Today on the Disney Parks Blog it was announced that the new West Side Stage & Lawn area will open this year and a new dining concept with 4 options will open in the future.
New Downtown Disney District Stage and Lawn to Open in 2023
In 2023, a new stage and lawn for special events, activities, musical entertainment and more will open on the west end of the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
Parkside Market Will Bring Four Diverse Culinary Concepts to Downtown Disney District
Plans are underway to bring Parkside Market — a curated collection of four diverse culinary concepts all under one roof — to the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., where visitors can look forward to tasting food and drink from GG’s Chicken Shop (pictured above), Seoul Sister, Sip & Sonder and a second-story bar.
- Seoul Sister is a fast-casual modern eatery that will serve a Korean-forward menu based on bibimbap (Korean rice bowls) with a California twist. Executive Chef Kelly Kim will showcase bold Korean flavors through marinated meats, colorful vegetables and savory sauces over rice, noodles or salad, plus appetizers, an Asian-inspired breakfast menu, and hand-crafted drinks.
- Sip & Sonder, from founders Amanda-Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas, is a Black women-owned brand that has been recognized as one of the best cafés in L.A. by the Los Angeles Times. Guests in the district can expect to enjoy Sip & Sonder’s signature lattes, as well as fresh treats, frozen drinks and Caribbean-inspired bites.
- GG’s Chicken Shop, from Boka Restaurant Group, was founded by James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, alongside Michelin Star Chef Partner Lee Wolen. Affectionately named after Wolen’s mother Geri, the shop will serve a family-friendly menu of chicken sandwiches, salads, and classic dinner table sides. The first brick-and-mortar GG’s Chicken Shop opened earlier this year in Chicago and this new location in Downtown Disney District will be its first on the West Coast.
- A second story bar will be an al fresco spot offering great views to sip signature craft cocktails and mocktails from mixologists who infuse, muddle, stir, shake and swizzle the freshest mixes using local ingredients and artful garnishes. Refreshing selections will include frozen lemonades, frozés, espresso martinis, shareable cocktails and spirit-free elixirs.
Announced on the Disney Parks Blog