All posts tagged downtown disney

→ Smoking in Only Designated Areas at Downtown Disney

Long overdue.

→ Pleasure Island bypass bridge completed and open to guests

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.

→ Food Trucks Coming to Downtown Disney in Early November

A cool little addition while Disney Spring is being constructed.1

  1. I really hope the corn-dogs are as good as everyone says the Disneyland ones are. 

→ Fit2Run Coming to Downtown Disney

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.1

  1. i.e., A store with a strong focus and that has a good reputation as being near the top in a particular market segment. 

→ New Food Trucks Set to Roll into Downtown Disney

This is awesome. I am sure Elyssa is particularly excited about the hand-dipped corn dogs.1

  1. Which, I have heard, are much better than the standard corndogs Disney normally serves, 

→ Tips for Navigating Downtown Disney During Disney Springs Construction

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.1

  1. Unless the boats stop running, of course. 

→ More parking lot closures coming to Downtown Disney

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 stuff works.

→ Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant at Downtown Disney set to close in mid-August

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.1

  1. On the other hand, I am going to miss Planet Hollywood when it closes. I have had just too many memories at that place. 

→ Parking Lot H closes at Downtown Disney for Disney Springs construction

Well, shoot. That is where I always part.

→ Downtown Disney, A History

David Smith1 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.

  1. Not the Feed Wrangler guy. 

→ Dirk Wallen’s 6/29/13 Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) Photo Report

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.

→ The “Disney Spring” Revamp of Downtown Disney Officially Announced

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 age1. If things turn out half as good as the artist renderings, it should be a great upgrade.

  1. Especially the former Pleasure Island area that has been dormant for a number of years now. 

→ Leaked Concept Art & Details of Downtown Disney Replacement “Disney Springs”

WDW News Today reveals a rumored update to Downtown Disney and it is impressive. I would completely approve of them going in this direction.

→ Rumors of a Downtown Disney Overhaul

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.

→ WDW Radio’s Top Five Snacks at Downtown Disney

Watching this video makes me hungry1. Also, it makes me want to go back to Disney World.

  1. 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.