Disney brings Splitsville west, adds bowling restaurant at Disneyland
The Disneyland Resort announced today that it will welcome Splitsville Luxury Lanes to its Downtown Disney. Featuring bowling and live music along with a huge menu of food, Splitsville opened what was then Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) at the Walt Disney World Resort in late 2012. The new Anaheim version will open late next year.
Splitsville will take the place of the former House of Blues, which is moving across Harbor Blvd. to the Anaheim Garden Walk complex. This will be Splitsville's first location in California and will feature 20 bowling lanes along with two bars, a patio overlooking Downtown Disney and a total of 600 restaurant seats. The menu (by chef Tim Cushman) will offer traditional bar food from burgers and pizza to more formal entrees such as steak and sushi.
In addition to the Disney Springs location, Splitsville has six other locations across the country — in Miami and Tampa in Florida, as well as in Virginia, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas.
I suppose its a good idea if you enjoy paying $8 beer, $12 appetizers, and $18 to $40 entrees, and an opportunity to bowl for $10 per person per game.
Aside from the bowling, Anon mouse, those prices seem reasonable, for a premier venue in the heart of DTD.
I'm OK with it even though I'm little skeptical about it's success. Downtown Disneyland needs something but I'm not sure bowling is it. It's not something I see myself really participating in tbh. Maybe I'm just not a big bowling person but like the movie theater it's something I can do anywhere so why bother? I think I'd be more interested in seeing a full-blown Disney theatrical stage show or Disney-esque cirque du soleil type production.
It is a pretty big hit in WDW so why not? I will say, however, that it serves as the defacto sports bar at Disney Springs, something that is already covered at Disneyland Downtown Disney.
We have been to two of these: Florida and Mass.
Do the lanes themselves offer anything over your local "bowl-o-rama"? If it's an upscale experience, then I'm fine paying a bit more for it.
A Fantasia Gardens-like miniature golf would be more unique, but maybe they're aiming for high end 20-30 somethings, not families.
Sarah - just average lanes.....
There is a bowlmore lanes right next door at the garden walk and it is an upscale experience as well that is rarely crowded. This is a stupid tourist trap idea.
I just have one issue with this addition - where will these bowlers be parking? The DTD parking is already busting at the seams.
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