Walt Disney World Resort has officially opened Town Center, their newest retail neighborhood at Disney Springs.
Within Town Center, Guests will find shopping and dining experiences while overlooking The Spring, the “heart and soul” of the property. Town Center features Spanish-revival style architecture, drawing from a rich history of explorers that landed in Florida centuries ago.
The opening of Town Center was the first phase, with the rest of the area to be complete by this Summer. Here’s a look at some of the establishments under construction.
Along with the new retail stores, several dining options have opened up offering a good amount of variety. Several of the standouts from the opening weekend seemed to be D-Luxe Burger, Morimoto Asia Street Food, Sprinkles, and The Daily Poutine. Sprinkles is considered one of the first cupcake bakeries, and has been extremely popular at each of their 17 locations. Lines for the store were quite long, and may continue to be for the few weeks of operation.
D-Luxe Burger also has been a hit with many fans, and was our choice for a meal during our visit. I ordered the Classic BBQ Burger, with a small order of fries with Curry Ketchup and Garlic Ranch for dipping. The burger was cooked well, the onion ring & lettuce was crisp, and the bread had a great taste to it. If you’re searching for a quick bite at the Springs, I’d definitely recommend to consider this a stop.
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 convenient 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.
Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs has four distinct outdoor neighborhoods including The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and the new Town Center. When completed, Disney Springs will have doubled the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, resulting in more than 150 establishments.