Town Center officially opens at Disney Springs

by Banks Lee
Guests enjoy their first look at Town Center in Disney Springs.

Guests enjoy their first look at Town Center in Disney Springs.

Three years after plans were initially unveiled, the new Town Center area of Disney Springs is now open, nearly completing the transformation from Downtown Disney.

Opening in phases throughout the summer, Town Center is home to names in retail such as Anthropologie, ZARA, LACOSTE and Lucky Brand, as well as some brands that are new to the Central Florida market, such as UNIQLO, Melissa Shoes and UNOde50. Within Town Center, guests will find shopping and dining experiences along with views overlooking The Spring, the heart of the property.

Town Center features Spanish-revival style architecture, drawing from a history of explorers that landed in Florida centuries ago, and a promenade where guests can relax, refresh and reconnect with each other. Town Center, like the rest of Disney Springs, is brought to life with the same focus on storytelling and attention to detail that goes into Disney’s theme parks, resorts and cruise ships. See a tour of the new area in our video below:

Tour the new Town Center at Disney Springs (Formerly Downtown Disney)

A total of 23 retail tenants opened their doors in Town Center on May 15, 2016, including Kate Spade New York, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour Brand House and Sephora. The following venues are now open:

• American Threads
• Edward Beiner
• Everything But Water
• Francesca’s
• Johnston & Murphy
• Kate Spade New York
• Kipling
• L’Occitane en Provence
• Lucky Brand
• MAC Cosmetics
• Melissa Shoes
• Na Hoku
• Sephora
• Sperry
• Tommy Bahama
• Under Armour Brand House
• UNOde50
• Vera Bradley
• Volcom

Town Center Opens at Disney Springs

In addition to these venues, seven specialty-dining locations are now open at Disney Springs:

• Amorette’s Patisserie
• B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
• D-Luxe Burger
• Morimoto Asia Street Food
• Sprinkles
• The Daily Poutine
• YeSake

As guests enter Town Center around The Spring area, they will be greeted at the Welcome Center, a new home for Guest Relations at Disney Springs that will offer services including theme park and Cirque du Soleil ticket sales, Disney dining and resort reservations, information for guests with disabilities, foreign currency exchanges, and other general assistance items. Themed to early Florida settlements, the architecture around The Spring is based on timber frame structures that were once used in the citrus and ranching industries.

Town Center at Disney Springs Opens

Access to Disney Springs is about to become even easier. Roadway improvements on Buena Vista Drive are nearly complete, with additional car lanes and dedicated bus lanes now operational. Also, now open, the Lime Garage offers guests parking access to Disney Springs Town Center and the Marketplace. This new garage, similar to the Orange Garage on the West Side, uses smart technology to identify open parking spaces.

More shops and restaurants will open soon at Disney Springs. By the end of this month, the following venues will open:

• Aristocrepes
• Lilly Pulitzer
• STK Orlando

Other locations expected to open in Town Center at Disney Springs this summer include:

• Anthropologie
• Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
• Coca-Cola Store and Rooftop Beverage Bar
• Columbia Sportswear
• Free People
• Frontera Cocina
• Homecoming – Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar
• Johnny Was
• Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
• Oakley
• Origins
• Shore
• Sugarboo & Co.
• Superdry
• Vince Camuto

The following new brands were announced on May 15 as coming to Disney Springs and are expected to open locations in Town Center this summer:

• Origins: A skincare retailer featuring products formulated with certified organic ingredients and 100 percent natural essential oils. The brand employs earth-friendly practices, including a Plant-A-Tree program.
• Sugarboo & Co.: This family-run business offers artful prints, home goods, paper products, accessories and more.
• Superdry: Focusing on clothing with designs that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style, Superdry offers a variety of products ranging from outerwear and knitwear to leather goods and leisurewear.
• TUMI: Features premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories.


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