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Plans announced for Hyperion Wharf at Downtown Disney

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Nov 18, 2010 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
The Disney Parks Blog announced plans for a new complex named 'Hyperion Wharf' to be developed at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World. While no completion date was provided, the project is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the upcoming years.
Disney described the area (which will transform the current Pleasure Island) as "a nostalgic yet modern take on an early 20th century port city and amusement pier. By day, stylish boutiques and innovative restaurants will draw you in and by night, thousands of lights will transform the area into an electric wonderland."

In addition to the construction of Hyperion Wharf, Disney also provided a glimpse into other projects at Downtown Disney currently in progress. The most noticeable addition, perhaps to capitalize on the excitement created by the coming of Legoland to Florida, is an expansion of the Lego Imagination Center in the Downtown Disney Marketplace area. However, this is no minor project. The work will allegedly expand the current Lego space by 3,500 square feet and include the addition of "sculptures" of classic Disney scenes.