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Beat the Heat With These Eats, Treats, and Merchandise at Disneyland’s Downtown District

Looking for some ways to cool off from this summer heat? Beat the heat with these eats, treats, and merchandise at Disneyland’s Downtown District.

The downtown district at Disneyland recently began a phased reopening with a mix of family-friendly restaurants offering outdoor seating, favorite snacking stops and shopping boutiques. The Disneyland Resort is still closed, however families in the area can still enjoy the atmosphere of the downtown district.

Since the initial reopening of Downtown Disney, more locations are now open, including Ballast Point Brewing CompanyTortilla Jo’s and most recently Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Here are 10 cool ways to make your summer sizzle:

1. Warm Waffle Sundae at Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Overlooking the Downtown Disney District, enjoy the upper deck patio and delve into this pearl sugar waffle made with vanilla bean ice cream, crumbled chocolate wafers, Victory At Sea chocolate sauce, candied walnuts and fresh berries. Try pairing with Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter!

2. Frosty, Frozen Lemonade at Wetzel’s Pretzels

Nothing says summer like lemonade. Better yet, frozen lemonade! You can sip on this delightful refreshment with your choice of the original flavor or strawberry lemonade.

3. Churro Ice Cream Sandwich at California Churro

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Through the month of August, don’t miss your chance to try this vanilla bean ice cream sandwich covered with two freshly-rolled, colored crispy cereal churro buns! Doesn’t is just look heavenly??

4. Strawberry Shortcake CrazyShake at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes

Get your sweet tooth ready! This strawberry shake has a vanilla-frosted rim topped with a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, pink & white twisty pop, whipped cream, strawberry drizzle, crumbled cake and a cherry. All shakes can be made with a vegan dairy free ice cream base and lactose free whipped cream.

5. Beignets at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

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Hurray for beignets!  Indulge in this classic taste of New Orleans with these delicious French donuts which are made fresh throughout the day, deep fried and topped with powdered sugar. They are available in the restaurant and to-go from the Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express window.

6. Cool Shades at Sunglass Icon

Stay cool and look cool in these classic Ray-Bans with a touch of Mickey Mouse! These functional and stylish sunglasses, named Justin Mickey A20, feature Mickey Mouse character art and limited-edition engraving on the temples, officially making the Justin Mickey the latest addition to the Ray-Ban x Disney collection.

7. Sunny and Seaside Pandora Charms

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Summery and precious, add these charms to your collection: the Pandora Passions Pave Ice Cream Cone Sapphire and CZ Charm, the Pandora Tropical Starfish CZ Charm and the Pandora Me My Summer Sun Crystal Charm. 

8. Summer Sandals and Beach Towels at California Sole

Give your feet a break at California Sole! Slip into a comfy pair of OluKai, Reef, Sanuk, Vans or Havaianas, and add a Pura Vida bracelet for that breezy, beachy, California look. Get the Nomadix go-anywhere towel and take it with you to the beach, yoga or camping. It’s lightweight, quick-drying, sand-resistant and is made from recycled plastic bottles.

9. Beachwear at Curl Surf

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Curl Surf has you covered for summertime fun. Stop by to check the newest selection of Roxy, Quiksilver, Levi’s and Billabong, along with graphic tees, swimwear, shorts and sandals. It’s truly every surfer’s dream!

10. Refresh at Rinse Bath and Body Co.

Stop by Rinse’s kiosk where you can pick up natural products scented with essential oils, including the Lavender Refreshing Spray to spritz your skin and the Peppofoot Stick.

If you haven’t visited the Downtown Disney District lately, be sure to familiarize yourself with our health and safety measures at to learn important details, including that all guests, ages 2 and older, must wear a face covering.

During the month of August, Downtown Disney District hours are extended to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Continue to check or the Disneyland app for the latest details, as information is updated often and individual locations may vary. 


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Written by Caitlyn Burke

Hi there! I am a college student studying Sport and Entertainment Management! I love yoga, the outdoors, and, of course, all things Disney. My goal is to inspire people to find the positive in every day life. Have a **magical** day!

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