PHOTO REPORT: Downtown Disney District 7/6/19 (Mickey and Friends Abstract Topiaries, Retro Disney Parks Collage Loungefly, and More!)
Just like that, six months have come and gone in 2019. July may have just started, but things are heating up quickly here at the Disneyland Resort. A hot day like this is the perfect time to wind through the cool shops in Downtown Disney District and check out what’s new. Here’s a look at what we found.
Downtown Disney District
The former vendor cart between the two tram stops is blocked off by construction walls and covered in scrim. It’s quite an eyesore, at the moment. So we decide to set our sights on something better by strolling through World of Disney.
After not selling many iPhone X/XS cases for several months, we’re noticing more options finally popping up around the resort. This D-Tech transparent case featuring Mickey and Minnie in front of a Castle backdrop is adorable. And it’s available for $29.99.
Just when you think you’ve seen the last Disney Parks Snacks-inspired merchandise, a new D-Lish item is released. But we’re not mad about this “Salty” Mickey Pretzel baseball hat. For $27.99, you can show the world just how salty you are.
Disney really is on a roll with their merchandise. We spotted two new “punny” t-shirts, each on sale for $34.99.
One of our favorite things to do while strolling through the Resort is to admire the changing flowers and topiaries. And right now, there’s a new series of abstract topiaries on display. Mickey Mouse is the first one we spot on our stroll.
If you’re casually walking by, you might not even notice you’re looking at Mickey. Each part of his body is detached from each other and placed in a different part of the planter. But once you stand in the correct spot, all the pieces appear to come together.
Mickey poses with a pretzel and, nearby, Minnie poses with a macaron.
If you’re looking for a new bag to carry your Park essentials, The Dress Shop has just what you’re looking for.
The backpack retails for $75.00. The collage pattern includes Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, the Mickey Mouse Club logo, and an array of vintage art clippings from Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.
And the matching wallet is available for $50.00.
If a new purse is what you’re looking for, there are two Toy Story tote bags by Harveys available. The first is this tote featuring Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
And check out all the toys on the charm that comes with the tote! This tote is on sale for $198.00.
The second tote features a repeating pattern of Little Green Men. This could be your chosen one for $178.00.
On our way to WonderGround Gallery, we spot Chip and Dale topiaries up in a Palm Tree.
Speaking of WongerGround, there’s a variety of new artwork on sale for the first time in several weeks.
There is quite a display of artwork dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park.
If art isn’t your thing, there is a mug available for $16.99 that features all three attractions.
And a t-shirt with the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction poster for $29.99.
Most of the artwork is available in postcard form, for $4.99.
Outside of WonderGround, we spot more abstract topiaries. This time, Donald and Daisy are on display.
Goofy might be the oddest of them all and our least favorite of the topiaries. Poor Goofy has been getting the short end of the stick with redesigns lately.
The former AMC movie theater is still closed and feels like a huge wasted space.
And the former Rainforest Cafe feels the same way. Replacements for these locations haven’t been announced, and we don’t expect the movie theater to return now that AMC has relocated to Garden Walk down the street.
If you plan to walk from Downtown Disney back to your car at Pixar Pals or Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, please note that the temporary reroute is now permanent. Guests will continue to use the sidewalk on the south side of Magic Way.
The sidewalk on the north side of the street has been planted over. This former walkway was still in use up until May 2019.
With cars entering and exiting Pixar Pals on Magic Way, crossing on that side of the street doesn’t seem safe anymore. But come September, guests can use the Pixar Pals pedestrian bridge to walk to Downtown Disney, making the walk much simpler.
And those are all the updates we have from Downtown Disney District today. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more Disneyland Resort updates.