PHOTOS: Downtown Disney District Sign Removed from Esplanade at Disneyland Resort

Downtown Disney District Sign Removed from Esplanade Disneyland Resort
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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes have been happening left and right at the Disneyland Resort so far in 2019. Each time we visit, we notice something new being refurbished or enhanced, AKA Project Stardust. And truthfully, it can be hard to keep up with all of the changes. With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening in less than two months, we can expect this trend to continue. The latest refurbishment victim? The Downtown Disney District Sign, which has been removed entirely.

Downtown Disney District Sign Removed from Esplanade Disneyland Resort

Downtown Disney District Sign Removed from Esplanade Disneyland Resort

For many years, guests walking through the Esplanade to Downtown Disney were greeted by a tall, lit-up sign. Now, that sign has been removed and the ground where it was once firmly planted has been paved over.

Downtown Disney District Sign Removed from Esplanade Disneyland Resort

If you read our first Weekly Disneyland Resort Maintenance Report, then you’ll recall the above photo from the article. Nearly half of the light bulbs in the Downtown Disney District Sign were burnt out. It appears that instead of replacing the light bulbs, the sign has been removed entirely.

Unfortunately, we can’t say whether it’s gone for good or will be returning with a new and improved look. Only time will tell if the sign is a victim of Project Stardust’s goal to enhance the flow of guests throughout the Resort, or if the sign has been removed for maintenance. Regardless, we miss this icon of Downtown Disney.

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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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When is the next maintenance report? Doesn’t seem to be weekly.

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I’m just going to point out that the sign wasn’t probably removed in lieu of changing the bulbs… as that seems to be a much more expensive undertaking than changing a few bulbs. It’s more likely that Disney removed the sign from maintenance once they scheduled the demolition, which is why recent burn-outs weren’t replaced.