Category Archives: Walt Disney World

Downtown Disney Marketplace Co-Op Walking Tour

Last weekend I went on a brief walking tour of the new Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Orlando. This location will serve as a testing ground for new store concepts for Disney. If it is popular, a concept could eventually … Continue reading

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Is ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Disney World’s 5th Gate?

I’ve often thought of ESPN Wide World of Sports complex as Walt Disney World’s unheralded fifth gate. Many guests spend at least part of their Orlando vacation there either participating in or watching a sport. We also know that EPSN … Continue reading

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Options for fun expand when the sun goes down at Walt Disney World

At Walt Disney World one of the best ways to beat the heat is to wait until the sun goes down. There’s a whole new world of fun and entertainment available, and this summer there are new and premium events … Continue reading

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Downtown Disney to Disney Springs July 2014 Construction Update

Downtown Disney is in the middle of a transformation that will see it change its name to Disney Springs and add additional dining and shopping options. The first major new area to open will be “The Landing” in 2015, but … Continue reading

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Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail

Disney’s Magic Band and the related MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ are just three elements of a skunk works type division charged with creating Next-Gen experiences for guests at Walt Disney World. Just how revolutionary are these changes? One Tampa Bay Tribune … Continue reading

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