Downtown Disney is Now Disney Springs

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Downtown Disney – Disney Springs

Downtown Disney – Disney Springs? We no longer have to bounce between the two names. Today marks the official name change of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs. The massive re-imagination is doubling the size and number of restaurants and shops. In fact, Disney Springs will grow to more than 1 million square feet, including 350,000 square feet of new leasable space. As with most Disney projects, they are doing it right and adding more parking and ease of getting to this new attraction.

Many restaurants and shops are already open at Downtown Disney – Disney Springs. The gang here at Capone’s is scrambling to keep up with all of the new opportunities. We’ve posted a new page (Disney Springs – Complete Guide) here on Al’s Blog which will keep up-to-date information on Disney restaurant openings, new shopping opportunities and helpful tips in getting to the new Disney Springs attraction. Stay informed.

For visitors to our area, you may not realize that you do not need a theme park ticket to experience Disney Springs. It is free (with free parking) to stroll and browse the area. Of course you’ll want to consume a snack or two, if not an entire meal. There will be several great restaurants to dine at when complete next year, and there are already many Lake Buena Vista restaurants and shops that we highly recommend (when you are not a guest at Capone’s Dinner & Show, of course). Downtown Disney will also have many exclusive shops to purchase unique items. Some are already open for business! Read our complete guide to Disney Springs!

Even though there is still a lot of construction taking place, Downtown Disney – Disney Springs is already a nice place to visit – now. Expect some construction hassle as Disney Springs develops its four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods. It will definitely be on everyone’s list of fun things to do in Orlando – daytime or night.

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