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24 minutes ago, Memphis said:

Is this why Disney Quest closed.  Is it going in the same location?

The WDWMAGIC site reported that it's going in to space at the Once Upon a Toy Marketplace:

The new experience will use space from Once Upon A Toy in the Marketplace, with most of the merchandise from that area relocated to the new Star Wars Trading Post.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars---secrets-of-the-empire/news/03aug2017-star-wars---secrets-of-the-empire-experience-coming-to-disney-springs-this-fall.htm

So, not in Disney Quest.  It must be a pretty small experience.

TCD

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Just today, the Disney Parks Blog announced that three more restaurant/bar concepts are being squeezed in to Disney Springs.  They are all from the same outfit that is going to operate the Edison restaurant if it ever opens, and all are Italian themed:

Buon appetito! Disney Springs Welcomes Three New Italian Concepts

Coming this winter, three modern Italian restaurants will be arriving at Disney Springs. These restaurants, all new concepts created by the Patina Restaurant Group, each feature unique menus and authentic Italian food in a beautiful and expansive dining complex. The complex will be located adjacent to The Edison, a lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style destination also being developed by Patina. The new concepts all tie into Disney Springs’ storyline of a restored Florida waterfront town, bringing unforgettable food and wine direct from Italy to the Sunshine State, with stunning scenery you can only find at Disney Springs.

The first concept, called Maria & Enzo’s, is a trattoria set in the town’s abandoned 1930’s airline terminal which has now been transformed into an open and airy restaurant. Featuring gorgeous views of Lake Buena Vista and incredible 50-foot ceilings, the interior dining room is adorned with artifacts that reflect air travel of the time such as maps and historic flight paths. Inspired by Sicily, the menu has a delightful range of family-friendly dishes – Arancini di Carne (rice balls stuffed with meat), Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan), and handmade pastas including Busiate con Granchio (spiral pasta with crab) and ‘Ncasiata al Forno (Sicilian baked pasta) – all served tableside. Other delectable highlights include fresh fish, richly flavored steaks and chops.

The second concept is Enzo’s Hideaway – Enzo’s own personal speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars. Located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria & Enzo’s and steeped in Florida’s true history of rum-running, Enzo’s Hideaway will pour Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serve a casual menu of hearty Roman Dishes such as the city’s legendary Bucatini alla Carbonara (hollow spaghetti with creamy egg and pancetta sauce) and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (square-cut spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper).

Finally, Pizza Ponte rounds out the group with a fast-casual restaurant serving pizza, pastries, Italian sandwiches and espresso. With the perfect blend of savory and sweet, Pizza Ponte is the ideal place quick bite. On the savory side, the menu features Pizza al Taglio (Sicilian-style pizza served by the slice), signature Tirangolo (stuffed pizza bread) sandwiches, and Porchetta (roast pork). To satisfy your sweet tooth, pastry specialties include Bombolini (Italian donuts), Sfoglia di Riso (pastry with rice cream), and Tiramisu.

Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, and Pizza Ponte are set to open at Disney Springs this winter, and are sure to leave you saying, “Delizioso!” If you want to learn more about the Pantina Restaurant Group and their incredible restaurants such as these, visit www.patinagroup.com

These new concepts are just the beginning of a whole list of new list of exciting food and beverage concepts coming to Disney Springs. Coming soon are new locations such as The Edison, Terralina Crafted Italian, Wine Bar George, Jaleo by José Andrés, and Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill! Stay tuned for more updates on these amazing new locations.

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/10/buon-appetito-disney-springs-welcomes-three-new-italian-concepts/

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I can't believe that they're adding more restaurants and bars.  Are there enough customers?

TCD

 

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I'm trying to think; where is the "abandoned 1930's airline terminal"? It says it will be located next to the Edison, but there is Paradiso 37 on one side of the Edison and the bridge on the other.  Unless some of what looked to be the Edison is set aside for the restaurants, I'm not sure where this will be.  There is no additional construction in that area except for the Edison, and if they are to open this winter, the structures should be there.  I'm assuming the abandoned terminal will not be a reimagined Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (I hope not).

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On 10/30/2017 at 12:43 PM, djsamuel said:

I'm trying to think; where is the "abandoned 1930's airline terminal"? It says it will be located next to the Edison, but there is Paradiso 37 on one side of the Edison and the bridge on the other.  Unless some of what looked to be the Edison is set aside for the restaurants, I'm not sure where this will be.  There is no additional construction in that area except for the Edison, and if they are to open this winter, the structures should be there.  I'm assuming the abandoned terminal will not be a reimagined Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (I hope not).

I haven't been there in awhile, but the old BET is physically connected to the old AC and there is an underground connection to the two buildings. Perhaps they styled the old BET similar to the Edison and that is what they are talking about.

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I see this is the same restaurant group that operates Via Napoli and Tutto Italia at Epcot.  The food there is usually pretty good.  Since I assume they have the Tutto Gusto as well that menu would likely be similar to what the Enzo's Hideaway might serve?

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2017 at 1:43 PM, djsamuel said:

I'm trying to think; where is the "abandoned 1930's airline terminal"? It says it will be located next to the Edison, but there is Paradiso 37 on one side of the Edison and the bridge on the other.  Unless some of what looked to be the Edison is set aside for the restaurants, I'm not sure where this will be.  There is no additional construction in that area except for the Edison, and if they are to open this winter, the structures should be there.  I'm assuming the abandoned terminal will not be a reimagined Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar (I hope not).

Whatever these bars/restaurants are, they appear to be part of the Edison.

Over two years ago, there was news about a place called Walt's Restaurant and the Neverland Tunnels that were supposed to be adjacent to the Edison:

While details are still emerging, we are hearing that there will be a restaurant called Walt’s and a bar/lounge named the Neverland Tunnels. Both will apparently be located adjacent to the previously-announced Edison. In fact, you may have to go through The Edison and Walt’s in order to access the Neverland Tunnels.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2015/09/16/news-walts-restaurant-and-the-neverland-tunnels-slated-for-disney-springs/

These new Italian joints must be what those ideas morphed into.

TCD

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1 hour ago, Tri-Circle-D said:

Whatever these bars/restaurants are, they appear to be part of the Edison.

Over two years ago, there was news about a place called Walt's Restaurant and the Neverland Tunnels that were supposed to be adjacent to the Edison:

While details are still emerging, we are hearing that there will be a restaurant called Walt’s and a bar/lounge named the Neverland Tunnels. Both will apparently be located adjacent to the previously-announced Edison. In fact, you may have to go through The Edison and Walt’s in order to access the Neverland Tunnels.

http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2015/09/16/news-walts-restaurant-and-the-neverland-tunnels-slated-for-disney-springs/

These new Italian joints must be what those ideas morphed into.

TCD

Usually Italian joints profit margins are large. 

Pasta is cheap, sauce isn't that pricey, and they load you up with bread and a huge amount of pasta and smaller amounts of the meats and veggies

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This is a strange contest to win a chance for a tour of the Edison and its associated restaurants.  There's no mention of any food or anything, and it looks like they will be doing these tours for three full days, so a lot of people will "win" :

Exclusive Disney Springs New Restaurant Walk Through Tour

Sign up today for your chance to win an exclusive first-look into the latest additions to the Disney Springs dining scene with a behind the scenes tour of four of Central Florida’s most highly anticipated openings of 2017.

You and a guest will have the rare opportunity to experience a guided walking tour of Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway, Pizza Ponte and The Edison prior to their grand openings later this winter. Be one of the first to experience history in the making by signing up today.

More About this Contest:

  • Contest winners will be contacted by Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
  • Preview tours will be scheduled for December 6, 7 and 8, 2017, from 9:30am – 6:00pm EST.

Each tour will showcase all four venues and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Winners will need to arrive 20 minutes prior to their visit and have a valid photo ID that matches the name of the chosen participant.

https://patinatours.com/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialpost

Good luck to anyone who enters.

I am sitting this one out.

TCD

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In case you did not know, Super Saturdays are returning to Disney Springs starting this Saturday.  Here are all the specials they are running for the weekends this summer, Enjoy!

https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disney-springs/news/06jun2018-super-saturdays-returns-to-disney-springs-this-weekend.htm

 

On the second Saturday of each month, Passholders are invited to an exclusive, early bird shopping experience at World of Disney, DisneyStyle, The Disney Corner and Ever After Jewelry from 9am to 10am.

During this time, passholders can enjoy one full hour to explore the store before anyone else, and take advantage of 20% Passholder discount.

This is what will be happening inside the World of Disney store during the June 9 2018 event.

Photopass
– Keep an eye out for Disney PhotoPass Photographers during the event—they’ll be traveling between World of Disney, DisneyStyle, The Disney Corner and Ever After Jewelry Co.

Ghiradelli
– Chocolate square samples from 9am to 10am—and get 20% off your Ghirardelli purchases.

Kiehl's
– Receive a complimentary consultation and samples from skincare experts.

Live Entertainment
– Enjoy a performance by Bryan Malpass.

Paddlefish
– Complimentary samples of crab ceviche—and receive a coupon for 20% off food and nonalcoholic beverages (valid for the month of June).

Starbucks
– Complimentary beverage samples.

Sugarboo & Co.
– Complimentary “Mr. Fabulous” notepad when you make a purchase of $50 or more (while supplies last). Plus, check out their special display featuring popular gift picks just in time for Father’s Day—and take advantage of 10% Passholder discount.

Vera Bradley
– Passholder discount—$30 off a purchase of $125 or more. Plus,  FREE monograming all day long (valid only on June 9, 2018; exclusions apply).

 


Article excerpt courtesy of wdwmagic.com and link to complete article is above.

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If you are visiting Disney Springs soon, pay attention to the installation of the new pedestrian bridge.  Here are the details, enjoy!

http://chipandco.com/new-pedestrian-bridge-being-installed-at-disney-srpings-may-cause-traffic-problems-311503/

 

New Pedestrian Bridge Being Installed at Disney Srpings May Cause Traffic Problems

Pedestrian Bridge

Construction progress is well underway on the new parking garage located along Buena Vista Drive at Disney Springs. Orlando Theme Park News reports that there will now be a pedestrian bridge built to make access from the new parking garage to Disney Springs and the Casting and Partners building more convenient. The location of the bridge will connect to the north side of the Lime garage behind where World of Disney is located. This new pedestrian bridge is scheduled to begin construction during the evening hours of June 22.


 

The installation of the pedestrian bridge may cause some traffic problems on Buena Vista Drive during the evening and morning hours of June 25-26.

  • The entrance to Lime Garage will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Guests parked in the Lime Garage need to exit by 11 p.m. Signage will be displayed at the garage notifying Guests of the early closure.
  • Eastbound Buena Vista Drive will be closed from the intersection near the Speedway gas station and Lime Garage to Hotel Plaza Boulevard from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Westbound Buena Vista Drive will be closed from Hotel Plaza Boulevard to the Lime Garage from 11 p.m.to 6 a.m.

The new parking garage at Disney Springs is scheduled to be open in 2019. The garage located directly across Buena Vista Dr from the Lime Parking garage will provide an additional 3,000 covered parking spaces. Similar to the other two Disney Springs garages this will also have five parking levels. This new parking facility will use the same smart technology as the existing garages, which shows drivers how many open parking spots there are in each lane. See construction photos here.


 

Image: MAP: © 2018 Walt Disney World Resort. All Rights Reserved

Article excerpt courtesy of chipandco.com and full article link is above.

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4th of July Treats for this week from Disney Springs!  Yum!  Go get you some!  Enjoy!

Find Delicious Patriotic Treats At Goofy’s Candy Company This Week

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Goofy’s Candy Company at Disney Springs always has a fantastic selection of sweet treats. They carry everything from package candies and create your own candy bags to cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods. The see through counter is always everyone’s favorite when they stop by. You never know what sweet treats you’ll find or what they will be inspired by! This week, Goofy’s Candy Company goes patriotic for the 4th of July!


 

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These crispy treats on a stick are striped with red, white and blue sugar crystals.


 

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The Minnie inspired chocolate covered apples are complete with a chocolate Minnie bow, blue chocolate candies and red sprinkled sugar.

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A baked goods counter at Disney would not be complete without cupcakes! These are topped with red, white and blue swirled frosting and of course, Mickey ears.

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We can’t leave out the star shaped sugar cookies topped with colored frosting and sprinkles.

Article excerpt and pictures courtesy of chipandco.com and full article link is above.

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We did spend some time at Disney Springs this trip. We loved all the new stuff, but noticed some favorites were gone.

There was a belt vendor there for years that Rick always bought his belts from. He is now gone.

We also noticed the Hanes T-Shirt shop was gone. I always got custom shirts made there for pajama shirts to wear camping.

 

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If you are looking for Black Friday deals and Weekend Shopping discounts, here is some information to help you out.

https://wdwnt.com/2018/11/black-friday-weekend-shopping-and-dining-deals-at-disney-springs/

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Get ready to work off that Thanksgiving meal and shop ’til you drop! Disney Springs is offering Black Friday discounts, in-store specials, and dining deals all weekend long again this year. Shoppers can also enjoy Disney Springs’ signature holiday offerings, such as Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt, the Christmas Tree Trail, and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus himself! Many stores will open at 8:00 a.m. on Black Friday. Be sure to grab a Disney Springs Black Friday Holiday Shopping Guide when you arrive for info on all that’s happening and where for the weekend.

Note: Even though Black Friday at Disney Springs spans from November 23 through November 25, some locations are only offering deals and specials on particular days. Also, all discounts are taken off retail pricing; see individual store locations and dining locations for complete details.

Fashion and Athletic Apparel Offers

  • American Threads – Give the gift of style when you take advantage of their buy one, get one 50% off sale. Plus, enjoy special promotions on select pieces, including jackets starting at $32.99, sweaters starting at $24.99 and tops starting at $12.99. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Curl® by Sammy Duvall – Save up to 50% off storewide and get 15% off all eyewear. Offer valid November 23 to November 25, 2018.
  • JOHNNY WAS – Enjoy 25% off your purchase. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • LACOSTE – On the hunt for a preppy present? Save 40% off the entire store. Certain exclusions apply. Offer valid November 21 to November 26, 2018.
  • Pelé Soccer – Buy any full price jersey and receive 30% off select country jerseys and footwear styles. All footwear marked with a red sticker is eligible for the promotion. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • SANUK – Save 30% off storewide. Exclusions apply. Offer valid November 22 to November 25, 2018.
  • Shore – Spin the wheel of deals for a chance to land 20% to 50% off your entire purchase. Offer valid November 22 to November 25, 2018.
  • Sperry –Discover great doorbuster pricing on slippers and saltwater boots. Plus, save up to 50% on select merchandise. Offer valid November 22 to November 25, 2018.
  • Superdry – Save 30% off storewide! Exclusions apply and cannot be combined with additional discounts. Offer valid November 22 to 26, 2018.
  • UGG – Save 40% off select styles. Offer valid November 21 to November 25, 2018.

Specialty Shop Offers

These boutiques are brimming with gift-giving inspiration and can’t-miss sales.

  • ALEX AND ANI® – Enjoy 20% off items and get a peek at the 2018 limited-edition Snowflake Bangle Bracelet. Offer valid November 21 to November 26, 2018.
  • Basin – Spend $50 or more and get 20% off your entire purchase. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Chapel Hats – It’s an exciting time to grab a new addition to your hat collection! Get 25% off items in the entire store and at the outdoor kiosk. Offer valid November 22 and November 23, 2018.
  • Coca-Cola Store – Discover doorbuster deals galore! On November 23, 2018, swing by until noon to enjoy a complimentary mimosa while you shop. Other specials include:
    • A complimentary 2018 commemorative metallic bottle and a $5 Coke cash back to use towards a purchase of $20 or more made between November 24 and November 25
    • 30% off customizable items like T-shirts and mugs
  • Edward Beiner – Get 50% select items! May not be combined with any other offer or existing sales. Offer valid November 23 to November 25, 2018.
  • Kipling – Take 30% off storewide—and shop a great selection of gifts under $100. Some exclusions apply. Offer valid November 21 to November 27, 2018.
  • Oakley – Delight in 50% off select apparel and accessories. Offer valid November 21 to November 26, 2018.
  • Pop Gallery – Receive a special gift when you purchase a piece from one of your favorite artists. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Shop for Ireland –Feel the luck of the Irish when you get 50% off select Irish-themed clothing, T-shirts, hats and more priced at 50% off—20% off select jewelry, gifts and souvenirs. Offer valid November 23 to November 26, 2018.
  • Sugarboo & Co. – Come in for unique home décor and get 50% off all pillows. Cannot be combined with other promotions and discounts. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.

Dining Offers

Savor tempting deals at a bevy of gourmet and grab-and-go eateries.

  • Bongos Cuban Café™ – Refresh and reset with $10 “Black Friday” Mojitos (any flavor). Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC – Spend $30 or more on Black Friday and receive a complimentary “Mystery Box” full of assorted gluten-free and vegan baked goods! Limit one box per Guest while supplies last. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck – Purchase any regular menu item meal and get a kid-size quesadilla for just $1. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Frontera Cocina – Swing by for a shopping break before 4:00 PM and receive 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company – Enjoy 20% off purchases all day. Plus, receive complimentary latte art from 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM. Offer valid November 23, 2018 only.
  • Paddlefish – Hop aboard this stationary steamboat for happy hour specials from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on November 23, 2018.
  • STK Orlando – Treat a loved one to a gift card and earn a reward for yourself! Receive $50 back for a $100 gift card purchase November 23 to November 26, 2018. Ask about other gift card specials outside of Black Friday weekend.
  • Terralina Crafted Italian – Celebrate your Black Friday shopping success with happy hour specials on the veranda from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM—November 23, 2018.
  • Vivoli il Gelato – Indulge in a Thanksgiving-themed treat from November 1 to November 30, 2018. The Turkey Sundae features 3 scoops of chocolate gelato topped with a chocolate-tipped cookie, lady fingers, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
  • Wine Bar George – All retail items are 25% off (promotion excludes gift baskets and Coravin items and other promotional items). Plus, receive $15 back for a $200 gift card purchase, $50 for $500 and $125 for $1,000. Offer valid November 23, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
  • D-Luxe Burger – starting on Black Friday and through January 1, 2019, D-Luxe Burger will be serving breakfast daily from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. With breakfast sandwiches and burgers, a crispy chicken biscuit, an egg white frittata sandwich, Greek yogurt parfaits and more on the menu, it’s the perfect excuse to get an early start. Coffee, juices and shakes will also be offered, as will their fresh cut fries.

New Product Releases

  • Princess Wardrobe Dress Set – A new princess wardrobe dress set complete with accessories and four princess-perfect costumes will be available beginning November 22 at the World of Disney store.
  • The Disney Dogs Dooney & Bourke Collection & Dress – The Disney Dogs Dooney & Bourke Collection, with a matching dress from The Dress Shop at the Marketplace Co-Op’s Cherry Tree Lane debuts on November 23.
  • Rose Gold Alex and Ani Bracelet– On November 24 at Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories, a new Alex and Ani Rose Gold Filigree Bracelet is scheduled to release.

 

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I don't know about you, but Dole Whip is my very favorite thing to eat at Disney!  This news is perfect, especially since it is so close to Wild Womenz Weekend!

https://chipandco.com/marketplace-snacks-now-offering-dole-whip-340491/

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Attention!  This is not a drill! Marketplace Snacks now offers DOLE Whip! You now can get this yummy treat in Disney Springswhile you are shopping your way through the day.

 

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I personally like the talking trash can in MK, but here is another version of talking robots.  This one is at Planet Hollywood.

https://wdwnt.com/2019/03/plex-the-talking-robot-chats-up-guest-at-planet-hollywood-in-disney-springs/

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There’s a new robot in town greeting the guests of Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Spring. A charming little metal man with a big pair of googly eyes, Plex the talking robot interacts with patrons and poses for photos. According to Planet Hollywood, Plex is the creation of Max, the teenage son of Prof. Earl, founder of the Planet Hollywood Observatory.

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Plex will be hanging out Monday through Friday from 12-8pm if you want to say hello. Sources say there may be more future plans with Plex down the line.

Also he seemed to take a shine to our camera so watch the video below…

 
 

 

 

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I think his voice needs some work, my I found him a little lard to understand. Would rather see PUSH!!!!!

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