Splitsville Anaheim Offers Dining Alternative with Bowling in Downtown Disney

Hi everyone!

Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District officially opened in March. We had sent a reporter to the grand opening of the 40,000 square foot venue, but finally had a chance to experience it for ourselves in late June. We are familiar with the Disney Springs version here in Orlando, which was converted from a former Virgin Megastore – the Anaheim location was built from the ground up in the former location of the House of Blues. Splitsville Anaheim is just minutes walking from the Disneyland and Disney California parks as well as the official Disneyland hotels and onsite parking. Unlike a few years ago, Downtown Disney is within the security perimeter so you don’t need to go in and out of security to visit Splitsville from the parks.

We will be talking about Splitsville Anaheim on an upcoming Mousesteps Weekly show, probably #276 (the week of July 22nd) and I will embed that show here then.

There are 600 dining seats within Splitsville Anaheim, which encompasses 2 floors and includes indoor and some outdoor seating. Now that the ESPN Zone is closed, the dozens of TVs here are a nice bonus. Nightly live entertainment also can be found here.

Beers on tap include Red Trolley Ale from Karl Strauss and Blue Moon.

There are also a number of cocktails on tap, including the Pink Paloma.

The downstairs bar is indoor/outdoor with televisions on both sides.

Bowling rates are listed, but there is a Disneyland Annual Pass offer through September 3rd and Cast Member offers as well.

Bowling shoes behind the desk.

Looking outside from the desk.

There are two open kitchens.

This was our bowling lane, on the second floor against the California state flag mural.

There is a wide variety of seating and dining room areas available. We arrived just after Splitsville opened – it was busy on the first floor when we left and this area on the second floor was also mostly filled.

There are many floor to ceiling windows, allowing for natural light and great views of Downtown Disney.

This bar is on the second floor.

If you are looking for a photo against a wall, this is where to go. Or if you want just a photo of a wall, it offers a fun postcard theme.

A hidden Mickey is in the bowling ball.

The mid-century modern theming is really fun, I was born in 1966 and while retro, it is still an aesthetic that I grew up with.

Splitsville Anaheim is on social and they are very social, follow to keep up with specials and events.

Here is a look down our lane.

One of the balls ready to be used, there are bowling balls with Mickey and Minnie Mouse as well.

Jeff rolls a ball.

The Minnie Mouse bowling ball, which you can find at Splitsville Orlando too.

We ordered two appetizers, sushi, pizza and one dessert. The Chicken Tenders appetizer was perfectly cooked, and enough for a meal in itself. The pricing here is higher than Orlando, this appetizer costs $14.00 but all the portion sizes were larger than I expected. The tenders are hand battered with parmesan breading – I didn’t taste the parmesan as much, but the tenders are the best I’ve had at the Disneyland Resort and I would leave the parks to have these for lunch.

The Cheeseburger Sliders ($17.00) are a favorite item here, and also a nicely sized portion. They were delicious with a lot of flavor, and were Jeff’s favorite item of what we had.

Jeff ordered the California Crunch sushi ($14.00). He really enjoyed the sushi here, and Splitsville is known for it. I also had had the Pink Paloma in a souvenir squeeze bottle, it was pretty strong so I didn’t finish it until 90+ minutes after ordering (it includes Dobel tequila and pink grapefruit juice). It was also really tasty, though I am not usually into grapefruit.

The Margherita Pizza ($19.00) is made with a honey wheat crust. I like the pizza, but the chicken tenders were my favorite of everything we tried here.

For dessert, we asked what was popular and unique here. I generally go for chocolate, but the (excellent) server suggested the Banana Streusel Pizza. It comes with a house made crust and is topped with banana, crunchy streusel, caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream ($12.00). I still would go for chocolate next time, but this visit we tried something I never would have otherwise ordered, and it was a nice dessert – the ice cream here is delicous.

There are five desserts on the menu, and this one was big enough for at least two guests to share.

There is another hidden Mickey here in the mural.

A smaller bar can be found here upstairs as well.

Here is another look at the decor, which reminds me some of 1970s Howard Johnson restaurants.

Cast Member specials are noted here.

On the second floor, one of the dining rooms allows for views of the monorails as they pass by. This was my favorite area.

The Orange County, California seal – modified for Splitsville.

Here is another section of lanes. Splitsville Anaheim has quite a few areas that can be used for private parties of various sizes, from smaller groups to conventions.

Views of Downtown Disney are really great from a variety of tables.

Looking down on the various bowling balls we had at our lane.

Here is our video from the grand opening in March.

Definitely check out Splitsville Anaheim on your next Disneyland visit!
 
Thanks to Splitsville Anaheim for having us out, they did cover everything except for the gratuity. We will be back on our own next time we are in the Disneyland Resort!