Yesterday, at Destination D23, keynote speaker Josh D’Amaro, Chairperson of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, talked about plans to reimagine the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland.
The multi-year project will begin in January 2022 with the closure of Earl of Sandwich, Sugarboo & Co, and Starbucks.
That space, along with the remainder of the AMC Theatres building, will then be transformed into a new collection of shopping, dining, & entertainment experiences.
There will also be a green space worked into the design, which will have the beginning of the Disneyland monorail as a border.
No word if any of the previous tenants will have a space here when it reopens. Disney also hasn’t given a opening date for the project.
This new area will be passed by when guests exit the parking garages or are on the way to and from the Disneyland Hotel, as shown in the map below.
Between this and the upcoming reimagining of Mickey’s Toontown, Disneyland seems to be putting an emphasis on the addition of green spaces for guests to enjoy.
Keep in mind, Disneyland has asked the city of Anaheim to allow it to expand Disneyland and California Adventure across the former West Street, now Disneyland Way, and access from the Disneyland resort area would be through this newly created green space. They might also have something up their sleeves with regards to the aging Disneyland Hotel towers.
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