Top 10 Hidden Gems: Downtown Disney

Visitors to the Anaheim Resort can experience the magic of Disney even outside the parks. From palate-pleasing culinary creations to handcrafted cocktails and sweets, the outdoor plaza has a myriad of surprises in store for convention attendees.

6. Roll in and Rock Out at Splitsville

 The three-story entertainment hub features 20 lanes of bowling, live entertainment events and four dining areas with several food items created exclusively for Anaheim.

  1. Step into Virtual Reality with the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Experience

    New to Downtown Disney, The VOID uses hyper-reality technology to immerse guests in the Star Wars universe, sending groups of four undercover as Stormtroopers to ensure the rebellion’s survival.


  1. Get in Touch with Nature

    The bridge across Disneyland Drive in Downtown Disney offers a great photo opp in front of the arboretum that features a drought-resistant garden. Throughout the district, specialty planters are also decked out with seasonal treatments such as pumpkins, holiday ornaments and more.

  1. Satisfy a Sweet Craving with Handmade Treats 

    Peer through the window of Marceline’s Confectionary to watch the famous candy apples sold in Disneyland Park being made, or pick up a batch of artisanal macarons and cake pops from Orange County’s own Kayla’s Cakes.


  1. Groove to the Beat of Nightly Entertainment 

    Musicians ranging from acapella artists to dueling DJs create a live soundtrack for visitors to the Downtown Disney District. The full entertainment schedule is on

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