PHOTOS: Sunglass Hut Reopens After 5-Month Refurbishment at Disney Springs

Justin Giglio

PHOTOS: Sunglass Hut Reopens After 5-Month Refurbishment at Disney Springs

After being closed for five months for refurbishment, Sunglass Hut has reopened in Disney Springs. Let’s take a look.

Sunglass Hut Reopens in Disney Springs

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Golden paneling has created two archways at the entrance to the store.

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The archways are rimmed with curved golden pieces, and flat golden paneling is above the windows.

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Triangular shaped mirrors fill the ceiling, creating a very unique design.

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Rows of sunglasses line the walls and are backlit. Islands of sunglasses also allow shoppers to take a look.

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Some uniquely Disney Ray Ban sunglasses are also available for purchase.

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These glasses have some classic Mickey Mouse drawings on them.

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A large mirror in the back of the store allows guests to catch a glimpse of themselves wearing new shades before they purchase.

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A large Sunglass Hut logo can also be seen on the mirror.

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For comparison, above is what Sunglass Icon by Sunglass Hut looked like right when construction began. The new design seems to lean more toward lighter colors.

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While Sunglass Hut was closed, the Sunglass Outfitters truck was available near the Aerophile balloon.

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Corkcicle shop opened in April at Disney Springs. The brand is known for selling colorful insulated drinkware and accessories with products ranging between $29.99 and $49.99. Corkcicle’s product line includes insulated tumblers, water bottles, stemless barware, and coolers that are easily portable.

Flavors of Florida will return to Disney Springs this summer with a new culinary series featuring chefs and sommeliers from various Disney Springs venues.

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Disney Springs also celebrated Pride Month with limited-time decorations this June.

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Are you interested in any of these new projects at Disney Springs or some of the special events? Let us know in the comments.

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