What’s New at Downtown Disney at WDW!

November 20, 2013



If you’ve been keeping up with TMSM, you know that the largest expansion in Downtown Disney history is well underway at the Walt Disney World Resort. The transformation to Disney Springs was announced in March; since that time, changes – both big and small – have been happening throughout that area.  We have also been kept up to date by our fabulous Cast Member friends, as to what kinds of parking issues that guests may face while visiting DTD.

One of the newest, and most visible, is the addition of a new pedestrian walkway that connects the West Side and Pleasure Island. This temporary addition will help with guest traffic flow and should make it easier to move from one district to the other.  There’s a beautiful boardwalk along Village Lake, offering guests a spectacular waterfront view. (The Pleasure Island Boat Dock is here too.)

Last week, the bridge officially opened. And what perfect timing, because there is so much going on right now!

Fit2Run, the Runners Superstore, opened earlier this month. The store features Premier footwear, apparel, GPS, performance sunglasses and more. It may be a coincidence that this location opened just in time for holiday shopping, but the athletes on your gift list will appreciate it.

The first of four themed Food Trucks made its debut during Festival of the Masters. Featuring a variety of delectable meatballs, the Superstar Catering Truck was a hit with guests. Additional trucks will continue to roll in over the next several weeks.




Valet Parking is available on the West Side through January 1, 2014; starting at 4 p.m. daily, the $15 service offers guests another parking option. (Bonus: the valet parking attendants couldn’t be nicer!)

Festival of the Seasons is happening now, with Santa Claus making appearances daily through Christmas Eve. (5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. until November 21; 12 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. from November 22 – December 24, 2013). Hope you’ve been good this year!

Will you be checking out the newest offerings at Downtown Disney? If so, be sure to connect to all of them via the new pedestrian walkway; entrances are located near Characters in Flight and Paradiso 37.  We will continue to bring you the latest developments as they become available!

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