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Disney Springs Retail Lineup to Include Sound Lion Store

The first Sound Lion retail store in the state of Florida might be located at Disney Springs.

2014 Festival of the Masters Cancelled Due to Disney Springs Construction

This year's Festival of the Masters has been cancelled due to the ongoing construction at Downtown Disney.

The three-day art festival has been housed in Downtown Disney's West Side, but Disney recently announced that the festival will not be held this year as that area is unavailable due to the expansion construction.

This would have marked the 39th year of the Festival of the Masters. Last year's even featured more than 300 artists showcasing photography, painting, glasswork, sculptures, and more.

Several ‘Major’ Restaurants May be Headed to Disney Springs

As construction continues on Disney Springs, there are more restaurant names being added to the mix that already includes a new dining location from the Patina Restaurant Group.

One of the restaurants said to be a good possibility is Morimoto, the Japanese and sushi restaurant owned by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and the Starr restaurant group. The restaurant currently has locations in New York City and Philadelphia.

Fit2Run Runner’s Superstore Coming to Downtown Disney

Racers and reluctant runners have a new place to find the perfect footwear. Fit2Run, The Runner's Superstore, is opening this fall at Downtown Disney.

Fit2Run offers runners the chance to find a perfect fit when it comes to their footwear, and will also be offering a complimentary video-taped gait analysis and an iStep barometric scanning. These offerings will help guests find the right shoe for their feet.

Parking Options at Downtown Disney as Construction Continues on Disney Springs Expansion

We told you a few months ago about the elimination of parking spaces at Downtown Disney due to the start of the construction for the Disney Springs expansion. As the construction continues we have a few parking suggestions to make your visit easier.

Changes in Downtown Disney Parking Part of Disney Springs Transformation

The transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs has begun and the first casualties of the change happen to be parking spots and Pleasure Island.

New Ads Released by Disney as Construction Begins on Disney Springs

Earlier this spring Disney announced the complete overhaul of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs - recreating the current site into four distinct neighborhoods with more than 150 establishments.

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Inside A Two Bedroom Villa At Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a sprawling complex that sits across Village Lake from Disney Springs. Designed to evoke the late-1800s' New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing. Pastel colored buildings dot the waterside amid the vibrant green of Disney's Buena Vista Golf Course. While some guests feel it lacks a strong theme, I find its charm drawing me back again and again.

Indulge In A Watermelon Pink Flamingo At The Frontera Cocina Bar

It's cocktail Friday again, so let's indulge in another treat from one of the great Bars at Disney Springs. While Frontera Cocina is gaining a reputation for delicious, authentic Mexican food from Mast Chef Rick Bayless. No reservations are taken for the bar so we walked on in to check out the drink menu and wet our whistle.

Top 5 Spots for Mexican Food at Walt Disney World

We like our top 5 lists here at WDW for Grownups and today we're going to check out our top five favorite spots for Mexican food (and drinks!) when you're at Disney World. The majority of the locations (four out of five) are located in Epcot, but you'll also want to drop by Disney Springs.

Blaze Fast Fired Pizza at Disney Springs

Amongst the recent dining additions at Disney Springs is a quick service spot to stop by for a perfect pizza pie made just for you. Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is serving up custom-built artisanal pizzas, and freshly made gourmet salads that suit each guests taste. While Blaze is a chain fast-casual restaurant, it makes for a great fit at Disney Springs.

Top 10 Bakeries and Candy Shops at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to so much wonderful and delicious food choices at kiosks, bakeries, candy shops, and restaurants that it is a daunting task to narrow things down to a top 10 list. However, we're always up for a challenge here at Grownups, so this week we're taking on the bakeries and candy shops at Disney World and naming our top 10.

Shine Bar Cocktail: Fig And Berries

Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar is without a doubt one of knock-out new additions to Disney Springs. It doesn't matter if you are eating a full meal at the table service, or grabbing something from the take out window, guests of Chef Art's get a warm Southern welcome and an exceptional meal. Today we're taking a look at one of the fabulous cocktails being served up at the Shine Bar, the Fig and Berries.

Spend Some Leisure Time At Walt Disney World

Time and time again I hear travelers talk about how exhausted they are when they return from a Walt Disney World vacation. "I need a vacation from my vacation" they tell me. I get it. It costs a lot of money to go to Disney, and you want to get your moneys worth. But this is your vacation, and if you try to squeeze everything into one trip you are likely to come home stressed and exhausted. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you slow down at Disney while still making the most of every day.

Joffery’s Tea Treaders Café at Disney Springs

Update 10/18: While this location still offers a selection of Joffery's Tea, it is now more focused on coffee drinks.

Disney fans are known to be passionate about their coffee, and over the past several years Disney has really stepped up their java game by creating partnerships with both Starbucks and Joffey's. Both companies also has significant interests in the tea trade, and guests at Disney Springs are welcome to explore the world of the leaf at Joffery's Tea Treaders Cafe.

The Top Sandwiches at Walt Disney World Resort

There is undoubtedly a lot of really good food at the Walt Disney World Resort. And sometimes, some of the best food comes in sandwich form. But we're not just talking about your standard sandwich featuring some sort of meat and toppings between two slices of bread. No way. We're talking about sweet sandwiches too.