Disney World 'Tops Off' Disney Springs with its Water Tower
Workers at the Walt Disney World Resort over the weekend installed the new icon for the Disney Springs shopping and dining district — a nostalgic water tower that will stand over the area's Town Center.
Photo courtesy Disney
In addition, Disney this week confirmed the line-up of retail shops and restaurants that will open in the Town Center of Disney Springs, starting May 15. Town Center will feature Spanish "Revival" style design, with buildings set along a creekside promenade. Town Center is one of four "neighborhoods" of Disney Springs, and the only one that is completely new from the old Downtown Disney district.
Here is the line-up for Town Center.
- Alex and Ani
- American Threads
- Coca-Cola Store
- Everything But Water
- Free People
- Johnny Was
- Johnston & Murphy
- Kate Spade New York
- Lucky Brand
- Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
- MAC Cosmetics
- Melissa Shoes
- Na Hoku
- Trophy Room
- Under Armour
- Vera Bradley
- Vince Camuto
In addition, Town Center will feature two Disney-owned and operated eateries...
- Amorette's Patisserie
- D-Luxe Burger
...and two celebrity-chef restaurants:
- Rick Bayless' Tablas Frontera
- Art Smith's Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar
Work continues throughout Disney Springs, with Fulton's Crab House and Planet Hollywood undergoing months-long refurbishments and STK Orlando and The Edison also scheduled to open this year.
it looks so bad
shops shops shops - BOB IGERS DREAM TO TURN ALL OF DISNEY INTO SHOPS.
Mostly chain stores that I can find in any mall. No reason to shop there, so boring...
At least 10 of those stores I've never seen before, but then I live in London so we don't get all of the US brands. Also a few of these are either completly new or new to Florida I think.
It didn't really matter if they called it Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, Walt Disney World Village, Disney Village Marketplace, Downtown Disney, or Disney Springs. It was most successful as a shopping center and it was popular with locals and tourists alike.
So now that they have a giant mall, can they start turning the park retail spaces back to match the area theme vs. generic Disney stuff?
So what happens to the other water tower discarded from DHS?
Anon, even as a female, none of those stores interest me at all! **yawn**
Did they run out of room at this mall to add a GameStop... Disappointed in the new store line up. Disney should have unique stores here not every day ones..
Okay, not to be negative, but I can't see a single store in that list that I would even want to go into. But I also buy everything from Amazon now and rarely go to stores anymore.
Just a mall to make getting around Disney even harder What happened Walt would not be happy with this not what he envisioned
Coming to a Disney World near you - a more expensive version of outlet shopping!
I am not sure what people are expecting at Disney Springs. It has always been Disney World's mall. I am actually impressed with the store lineup. If they got all those higher end stores, Disney must really mean business.
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