Disneyland Files Permits for Downtown Disney’s West End
Nearly thirteen months after the project was announced at Destination D23, we may finally start to see construction begin on the new Downtown Disney west end.
Disneyland officially filled permits today for the 5.4 million dollar renovation, which should see vertical construction starting shortly.
The changes to Downtown Disney’s west end were initially announced at the November 2021 Destination D23 event. At the time, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced that the occupants of Downtown Disney’s west end would be demolished to “to make way for an entirely new space”.
These changes began in early 2022 with the closure of the former AMC Theaters building, Starbucks West, Earl of Sandwich and Sugarboo & Co.
According to the permits filled today, a new 8,300 square-foot retail building with room for five shops will be constructed. The plans also call for a 1,250-square-foot stage.
Disney had initially hoped to construct a new resort at Downtown Disney’s west end. The company was stymied however when negotiations with the city of Anaheim broke down.
The city and their largest employer are now working on negotiations on a multiyear project known as DisneylandForward. The new project may even include a new theme park.
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