On Sunday the Town Center district at Disney Springs opened and guests were able to explore the new shops and restaurants for the first time. We were among the first to visit and very much enjoyed taking in all the details and new locations.
I love the beautiful Spanish-revival style architecture used throughout most of Town Center. While I wish there was a bit more air conditioning (it is an outdoor mall), there are some great fountains and areas for guests to relax, refresh and reconnect with each other. Town Center, like the rest of Disney Springs, is brought to life with the same focus on storytelling and attention to detail that goes into Disney’s theme parks, resorts and cruise ships – resulting in a welcoming space that only Disney could create.
Some of the most popular locations were Sephora, Tommy Bahama, Zara, and Vera Bradley. While some of the stores were similar to what you’d find in a high end mall year you, there were a few stores that went the extra mile to make their Disney Springs location something unique. Vera Bradley was particularly wonderful.
Storefronts (click on image to view larger)
When it came to dining, Sprinkles Cupcakes was the clear winner of the day with a long line of guests waiting to enter, many of whom registered for Sprinkles perks program to get a free cupcake. Also popular were The Daily Poutine, Amorette’s Patisserie, and D-Luxe Burger.
Dining and other areas
At the end of the day, I enjoyed sitting in a rocking chair on the porch of the Welcome Center using the convenient outlets provided to recharge my electrical devices. The building is the new home of Guest Relations at Disney Springs.
We’ll be heading back soon to see more and try of some of the newly opened food options. The rest of Town Center will open in stages throughout the Summer; we will also keep a close eye on construction as it continues.
Are you looking forward to your next visit to Disney Springs?
Previously: Blaze Pizza under construction at Disney Springs.