Downtown Disney to Disney Springs construction update – August 2014

Earlier today we had a video with a Walt Disney Imagineer talking about the backstory that will unite Disney Springs once the transformation is complete. The first area, The Landing, will open in 2015.

Our latest construction update looks at progress at The Landing as well as other projects, big and small around the shopping and dining district that will soon be formerly known a Downtown Disney. Take special note of the new ferry boat dock. All three docks are back in operation now. Only the Marketplace location is now closer to Saratoga Springs than Rainforest Cafe. There’s also been quite a bit of progress on the first parking lot they’re constructing. Finishing that will be a welcome relief to the problems with finding a spot on those busy days.

Watch our short video for the gist of the changes

or head below the jump for a full multi-photo gallery of images from across the construction site.

Hope you enjoyed the tour! What would you like to see be part of Disney Springs?

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3 Responses to Downtown Disney to Disney Springs construction update – August 2014

  1. Kaz says:

    “What would you like to see be part of Disney Springs?”

    I know it ain’t gonna happen, but…

    The Adventurer’s Club

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  3. Disney Mike says:

    We learned years ago that it was easier to take the bus to Downtown Disney than to try to park. Unless you arrived by about 11:00 a.m., getting into the parking lot and finding a space would be tedious at best, impossible at worst. The bus from any of the resorts just took almost all the hassle out of visiting Downtown Disney, which made the experience much more pleasant.

    Even when staying at Old Key West or Saratoga Springs, we would opt for the bus over the boat, simply because the bus is almost always faster (especially from Old Key West). Being able to walk over from Saratoga Springs will be nice — if you’re staying at the end of the resort near Downtown Disney and not over at the end by the Treehouse Villas.

    I’ll be very curious to see how the parking garages affect the parking situation there. I suspect that increased parking and increased shopping/dining opportunities will also mean increased crowds, so it might all be a wash. Maybe I’ll be wrong. We might just stick to taking the bus, though.

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