In case you missed the announcement two weeks ago, Downtown Disney is expanding. Work began this week on Disney Springs, and while the work currently isn't all that exciting, the plans look amazing.
The project is slated to finish in 2016 and "will treat guests to significantly more shopping,
dining, and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, meandering
springs, and waterfront charm." Visitors will find a mix of Disney and non-Disney branded items in shops of all sizes, from boutiques to flagship anchor stores.
The expansion and renovation will approximately double the number of shops and restaurants currently found in Downtown Disney and will divide the space into four unique "neighborhoods." The Town Center will offer sophisticated shopping and dining; the Landing will be a colorful commercial district with inspired dining and beautiful waterfront views. For a more family-friendly environment, guests can visit Marketplace, which sounds like it will encompass most (if not all) of the current Downtown Disney area. Finally, a West Side will play host to a more "exuberant atmosphere with lively entertainment."
For more information and frequently asked questions, make sure to visit the Disney Springs announcement page.