Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is a large shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that Disney hopes will keep guests from leaving property at night when the parks are closed and also draw in some extra dollars from locals. It is broken up into three areas: Westside, Marketplace, and Pleasure Island. Marketplace has a mix of restaurants and stores that lean heavily towards Disney shopping heaven. If you can imagine a Disney image or logo on something, odds are you can find it at one of the Disney stores in Marketplace. Westside is a more generic mall-type experience with restaurants, chain stores, and some interesting little novelty shops. It is also home to DisneyQuest and the long running Cirque du Soleil show, La Nouba. Pleasure Island, once home to several nightclubs and bars, has been converted to additional dining and shopping experiences.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Along Buena Vista Drive, east of Epcot
  • Date Opened: 1975
  • # of Rides and Attractions: 1
  • # of Entertainment and Shows: 1
  • # of Dining Locations: 14
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In the Past... - Hide Section
Here you will find a list of selected rides, shows, or restaurants that have been removed fromDowntown Disney, never to return.

  • Rides and Attractions
    • Entertainment, Shows and Special Events
      • Dining
        • Cap'n Jack's Restaurant— Seafood table service restaurant.
        • McDonald's— Mostly the standard McDonald's but with a bit of an expanded menu. (December 1997 - April 30, 2010)

History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • Originally opened in 1975 as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village.

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