Goodbye Downtown Disney, Hello Disney Springs!


We knew the change was coming at Downtown Disney, with the different signs and guide maps reflecting the new name, but now it’s becoming official. According to the local news affiliates, next Tuesday at 5:00 pm, there will be a name changing ceremony, celebrating the change from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.

The name change has been gradually creeping in, so it’s no surprise that it’s finally time for the switch. I know a lot of Disney people, myself included, have a hard time with change, but the change is upon us. At least I finally stopped calling the Studios “MGM!” Disney Springs is supposed to be complete in 2016, and has added a lot of stores and restaurants and such, with more to come. Here’s what’s coming according to WESH news~

– Lake Buena Vista Drive will be widened from seven to 10 lanes.

– The I-4 interchange will provide guests an easy route to Disney Springs.

– DisneyQuest will close next year in order to make room for the NBA Experience.

– Town Center is scheduled to open by mid-2016

We drove past DTD last weekend, and the walkways that cross over the street are partially opened, as is the new ramp to the parking garage. Stay tuned to TMSM for more news as we hear!

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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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