Downtown Disney to become Disney Springs


As we thought, it has been confirmed to cast members at Walt Disney World that Downtown Disney is going to be getting an extreme makeover! The Hyperion Wharf idea has long been scrapped, so make room for Disney Springs!

Disney Springs will be made up of several distinct neighborhoods, all set around a spring. Those neighborhoods will be called The Town Center, The West Side and The Marketplace. From what I understand, the Marketplace will stay mostly the same, but with some additions. Here’s what we know thus far:

Disney Springs will have two parking garages, instead of all the different parking lots. They need the room to expand for shops and restaurants.

A bridge is expected to be constructed by the Rainforest Cafe to help with the flow of people.

Captain Jack’s Restaurant will be closing.

The World of Disney store will be made even bigger, if you can imagine that!

I’ve heard rumors that Planet Hollywood will be turned into some sort of an observatory. I hope not though.

Brand name products, like MAC Cosmetics will be featured at different shops.

I’m trying to get more scoop for you all, but this is what I’ve heard thus far. The official announcement was supposed to be today, but was postponed due to unseasonal weather in Orlando. More to follow!


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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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