Rainforest, Earl and movie theater among those closing at Downtown Disney to make room for new hotel

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Major changes and closings are coming to Downtown Disney to make way for a new hotel.

Several staple locations will be closed and demolished at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif. this summer to make way for a new 700-room hotel at the Disneyland Resort.

This announcement comes as a change to the location’s former emphasis on local guests, and now seeks to entice out-of-town guests to spend their money on this new hotel addition, which is slated to open in 2021.

Disney officials have said that the affected businesses will close by June 30, 2018, and demolition is slated to begin in July for the new hotel, which will occupy 17 acres of land.

Some of these businesses may reopen after the yet-unnamed hotel is built, but no specific locations has been revealed.

Check out the list of closing businesses below:

  • Alamo Rent-a-Car
  • AMC 12 Theatres
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • ESPN Zone
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Starbucks (only the west side location)
  • Two Disney-operated businesses: Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney Travel; both will continue their operation in other locations at the Disneyland Resort.

Stay tuned to our website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube Channel for more updates on these changes coming to the Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney.


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  1. The Earl was always my favorite spot to get a bite while at the park. Good sandwiches at a decent price. I hope they relocate soon!