We took a stroll round Disney Springs for lunch today, it’s really taking shape and exciting to see how it’s morphing from what was Downtown Disney to Disney Springs. We took a sneaky peak behind the miles of billboards whilst the construction changes are being made.
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Last night we went for a stroll round Downtown Disney to see how they are getting on with the transformation into Disney Springs, it’s completion is not due for another year (Spring 2016). I’m pleased to report that the main multi-storey car park was open, we parked on the 4th floor in the hope of a view, but there wasn’t much of one!
The roads in are complete, but we were guided out past Cirque du Soleil, which added a few minutes onto the journey, as the way out hasn’t been finished yet. The walkways into Downtown Disney aren’t complete yet either with long billboards sectioning off areas whilst the building work continues.
The Downtown Disney redevelopment into Disney Springs is really taking shape, and extremely exciting to see. It’s a huge project for Disney with the addition of many more restaurants and shops to the area.
Last week we checked out the latest addition, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, it must be one of the smallest bar’s Disney has, but it’s packed with goodies.
I took these photos over the weekend at the Downtown Disney Car Master 2011.
Car Masters – Downtown Disney, Orlando Florida, a set on Flickr.
This could be an interesting time-saver and extend your holiday a little on your last day.. On the Westside area of Downtown Disney (Parking Lot L & M) Virgin Atlantic offer facilities allowing you to check in for your Virgin Atlantic flight, get your boarding pass and drop off your bags for their secure delivery to the airport – so you can enjoy more time with the family at Disney and then arrive at the airport 2 hours before your flight’s due departure. The service is free to all Upper Class passengers, Flying Club Gold cardholders and Virgin Holidays passengers. There is a charge of $10 per person for all other Virgin passengers (providing they hold a confirmed seat). If you’re interested in taking up this service on your last day of your holiday in Orlando please read the full terms and conditions on Virgin’s Downtown Disney Check-in.
Downtown Disney is located about 15-20 minutes from most of our 500 Orlando villas, so why not drop off your bags and spend your last day at Disney.
Downtown Disney equals lots of entertainment and nightlife all in one Disney hotspot. Situated on Buena Vista Drive, follow the signs for Walt Disney World and then you’ll see signs for Downtown Disney, taking you to the free parking lots. The majority of our Florida villas to rent are within a 20 minute drive away. You can stroll along the scenic walkway of the 3 distinct sections, all bordering the village waterfront and experience the dining, shopping and entertainment on offer. On the West side – you can take in a live theatrical show of breathtaking acrobatics at the Cirque du Soleil theatre – tickets can be purchased at the box office in the theatre or by calling 407-WDW-SEAT. Or perhaps see the latest Hollywood movie at the AMC Pleasure Island 24 screen cinema – we have a handy post on our Florida Villas blog for film showtimes. Soak up the party atmosphere on Pleasure Island with the bars, discos and eateries. You’ll also find the very best Disney souvenirs and gifts for friends and family at the World of Disney store (largest Disney character store in the world) in the shopping hub of Downtown Disney Marketplace on the East side. Featured in the store is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique salon for girls and boys who want the ultimate princess and knight fairytale makeovers. This is extremely popular with young children over 3 years and we would advise calling in advance to make reservations. Makeover package prices vary. The marketplace also has a fine art gallery which is fun to browse called The Art of Disney. There are an abundance of themed restaurants for the family – the Rainforest Cafe has casual dining in an amazing tropical rainforest setting. For an unforgettable experience, try the T-Rex Cafe – a prehistoric adventure where you can eat, shop and gaze at the moving T-Rex dinosaur.
For music lovers, back on the west side, the House of Blues offers southern-inspired food along with live music from Rock ‘n’ Roll to R&B in their Music Hall adjacent to the diner. Once you visit, you’ll be coming back again and again. Check out Leona Lewis below…..
Why not try a 400ft balloon ride in the Characters in Flight open everyday.