I wasn’t originally planning on visiting Downtown Disney, but our trip to Orlando was quite long, so there was certainly enough time to check it out.
I had pictured Downtown Disney to be similar to what Main Street in Magic Kingdom is like – basically a plethora of Disney retail stores lined along one long street… but was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong.
First off, Downtown Disney doesn’t require a ticket or pass to enter, which is nice. While it starts off with a lot of small Disney stores in a marketplace type setting, it quickly opens up to more of a traditional Disney park-type setting, with much larger buildings and sights to see.
Downtown Disney is actually extremely small when compared to other Disney parks, but it’s still worth visiting. It had a lot better restaurants than the other Disney locations – we had a really nice authentic Cuban meal there. I couldn’t decide between Cuban or Fulton’s Crab House.
Here’s a video of some of what Downtown Disney has to offer:
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And here are some photos:
A sea serpent made out of Lego, by the Lego store.
This is "Jenny" from Forrest Gump!
I have more videos and photos from my trip coming up.