The evolution of Downtown Disney in Anaheim continues to introduce more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytan will introduce some of his cuisine to Centrico, depicted here.

The evolution of Downtown Disney in Anaheim continues to introduce more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytan will introduce some of his cuisine to Centrico, depicted here.

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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.

Among those new restaurants is Din Tai Fung — the wildly popular Chinese restaurant chain known for its xiao long bao, or soup dumplings — which started in Taiwan and has locations throughout Southern California, including two in Los Angeles. Michelin-starred chef Carlos Gaytán will open two Mexican restaurants: Paseo, an upscale eatery in the current Catal space, and Centrico, a more casual outdoor restaurant where Uva Bar operates now. 

The world-renowned restaurant Din Tai Fung will join Downtown Disney in Anaheim to offer guests soup dumplings handcrafted on site. 

The world-renowned restaurant Din Tai Fung will join Downtown Disney in Anaheim to offer guests soup dumplings handcrafted on site. 

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All of Downtown Disney, including restaurants that will continue to operate like Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, will get a makeover into a mid-century modern aesthetic. Paradise Pier Hotel, one of Disneyland’s three on-property accommodations, is also slated to undergo renovations and will be re-themed into a Pixar hotel with a dedicated walkway to Disney California Adventure park. 

The evolution of Downtown Disney in Anaheim began in 2018, and the transformation work continues to introduce more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. 

The evolution of Downtown Disney in Anaheim began in 2018, and the transformation work continues to introduce more innovative shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. 

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