Formerly known as Downtown Disney
Disney Springs Address:
1780 Buena Vista Drive
PO BOX 10150
Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830
Downtown Disney has been renamed Disney Springs and will consist of several different neighborhoods, featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment locations. The neighborhoods will be named Town Center, The Landing, West Side, and Marketplace. Each neighborhood will have a distinct feel, with the current West Side and Marketplace basically retaining their current layouts.
As Disney tradition goes, the area has a backstory explaining the history. The idea is that the town grew up around a spring, and guests can see the evolution in the environment as the town has grown and changed. This spring is what connects the neighborhoods along the waterfront.
Town Center begins the story of Disney Springs. Settlers were attracted to the area by a series of natural springs. This features a central promenade, along which guests can find shopping and dining. Dining | Shopping| Entertainment | Photos
This area provides entertainment, as well as elevated sections that provide shade to those underneath, and a new vantage point for guests to watch all the hustle and bustle of the area. Dining | Shopping| Entertainment | Photos
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 15, 2016) – Eager with anticipation, guests flocked to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort this morning with the hopes of being among the first to experience its newest retail neighborhood – Town Center.
Opening in phases today and throughout the summer, Town Center will be home to some of the most recognizable names in retail such as Anthropologie, ZARA, LACOSTE and Lucky Brand, as well as some brands that are new to the Central Florida market, such as UNIQLO, Melissa Shoes and UNOde50. Within Town Center, Guests will find exceptional shopping and dining experiences along with breathtaking vistas overlooking The Spring, the heart and soul of the property.
Town Center features Spanish-revival style architecture, drawing from a rich history of explorers that landed in Florida centuries ago, and a promenade where guests can relax, refresh and reconnect with each other. Town Center, like the rest of Disney Springs, is brought to life with the same focus on storytelling and attention to detail that goes into Disney’s theme parks, resorts and cruise ships – resulting in a welcoming space that only Disney could create.
Today, a total of 23 exciting new retail tenants opened their doors in Town Center, including kate spade new york, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour Brand House and Sephora. The following venues are now open:
In addition to these venues, seven new specialty-dining locations are now open at Disney Springs:
As guests enter Town Center around The Spring area, they will be warmly greeted at the Welcome Center, a new home for Guest Relations at Disney Springs that will offer a wealth of services including theme park and Cirque du Soleil ticket sales, Disney dining and resort reservations, information for guests with disabilities, foreign currency exchanges, and other general assistance items. Themed to early Florida settlements, the architecture around The Spring is based on timber frame structures that were once used in the citrus and ranching industries.
Access to Disney Springs is about to become even easier. Roadway improvements on Buena Vista Drive are nearly complete, with additional car lanes and dedicated bus lanes now operational. Also, now open, the Lime Garage offers Guests convenient parking access to Disney Springs Town Center and the Marketplace. This new garage, similar to the Orange Garage on the West Side, uses smart technology to identify open parking spaces.
MORE OPENINGS COMING SOON
More shops and restaurants will open soon at Disney Springs. By the end of this month, the following venues will open:
Other locations expected to open in Town Center at Disney Springs this summer include:
The following new brands were announced today as coming to Disney Springs and are expected to open locations in Town Center this summer:
Nearing completion on the largest expansion in its history, Disney Springs is emerging as an exciting new waterfront district for world-class shopping, unique dining, and high-quality entertainment. Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs has four distinct outdoor neighborhoods including The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and the new Town Center.
When completed, Disney Springs will have doubled the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, resulting in more than 150 establishments.- See more at: http://wdwnews.com/releases/2016/05/15/disney-springs-opens-first-phase-of-town-center/#sthash.zpYWTOJA.dpuf
Parking and Transportation Options
The different sections of parking at Disney Springs are all named after fruits that are grown in Florida.
There are two parking garages - the Orange Garage and the Lime Garage. As you're going up the ramp through the garages, you'll see electronic signs indicating how many parking spots are available. Once you turn into the row, you'll see a green or red light above each parking spot on level 2-4. Green means the space is empty, red means the space is full.
Parking lots available:
Overflow lots will be marked with overhead signs.
This is offered daily from 10:30am-11:30pm, every 20 minutes.
parking is available near the entrance to the Orange Garage from
10:00am to 2:00am as well as on the West Side directly in front of
Cirque du Soleil from 4:00pm to 2:00am. The cost of valet parking is $20
and will be collected at the time of pick-up. Gratuity is not
included. Guests with Tables in Wonderland will receive
complimentary valet parking with a valid dining receipt (except for the
following blackout dates: Easter, Mother's Day, 4th of July,
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New
Year's Day, and any special events at Disney Springs).