PHOTO REPORT: Downtown Disney District 4/13/19 (Parking Structure Updates, Orange Bird Alex and Ani Bangle, Black Tap Updates, ETC.)

Downtown Disney District Updates
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With Spring Break season coming to an end, the Disneyland Resort is feeling a little less intense these days. But with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge just around the corner, the Resort is rushing to look its best in time. Here are all the updates you need to know about Downtown Disney District, including parking structure construction and new merchandise.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the new parking structure being built next to Mickey & Friends will be called Pixar Pals. The new structure will have six levels and more than 5,000 parking spaces. It’s slated to open sometime in July.

Downtown Disney District Updates

These beams are a new addition to the parking structure, as well as the ones above the escalators.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Trees have been added to the space surrounding the escalators. It’s not clear if they are just here for the time being and will be planted elsewhere, but this doesn’t look to be their official resting place.

Over at Downtown Disney, subtle changes are taking place to the former ESPN Zone building to get it ready for Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration. The exhibit will open April 26th and tickets are on sale now. From the looks of this new sign, there will be a store where guests can purchase merchandise.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

No word yet on whether Rainforest Cafe will be replaced by a new store or restaurant. But it does look like Cast Members are working on the upkeep of the grounds surrounding the former restaurant.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

And we still don’t have an opening date for Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes. However, there is visible progress going on at the restaurant. The white beams are a new addition and likely form what we will be an outdoor patio.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Over at Ballast Point Brewery & Kitchen and Wetzel’s Pretzels, Cast Members can be seen doing some maintenance.

Downtown Disney District Updates

As we make our way through Downtown Disney, we can’t help but take note of how light the crowds are this morning. We can definitely feel the end of Spring Break making an impact.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Over at The Dress Shop, we stumble upon several new merchandise items as well as this new sign advertising Pandora Jewelry.

Downtown Disney District Updates

If Up is one of your favorite Pixar movies, you can purchase this beautiful dress for $128. It features Carl flying in his balloon-powered house, with the iconic rainbow of balloons. And if the dress isn’t enough, you can purchase a matching Minnie Mouse Plush for $29.99. Complete with a Grape Soda “Ellie badge” on her bow.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

And finally, months after this Trader Sam’s Tiki Drink Shirt debuted at Walt Disney World, the shirt has finally made its way here to the Disneyland Resort. This shirt retails for $54.99. And ladies, the matching dress is also on sale.

Downtown Disney District Updates

This new Mountain Man baseball cap is a great hat for guests who love the Mountain attractions at Disneyland Park. This hate, which highlights Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Matterhorn, can be purchased for $27.99.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Even though Orange Bird is a Florida-based character, he does occasionally pop up on merchandise at the Disneyland Resort. And this new Orange Bird Alex and Ani Bangle for $49.95 is adorable, to say the least.

Downtown Disney District Updates

And we love this new Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo Alex and Ani Bangle, available for $44.95.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Over at World of Disney, guests wishing to participate in Disney Eggstravaganza 2019 can purchase maps inside at any of the cash registers. Be sure to check out our review of Eggstravaganza at Disneyland Park.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Inside World of Disney, a new kid’s Spirit Jersey has hit the shelves. This Briar Rose Gold Tie-Dye Spirit Jersey can be purchased for $44.99.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Downtown Disney District Updates

Of course, there is plenty of Briar Rose Gold merchandise for adults too. Be sure to check out the full collection.

Downtown Disney District Updates

Those are all the updates on Downtown Disney that we have for today. If you want to keep up with the latest Disneyland Resort news, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About the author

Ciara Trexler

Ciara has been an Annual Passholder of Disneyland Resort for over 18 years and previously worked as a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Travel Company. When she's not writing or visiting the Resort, she can be found traveling, binging Netflix, or cuddling with her cat.

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Freudian? “This hate, which highlights Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Matterhorn, can be purchased for $27.99.”