PHOTOS: A Closer Look at the Disney Springs Model from the D23 Expo

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Inside the Parks and Resorts Pavilion at the D23 Expo, there was a rather large model of Disney Springs that was shared with attendees. The model clearly shows a lot of the development that will take place over the coming months and years at what is now Downtown Disney. We decided it might be cool to take a closer look at the model and at Disney Springs:

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I find it hard to believe this will still be Planet Hollywood

You can clearly see the new buildings that will stand on the now clear plot that was Comedy Warehouse

A new pedestrian bridge connects the Town Center to The Landing

The Town Center buildings in the back are large and will hold many stores with interior walkways for guests

This is the area that will greet guests when they arrive via bus

Here we can see the other side of the parking structure near T-Rex and Pollo Campero

The building that houses Pollo Campero and Babycakes is clearly not there

There is however a new small building near T-Rex that might be their new home

The red roofs mark the expanded World of Disney store

An overall look shows off the new bridge in the Marketplace

It is a large project

Here we can see more of The Landing and the new buildings that will be erected on what is now Pleasure Island

Now looking towards the West Side

We can see the other parking structure

This model was built last year, so it is possible some of this will change

So, what do you think of Disney Springs? Does seeing it in this form change your opinion on the project?

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Ed K.
Ed K.

No matter how they dress it up, it will still be just another shopping center. Since the demise of Pleasure Island and specifically The Adventurers Club and the nightly New Year's Eve Celebration, I have avoided the place.


Hasn't already been established that Planet Hollywood will become "the Observatory"?

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The "feel" of DTD at night is unbeatable. I can't wait to see Disney Springs as a finished product.


This is just incredible and at times I was disoriented. Thanks for the multiple pictures and I truly hope there include in all the new stores a extended scrapbook photo memories store and bring back and expand the "Capture the Magic" line. I would love to work their!!!!!