Wholesome, classic entertainment is a ball for the entire family at the new Downtown Disney Splitsville in Anaheim. This hot spot in the heart of the Disneyland Resort offers bowling, dining and more. And because of the family friendly environment, this might become one of your favorite restaurants at the Disneyland Resort! Keep reading for what you need to know before visiting Splitsville Anaheim with kids.
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Splitsville Anaheim with Kids
Several years ago I had the chance to visit Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Orlando and enjoyed an evening of specialty drinks, great food and of course, bowling! I was recently treated to a fun evening at the new location, Splitsville Anaheim. It was an adults-only visit this time but of course my mommy-side was thinking about how much the kids would enjoy playing at Splitsville in Downtown Disney District. I’ve come up with a few family tips for visiting Splitsville Anaheim with kids.
What is Splitsville at Downtown Disney?
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a bowling alley/restaurant that is ideal for an off-day from Disneyland. If you’re staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel, a visit to Splitsville for an evening of bowling fun, dining, and adult drinks would be ideal when not visiting the parks.
From the Splitsville Lanes Anaheim website:
There’s a new game in town featuring 20 luxury bowling lanes on two floors and fantastic views of the Downtown Disney® District. With 600 dining seats, two craft cocktail bars, two bustling kitchens and a prominent covered patio with a stage that will feature live music 365 days a year, Splitsville offers a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience in a California-cool environment.
This new Splitsville Anaheim stands on the spot of the former House of Blues location inside the Downtown Disney District. Guests visiting Downtown Disney will receive 3 hours of parking with validation and a $20 minimum purchase or up to 5 hours of parking with validation from any Downtown Disney table-service restaurant (including Splitsville!)
READ MORE: Looking for more to do outside of the Disneyland Parks? Read Spending an Off-Day at the Disneyland Resort.
Decor and Layout inside Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Splitsville offers a retro-style that feels fresh and modern. The artwork inside Splitsville reflects a California vibe. Orange County is represented on the large murals throughout the 40,000-square-foot space. Natural light pours in during the day and offers a wonderful view of the busy Downtown Disney area below.
Splitsville is very large but doesn’t feel overwhelming. The areas are sectioned off which helps to minimize the noise of the crashing bowling pins! There are some sections inside and out that feature comfortable lounging furniture, conducive to relaxing with a drink. I also think that the small sections make it easier to keep the kids close by. There are high chairs for the youngest.
Lest you forget that you’re at Disneyland, the bowling balls will remind you! You’ll notice Mickey’s face is etched into many of the candy-colored balls.
Splitsville Anaheim Menu
While bowling is a highlight at Splitsville, there were tons of people just dining and not bowling. This will indicate that Splitsville in Anaheim is a legit restaurant and not just a bowling alley! I had the opportunity to sample several of the appetizers off the Splitsville menu. The Loaded Fries were irresistible. Perfectly crispy fries were smothered with queso blanco, bacon, ranch dressing and scallions. The Macho Nachos with ground beef and jalapenos were just okay for me.
My favorite food at Splitsville Anaheim? The Fig & Prosciutto Pizza! The unlikely combo includes mozzarella and goat cheese, fresh figs, fig jam, maraschino onions and prosciutto, then topped with arugula. It was DELICIOUS and I probably could have indulged in half the pizza by myself.
If you’re looking for a full meal, consider a burger, chicken sandwich, bowl or salad. Also the sushi at the Splitsville Orlando location was a highlight of their menu and I’d expect the same here in Anaheim.
Drinks at Splitsville Downtown Disney
Have time in your Disneyland vacation for a date night? Splitsville would be a perfect place for your grown-up evening out! Splitsville has two craft cocktail bars with lots of indoor & outdoor seating. I was able to sample several of the delicious cocktails during my evening at Splitsville. The Local included Rum Haven Coconut Water Rum, fresh pineapple, lime juice and simple syrup. The coconut on top was unexpected and delicious.
Blue Flame is made with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, blue curacao, lemon juice and simple syrup. This one is a great combination of sweet and tart (and so pretty; perfect for that ideal Instagram shot!) If cocktails aren’t your thing, beer on tap and in bottles, wine and soft drinks are also available (as well as juice, milk, Icee and water for the kiddies).
Bowling at Splitsville Anaheim with Kids
What makes Splitsville a luxury bowling experience? In addition to the more upscale dining and drink choices, the bowling lanes at Splitsville are different than what you might be used to seeing at your local bowling alley. The 20 lanes are spread out into different locations throughout the building. No endless rows in a noisy alley!
Naturally with many families coming to Splitsville at Disneyland, you shouldn’t have any issue finding light-weight bowling balls or rental bowling shoes for kids. There are also specific lanes that feature pop-up gutter bumpers and ball ramps for young guests. With these special aids, your kid may score higher than you! There’s also an extensive kid’s menu with kid-friendly meals like pizza, chicken tenders and pasta.
Splitsville Disneyland Prices
Prices for bowling at Splitsville Anaheim vary on the day of the week and the time you visit. On Monday through Friday, the best price ($19 per bowler) happens from open to 4 pm, with a cost increase ($24 per bowler) from 4pm to close. Visit on Saturday or Sunday and the price will be $24 per bowler all day. The length of time you’ll receive to play will be dependent upon how many guests are in your party. Note that there isn’t separate pricing for kids at Splitsville Anaheim.
The dining prices are on the high end as well. I’d recommend getting a few platters to share as meals are large.
When is the Best Time to Visit Splitsville Anaheim with Kids?
I visited the Splitsville Lanes location on an autumn Thursday, around 4:30 pm. The parks were packed with HalloweenTime guests, but inside Splitsville, it was still fairly quiet. There were only a few other guests inside at the time. But by the time I left at 8 pm, the entire place was hopping!
If you’re planning a visit to Splitsville Anaheim with kids, I’d recommend visiting at “off times”, ideally before the dinner rush to take advantage of lighter crowds. Reservations are the way to go! Guests can book either a meal-only reservation, book a bowling lane or even a birthday party celebration.