PHOTOS: Demolition Begins on Uva Bar & Café in Downtown Disney District


PHOTOS: Demolition Begins on Uva Bar & Café in Downtown Disney District


PHOTOS: Demolition Begins on Uva Bar & Café in Downtown Disney District

We stopped by Downtown Disney District recently to get a look at the demolition of Uva Bar & Café bar .

Uva Bar & Café Demolition

downtown disney catal restaurant and uva bar exterior

The Catal restaurant and its outdoor Uva Bar & Cafe closed on April 9 in order to “make way for an exciting new addition to the Downtown Disney District!”

demolition of uva bar & café

When we stopped by Downtown Disney District, we saw a large yellow crane starting the demolition process on the outdoor Uva Bar & Café.

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Construction walls surround the demolition site with advertisements for the Mexican restaurant Paseo and Centrico from Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytan. Construction on Paseo and Centrico will begin once Uva Bar is demolished.

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No other obvious aesthetic changes have been made as of right now, but with the cranes out and ready to go, we are sure to be seeing some big changes in the coming weeks.

The demolition of Uva Bar & Café are not the only changes happening at Downtown Disney District right now. New Jazz Kitchen signage has been installed, Sprinkles Cupcakes closed permanently last month, some of the construction fencing surrounding the Monorail Station has been removed, and more.

Have you ever spent time at Uva Bar? How do you feel about it being demolished? Let us know in the comments.

Downtown Disney District Overhaul

Downtown Disney District West Side Concept Art

The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a transformation which includes several new shops and restaurants on the way. The new spaces set to be constructed are inspired by the mid-century space age look which was incredibly popular in California during the 1950s and 60s.


We’ve heard about plenty of these new outlets thus far, such as the award-winning Din Tai Fung, which serves Chinese food including bao, wontons, and more. Other outlets on the way include the beloved Porto’s Bakery, and a new permanent home for Earl of Sandwich. Currently, the sandwich shop sits in the former home of La Brea Bakery, which will be the site of Porto’s in the near future.

aerial downtown disney concept art

All of this work on the resort’s entertainment, shopping, and dining hub is merely one portion of larger plans connected to the DisneylandForward initiative — a multi-year public planning effort alongside the City of Anaheim. Its stated purpose is to update existing development approvals to promote future expansion, development, and investment for Disney and Anaheim.

Aside from the artistic concept above, not too many details are available for the future of Disneyland yet, though plans are well into development, and a public informational meeting was held just a few weeks ago. 

Are you excited about these Downtown Disney revisions? How do you feel about the updated styles? Let us know in the comments.

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