Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Downtown Disney's New Additions

  1. #1
    Administrator Wendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In Neverland
    Posts
    21,579
    Post Thanks / Like
    [ATTACH=full]16347[/ATTACH]


    Downtown Disney is slowly transforming into Disney Springs and the most visible addition so far is 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. The beautiful boardwalk meanders along Village Lake, offering guests a spectacular waterfront view.

    Last week, the bridge officially opened. And what perfect timing, because there is so much going on right now! Below, a quick snapshot of the latest:

    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.

    [ATTACH=full]16348[/ATTACH]

    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. (Ive had the chance to sample many of the menu items and I can tell you this you wont be disappointed!)

    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.

    [ATTACH=full]16349[/ATTACH]

    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).
    Attached Images Attached Images









    If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.......
    there is something you must always remember.
    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...... I'll always be with you.
    Winne the Pooh - A A Milne



    A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,
    no matter how close or far apart you may be.
    A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.
    A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.

  2. #2
    Administrator Tink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Posts
    28,049
    Post Thanks / Like
    Yes, the valet parking is the furthest parking lot in the back. I found that out the hard way when I went down for the Art Show a bit ago. I headed right back there as we always do and Valet parking was all over the place. I did end up parking back there, but I think I parked in the dealer section. I didn't get a ticket though, so consider myself lucky.






    Welcome to our new home! It's a lovely and friendly place. If you haven't joined yet, do register. It's a great place to make friends and share all those Disney secrets!!

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

  3. #3
    Senior Member Tony G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    You know, I just don't see the idea of branded stores fitting in at Downtown Disney.

    I can't see what's special about merchandise you can buy anywhere being sold at a premium because it's on Disney property.

  4. #4
    Administrator Tink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Posts
    28,049
    Post Thanks / Like
    Same here. I remember (oh geez... here we go again) the old " Disney Village." It was a really neat little place that had unique shops, all centered on some aspect of Disney. Then they started leasing the stores to the franchises and you see the result.

    The point of Disney was to be able to find things you couldn't get elsewhere, wasn't it? Unique things. Things that could only be bought in MK, or the resort in which you were staying, or that particular little shop at the Village... now? Meh. All carbon copy, made in China merchandise.






    Welcome to our new home! It's a lovely and friendly place. If you haven't joined yet, do register. It's a great place to make friends and share all those Disney secrets!!

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

  5. #5
    Senior Member Tony G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Totally - it's what happens when you leave the accountants in charge.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    My Laughin' Place
    Posts
    1,992
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 325127, member: 43
    Same here. I remember (oh geez... here we go again) the old " Disney Village." It was a really neat little place that had unique shops, all centered on some aspect of Disney. Then they started leasing the stores to the franchises and you see the result.
    It used to be a great place to get away from the crowds. That is certainly no longer the case.










    WDW = 39 visits since 1979
    DCL = 3 cruises since 2002


    Upcoming Vacations:
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]Dec 2014 [/COLOR]=
    WDW - Animal Kingdom Lodge - Grand Villa Savanna View
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]Feb 2015[COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)] = DCL - 5 Night Western Caribbean on the Wonder - 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration[/COLOR][/COLOR]
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]April 2015[/COLOR] = WDW - Boardwalk Villas[/COLOR][/COLOR]

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    5,013
    Post Thanks / Like
    it will certainly be different... I for one applaud the having a sports store, it was impossible to find anything but crocs and Mickey sandals back in August.





Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •