Tagged with " Downtown Disney"
WDWNT reader AJ P. was nice enough to offer us some newsworthy photos they took on their recent trip to Walt Disney World, so let’s take a look around all 4 parks and Downtown Disney: Land clearing continues for the Grand Floridian DVC wing the rain left some large puddles Welcome to the Magic Kingdom Chamber of Commerce behind tarps The Bakery as well On to New Fantasyland Work being done on the facade of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid Large walls popping up on the site of the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Supports and such for the Mine Train in the foreground, Storybook Circus tents in the background A green and red wall will separate the [...]
For those of you who make use of the Disney Dining Plan, you’ll be happy to know that a few new restaurants (mostly at Downtown Disney) are joining the fray in 2012: -Bongos Cuban Cafe Window -Bongos Cuban Cafe -Marketplace Snacks -House of Blues -Paridiso 37 -Portobello -T-REX Cafe -Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney Marketplace and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park They are are all non-Disney owned restaurants. Is this an attempt to bring more guests to the struggling Downtown Disney, or just some long overdue additions to the Disney Dining Plan?
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Downtown Disney on Friday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Some of the turnstiles at Epcot are behind walls
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Downtown Disney West Side on Friday and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: We start at Epcot and the Festival Center
From Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog: I vividly recall the grand opening of Disney’s Pin Traders at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. I remember it well because I assisted with the grand opening celebration while serving as a Walt Disney World Resort Ambassador. The location, once known as the Captain’s Tower, was considered an icon for the shopping village that opened in 1975. As the excitement of Disney Pin Trading continued way beyond the original 15-month Millennium Celebration plan, there was a need to have a flagship pin location outside a Disney Theme Park. Downtown Disney seemed like a natural choice, so Disney’s Pin Traders was introduced in Summer 2002. Recently, some new visual enhancements were added to the location. I spoke with Julie Young, [...]
Festival of the Masters in the Downtown Disney Area November 11 – 13, 2011 The 36th Festival of the Masters is a vibrant open-air art festival in the Downtown Disney area. Featuring nearly 150 award-winning artists, discover why this world-renowned show is a much-anticipated annual event for Guests, artists, collectors and art lovers. Throughout Festival of the Masters, Guests will have the opportunity to meet Disney Artists from Yellow Shoes and Disney Design Group such as Festival of the Masters Signature Artist, Joe Kaminski, Arnel Platon, Will Gay, Bil Shannon, Sharon Michel, Greg Trombo, Darren Wilson, Randy Noble, Costa Alavezos and Don “Ducky” Williams. Disney Artists from Yellow Shoes and Disney Design Group will be appearing throughout Festival Masters [...]
WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson took a quick trip to Downtown Disney and Disney’s Hollywood Studio yesterday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: There’s something new at Team Mickey…
From the Disney Parks Blog: Fashionistas of all ages will have a hot new shopping spot at Downtown Disney as Apricot Lane Boutique opens its doors today. The stylish store will offer one-of-a-kind gifts, trendy accessories and all the latest fashions for moms and daughters. My soon to be 13-year-old already has it on her radar for a birthday shopping spree. Good thing the collections are affordable. Apricot Lane carries a nice mix of celebrity-inspired brands – the kind you would usually find at upscale department stores or fancy shops – including Miss Me, Lucky Brand, Vintage Havana and Chaser. It will be the go to place for fun and unusual trinkets and gifts, while also offering punk rock t-shirts, contemporary sportswear, [...]
From Thomas Smith on the Disney Parks Blog: In November, we shared plans to re-imagine Pleasure Island and bring other new and compelling experiences to life at Downtown Disney. Today, we’d like to update you on our progress. First, we’re excited that some of the new experiences we announced are already becoming favorites, like the newly expanded LEGO Imagination Center and AMC’s first Dine-In Theatre in Florida. The great news is there is more on the way. Recently, Orlando Harley-Davidson opened its newly expanded 3,635-square-foot store at Downtown Disney West Side. The largest and most interactive Harley merchandise store of its kind, it draws guests in with a 40-foot tower and massive LCD/LED screens showing specially produced footage of motorcycles in action. Guests are also able to [...]
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Downtown Disney on Friday and has a few newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip: The new Harley-Davidson store on the West Side is now open