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Walt Disney World resort to offer a variety of shopping, dining options


Lake Buena Vista, Fla. –Walt Disney World resort will soon offer a slew of new shopping and dining options. Retailers including Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, Uniqlo and Pandora are the latest to sign on as Downtown Disney continues its expansion into Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney World has announced a total of 13 new tenants were announced, including eight retail shops. With new retailers already aboard and new restaurants either open or coming soon, Downtown Disney is transforming into a new waterfront district for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

By the time it’s complete in 2016, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants currently found at Downtown Disney and grow to more than 1 million-sq.-ft., including 350,000-sq.-ft. of new leasable space. Disney Springs will include four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods with a diverse mix of retailers – including premium, affordable luxury and fast fashion options.

Other retailers coming to Disney Springs include Ugg, L’Occitane en Provence and Edward Beiner. New restaurants include Edison, Sprinkles, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, Vivoli Gelateria and Tea Traders Café by Joffrey’s.

Nine venues have opened over the past few months at Disney Springs and include The Boathouse, Erwin Pearl, Apex by Sunglass Hut, Chapel Hats, Art of Shaving, Sanuk, Sound Lion, Havaianas, and Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC.

Recently announced and opening in Fall 2015 are Morimoto Asia, STK Orlando, and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Existing Downtown Disney properties making significant investments include Paradiso 37, undergoing an expansion that will double its seating, add more terrace dining and build a new outdoor performance stage, and a transformation of the flagship Planet Hollywood venue to the star-themed Hollywood Observatory. As part of the makeover, the venue will add a new outdoor terrace and bar space called Stargazers and feature live entertainment.

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