Downtown Disney has been undergoing a transformation for the last two and a half years, adding new stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Along with all those new attractions, it’s also been working toward a new name, and now the moniker is official. It’s no longer Downtown Disney; click the video below and see the official moment when it because Disney Springs.
The newly transformed area, which started life as Buena Vista Village before morphing into Disney Village, and then Disney Village Marketplace, has embraced its new identity with restaurants like Morimoto Asia, the Boathouse, and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar and a variety of new shops. It’s also embraced its waterfront location, with many restaurants offering waterside dining and plenty of places to stroll near the shoreline and enjoy a cool breeze or pause to watch a sunset.
Parking at Downtown Disney used to be a challenge, but part of the new construction includes two parking garages, one of which is already open. Eventually I-4 will have an exit that feeds right into the Disney Springs parking.
You’ll learn more about the transformation, which continues through 2016 by clicking the video accompanying this article. It features the entire naming ceremony held out on the waterfront.
If you’d like to see the opening ceremony for Morimoto Asia, featuring Iron Chef Morimoto himself, jump here. To see some of the Morimoto Asia food and to see Chef Morimoto personally making sushi for the pre-opening celebration, go here. Learn about Jock Lindey’s Hangar bar here, or jump here for more on the delicious food at The Boathouse.