Downtown Disney getting a facelift? **Confirmed**

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Downtown Disney getting a facelift? **Confirmed**

http://www.disneydining.com/a-major-facelift-planned-for-downtown-disney/

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Very exciting. A new bus stop and garage..woot, woot! They have no idea what to do with PI

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We covered that on the main page a few days ago! What do you think about the proposal?

http://www.wdwforgrownups.com/articles/rumor-stormwater-project-paves-way-future-downtown-disney

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I dont know how I like it personally. Another bus stop is welcomed, but what more do you really want from DTD? Its already tough picking where you wanna eat? Add more? Ugggg.... I say take a couple out and put in new stuff like they did a couple years back with McD's and such.

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I'm really happy about the bus terminal and the parking garage. I think that it will help with the traffic problems in the area.

As far as more "stuff" I would love to see a couple of more specific bar/lounge establishments. I miss Pleasure Island.

I think if there are more restaurants they absolutely need to be balanced with more shopping. But by that token, I really believe that DTD needs to have unique shopping, not stores that you can find anywhere.

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WDWToday has a new post up with some leaked elevations, plans & backstory for the new Downtown Disney Area

http://wdwnt.com/leaked-concept-art-details-disney-springs-set-to-replace-downtown-disney-at-wdw/

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Very interesting! Thanks for posting Kristen.

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Even more rumors swirling, this is kind of exciting! I hope that there's some actual movement on this one.

http://www.savepleasureisland.blogspot.com/2013/03/pi-update-leaked-names-coming-to-dtd.html

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I really like the leaked concept art of "Disney Springs". I think it would tie Downtown Disney together and give it a nice back-story.

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Minutes ago on the Disney parks Blog the Disney Springs Rumors were confirmed

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/03/announcing-disney-springs-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

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In my best Billy Madison voice "whoopdy doo!" They may as well open a shopping mall there at this point. Remember when it was New Years Eve every night.

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I am over the moon excited at the possibility that 'The Edison' is coming to WDW. Plus I absolutely love Trader Sam's in Disneyland and that's another rumored addition. And a Morimoto restaurant! clapping

I know that there are a lot of people that aren't going to be impressed with the designer stores coming, but everyone doesn't live in a metro area and sometimes shopping at designer stores is a fun part of their vacation. Plus the new vision seems to embrace locals rather then shun them. The area really needed to be conceptualized for a broader range of guests, not just those visiting. I just hope that we see forward movement on this and it doesn't get lost like Hyperion Warf did.

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I'm really lookign froward to this. It's been a loooong time coming. And like you, I hope ti comes to fruition, unlike Hyperion Wharf.

Bring it on!! yay yay

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Still no sign that the Adventurer's Club is coming back. waiting

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
Still no sign that the Adventurer's Club is coming back. waiting

No, there's not and it's sad. However I do think that they are bringing some great things with this update. I'm hoping that the WDW Trader Sam's is a little bigger than the DLR version (I think it will have to be) and The Edison Club has amazing potential for a new late night hot spot.

Disney Food Blog had some restaurant updates this morning.
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2013/03/15/updates-disney-springs-restaurants/