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    Wow, what a mess!! Walls up everywhere, construction cranes as far as the eye can see. I was not prepared for that. LOL!

    It looks like the bridge going across the lagoon (from T-Rex to Rainforest) has begun. The old restaurant above the water is completely gone. You can no longer walk through Pleasure Island. They have built a boardwalk that wraps around the outside of PI along the water (beginning between Raglan Road and Paradiso 37). The area looks so different. I didn't walk any further since the place was packed yesterday.

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    I forgot to mention how weird the parking garage construction looks. They are beginning level 2 on one of the sections.

    I don't remember seeing so much construction going on at WDW since the mid to late 80's.










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    My niece and sister were at DTD on Friday and said the place was mobbed. They didn't stay long and didn't venture further than the Marketplace.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 334752, member: 43
    My niece and sister were at DTD on Friday and said the place was mobbed. They didn't stay long and didn't venture further than the Marketplace.
    Tink, we were there Friday night and Sunday night and it was mobbed both times (ate at Wolfgang Express both times). I would love to go back to the days where going to DTD was to get AWAY from the crowds.










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    I go to Downtown Disney quite a lot I suppose I will just have to put up with the construction hope it is worth when it is finished





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    Yes, I remember when going to DTD was what we did on the first and last days of the holiday. We'd fly in, check in, and head to DTD. Last day, we'd check out and head to DTD before heading to the airport.






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    We used to go there to wander around and get away from the crowds at the Parks, those days are gone now









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    Does anyone know if there is a time frame for the construction work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MystikPiglit, post: 334804, member: 90
    Does anyone know if there is a time frame for the construction work?
    The new areas will be opening in stages and will be fully complete in 2016. This expansion is the largest for DTD in it's history and will be growing from 75 shops, restaurants and venues to over 150 when it's all said and done.










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    Hmmm, I wonder how much will have been done by November.
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