PHOTO REPORT: Disney Springs 1/30/19 (Construction Updates, Missing Princesses, and More!)

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There are just a few projects left under construction at Disney Springs. The West Side is seeing the most upheaval currently. Let’s see how things are going.

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Jaleo is coming along nicely! It missed its late 2018 target date, but they’re aiming to open as soon as possible.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs 1/29/19 Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The signage all looks crisp and clean, and most of the windows have been installed.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs 1/29/19 Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The tile adds a nice pop of color to this side of the property.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

You can see where they slapped a sticker up to change the “Coming 2018” to “Winter”.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

There has been a lot of outward progress on the upcoming NBA Experience that is replacing Disney Quest. They finally started installing the windows on the front of the building.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

This hollow space is where the restauraunt is going to go. No sign of progress on that yet, unfortunately.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

This brick-style tiling on the far side of the building looks to be finished. The metal bars are mounting for facade decor…

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

…some of which has already been installed!

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

No changes to this spot next to Blaze Pizza. It’s soon to be an Orlando Sheriff’s office and a ticket sales center.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Just some sign work going on at the AMC theater. Probably routine maintenance. I’d love to see them update the sign to something newer, though.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The new Grapefruit parking garage is almost done! From a distance, it looks exactly like the other two garages.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The pedestrian walkway for it will be near Basin and World of Disney. This should open up next month.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience
Old sensors.

Grapefruit garage will feature a new parking spot monitoring system; a upgrade from the system used in Orange and Lime. For the last few weeks, they’ve been upgrading the old garages to the new system as well.

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New sensors in the garages at Disney Springs.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Looks like the exhaust port on the Death Star, in my opinion.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Something is missing…

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Aurora! And Cinderella! Their statues are missing in action.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

We’ll keep our eyes out for them and keep you updated.

Merchandise Updates

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PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

If you’re looking for the Duncan yo-yo stand, it has moved! In its spot is a new Arribas Bros. stand.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The yo-yos have moved over behind STK.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Didn’t wait in line for the release of the new Alice Tea Party Funko Pop? Well, no problem! They have plenty of them left.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience
Oh boy! They even have them at Disney Style.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Have you been to the Twenty Eight & Main booth at the Co-Op recently? Don’t bother. It’s mostly generic Disney menswear now.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

The Twenty Eight & Main line (which I loved dearly) appears to have been quietly discontinued.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

They still have the socks, though.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience
Hey look, I found Buzzy!

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Over at The Art of Disney, they still have a couple of actual production drawings for sale. Really cool to see this stuff in person.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

They’ve also started carrying a selection of autographs from various Disney voice actors.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Not a terrible deal, as autographs go.

PHOTO REPORT Disney Springs Construction Updates Aurora World of Disney Jaleo NBA Experience

Greg McCullough has vacated this spot near Rainforest Cafe. No word on what will replace it.

About the author

Henry Taylor

Henry has been a Disney fan essentially since birth, and enjoys all things theme park related. He lives in Orlando, FL with his wife and pet dog.

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Jeff

Thanks for the update, enjoyed it

Doug
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Doug

Not a fan of the change to a more generic look at World of Disney. The old store was incredible looking. Now the princess statues are gone. Why take the “Disney” out of a Disney store on Disney property? My daughter always wants a picture with those princess statues every year when we go to Disney.

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Ryan

What are those items that have Buzzy on them?