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Downtown Disney Hyperlapse Video

If you haven’t been to Downtown Disney lately, you may be surprised by all the changes lately. We just took a look at the latest construction with a photowalk, while Disney has released a new hyperlapse/time-lapse video showing almost everything that’s new plus a few… Read More »Downtown Disney Hyperlapse Video

Time-Lapse Video: Disneyland at Christmas

It took two years, numerous trips, and thousands of photos to make this time-lapse video of Disneyland during the holidays. Christmas time is the most magical time of the year at Disneyland and this video captures it wonderfully. Thanks to the folks at Tours Departing… Read More »Time-Lapse Video: Disneyland at Christmas

Time-Lapse Video: Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree goes up

While the Magic Kingdom is the first park to get decorations for Christmas (the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party comes early in November now), it’s always the last park to finish decorating. That’s because the giant Christmas tree can not be added to Town… Read More »Time-Lapse Video: Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree goes up

Downtown Disney becoming Disney Springs – Construction Update for November

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We have a really big update from Downtown Disney for you today. There’s a whole raft of updates to report as the popular shopping, dining, and entertainment district prepares to become Disney Springs.

In a previous update we explored the newly open Exposition Park Food Truck lot and we had our first peek inside the new parking structure.

The entrance to Downtown Disney is forever changed as a giant parking structure now occupies the former main parking lot for the westside. There’s still plenty of working going on, even on the parking garage itself. Eventually two walk-ways will connect the garage with Disney Springs. For now, there’s some extra construction walls to help corral pedestrian traffic into the West Side.

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The biggest change is the re-opening of the walk-way through the former Pleasure Island area. This area will soon be known as “The Landing.” But for now, it’s still a mess of walls and storefronts that aren’t quite ready to open. You’ll note that they added some fake trolley tracks to the ground at the top of the hill and some concept art to show what that area will look like when finished.

There’s also been quite a lot of work on The Hanger and The Boathouse, two of the first dining experiences expected to open in The Landing.

Behind the Landing is “The Springs” and work is going on there too, with what looks like some of the first vertical structures being erected already.

More photos below the jump:
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YouTube network Maker Studios to Create Disney TV Shows with Online Stars

Maker Studio makes online content aimed mostly at millennials and it was purchased this spring by The Walt Disney Company in an attempt by Disney to reach just that audience. Today we’re hearing about the first real harvest of that acquisition. Maker Studios will produces… Read More »YouTube network Maker Studios to Create Disney TV Shows with Online Stars

Refurbished Astro Orbitor is spectacular at night

The Astro Orbitor at the Magic Kingdom recently came out of an extensive refurbishment. They took everything off the top of the platform and did maintenance for two months. It’s all back together now and looking better than ever. As one of the main Weenies… Read More »Refurbished Astro Orbitor is spectacular at night

Learn to Draw: Jack Skellington

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit this is a little weird. Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was stop-motion animation, not hand drawn animation. So why is there a ‘learn to draw’ video for the Pumpkin King? Why? Because it’s October,… Read More »Learn to Draw: Jack Skellington