Simba Downtown Disney Parking, and head on over for an Eggstravaganza at Downtown Disney.
Pick up your game board and stickers for $7.99* (plus tax) at select merchandise locations, including the newly reopened WonderGround Gallery. Then let the hunt begin! Search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters. Record your discoveries by placing the corresponding sticker on the themed Eggstravaganza game board.
Whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your game board to World of Disney or Disney’s Pin Traders to collect a special surprise – one of six collectible eggs!*
Downtown Disney Spring Food and Shopping
You can always get fantastic outdoor dining, and indoor dining when the time comes, at a restaurant like UVA Bar, Black Tap Craft Burger & Shakes, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, and many more, or quick-service dining options like Wetzel’s Pretzels, Sprinkles, Jamba, and Salt & Straw ice cream. Thanks to Disney Parks Blog, we’re getting excited for all the spring things to come at Downtown Disney!
Spring snacks: National Snack Day is in March, but snacking is fun year-round at Downtown Disney District. Here’s a sample of the tempting treats: Jamba’s Electric Berry Lemonade Smoothie, the Dill Pickle Corn Dog with a side of peanut butter at Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs, and a scoop from Salt & Straw, where picking out a unique, new flavor is part of the fun!
Any day is a good day to stop by Marceline’s Confectionery window and watch candy makers create specialty candy apples. Pick a Minnie design in bright Spring colors, or go for the adorable yellow baby chick (one of my favorites!)
Spring menu: Check out the spring menu at Naples Ristorante e Bar! And you might want to plan your visit for March 20 – National Ravioli Day!
Easter basket goodies: Pandora Jewelry’s new collection features Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Don’t be late in finding some of your favorite characters including Alice, the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter. Visit the Pandora Store and find out more about the upcoming Buy 2, Get 1 Free event starting March 18! You won’t want to miss it!
Raya-themed art installation: Have you seen Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon”? Celebrate Raya’s amazing story by checking out the new artwork in Downtown Disney District created by Xiao Qing Chen, a Walt Disney Imagineering concept designer. And take home your very own Raya doll or Sisu plush, now available at World of Disney and Elias and Co. See “Raya and the Last Dragon” in theaters or order it on Disney+ with Premier Access.
Easter brunch: Making your plans for April 4? Easter Brunch is on at Uva Bar & Café and Tortilla Jo’s, with “egg-stra” special Easter Brunch menus. Check out Disneyland.com/DTD for the latest details.
If you weren’t able to snag a ticket to be a Guest at DCA for A Touch of Disney, this is a great alternative, or do both!
Anyone have a particular Disney character egg they’re looking for? Let us know in the comments because we’re curious who the favorite is! They’re all so adorable!