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June 6, 2016

Summer Excitement at Disneyland's Downtown Disney District

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The summer celebration gets underway this month with nightly music performances featuring a different theme practically every night. The Downtown Disney Live! Stage will feature popular favorites from some past years, as well as new groups.

-- On Saturdays and Sundays, we fire things up with Dance Party nights featuring a varying lineup of big band, swing and rockabilly bands, including Phat Cat Swinger and Crown City Bombers, plus Top 40 and ‘80s groups.

-- Island Reggae Band turns Mondays into Reggae nights, while Adelaide takes the stage for Latin nights on Tuesdays.

-- Country and Cajun sounds take over Wednesday nights, and Thursday nights feature oldies and classic rock.

-- Fridays mark the return of Polynesian nights, sponsored by Dole, featuring Tupua on the Downtown Disney stage.

And the musical fun isn’t all after dark! On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. throughout the summer, Vocal Trip offers a cappella renditions of Disney favorites and popular songs throughout the Downtown Disney District.

February 3, 2012

La Brea Bakery Café to Expand at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog

If you've been to the Downtown Disney District lately, you've likely noticed the exciting changes underway. On January 3, La Brea Bakery Café began a significant refurbishment of its current location including expanding the restaurant's footprint, creating a new exhibition bakery, adding a new kitchen in the express area, and placing an awning over the outdoor seating in the full-service dining section.

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The remodel, as seen in this early concept artwork, also will allow La Brea Bakery Café to produce fresh baked items at the restaurant, which will include a selection of breads, pastries, sweets, flatbreads and foccacias.

The café will feature menu items inspired by La Brea Bakery's founder, Nancy Silverton. From double-dipped French toast and fontina strata at breakfast to burgers, salads, panini and authentic Italian focaccias made fresh throughout the day, the focus will be on fresh, healthy and flavorful foods.

La Brea Bakery's full-service restaurant remains open during the refurbishment through mid-March. The restaurant will reopen its doors with a fresh new look in April.

August 16, 2011

Apricot Lane Boutique to Open at Downtown Disney®

Fashion boutique features celebrity inspired trends

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 10, 2011 -Apricot Lane Boutique is pleased to announce they will be adding a new store at Downtown Disney® on August 12, 2011. The new shop will be located on Pleasure Island within the 120-acre retail, dining and entertainment complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Apricot Lane, an International Council of Shopping Centers "Hot Concept" award winner, carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, and accessories to create the most current looks at an affordable price. Brands carried include trend-setting lines such as Miss Me, Free People, Vintage Havana, Chaser and Good Works Make a Difference.

"Many of the designer labels found in Apricot Lane are worn by celebrities and seen in the pages of current fashion magazines," said Founder and CEO Ken Petersen. "We are excited to give the millions of guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort a place where they can replicate those looks."

The boutique that appeals to both mothers and daughters, recently opened at Downtown Disney in Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. to overnight success. Disney guests who are in need of a fun dress for dinner or a quick outfit for a day at the resort have found Apricot Lane to be the solution for the most fashion forward looks and trend-setting styles.

During the Grand Opening weekend, guests will receive 20% off one item in the store and a free gift with each purchase over $75.

"We're pleased to add Apricot Lane to our assortment of unique offerings at Downtown Disney," said Keith Bradford, vice president of Downtown Disney. "This boutique is another example of our commitment to bring new and compelling experiences to life at Downtown Disney and I'm confident that it will soon become a guest favorite."

Since opening in 2007, Apricot Lane continuously appears in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Franchise List. With new items arriving almost daily, Apricot Lane is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind outfits and unique gift items for women of all ages. The store carries a limited number of each item to ensure customers have a sense of individuality when making a purchase.

April 12, 2011

Apricot Lane to Join Downtown Disney District

Apricot Lane to Join Downtown Disney District
Fashion boutique features celebrity inspired trends

ANAHEIM, CALIF. April 12, 2011 - Disneyland Resort today announced that fashion boutique Apricot Lane will join Downtown Disney in early June 2011.

"We always look to add unique locations that provide our guests a shopping experience unlike anywhere else ¨C Apricot Lane certainly fits that mold," said Tony Bruno, vice president of Disneyland Resort hotels and Downtown Disney. "Our guests are going to love the fashion collection Apricot Lane has to offer."

Apricot Lane, an International Council of Shopping Centers "Hot Concept" award winner, carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, and accessories to create the most current looks at an affordable price. Brands carried include trend-setting lines such as Miss Me, Free People, Vintage Havana, Chaser and Good Works Make a Difference.

"Many of the designer labels found in Apricot Lane are worn by celebrities and seen in the pages of current fashion magazines," said Founder and CEO Ken Petersen. "We are excited to give Disneyland Resort guests a place where they can replicate those looks."

Since opening in 2007, Apricot Lane has grown to include nearly 75 franchises in 25 states across the country. The company doubled its size in 2010 alone and continuously appears in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Franchise List. With new items arriving almost daily, Apricot Lane is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind outfits and unique gift items for women of all ages. The store carries a limited number of each item to ensure customers have a sense of individuality when making a purchase.

Apricot Lane joins approximately 50 retail, dining and entertainment venues that comprise Downtown Disney. Also coming to Downtown Disney in June is Sanuk, a footwear shop offering flip flops, surf sandals and other beach footwear, such as their signature yoga mat flip-flops. Earlier this month Blink, a denim-focused pop-up concept, owned by Wet Seal, opened to guests.

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