With so many new things to do and places to shop at Disney Springs, it’s time to officially celebrate their grand opening with a slew of fun activities, promotions and much more!
Of course, it wasn’t just a name change from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs last year, it was a complete re-imagining of the popular tourist destination and a desire for it to be something for everyone to enjoy day and night. With it came many new shops and restaurants opening over the course of several months culminating in an expansive new Town Center area joining fellow Marketplace, The Landing, West Side and Town Center neighborhoods.
Now the Disney Parks Blog is outlining what’s in store for guests through Labor Day:
Entertainment: Did you know that on any given night, there are more than 20 different entertainment acts performing throughout the four Disney Springs neighborhoods? This free entertainment includes a variety of live musicians, improvisational rappers, DJs, Living Statues and, depending on the night you visit, maybe even a roaming illusionist (my favorite!). We’re amping up the Florida factor with some additional local talent including Sleeping Sunset (Pop), The I-4 Band (Top 40), Chaz Robinson (Pop), Casey Conroy (Contemporary/Pop), Plus 1 (Country), Vintage Vinyl (Contemporary with a vintage sound), Dayve Stewart (Jazz), CeCe Teneal (R&B), The Gerry Williams Band (Funk), and The Liam Duncan Trio (Current Acoustic) mixing it up all summer long.
Beat the Heat DJ Party: Every afternoon, the Marketplace Fountain will be flowing, giving guests young and old the chance to splash the day away. With a combination of chill summer tunes and a variety of ice-cold, frosty beverages (with options for adults and kids) nearby, this will be THE spot to cool down.
Retail Offers and Promotions: An ever-changing array of sales and specials makes summer shopping during the Disney Springs Grand Opening Celebration a must! A quick walk around Town Center, our newest neighborhood, reveals that many locations are offering some hard-to-pass-up deals. Below, a few that I’m especially excited about, happening now (keep in mind that offers are subject to change):
Columbia Sportswear – 25% off entire store
Lucky Brand – 40% off entire store
Sperry – 50% off select items
Kipling – 25% off the entire store, with 40% off select colors
Alex and Ani – 30% off select styles
UNOde50 – 30% off select accessories and jewelry
francesca’s – buy one, get one 50% off accessories
Erwin Pearl – 10% off Maya Collection
Melissa Shoes – 40-60% off select styles when you buy 2 or more pairs
JOHNNY WAS – 20% off in-store
ZARA – summer sale happening now
LACOSTE – up to 50% off select items
Johnston & Murphy – buy one, get one 50% off apparel
American Threads – buy one, get one 50% off regular priced apparel, exclusions apply
Keep an eye out for roaming PhotoPass photographers who will have Disney Springs Grand Opening-themed frames and props for you to pose with.
In select locations, limited-edition “Grand Opening” treats will be available – I hear the culinary teams at The Ganachery and Amorette’s Patisserie have something sweet in store.
Finally, with festive Grand Opening décor throughout property, you’ll feel that there’s something special in the air.
Getting to the revamped Disney Springs has also been improved with new parking garages that features smart technology to find open spaces and an expansive new bus center where Walt Disney World Resort guests can take advantage of complimentary shuttle service. Guests are encouraged to follow @DisneySprings on Twitter and Instagram and to use the hashtag #GoDisneySprings to help celebrate.