Interior Demolition of Downtown Disney Anaheim’s ESPN Zone Begins

While the likes of Earl of Sandwich and the second Starbucks¬†location have reopened at the Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney, it looks like ESPN Zone will not be returning… or at least, not for a while.

The City of Anaheim has issued a permit for “demolition of bar at interior with utilities to be capped.” Whether this is the first step in renovating the building for the restaurant’s return or for a new tenant has yet to be seen.

ESPN Zone closed June 30th along with several other tenants in preparation for construction of the Disneyland Resort’s fourth on-property hotel. Following a high-profile fight with the city, Disney formally cancelled the plans, and certain tenants have returned to operation.

While smaller, quick-service locations have reopened, we still haven’t seen any of the larger table-service locations reopen. The company behind Rainforest Cafe has already expressed an interest in returning to Downtown Disney, though to date, a return has yet to be seen.

Keep reading WDW News Today and Disneyland News Today as we keep you updated on the ever-changing landscape at Downtown Disney.