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Thirty New Tenants Announced for Disney Springs

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Disney Springs is continuing its march towards completion and today, the announcement came about some of the brand new shops and restaurants that will be added to the district. There are quite a few names that I think you’ll recognize, and a few that are Disney creations.

30 new tenants were announced as part of the expansion of Disney Springs. They are:

Town Center Shops

The following Town Center shops are slated to open in phases beginning May 15.

  • Anthropologie: Anthropologie’s unique and eclectic assortment includes women’s casual apparel and accessories, intimates, shoes, beauty, home furnishings and a diverse array of gifts and decorative items.
  • LACOSTE: Since the very first polo shirt was created in 1933, LACOSTE now offers a range of options including apparel, leather goods, fragrances, footwear, eye wear, home wear, watches and underwear.
  • kate spade new york: kate spade new york specializes in handbags and clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eye wear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts.
  • Sephora: The new Disney Springs Sephora store will offer guests the opportunity to try, test, and play with thousands of products from classic and up-and-coming cosmetic and fragrance brands. Sephora at Disney Springs will feature the latest in beauty services and technology at their expanded Sephora Beauty Studio including Mini Makeovers, Sephora + Pantone Color IQ and complimentary Beauty Classes.
  • Under Armour: Covering two-stories of retail space with a large array of athletic apparel, footwear, and equipment for men, women, and youth, the Disney Springs Under Armour Brand House will have an interactive experience geared toward young athletes who want to test their skills and talents.
  • M·A·C Cosmetics:  M·A·C is a leader in professional makeup and celebrates diversity and individuality.
  • Vince Camuto: offers a range of innovative, stylish, trendy products including footwear, handbags, sportswear and much more.
  • Vera Bradley: This store designed just for Disney Springs, will bring to life the rich history and heritage of Vera Bradley, showcasing a wide range of their distinctive signature collections and a their specially-created Disney-themed products.
  • Lucky Brand: Staying true to the rich heritage and authentic, all-American spirit of denim, Lucky Brand crafts comfortable vintage-inspired jeans and casual clothing with an irreverent rock and roll attitude.
  • Oakley: Oakley infuses technology, performance and style into eye wear, apparel and accessories.
  • Coca-Cola Store: This new store, inspired by a 1920’s-era Coca-Cola bottling plant design, will feature a wide selection of Coca-Cola merchandise, a Coca-Cola Polar Bear experience and refreshing rooftop beverage bar.
  • TROPHY ROOM: Founded by Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, TROPHY ROOM is an elevated and unique athletic retail boutique experience, inspired by the trophy room in the Jordan family estate. Opening its first location at Disney Springs, the store offers footwear, apparel, memorabilia and exclusive merchandise. 
  • ALEX AND ANIMeaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories.
  • Na Hoku Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924: A collection of fine jewelry that captures the essence of Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle.
  • Shore: A fashionable American lifestyle brand featuring swimwear, fitness wear, everyday comfort clothing, exclusive products and a new line of limited-edition Shore Brand apparel, only available at Disney Springs.
  • American Threads: Opening a flagship location at Disney Springs, American Threads offers women’s clothing inspired by the free American spirit.
  • Volcom: Volcom prides itself on making quality apparel, outerwear, footwear and accessories that not only exemplify the lifestyle, but also enhance the ability to live it.
  • Kipling: An international accessories brand offering lightweight handbags, backpacks, luggage and more.
  • francesca’s:  Guests will find unique, fashion-forward clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and gifts.
  • Melissa Shoes: As the pioneer in jelly shoes manufacturing, this Brazilian footwear company offers guests innovative and stylish plastic footwear.
  • UNOde50: Founded in Madrid, Spain, this jewelry retailer offers unique, highly hand-crafted designs.
  • Johnston & Murphy: Known for its heritage in designing high-quality, well-crafted footwear and apparel.
  • Everything But Water: Everything But Water offers an extensive collection of designer swimwear, resort-wear and accessories for women.
  • Free People: Free People offers a unique merchandise mix of casual women’s apparel, intimates, shoes, accessories, active-wear and gifts.
  • JOHNNY WAS: Beautifully crafted bohemian womens-wear brand, with a curated selection of jewelry, books, and gifts and a signature line of colorful printed silk scarves, dresses, and tunics.
  • Columbia: Creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor and fishing enthusiasts since 1938. The new store at Disney Springs will feature the Performance Fishing Gear (PFG) collection designed with fabrics and industry leading technologies that allow for comfortable wear and use for enjoying long days on the water or under the sun.
  • Sperry: From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe to a full collection of sea-tested lifestyle products.
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International: An industry leader of fine timepieces and jewelry in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexico, Luxury of Time by Diamonds International will feature some of the world’s most prominent designer watch brands and a large collection of fine jewelry.

Town Center Dining News

  • At D-Luxe Burger, a Disney owned and operated concept, burger aficionados are in for a treat with gourmet burgers made from a signature blend of beef, unique toppings and freshly baked buns. All-natural chicken and vegetarian burgers round out the menu with hand-cut fries and house-made dipping sauces as the perfect complement. Artisanal gelato shakes (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and floats will also be featured, as well as hard sodas, draft beer and cider.
  • Celebrating the art of pastry making, Amorette’s Patisserie features elements of an artist’s loft and art gallery side-by-side within the comforts of a small town patisserie.  Timeless classic and contemporary pastries will be featured in this high-end pastry shop owned and operated by Disney. Custom cakes are truly a work of art and are available for immediate purchase or for pre-order. Champagne selections by the glass and handcrafted hot chocolates only a pastry artist could create allow for a truly indulgent experience.
  • The previously announced Frontera Fresco from chef Rick Bayless has a new name! Now called Tablas Frontera it will feature exciting flavors and a contemporary Mexican experience. The delicious, enticing presentation of grilled meats, seafood and vegetables served on planks (tablas) promote sharing and togetherness.

Additional Disney Springs News

Guests visiting Disney Springs can visit the Welcome Center, a place where they can relax and take in the beauty of the clear water with lush landscape along the water’s edge.

In addition, Over in the Marketplace, Fulton’s Crab House will open a new concept this fall. The re-imagined restaurant will see a full update reflecting the crisp luxury of modern yachting. The restaurant will also feature a rooftop lounge overlooking Disney Springs, an outdoor waterfront bar featuring a “build your own” fish boil and private dining areas, and a new menu that features fresh seafood with an oyster shucking bar, Florida stone crab and Alaskan king crab, with hearty steaks and chops, as well as classic and curated cocktails. Fulton’s will be seeing a massive refurbishment from the beginning of April until an unknown time period.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will move from its current location at World of Disney into a new and expanded location near Once Upon a Toy in the Disney Springs Marketplace.

Finally, it has been confirmed that Sprinkles Cupcakes will be getting a cupcake ATM. The ATMs will be open 24 hours, with it being restocked before the bakery closes every night, as well as several times a day. The ATM will also have vegan, gluten free and sugar free options, as well as doggie cupcakes.


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20 thoughts on “Thirty New Tenants Announced for Disney Springs

  • I wonder when Fultons is closing as it is still taking reservations for this summer. I have booked a table for my anniversary in July, guess I am going to need a back up then.

      • I have contacted Disney & they have neither confirmed or denied that it is going to be in the middle of a refurbishment. Very frustrating as it was a celebration dinner so I have made an additional reservation at the boathouse & will cancel one nearer to the time. Thanks for getting back to me though.

  • Ugh…. So Disney Springs is basically a high end suburban mall. That’s disappointing.

    • What’s been announced is largely what I was expecting since the first announcement of the a Town Center area.

      What were you expecting?

    • It wasn’t that already?

      • It certainly has been trending that direction over the past decade. Is Disney Springs meant for the local Orlando market? Why in the world would anyone spend vacation time going to Sephora when there are stores all over the country?

        I guess I was hoping for more exclusive stores, not in terms of pricing, but fewer chain stores. More destination stores, one-of-a-kinds. I’d like more themed stores.

        And I’d definitely like more entertainment options beyond the Cirque show that’s been there for 20 years and bowling. How about a TopGolf, a new dinner theater option, an indoor mini-golf, aquarium, indoor skydiving or skiing, Ferris wheel, micro-brewery with tours and classes. Something, anything besides what I can find at malls across the US.

        The only reason to go to Disney Springs at the moment is to finish out your souvenir shopping at World of Disney and perhaps eat at Raglan.

      • I agree. The balance between exclusive and franchise stores seems off, especially for a business that prides themselves on creativity.

      • The Marketplace area is already full of stores selling Disney merchandise, I don’t think there is actually anything else Disney could sell!

        There was more talk about unique internation brand stores and I think Uniqlo will open their first store in the south-east USA. But there doesn’t seem to be much else like that coming.
        For me coming from London, UK Uniqlo would be the least unique offering, there are many of these stores we don’t get over here.

      • I think you answered your own question as to why when you wrote “anything besides what I can find in the US.” I have relatives from South America who spend thousands of dollars at the outlets and the malls when they visit Disney each year. They snap up things they either can’t get at home, or that are priced at a huge mark-up. Now they can spend their $ on Disney property for sow of those things. Just a thought. Probably not the only reason but I’m sure it was one factor.

      • I agree they could do with more entertainment options. But Disney has mini-golf so I guess they don’t see the point adding another (although indoor would be very welcome!).
        There is an aquarium in Epcot and a Sea Life centre at the Orlando Eye, so that doesn’t seem unique either.

        But mainly I get the impression, given the number of third-party run places, Disney just doesn’t want to operate as many new places. They seem to be trying to get rid of the Disney Quest building to a third party as well.

      • I couldn’t agree more. Disney Springs is becoming less Disney and family-oriented and more of posh outdoor high-end shopping district. Does anyone know what’s going on with Disney Quest? Is it still open? It’s still on the Disney website. I heard the NBA experience was scrapped. I found a petition to keep it open on change.org. you can google it if you are interested in signing. People seem very polarized on Disney Quest. I think it’s lots of fun and gives families a safe, cool place to let their kids run and play.

  • D-Luxe Burger sounds like my kind of scene. Between that and Raglan Road, they might actually get me over to Disney Springs at some point.

    • They have a place similar to what I described here in ATL and it’s incredible. So if it’s anywhere close to that, it’s gonna be really good!

  • Any idea when Disney Springs will be complete?

    • My guess is it will all be done before Thanksgiving 2016.
      These stores open in stages starting May. Planet Hollywood will re-open in August or around then. There might be a few places still without tenants and some finishing details to be done, but Fall 2016 seems likely.

      • How far along is the second parking structure? That’s likely the thing that will take the most time. (Remember how long the first one took?)

    • As of right now, not 100% sure. Many of these shops will be opening in May, some of the restaurants are slated for summer 2016, but I suspect it won’t be until right before the holiday rush before everything is done.

  • Is “cupcake ATM” a hipper name for a vending machine or…?

    • Yep, should probably call it an ACM (automated cupcake machine). Sounds dangerous lol

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