What's New for the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California
For us, the Downtown Disney District has become almost as much of the Disney experience as the Disney Parks themselves. Our children love all of the fun dining options and definitely the shopping. To be honest, I might enjoy a little shopping myself... a lot!
So what's in store for the Downtown Disney District in 2022? Well, it will continue to evolve as a premiere location for shopping, dining and entertainment experiences.
Specialty retailers Pelé Soccer and Lovepop have now opened Downtown Disney District. Pelé Soccer is a stadium-themed store offering soccer gear from renowned global sports brands and national team jerseys from around the world at a shop named after Pelé, the legendary Brazilian superstar.
Lovepop offers eye-catching, 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.
Post 21 is a new Black-owned / African-American-owned, woman-owned retailer offering curated modern and design forward merchandise from Black-owned businesses, including products for family, home, gifting and more. This specialty kiosk caught my eye during out last trip to Disneyland, and let me just say, the aesthetic of their merchandise is just my style. I will most certainly be shopping there, so stay tuned for more information.
You can find this specialty kiosk between the World of Disney and Starbucks.
Continuing the momentum that began in 2018, a multi-year project will begin in January 2022 with plans to transform the former AMC Theatres building and adjacent area into a stunning new lifestyle space. Drawing inspiration from Southern California mid-century modern architecture, the area will be a beautiful blend of vibrant color palettes, multi-cultural design elements and patterns, an open lawn for relaxation and future events, and an even broader collection of dining and shopping.
We simply cannot wait for another trip to the Disney Parks and the Downtown Disney District.