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Old 02-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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RUMOR: Overhaul coming to Downtown Disney

Well, there might be a thread on another board about this but I think this has something to do with the parks, but mods feel free to move it.

Anyways, another major renovation is rumored for DTD. Hopefully, this one actually materializes, but I'm not a fan of the name Disney Springs. More info here:


A brief summary from WDWSource:

Keep in mind that this is only a rumor so far but there are some loud rumblings of Downtown Disney getting a major face lift. A year or so ago, Disney announced plans to change Downtown Disney into Hyperion Wharf. It seems as though those plans have fallen through. The new rumor making the rounds is Downtown Disney being renamed ‘Disney Springs’. Within ‘Disney Springs’ will be 6 neighborhood areas.

The Gateway – Main entrance into ‘Disney Springs’. Will also feature a 5 story parking garage.

The Town Center – This area will feature many new and unique shops.

The Springs – This will be a tranquil area along the water near where Pleasure Island currently resides.

The Landing – This would be where Pleasure Island is now. The area would feature lots of new restaurants, bars, retail shops, and an amphitheater on the water next to Paradiso 37.

The Westside – Most of the area would remain the same. Planet Hollywood would be changed into a place called ‘The Observatory’ and Starbucks will replace the Wetzel’s Pretzels.

The Market Place – The only real change here would be the bus pick up and drop off area being turned into 2 new retail buildings and a bridge connecting to Saratoga Springs.

So there you have it! Keep in mind nothing official has been announced by Disney. I really feel this is needed at Downtown Disney. I kind of find it hard to believe that a 5 story parking garage would be put smack dab in the front of ‘Disney Springs’. I assume if they did do it, maybe a huge light-up sign and some decor would be on it so it wasn’t such an eye sore. I would be interested to hear what everyone thinks about this. Do you like it? Hate it? Have any other ideas how to revitalize Downtown Disney? Lets hear it in the comments section!
Actually, I was at DTD last night.
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