I spent Sunday, April 19th through Tuesday, April 21st in the Downtown Disney area for business (at the Hilton across the street), and was amazed by the great new changes that have occurred there! I've been an Orlando resident most of my life, and frequented Downtown Disney as a great place to spend a day off.
Everything that was wrong with the 'old' Downtown Disney: HORRIBLE parking; not many good food options; and occasional severe crowding... is all being addressed with the new Disney Springs. The parking garage alone was a marvel to use! It made parking - something that was once an actual headache! - into something fun and unique!! I loved it!
We ate at the VERY newly opened Boathouse, and enjoyed every bite of it. If you go, please try the mac-and-cheese, it was heaven in a bowl. After walking around a bit, we enjoyed the outdoor entertainment at House of Blues, and then settled in for some drinks at the waterside bar behind the new Boathouse. It was a great visit, and I can't WAIT to see the rest of the updates and additions!
WELL DONE DISNEY!! And THANK YOU!!