Several Changes Are Coming To Orlando’s Downtown Disney

The excitement continues in anticipation for the new and improved Downtown Disney as it transforms into Disney Springs. Disney Springs will expand the Walt Disney Resort favorite with exclusive shopping, new and improved restaurants and entertainment. The revamp will include the new name Disney Springs with four districts, The Landing, The Marketplace, The West Side and Town Center.

The Landing is the water front district which is the nearest to completion. This district features several new shops that have recently opened their doors to the public including a vintage shop Chapel Hats, a casual shoe store Havaianas and Sanuk (these shoes are so comfortable!), The Art of Shaving, a barber and shave shop and a core vegan, gluten-free menu has debuted at McKenna’s Bakery NYC a delicious bakery you can smell from blocks away, yum! Stay tuned later on this year for the debut of the STK Steakhouse with an exclusive rooftop dining area and delicious high end meals.

Several different bridges were built to create more walk ways where you can get a glimpse of the fabulous views and to get you to your most favorite places even faster. Disney Springs decor will be set back to the 1900’s with new signage and ambiance created around the theme. Disney Springs will still be free to park and will have plenty of space for you to do so! A second parking garage is in the works with 4,000 spaces and a connecting ramp to Interstate 4, a widened 10 lane Buena Vista Drive and two pedestrian bridges are also in the plans for a project due to be completed in late 2016.  This will make it easier to park at this exclusive waterfront
dining, shopping and entertainment experience.

A few of our favorite restaurants will be getting a face-lift including Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37. Planet Hollywood’s famous globe will be transformed into a planetarium with views of stars and a new outdoor terrace and bar will be created. This will include more seating and more views. Same goes for Paradiso 37, seating will almost double with more waterfront views. The Boathouse, a restaurant coming to the former Pleasure Island area, is set to open this summer and will feature a nautical theme with breathtaking water views. Guests have the option to enjoy a unique experience on a 40-foot Italian water taxi that’s going to hold up to 25 people serving champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and toasts with the captain while cruising the waterway!

View a sneak peak of whats to come here!

Many more surprises to come for the new and improve Disney Springs, stay tuned!