PHOTOS: The Village Causeway (Marketplace Bridge) Finally Opens at Disney Springs/Downtown Disney

PHOTOS: The Village Causeway (Marketplace Bridge) Finally Opens at Disney Springs/Downtown Disney
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We’ve been watching construction for what seems like forever, but the Village Causeway, the bridge across the Marketplace section of what will be Disney Springs, opened to guests today with some small merchandise stands (Photos by WDWNT Reporter Jose Castillo):

Some really great details to be found on the bridge

Florida Both Co. sells specialty soaps

Kate and Leo doesn’t seem to be Titanic related…

They sell toys

Icon Jewelry

Flour and Sugar is operated by Basin

They have Florida inspired cookies

Different areas of Florida are represented, tying into the Disney Springs story

The store is pretty much operated on an iPad

Looking out from the Village Causeway

Some really nice views

The bridge itself is a nice architectural piece

You can now get from Rainforest Cafe to the LEGO Store in record time

The new marina is still being constructed

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  • Nice pictures, and I enjoy the site, but laugh sometimes. It’s like they turned a fun place (Pleasure Island), with dancing, comedy clubs, trendy spots, into an outdoor outlet mall…just an outlet mall with kiosks of junk nobody really wants to buy. Is there ANYTHING at Disney Springs (or built in the last 5 years at Walt Disney World) that’s meant to be there as just for the fun of it for people, and NOT a 100% profit center?

    • It’s really sad but so true. It seems to be a trend in all the parks too. Of course it’s always been about money but at least Disney used to do a better job of disguising that fact. Now it feels like at every turn they’re trying to upsell you on stuff and it really made it hard for me to enjoy my latest trip to WDW…

          • It may come as a surprise to you two but some of us don’t have that much money to throw around yet still would like the opportunity to enjoy a nice family vacation to WDW. This used to be possible but is becoming increasingly difficult since everything is so expensive and many things require additional fees for me and my family to enjoy. That is the basis of my complaint, not simply the fact that it costs money to visit…

  • So Splitsville doesn’t count in Downtown Disney? Nor New Fantasyland? The massive Animal Kingdom expansions, including a new nighttime show just for people to enjoy? The interactive stuff like the Pirate game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Agent P’s Adventure, or the Wilderness Explorers – none of which have a direct profit motive. The controversial new Frozen ride – some may have loved the Maelstrom, but that’s a new thing that a lot of people are going to love. Now they’re redoing Downtown Disney to make it easier for people to park, shop, eat, and have fun, and they’re adding architectural details they don’t have to put in, just to make it look nicer? None of this counts? Weird.

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