I cannot figure out if this will decrease the time it takes to walk from one end of Downtown Disney to the other or not.
A cool little addition while Disney Spring is being constructed.[^fn1]
[^fn1]: I really hope the corn-dogs are as good as everyone says the Disneyland ones are.
This makes a lot of sense, especially with all of the runDisney events that occur during the year.
Relatedly, I hope that this is the type of store we will be getting in the new Disney Spring.[^fn1]
[^fn1]: i.e., A store with a strong focus and that has a good reputation as being near the top in a particular market segment.
Jeff Kober provides a good tip over at *Mouse Planet*:
> The area north and west of Cirque du Soleil is really the best location to park. There are usually more spaces available there than anywhere else. And since the marina exists close to House of Blues, you can walk from one end to the other, then return using the boat shuttle from the Marketplace marina near the Rainforest Cafe. No matter what time of day, this is probably your best choice when parking at Downtown Disney, and when wanting to walk the length of the experience.
This will be my plan until construction is completed.[^fn1]
[^fn1]: Unless the boats stop running, of course.
> The current plan calls for lots I, J and K to be closed on July 22 2013. Combined with the recent lot H closure, this will mean that all parking lots from Disney Quest to the Pleasure Island bus stops will be closed.
That is really going to make things congested. I am interested to see how the [shuttle bus](http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/15jul2013-more-parking-lot-closures-coming-to-downtown-disney-and-off-site-parking-readied-for-busy-periods.htm#.UeQzUeNIJrQ.twitter) stuff works.
I know that Cap’n Jack’s doesn’t have the best reputation, but I have always had a good time when I went. It is a stretch to say I will miss it, but it is weird to think it will be gone.[^fn1]
[^fn1]: On the other hand, I am going to miss Planet Hollywood when it closes. I have had just too many memories at that place.
Well, shoot. That is where I *always* part.
David Smith[^fn1] gives a nice summary of the history and the plans for the future of one of my favorite places at Walt Disney World: Downtown Disney.
[^fn1]: Not the [Feed Wrangler](http://feedwrangler.net) guy.
It is weird seeing all of those walls up at the former Pleasure Island. I still get a little sad every time I walk by the Comedy Warehouse and think about all the nights I went there and had a great time.
> Walt Disney World Resort today announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, a unique destination that will treat guests to significantly more shopping, dining and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, meandering springs and waterfront charm.
I am happy that Disney is revamping the Downtown area. It is one of my favorite spots to walk around at night, but it is starting to show its age[^fn1]. If things turn out half as good as the artist renderings, it should be a great upgrade.
[^fn1]: Especially the former *Pleasure Island* area that has been dormant for a number of years now.
*WDW News Today* reveals a rumored update to Downtown Disney and it is impressive. I would completely approve of them going in this direction.
Speaking of Downtown Disney, there are new rumors regarding a major overhaul of the area. I really hope they do something like this to fresh the place up.
Watching this video makes me hungry[^fn1]. Also, it makes me want to go back to Disney World.
[^fn1]: My favorite snack would have been something from Ghirardelli. The custom treat from Goofy’s Candy Company, though, is something I did not know existed. I will have to give that a try.