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Downtown Disney Officially Becomes Disney Springs

It's official. Downtown Disney is no more as the shopping, dining, and entertainment district is now Disney Springs. The name change became official on September 29. Construction continues at Disney Springs with more shops and restaurants planned before the project is completed in 2016.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Now Open in Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney's newest watering hole opened this week in The Landing. Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar is where, as the story goes, Jock and the other members of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers used to meet. And if you're wondering "who is Jock Lindsey?"...he was a trusted pilot for Indiana Jones.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Opening on September 22 in Downtown Disney

As Downtown Disney continues its transformation to Disney Springs, another new restaurant is set to open next week. Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, located at The Landing, is opening on September 22 just in time for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival crowds.

‘Holidays at Disney Springs’ to Include Family Favorites and New Holiday Fun

The holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort will include the newly-named 'Holidays at Disney Springs.' As Downtown Disney's transformation to Disney Springs continues, guests will have a chance to experience favorite holiday events and even some new additions.

Morimoto Asia Set to Open in Downtown Disney on September 30

Morimoto Asia, the first pan-Asian restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, is set to open on September 30 at The Landing in Downtown Disney (soon-to-be Disney Springs). Reservations will be available via Open Table on September 16.

The Great Irish Hooley Returns to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant on Labor Day Weekend

The Fourth Annual Great Irish Hooley is planned for Labor Day Weekend at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs). This halfway to St. Patrick's Day celebration starts Friday, September 4 and runs through Monday, September 7.

Jungle Cruise-Themed Restaurant Coming to Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom

After months of waiting and wondering, Disney has made it official: a Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant is coming to Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom. The Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen is scheduled to open later this year.

Uniqlo Set to Expand Disney Collection and Open a Store at Downtown Disney in 2016

Japanese retailer Uniqlo is expanding its relationship with Disney as it gets ready to debut a new apparel collection featuring Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters at this week's D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces August Merchandise Events

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this month there are several new merchandise events planned including fragrance events, artist showcases, jewelry collections, and new doll releases from the Precious Moments collection.

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Hosting Great Irish Hooley September 4-7

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant is hosting its annual Great Irish Hooley during Labor Day Weekend this September. A 'hooley' is Irish slang for a party or celebration and Raglan Road's event includes Irish food, music, dance workshops, and fun for the whole family.

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Fun And Fast Facts About Disney Springs

Walt Disney World has had a shopping center on the site of Disney Springs since 1975, The quaint shopping village was home to a toy shop, pottery shop, garden store, and small grocer amongst others. Disney Springs today is a bustling "metropolis of shopping, dining and entertainment," a creative reimagination of Downtown Disney and perhaps the most luxurious and cosmopolitan incarnation yet. Read on for some fun and fast facts about Disney Springs.

Disney Springs: Good Food, a Lot of Shops, and the Springs

It's been a little more than a year since Disney Springs celebrated its grand reopening as a revamped and renovated eating, shopping, and entertainment complex. Gone are the days of Downtown Disney as the entire area has been reimagined for guests. We spent an afternoon there on our recent Disney World vacation left with mixed feelings about the updated area.

Top 20 Photos You Don’t Want to Miss On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

An oldie but a goodie - take a look back at the Top 20 Photos You Don't Want to Miss On Your Walt Disney World Vacation!! It was our most popular post of 2015.

Taking photos during a Walt Disney World vacation is always on our 'must-do' list. Whether you're taking candid pics of the kids with the characters or if you're taking scenery shots, there are so many great photo opportunities around the parks and hotels.

Disney and the Toys for Tots Foundation

Toys for Tots has been around since 1947 and has served tens of thousands of children in need over the last 64 years. In 1948, Walt Disney and his animators designed a logo for Toys for Tots that is still used to this day. This magical team designed the first poster used and distributed to promote awareness of the foundation.

Holiday Hot Chocolates That Elevate The Classic To Spectacular

Florida may be known as the sunshine state, but when the warm sun dips below the horizon the Winter evenings at Walt Disney World can become down right cold. When you need to find a quick way to warm up, why not turn to the traditional with a delicious hot chocolate. We're not just talking about any old hot chocolate though, Disney's got oodles of great spots to grab a happy cup of warmth and elevate this classic drink into a holiday spectacular.

Outrageously Orange Things at Walt Disney World

When I think about the flavors of Florida my mind goes right to Oranges. Nothing else is so sun-shiny fresh and sweet, it's a flavor that can enhance all sorts of food and drinks. Walt Disney World offers a fun collection of delicious orange flavored things - here are just a few!

Where to Get Your Coffee Fix at the Walt Disney World Resort

Coffee at the Walt Disney World Resort used to mean a not-so-great cup of something resembling coffee but it wasn't exactly good. It was unlikely that many folks were overheard exclaiming "Wow! What a great cup of java!" unless of course you were lucky enough to score a French Press pot of coffee at certain restaurants. But lately, a good cup of coffee has become the norm at Disney.

The Five Best Bar Meals at Walt Disney World

No Reservation? No Problem! Walt Disney World offers several bars and lounges on property where you can order a top-notch meal right at the bar. Eating at the bar is a great option for solo travelers as it gives you the option of chatting up the bartender for fun gossip and up to the minute Disney information. While there are many Disney lounges that offer food, these five bar meals are my favorites!

Getaway Tips For A Three Night Trip

Sometimes you just need a long weekend to get away from it all, a quick trip to recharge your batteries. My little secret, if that I don't count out Walt Disney World when I just want to run away. While many Disney fans are always working on those long week plus family vacation, I'm happy to jet down an get a quick fix in whenever I can. Because the quick getaway is often all about working with money you have on hand rather than saving, sometimes, I don't even go to a Theme Park.

Introducing The Vivoli Gelateria at Disney Springs

It's been hot here the past week, hot, and wet - which only reminds me that I wish I was in Disney World! That humid morning air and the fresh scent of greenery hanging in the air, it's absolutely one of my favorite Disney memories. Yet when it's hot like that I usually only have one thing on my mind - Ice Cream - and Disney never let's me down. In fact, they're just opened and brand new place to pick up a dish of some icy cold, creamy, gelato.