Downtown Disney is changing, again. But it will always be the best place to shoe for Disney related items. It is also a great place to come if your tickets are for the next day and you needs something to do. Always best to get your tickets ate the Guest Relations desk- there's no pressure -- not like the parks. The PARKING is what dives it 4 Stars-- have patience you will need it.
I gave it four stars because of the parking. You really have to roam for quite a bit to find an "ok" spot. Disney has always tried to make dreams come true, last time I went to downtown Disney the staff were not as welcoming as they used to be which takes from the overall experience.
Downtown Disney is a great place to go even if it's just to walk & look at things. Back in 2010 my fiance & I always took our oldest just about every other weekend because we didn't have passes but wanted her to enjoy some part of Disney. She loved it & still does to this day. Now we will have 3 daughters to bring to enjoy the magic.