We got a rundown of the shopping, dining, and other various establishments to be seen at Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney commercial complex last time. Now we’ll go over the same, but for that of the youngest yet most vital of the many Disney multi-park resorts, the one in Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Disney Resort currently has one component theme park (Shanghai Disneyland itself), two hotels, and one shopping/dining/entertainment district: Disneytown. Let’s start listing what it’s got.
The following is a list of establishments located at Downtown Disney, the outdoor shopping center and entertainment complex located at Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort which opened in 2001. It’s divided into categories listing the most current and active businesses and attractions.
Tenant Retail Outlets and Disney Merchant Shops
Alamo Rent a Car
The Disney Dress Shop
Disney’s Pin Traders
Disney Vacation Club at Downtown Disney District
ESPN Zone Studio Store
The Lego Store
Pressed Coin Machines
Rainforest Cafe Retail Shopping Village
Walt Disney Travel Company Guest Services
World of Disney
Restaurants and other Dining
Earl of Sandwich
La Brea Bakery Cafe (with Express)
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (with Express)
Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Dining)
Starbucks Coffee (original and West locations)
Tortilla Jo’s (with Taqueria)
Other Entertainment Options and Establishments
AMC Downtown Disney (12 Movie Theaters)
Disneyland Monorail System Downtown Disney Station (disembarkation point only)
When Disney Parks and Resorts are mentioned, the first things to mind might be the rides, attractions, characters to meet and greet, and so on. But sometimes guests might just want to be able to shop till they drop, or at least until they get hungry and get some eats.
This then is where the shopping/dining/entertainment complexes of the Disney parks come in. With a varied selection of retail outlets and restaurants to choose from – plus attractions like cinemas and concert venues – they make for a similarly fun alternative to their neighboring theme parks. Here’s a list of them worldwide.
Disney Springs (opened 1975 under original name; present name in 2015) at Walt Disney World
Disney Village (opened 1992 under original name; present name in 1996) at Disneyland Paris
Ikspiari (opened 2000) at Tokyo Disney Resort
Downtown Disney (opened 2001) at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
Disneytown (2016) at Shanghai Disney Resort
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort was supposed to get its own distinct shopping/dining/entertainment complex as well; but its development, much less construction and opening, has not been realized ever since HKDR first started operation in 2005.
Can’t get enough of your lovable anthropomorphic buddies in Zootopia? Finally, we can visit the lively mammal metropolis to our hearts content come June 7 when Disney’s multi-million blockbuster hit Zootopia becomes available in Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand, with tons of bonus features that will make this smash animated film a worthwhile addition to any Disney collection. Zootopia recently broke box-office records worldwide, earning more than $900 million at the global box office after being recognized as one of the best-reviewed films of 2016.
Here’s a peak on one of the bonus features included in the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack, cleverly titled the “Z.P.D. Forensic Files” that shows plenty of Easter Eggs from other Disney hit films. See how many you can find from these cameos. You may read the rest of Zootopia’s Blu-ray/DVD features in the official press release that follows courtesy of Inside the Magic.
Disney Zootopia’s Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Press Release
Viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings.
Features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.
Bonus features include:
BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.
Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story.
Scoretopia – Academy Award-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.
Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
Deleted Scenes: Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement. Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends. Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.” Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task. Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level. Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping. The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.
“Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
“Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:
International Character Reel – See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!
Disney’s Zootopia is now available for pre-order at Amazon and over at the Disney Store, both retailing at $25 for the 2-disc edition, and $28 for the 3-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
Disney and Marvel is about to shake things with Captain America: Civil War hits US theaters on Friday, May 6. All roads have come to this, and since we know that this war was NOT triggered by a feud over the last donut with the red, white, and blue sprinkles, fans are raring to see how the action and drama will unfold that eventually placed a wedge right smack in the middle among our superheroes that eventually pitted them against each other.
Now, before we see Team Cap and Team Iron man in action, Disney gives us a treat of having their not-so-serious counterparts adorn our ever-growing plush collection. These new Marvel Avengers Series 2 Tsum Tsums are ready to battle for the prime spot on your stackables. This is one collection that you don’t want to miss, next to BB-8 and the rest of your Star Wars The Force Awakens tsum tsum collection.
The Disney Store has currently listed on their website the sweet, tiny stackable versions of Ant-Man, Vision, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Falcon, War Machine and The Winter Solider (available in the UK and Europe only). Also included in this set are the previously released Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man as well as Hawkeye. Feel free to add in your own Black Widow and Spidey from the earlier roll-out. Click on the links to head over at Disney Store online.
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This extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history goes back in 1952 when a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. When word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard, four men led by Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) set out in a 12-seat boat on a daring mission to rescue the stranded men, braving freezing cold, 60-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, and guided by Webber’s vow that “We all live, or we all die.” Packed with thrilling, larger-than-life action and anchored in a belief in the strength of the human spirit, The Finest Hours is a triumph.
Based on Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman’s 2010 book The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue, the Blu-ray release of the film allows viewers to enjoy additional content such an all-new documentary, Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story in which real-life residents of Chatham recall the events that set the stage for the film’s historic rescue mission. Other special features include:
Brotherhood – Cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.
Two Crews – Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, men who led their respective crews against all odds.
What Is Your Finest Hour? – A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.
The Finest Inspiration: The U.S. Coast Guard – Meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.
Deleted Scenes: A Desperate Idea; The Story of How They Met
These special features may vary according to retailer, so check out with your local stores on what they offer.
The Finest Hours debuted in US theaters last January, starring Chris Pine; Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; Holliday Grainger; John Ortiz; and Eric Bana. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero under the pen of Oscar nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.