The East Side of Downtown Disney is where it all started. I started going to Disney before there ever was an East or West Side…in fact, I went before Pleasure Island even existed. Even back then, I loved Downtown Disney. After spending time in the parks, it was nice to visit a place where I could just stroll around, shop, enjoy the scenery and enjoy wonderful food. Nothing about that experience has changed for me, except now I have so much more to enjoy!
The transportation system will take you to both areas, but I’ve made it a habit over the years to get dropped off at the East Side bus depot. I used to just be able to walk off the bus and start shopping, but now that I have little ones, we have to stop at the water play area right when you get off the buses! I let them play for a bit, then we’re off to explore everything else. My kids have their favorite things as well. My daughter loves the carousel, my son loves the train. They also love the Lego store because they can play to their heart’s content. My favorite part of the East Side? For shopping, I LOVE The World of Disney store. Anything you are looking for Disney related is here! For food, Wolfgang Puck’s Express Cafe. What I love about this place is that it only counts as counter service, but the food is incredible and the portions are huge! I particularly like the Applewood Smoked Bacon Breakfast Pizza.
The Art of Disney
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Disney’s Days of Christmas
Days of Christmas Shop Photos
Disney’s Pin Traders
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
Goofy’s Candy Company
LEGO Imagination Center- My prince’s favorite…just be warned, it is pricey, just like any Legos are!
little miss matched- My darling princess’ favorite store-MamaMouse’s too..no more unmatched socks because you buy them “miss matched”!
Marketplace Fun Finds
Mickey’s Pantry- a MamaMouse must do for Mickey head pancake forms!
Once Upon a Toy Store
Rainforest Cafe Shop
Team Mickey Athletic Club
Tren-D by Julie Martin
Downtown Disney World of Disney – MamaMouse DEFINITE must do! 50,000 sq feet…need I say more?
World of Disney Kids
Cap’n Jack’s Oyster Bar
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Wolfgang Puck Express- Express only means it’s a quick service here. This restaurant’s food is so good and the portions are so large, that it should be table service! A MamaMouse favorite! Applewood Smoked Bacon Breakfast Pizza…that’s all I am saying…
Earl of Sandwich