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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor in the News & Rumors forums; Expansion is always good. My family and I love DTD and it's always our first stop when we get there and often our last as we leave. But as said ...
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Expansion is always good. My family and I love DTD and it's always our first stop when we get there and often our last as we leave.

    But as said here before. FIX THE BROKEN STUFF FIRST!
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    I do agree. Weird that they called something else off 11th hour again. But Iger did surface on CNBC instead but it was a lot of blah blah blah, I didn't walk away with ditty.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    And so Disney spoke today. Lou is currently talking about "the importance of story and community" at media event about DTD's new make over into Disney Spings with one of the Imagineers.

    Construction to start next month and last 3 years!

    I am curious as to how the story will be told to shoppers and diners. Imagineers did an excellent job in creating a sense of Community at Celebration 'cause it is indeed a community to start with. Wonder how Disney will deliver a sense of community when they don't have community. Intriguing goal.

    The novice Disney vacationers best pay attention to the seasonal names. Disney's Winter, Disney's Summer transportation will land you a very different experience than Disney Spring. Further guests might land at Disney's Saratoga Springs instead of Disney's Springs. Wonder what Disney's Falls will be?
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    So far Lego is not in the new model for Disney's Springs.


    I've looked through the photo's, not seeing the water serpent anywhere in the concept art.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Evening model view



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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Maybe this answers the Community question?



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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Lots of stuff packed in there, old Pleasure Island squishy appearance.


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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    And the debate between the Bloggers now is: "Does the entrance to Disney's Springs look more like the entrance to Disney's River Country or the entrance to Disney's Studios Paris?"
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Disney Springs will about double the size of the existing area????

    Both the updated Marketplace and vertically enhanced West Side will but will be staying, Pleasure Island will be converted to The Landing. The new area will be Town Center built on the footprints of the existing parking lots. Plus two free parking garages.

    Not sure how this doubles the size of the existing area, time will tell.

    Oh, and like Fantasyland Expansion it will be opening in Phases.
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    Looks very cool. The PI area and the parking needed to be updated. I'm happy they are doing this. However, I still wish they would update DHS and Future World first.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    You're not alone. I was watching the Disney/Twitter feeds and that sentiment was coming through loud and clear....fix the parks first.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Not really impressed. If the parks had their ducks in a row, I would be maybe (not a big DTD fan), but this is just stupid when there is so much more needing to be done at the parks.

    I guess the hotels will all be rebranding as "____ in the Disney Springs Resort?"

    Kinda weird sounding.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    You're not alone. I was watching the Disney/Twitter feeds and that sentiment was coming through loud and clear....fix the parks first.
    They've been working on the parks, although not in the ways people have been hoping so far. Avatarland is still vaporland but is apparently still moving forward for AK. And I'm feeling warmth in the Cars Land rumor again...it's not dead yet.

    I started wondering yesterday if WDW is going to "cover" Universal's HP expansion as long as possible until Universal can't do more...just do it slowly. I'm still thinking we might get something from Epcot at least announced within the next two years.

    I think Disney Springs being announced now is a money thing - they can get faster return on money spent at DTD than at the parks, and it's a last ditch effort to fix what they broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    They've been working on the parks, although not in the ways people have been hoping so far. Avatarland is still vaporland but is apparently still moving forward for AK. And I'm feeling warmth in the Cars Land rumor again...it's not dead yet.

    I started wondering yesterday if WDW is going to "cover" Universal's HP expansion as long as possible until Universal can't do more...just do it slowly. I'm still thinking we might get something from Epcot at least announced within the next two years.

    I think Disney Springs being announced now is a money thing - they can get faster return on money spent at DTD than at the parks, and it's a last ditch effort to fix what they broke.
    I really liked the 90's approach better to WDW. It was alive, always changing, adding, it was such a positive era.
    It would be depressing to think the long range Disney plan has been to do little to nothing and concede to Universal for now, if on purpose or coincidentally you are sure on target. Even if Disney announced today it would be years and years, if Avatar does eventually come to AK you pray anyone still cares about Avatar, 5-6 years is a long time to wait for an expansion based on a movie that isn't strongly tied to Disney.

    I do wonder if Disney is clinging hard to the Avatar notion just to pull away from "real" animals and move the park forward to imaginary and/or animated critters and eventually pull completely away from the real zoo animals. It has taken them a while to realize Lions, Tigers and Bears are pretty much everywhere. Even in Epcot Seas there are fewer and fewer critters in the water.
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    Re: And now a Facelift for DTD is the latest rumor

    Permits for construction trailers 3xwidth wide for DTD. It's a coming.
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