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Downtown Disney is Officially Disney Springs

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Today is the day! Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World officially became Disney Springs.

If you couldn’t tell from all the construction walls, Downtown Disney has been under construction for the past few years to convert the shopping and dining district into an updated, one-of-a-kind destination.

Disney is touting Disney Springs as “The Place to Be” according to their brand new website, which is gorgeous and features detailed information about shopping, dining, and entertainment that can be experienced by Guests.

For Guests looking to keep updated via Twitter, a new account, @DisneySprings is now live, as well as a new Facebook page for Guests to follow.

Currently open at Disney Springs is The Marketplace, a family friendly section; the West Side, more of the entertainment district; and The Landing, a thriving commercial district.  When the area is fully completed, it will also feature the Town Center, which will be a mix of shopping and dining along a relaxing promenade.

Recent additions to Disney Springs include: Apex by Sunglass Hut, The Art of Shaving, Chapel Hats, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Erwin Pearl, Havaianas, Sanuk, Sound Lion, The BOATHOUSE, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, Tea Trader’s Cafe, and Vivoli Gelateria.

Upcoming announced additions will include: Morimoto Asia (tomorrow), STK Orlando, The NBA Experience, Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO, PANDORA, UGG, L’Occitane en Provence, Edward Beiner, The Edison, Sprinkles, and Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza.

Disney Springs was announced back in 2013 and when fully finalized in the summer of 2016, it will feature 150 shops and dining establishments, as well as other unique offerings.




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Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at

5 thoughts on “Downtown Disney is Officially Disney Springs

  • Yeah, can’t get “MGM” out of the vocab. and “Downtown Disney” will be the same. I will say being there this past summer, I so wish that EVERY Parking Lot and Deck could be like those now at Downtown Disney with those parking indicators. That deck is sweet!

  • It’ll always be Downtown Disney to me.


    Person Who Still Calls The Studios “MGM” 🙂

    • I still call it “Lake Buena Vista” sometimes. 🙂 Of course, no one ever knows what I’m talking about.

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