Today the Mars Retail Group announced that it will move its M&M’s store from the Florida Mall in Orlando to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. The company calls it an experiential store, which basically means you’re immersed in an interactive world of chocolate. The… Read More »M&M’s Store moving from Florida Mall to Disney Springs
Get ready to hang-ten at Disney Springs. Ron Jon Surf Shop is moving in with its beach-inspired fashion trends, vacation essentials, and outdoor accessories and a tradition inspired by surf culture. Disney promises a unique design to the store, but no details have been released… Read More »Ron Jon Surf Shop rolling into Disney Springs
We have an update to one of the big stories of 2018, the closure of the Crossroads shopping center. There’s a huge construction project currently remaking the I-4 freeway from near Universal Studios to points eastward. Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) had announced that the… Read More »Disney World adjacent shopping center Crossroads gets 18 month life-extension
The transformation of Disney Springs continues with a vast interior redesign of the World of Disney store. It’s often the last place Disney guests visit to pick up a last minute souvenir and as such has a bit of everything in it. The old design… Read More »World of Disney Store at Disney Springs completes reimagined renovation
Two of the world’s largest Disney Stores will be undergoing a dramatic change as the decision has been made to remodel the World of Disney stores at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney complex in Anaheim, CA and at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL. Disney plans to keep… Read More »Disney to remodel two World of Disney Stores at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney
If you’ve been to Disney Springs lately, you’ll know that the place is packed with guests practically all day long. The shopping, dining, and entertainment complex is a must-do on everyone’s list and attracts those who are just in the Orlando area for the day… Read More »Disney Springs targets May 15th for next major cluster of locations to open
We’re back with our latest update from Downtown Disney as it transforms into Disney Springs. There are 30 photos and a great video in this mega-update.
New stores including: Chapel (hats), Apex (sunglasses), the Art of Shaving, and a few signs for as yet unopened stores are now on most of the store fronts in The Landing area. I’m not sure any shave is worth $55. But if you want one, The Art if Shaving will be glad to service you.
We recently profiled the newly activated parking garage spot finder system. Work on the second garage is just getting started. There are also three new dining locations in progress, The Boat House is looking nearly finished (outside at least), The Hangar is finally being enclosed, and serious remodeling is underway at the future Morimoto ASIA location.
Not clearly on the video is the progress on the parking garage, the work they’re doing to add off-ramps from Lake Buena Vista drive directly into the parking garage, and work going on in a few areas currently off-limits to guests that will be brand new shopping and dining areas added to Downtown Disney.
Can’t watch the video, I have 30 photos from my recent walk around Downtown Disney are below:
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 business columnist has gone so… Read More »Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail