ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – “Downtown Disney,” the destination shopping and dining district at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, is no more.
It’s still there, of course, but on Thursday Walt Disney World officially changed its name to “Disney Springs.”
The new name reflects a multi-year, multimillion dollar makeover of the district.
“The timing couldn’t be better, as we are now celebrating two new one-of-a-kind dining experiences at The Landing: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar which debuted last week, and Morimoto Asia, which officially opened to guests on Wednesday,” according to Disney Parks Blog.
The Disney Springs project, which was announced in 2013, includes four interconnected neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center. When its fully completed in 2016, the number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues will increase from the current 75 to more than 150.