Downtown Disney Construction Update

In November, Disney shared plans to re-imagine Pleasure Island and bring other new and compelling experiences to life at Downtown Disney. Today Disney Park Blogs shares with us an update.

First, we’re excited that some of the new experiences we announced are already becoming favorites, like the newly expanded LEGO Imagination Center and AMC’s first Dine-In Theatre in Florida. The great news is there is more on the way.

Orlando Harley-Davdison at Downtown Disney

Recently, Orlando Harley-Davidson opened its newly expanded 3,635-square-foot store at Downtown Disney West Side. The largest and most interactive Harley merchandise store of its kind, it draws guests in with a 40-foot tower and massive LCD/LED screens showing specially produced footage of motorcycles in action. Guests are also able to see and sit on some of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles and a brand new production studio lets guests be pictured in their favorite riding spot or transformed into real bikers. Guests can even design biker vests of their own.

Later this summer, Apricot Lane Boutique, a specialty retail store that offers celebrity-inspired branded apparel, affordable fashion jewelry, handbags and accessories, will open in the space the Harley-Davidson store previously occupied on Pleasure Island.

Artist Rendering of Splitsville Coming to Downtown Disney
*This is an artist rendering and is subject to change.

This fall, construction will begin on Splitsville, a 50,000-square-foot upscale entertainment center that combines bowling with billiards, dining, music and nightlife. To make way for this experience, RIDEMAKERZ, currently located on the West Side, will move to the Marketplace.

Over on Pleasure Island, they have completed removing some of the buildings that aren’t part of our future plans. During the course of this site work, Disney identified opportunities to further refine their master plan and are pausing to evaluate them.

Stay tuned  for more updates on Downtown Disney!

Source Disney Parks Blog

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Downtown Disney Construction Update was last modified: July 12th, 2011 by Chip Confer

  • Lori Batronis

    Still don’t like the idea of the bowling alley. Just doesn’t fit the Disney theme-ing at all. I could be wrong, but will have to see.

  • Lynn Green Brooks

    We are hoping to get to experience the AMC Dine in Theater.  I think that would be cool.  I am just not a big fan of the West Side.  It is not much for kids.

  • Shann0521

     I love the bowling alley idea!

  • Shann0521

     I love the bowling alley idea!

  • Shann0521

     I love the bowling alley idea!

  • Shann0521

     I love the bowling alley idea!

  • CoreyA

    It sounds like there is a lot of work going on at DD. I wonder if it’s clogging up the foot traffic.