Downtown Disney Becomes Disney Springs Today!


Well, today is the day. The street signs have been reflecting the change, as well as maps and such on location…. Officially, Downtown Disney is no more, and Disney Springs is in effect. Oh the changes. I know a lot of Disney fans don’t care for that. I for one usually fight change, but since moving to Central Florida, my horizons have opened up a bit.

I love Downtown Disney, I always have. I love the night life there, the shops, the food. Heck, I still miss Pleasure Island. The clubs and the New Years Eve countdowns nightly were so much fun. But alas, it’s only a distant memory. We all got used to the change. Even me, who hates change.

If you go to the DTD area now, or even in the not so distant past, you can see ALL the changes and construction that’s going on. Everything is evolving, and new stores and restaurants are being added. That’s a good thing. I know a lot of people are not happy with the construction and such, but it’s going to be so nice once it’s finished. The new walkways are opening across the road, to make getting to the area safer for guests. The parking garage is super easy to use and convenient. It’s going to be great once all is said and done, you can see that when you visit, it’s exciting.

So, today marks the end of and era, Downtown Disney. Disney Springs is here to stay, and it’s really coming along nicely. For those who fight change, it’s ok. After all, I know a lot of you out there still call Hollywood Studios, MGM, and that’s fine. For me, I’ll probably still call Disney Springs, Downtown Disney, for awhile. Old habits die hard. I’m excited to see what’s to come still, what about you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, as feedback is always appreciated! ~M

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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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One thought on “Downtown Disney Becomes Disney Springs Today!

  • September 30, 2015 at 6:40 am

    I, too, normally don’t like change but Disney World was in great need for it throughout. I am a little concerned with it being a little too high class now, especially with a lot of shops that sell very expensive merchandise. While Disney Springs should attract classy patrons, we local folks would love a place that we can afford to shop at frequently. I feel that this area is more geared towards guests to central Florida, but I could be totally wrong. I also wish Disney didn’t do so many changes all at once through each theme park. It really diminishes the amount of rides and areas that are open, almost making the value of a park ticket way too little for the price of it.

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