Demolition crews have moved onto the former location of Sprinkles in the Downtown Disney District following our Uva Bar & Café report from last week.
The Catal restaurant and its outdoor Uva Bar & Cafe closed on April 9 to “make way for an exciting new addition to the Downtown Disney District!” The new addition will be the Mexican restaurant Paseo and Centrico from Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytan.
Sprinkles appears to be next, with construction work transitioning over to the bakery’s former space.
The Sprinkles bakery also closed down permanently in April. This closure was part of a larger reimagining of Downtown Disney District, which is set to include the opening of new dining and shopping options, as well as open space green areas to promote guest relaxation and comfort.
Sprinkles first opened in 2012. The eatery was a favorite destination for tourists and locals, and it was known for its signature cupcakes made with high-quality ingredients and decorated with colorful sprinkles.
The site is now being demolished, making space for new changes and improvements to the area.
Downtown Disney Overhaul
The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a transformation that includes several new shops and restaurants on the way. The new spaces set to be constructed are inspired by the mid-century space age look, which was incredibly popular in California during the 1950s and 60s.
This process has slowly progressed over the last few years. However, Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock has now revealed an 18-month completion time frame, which roughly sees the District fully embracing its fresh face around the end of 2024.
We’ve heard about plenty of these new outlets thus far, such as the award-winning Din Tai Fung, which serves Chinese food, including bao, wontons, and more. Other outlets on the way include the beloved Porto’s Bakery and a new permanent home for Earl of Sandwich. Currently, the sandwich shop sits in the former home of La Brea Bakery, which will be the site of Porto’s in the near future.
All of this work on the resort’s entertainment, shopping, and dining hub is merely one minuscule portion of larger plans connected to the DisneylandForward initiative — a multi-year public planning effort that seeks to map out the next thirty years of vision with the City of Anaheim and Orange County.
DisneylandForward primarily aims to obtain more flexibility for land the resort received approval to develop in the 1990s, ideally adding a mix of theme parks, hotels, retail, dining, and entertainment on the eastern and western edges of the resort. Currently, Disneyland has used less than half of the millions of square feet already approved for development, according to the Orange County Register. All plans stay within the existing 500-acre property in Anaheim with no physical expansion or additional acreage.
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