PHOTO REPORT: Disney Springs 1/12/17 (Paddlefish, Planet Hollywood, New Socks Store, Etc.)

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Our latest photo report brings us to Disney Springs for a quick evening visit.

Starbright Holidays

Starbright Holidays (the drone show) was still happening while we were visiting, it has since come to an end for the season. It’s worth noting that the Characters in Flight balloon had not yet been taken down for its refurbishment where it is getting a new-look balloon.

Planet Hollywood Observatory

Work continues on the Planet Hollywood Observatory and Stargazers Bar (I thought it was lounge, but the sign says otherwise).

Just the Hollywood sign was lighting up, no planet…

See? The Stargazers Bar.

Goodbye character-filled design. The new design will be devoid of any characters to better fit the theme and story of Disney Springs. Oh well.

The Planet Hollywood entrance is still covered up.

This and That

Columbia is selling Star Wars: Rogue One jackets…

I don’t see the trooper wearing a Columbia jacket…

A new store called Stance recently opened, and they sell socks.

I would usually say that a store like this won’t last, but they have licensed Disney and Star Wars socks.

They are a little pricey at over $15.00 a pair, but they are pretty neat.

Work continues on The Polite Pig, set to open this year.

These Star Wars stackable meal sets recently hit shelves. They are a little strange, but kind of cool I guess…

They are $16.99 each.

Over at D-Tech on Demand inside Marketplace Co-Op, a Star wars category was added to the phone case creation kiosks.

Walt Disney World Marathon designs were available here.

A new MARVEL comic books’ case.

D23 members can pick up an exclusive phone case here as well.

More of the stackable meal sets for sale inside of Once Upon a Toy.

These new Mickey and Minnie model sheet art pieces were on sale at the Art of Disney, they cost $295.00 each.


Work continues on The Paddlefish.

The paddlewheel and smokestacks are back, which despite the new exterior, makes the boat look really fantastic.

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About the author

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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