Today, according to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney shared a number of shopping and dining experienced that will be added to their upcoming 200,000-square-foot retail center, Flamingo Crossings Town Center. Although Flamingo Crossings is outside the gates of Walt Disney World, the property itself is Disney owned.
If you’re looking to go shopping, the development will be anchored by a Target. (And there goes all my money.) Flamingo Crossings will also include a Five Below and a UPS Store. (Perfect for mailing all those extra Disney souvenirs you bought.) In addition, a Walgreens is under construction nearby.
As far as restaurants are concerned, you’ll be able to grab a beer at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., as well as stop at Wendy’s, Domino’s, Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Pieology Pizzeria and Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ. Previously announced dining options will include PDQ, Five Guys, Ben & Jerry’s and Dunkin’.
In addition, seven hotels will also be found at Flamingo Crossings. Currently, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott are already open. Take a look at our review here of the TownePlace Suites. In addition, a Hampton by Hilton is expected to be completed next year. Four other hotels are also under construction, including Fairfield and Residence Inn by Marriott and Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton.
So, I know what you’re asking. Where is the Flamingo Crossings shopping center located? This area is currently under construction at Western Way and State Road 429 near Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Unfortunately for all of us, specific opening dates for the restaurants, shops, and hotels were not announced.