Disneyland’s Toontown is currently closed as it undergoes a yearlong renovation that will bring in a new ride, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. But that’s not the only part of Disneyland experiencing major changes. Soon, Downtown Disney, the shopping and dining area outside the parks, will have extensive new offerings.
Changes have been underway for months in Downtown Disney, including the recent demolition of the AMC theater, but the company hadn’t announced the plan for the cleared space. Now, we know what it will entail: new restaurants, new shopping, and green space for relaxation outside of the parks, with an attached stage for entertainment, Disneyland President Ken Potrock announced in a news conference on April 27.