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    Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs to Layoff 468

    According to  the Orlando Sentinel, Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs has filed a notice with the state of Florida that it will be laying off 468 employees by January 19, 2016. The company said the location will be closed for six months for a major renovation to look more like a four-story astronomy observatory and dramatic […]

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    Disney Springs Parking Lots are Full of Fruit!

    Today it was announced that the parking lot complex at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs will be named after Florida fruit. This branding follows the Disney Springs storyline and will be much easier for visiting guests to remember. The first of the two garages will be called Orange and the second garage, opening next year, […]

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    Disney Springs Opens Today

    It’s official, today the name change from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort ceremony will take place next to the new Indiana Jones-themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Disney executives, cast members and Disney Springs’ newest tenants will take part in this milestone event. Maribeth Bisienere, Senior Vice President of the area says great […]

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    DisneyQuest to Close in 2016

    Today Disney Parks announced that DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney will be closing in 2016. DisneyQuest is closing to make room for a new attraction, “The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort,” at the new Disney Springs. This expansive, one-of-a-kind destination will feature hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the […]

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    The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Walt Disney Company and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that they have begun developing “The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort” at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This expansive, one-of-a-kind destination will feature hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right […]

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    Planet Hollywood to Transform into an Observatory

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will look toward a new set of stars by transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016. Regularly at the forefront of industry trends, the reimagined Planet Hollywood Observatory is centrally located […]

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    Disney Springs Permit Drawings

    Here is a sneak peek on who will be moving into the new Disney Spring project, and their plans that were submitted to obtain construction permits. Please know that the quality of the plans and elevations are of poor as they were reduced to fit in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ format. Full sized plans […]

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    STK Steakhouse to Open at Disney Springs

    The ONE Group has announced plans to open a STK Steakhouse in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort. ‘STK Orlando’ is expected to open in The Landing at Disney Springs in 2015. The new STK will be located within the waterfront setting of The Landing at Disney Springs, a completely re-imagined shopping, dining […]

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    Disney Springs Parking Changes

    Beginning December 1, work will start on Town Center and the East parking garage, which will require Walt Disney World to close parking lots A-G in the Marketplace and Pleasure Island areas. This particular phase of the Disney Springs project will have impacts in other areas of Downtown Disney. Guest parking will remain available in […]

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    ‘Dream Boats’ at Disney Springs Boathouse

    Opening this spring as one of the new venues in The Landing at Disney Springs, The Boathouse will be an upscale, waterfront dining experience featuring Dream Boats from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. Guests can get guided tours aboard the Captain’s piloted Italian Water Taxi, guided Amphicar rides and a 20 minute tour of the landmarks […]

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    Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant in Disney Springs

    Morimoto Asia will be the Japanese master chef’s first-ever pan-Asian restaurant featuring flavors from across the continent. “I’m very excited to bring this new concept to Disney, something I’ve always dreamed of,” said Chef Morimoto. “It’s a wonderful chance to share some of my favorite foods from across the Asian continent.” This Disney Springs dining […]

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    Scuttlebutt of the Stars

    Principal Photography Begins on Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ with New Cast Added. The film, directed by Peyton Reed, began principal photography on Monday in San Francisco. It stars Paul Rudd as its title character, a superhero who can shrink while increasing in strength, with Michael Douglas as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s […]