Multiple Downtown Disney Stores Closing to Make Way for New Dining

Multiple Downtown Disney Stores Closing to Make Way for New Dining
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The Ridemakerz, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and Chapel Hats stores at Downtown Disney Anaheim will be closing to make way for new dining in the coming months.

While the replacement for these shops has not been announced, the closures come at a time of rapid change for the district. Splitsville Luxury Lanes is currently under construction in the former home of the House of Blues, and more changes are expected to be on the way as part of the makeover of Downtown Disney.

It is unlikely that any of these closing stores will relocate to a new location within Downtown Disney, but Chapel Hats may receive an outdoor stand similar to one that they operate at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • Chapel Hats runs out of a store at disney Springs not a stand. They may have before the revamp of disney springs but not any longer.

  • Man… RideMakers was neat. Shame that they’re getting rid of it for just another dining place, given that there are already plenty of places to eat throughout Downtown Disney and the resort.

    • Restaurants serve a huge cross-section of people.
      Specialty shops serve very few.

      As a Southern California local who eats and drinks at Downtown Disney several times a year, this is great, great news.

  • Last I checked, Orlando has Disney Springs, and its been named that for a while now, and Anaheim has kept the Downtown Disney name.
    Plus, Tom says it in his first sentence, “Downtown Disney Anaheim”. So no, he doesn’t have to do much to this article.

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