mall across from DTD?

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  1. momto2greatgirls

    momto2greatgirls Earning My Ears

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    Hi, DH came home yesterday saying someone at work told him there was a "new mall" across from DTD? I don't know why we'd go there but since we're driving and staying off site I thought I'd ask what it was called and what's there.
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  3. Jason71

    Jason71 Brother to pirates and corsairs...

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    There's no mall "across from DTD". Crossroads is across the street from the gate that leads to DTD, but (a) it's not new, and (b) it's more of a shopping plaza--an overpriced supermarket, a couple little stores, and a lot of restaurants.

    The Orlando Premium Outlet Mall is not far from DTD, but it's still a 5-10 minute drive, and isn't really "new" either.

    Sounds like something was lost in translation somewhere along the way.
     
  4. dr_nigel_c

    dr_nigel_c Florida resident, hotel nut! :-D

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    That's probably a reference to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores -- it's a relatively new shopping center (opened 01/2006), and it's on 535 (same road that you turn into DTD on), but on the other side of I-4. Not too difficult to get to, and lots of stores, too!
     
  5. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Are these the ones that used to be the Prime Outlets that thy tore down and are re-building? Over near Wet and Wild?

    Or the ones where Dolly's Dixie Stampede used to be?

    Suzanne
     
  6. OlderMan

    OlderMan DVC Member Since 1997

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    FWIW, the LBV Factory Stores have been around for quite a while, too.
     
  7. momto2greatgirls

    momto2greatgirls Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the replies, it does sound like something got lost in translation! I don't know when he thought we'd have time to go shopping anyhow, unless we're extending our vacation!
    Thanks again
     
  8. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Neither.

    The Prime outlet is by Universal and they rebuilt it.
    The Premium outlet is by Dolly's just outside of WDW's DTD.
    The Lake Buena Vista outlets are down a ways on 535 on the left.
     
  9. spiceycat

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    you beat me too it - I have been buying new balances shoes there for at least 5 years.

    you don't think he means the redo of Pleasure Island?
     
  10. Detailor

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    Or was the reference to the Westside shopping area? I know it's not new, but it is a lot newer than the Marketplace section of DTD. Perhaps if the person telling him about this 'mall' hadn't been to DTD for a long time Westside would seem 'new' to them.

    LBV Factory Outlets have been around for a lot longer than just since 2006, in fact I think that it's older than the Premium Outlets but not as old as the Prime Outlets (nee Belz).

    **** Taylor
     
  11. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Thank you, I didn't know these existed. I will check them out in June.

    Suzanne
     
  12. Promomx2

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    The outlet on 535, do they have the outlet for disney stuff, i think it's call character?
     
  13. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    According to the website in the link, they do.
     
  14. DOOM1001

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    Everything you said is correct except Dolly's Dixie Stampede is now closed,the Premium outlets bought them out to make more stores and a parking garage.
     
  15. Jason71

    Jason71 Brother to pirates and corsairs...

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    Didn't think of LBV Outets, are "across the street"...just a couple miles down, lol.

    There is a store that sells WDW merchandise there. However, unlike the stores at Premium Outlets and Prime Outlets, it is not owned by Disney. It tends to have a smaller selection, but even lower prices, than the Disney-owned outlets.
     
  16. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    I know that, but was responding to PrincessSuzanne's location reference in her question in trying to figure out if that is the one.
     
  17. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Yes, but it is not a Disney location, just a store that sells a variety of that type of stuff so you will find Spiderman, Nick stuff etc. Lots of junk. But if I have time I pop in, last trip in Jan did find really nice Disney Soccer warmups....jacket was around $60 and got for $12. But if you don't have alot of time, I would skip this location.

    Lake Buena Vista Outlets are several miles down 535, where the Premium Outlet with a real Disney store is just across I-4 and only minutes from DTD. It is the closest location. They get new stuff almost daily so you could visit a couple times in a week and hit on some new things.
     
  18. spiceycat

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    boy I disagree with this one BIG time.

    LBV is closer!

    PO is on vineland - that street can and does get back up - BIG TIME. You can easily wait on that street to go just a mile for 15min. Now if a funeral or wedding is going on at that church - just forget it.

    LBV is straight down 535 and generally no traffic problems - it has 3 or 4 lanes - PO has one lane.

    LBV has a Disney Character shop too - but it didn't have the stuff that PO has. of course it also doesn't have the prices.:rolleyes1
     
  19. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Actually, I read a link here on the DIS that says that Disney is in talks to use the old Dolly's Stampede location for a HSM dinner show for a couple of years.


    I knew Dolly's had closed, but that was the best way for me to describe the location I was looking for.

    Suzanne
     

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