Downtown Disney Expands Offerings, Bringing More Specialty Shops to Disney Resort

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Calling all Disneyland Resort fans! The Downtown Disney District is in the process of expanding its magical offerings. This shopping, dining, and entertainment district at the Disneyland Resort will soon be adding two new retailers.

If you are a fan of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, but you are looking for a place to visit that does not require theme park admission, then Downtown Disney is the destination for you.

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Downtown Disney — AKA the Downtown Disney District — is the shopping, dining, and entertainment district at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, It is located adjacent to the two theme parks (Disneyland and California Adventure), the Disneyland Esplanade (the area in between the Parks), and the three onsite hotels (Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Parking at Downtown Disney is super easy — you can park at the Simba parking lot for $10, and you can get 3-5 hours of parking validated with a qualifying purchase at Downtown Disney.

Disney Parks Blog just announced that two unique, specialty retailers currently located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort — Lovepop and Pele Soccer — will soon be opening up locations at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

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With Disneyland Resort bringing back a reimagined version of the Annual Passholder program — now called the Magic Key Pass program — and with new Magic Key holders (formerly known as Passholders) likely visiting the Resort more and more, these new retailers will surely be a welcome addition to the District.

Many fans have been waiting for Disney to bring more shops and dining options to Downtown Disney ever since so many closed a few years back, so it is clear that the company wants to continue to breathe new life into this area of the Resort — they even just hosted a live event this month!

Related: Resort President Teases “Next Chapter” For Downtown Disney

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Below you can read more information Pele Soccer:

Step inside the stadium-themed store and score an amazing assortment of soccer gear from renowned global sports brands at this specialty shop named after Pelé, the legendary Brazilian superstar who was one of the greatest soccer players of all time.

This will be the ultimate soccer destination, where players and fans alike can choose from a vast selection of official club and national team jerseys from around the world, sports apparel, cleats, balls and accessories for men, women and children. You can even have jerseys customized with a name and number for an additional fee.

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Read more about Lovepop:

Give a surprise that really pops! You’ll be wowed by Lovepop’s array of eye-catching, incredible 3D pop-up cards and gifts that take paper art to new heights!

Created by two ship designers, Lovepop combines engineering and modern technology with the ancient art form of kirigami, a variation of origami that intricately cuts paper rather than folding. These beautiful laser-cut designs add oomph to any occasion from birthdays to anniversaries, graduations and weddings, holidays, “just because” and beyond. Lovepop even has a collection of Disney cards and gifts!

From beautiful cards and stationery to intricate paper flowers and decorations, Lovepop has just what you need to share love with the special people in your life.

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An opening date has not yet been announced for either of these locations (we only know they will open in the coming months), but we will report back when more information is released. For now, you can enjoy the wide variety of other retailers at the Downtown Disney District, which is completely free to visit at the Southern California Disney Resort!

Related: Guide to Buena Vista Street, Expanded Downtown Disney Operations at Disney California Adventure

Are you excited for Disneyland Resort to bring these two new specialty shops to Downtown Disney? Let us know in the comments!

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