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Summer Excitement Heating Up at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 30th, 2014 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


What’s on your to-do list this summer? Beach volleyball? Watching a few World Cup games? Outdoor concerts? Hawaii?

Believe it or not, you don’t need to look further than Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim for any of those things.

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

The Downtown Disney Summer Celebration gets underway next Friday, June 6, with the first “DOLE Days of Summer” Hawaiian Night. The nights, every Friday except July 4 through mid-July, will feature Hawaii-themed entertainment in the Paradise Plaza next to House of Blues and Wonderground Gallery. Cast members from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, on the island of Oahu, also will be present with a special Aulani photo location and to share information about the Disney resort.

As part of the celebration, Downtown Disney District in partnership with Dole will be featuring fresh, new recipes within its dining locations throughout summer. Special menu items – among them a Pineapple Mojito at Tortilla Jo’s, Mango Chicken Salad at La Brea Bakery and Banana Split Dazzler at Haagen-Dazs – will feature each chef’s creativity, ease of preparation and the health benefit.

Downtown Disney District will celebrate Father’s Day weekend, June 14-15, when RIDEMAKERZ brings back the popular “Build One Ride and Build Another Ride for Free” special. Kids and Dads who build one ride can have extra fun building a second ride for free with freewheel street chassis, stock rims and stock tires.

World Cup games begin June 12, in Brazil and continue through July 13. ESPN Zone will show games throughout the tournament and will have a special breakfast menu when games are played in the morning. ESPN Zone also will offer select World Cup merchandise featuring team jerseys, vintage soccer Ts and ESPN soccer scarves.

Men and women pro sand volleyball legends will appear when Downtown Disney District once again hosts a beach volleyball exhibition and tournament, July 16-20, complete with its own sand volleyball court in the middle of the action at Downtown Disney District. Other participants will include local Orange County volleyball teams.

Special additions to the Saturday outdoor entertainment at Downtown Disney District round out the summer fun – mark your calendars:

  • July 26 – DJ Wendy spins beach and surf tunes
  • Aug. 2 – Catch a Wave (surf beach band)
  • Aug. 9 – Ele (Latin band)
  • Aug. 16 – Island Reggae (steel drum group)

Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog for more details about all the fun coming this summer to Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim!

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1

Marjorie from CA on June 9th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

I immediately thought Dole Whip. Please bring the Dole whip counter to Downtown Disney.

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Amber on June 10th, 2014 at 12:44 am

I hope this means you’re inviting back Tropical Shave Ice! I believe they’re going by Kalani’s Tropical Shave Ice now but either way it’s been far too long since I’ve had one of their treats!

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Christine on June 11th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

What time does the entertainment start on fridays?

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Susan from MT on June 25th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I’m looking for the name of a steel drum duo? playing at DD Anaheim on night of June 15. We stopped to listen for a short time but did not get back there to see who they were. No lyrics just instruments. There was a guy on the drums and I believe a guitarist. I did see that they did have CD’s for sale. Would really love to have the name.

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