Disney announces thirteen new tenants heading to Disney Springs

May 15, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Friday May 15, 2015 5:42pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has just announced thirteen new tenants for the upcoming Disney Springs redevelopment of Downtown Disney, bringing more shopping and dining experiences to the Walt Disney World property.

“Over the past few months we have opened several new dining and retail locations, which have quickly become the top producers in their chains,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “This type of momentum builds on the historical strength of the Downtown Disney area and its popularity with our guests from around the world as it evolves into Disney Springs,” he said.

Eight of the announced tenants are retail, with five dining locations rounding out what has been the biggest single announcement of new tenants since the Disney Springs project was unveiled.

When complete in 2016, Disney Springs will double the number of dining and retail locations of Downtown Disney, and expanding the the facilities to more than 1million sq ft.

Set to open in the Town Center and The Landing districts of Disney Springs, today's announcement includes:

Disney Springs Shopping

Zara: Owned by the Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retail groups. Zara is known for its men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, and how it expertly interprets current fashion and style trends of the season, delivering original designs to the consumer in a matter of weeks.

Tommy Bahama: Iconic island lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama embodies relaxed sophistication. The hallmarks of this casual collection include island-inspired sportswear, denim, and swimwear for men and women in luxuriously soft silks and cottons, richly woven textures and eclectic prints.

Lilly Pulitzer: The authentic American resort wear brand, Lilly Pulitzer, is landing in the heart of Disney and will be offering their clothing and accessories, optimistic outlook, and happy prints to those who’ve loved the brand for years and new Lilly Girls out there.

UNIQLO: Leading global retailer UNIQLO designs, manufactures, and sells casual apparel that comes from the company’s Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. The simplest design hides the most thoughtful details in clothing that is constantly being innovated to bring more warmth and lightness, better design and comfort to people’s lives.

PANDORA: Building on its existing relationship with Disney Parks, the popular jewelry brand offers classic yet modern charm bracelets, along with necklaces, rings and earrings, as well as a line of exclusive Disney-themed jewelry.

UGG: The UGG® brand is recognized as a premium lifestyle brand offering men’s, women’s and kid’s footwear as well as loungewear, outerwear, home products, cold weather accessories and handbags.

L’Occitane en Provence: L’Occitane en Provence is an international skincare and beauty line celebrating the culture and beauty of Provence, France.

Edward Beiner: A leading eyewear designer, purveyor and retailer, Edward Beiner offers today’s aspiring lifestyle-oriented customer the world’s most original, authentic and innovative designer, fashion and high performance eyewear.

Disney Springs Dining

Edison: Inspired by The Edison venue in Los Angeles, this lavish “Industrial Gothic” -style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination is themed to a 1920s-period power plant, recalling an exuberant era of invention and imagination. It will feature exceptionally good classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment including cabaret and music.

Sprinkles: The world’s first cupcake bakery, as named by Food Network and others, serves up handcrafted cupcakes, slow churned ice cream and homemade cookies. Their innovative Cupcake ATM satisfies sweet-toothed epicureans 24/7.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza: Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza is a modern day “pizza joint” known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s’more pies. The fast-casual restaurant features an interactive assembly-line format that allows guests to customize their pizza, choosing from over 40 fresh, artisanal toppings – all for one price. The generously sized, 11-inch pizzas are “fast-fired” in a blazing hot open-flame oven and ready to enjoy in just 180 seconds.

Vivoli Gelateria: Vivoli Gelateria serves expertly crafted gelato made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, panini sandwiches and espresso drinks.

Tea Traders Café by Joffrey’s: Tea Traders Café by Joffrey’s specializes in premium loose-leaf teas (hot, iced, blended) featuring customs blends, accessories and packaged teas from all over the globe; created to go or for a tea experience in the café.

Just Opened and Under Construction

The new tenants will join the recently opened Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, The BOATHOUSE, Erwin Pearl, APEX by Sunglass Hut, Chapel Hats, Art of Shaving, Sanuk, Sound Lion, havaianas.

Also currently under construction is STK, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and Morimoto Asia - all set to open later in 2015.

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danlb_2000May 31, 2015

I am a little unclear on this. There was a permit filed a few months ago for 1560 & 1570 E Buena Vista Drive which is the old BET and Adventurer's Club locations, C12 and C13 on my landings map. The owner is Patina Resturant Group who is the same company that is doing Morimoto. I already had C12 listed as Kinetescape Steam & Power which are the people who did the Edison. Other documents I have seen for the Edison put it in Adventurers club as well as underground in from of AC.

Next Big ThingMay 31, 2015

I believe Edison is taken up both if what I heard is right.

Mouse DetectiveMay 31, 2015

What is going into the old Soundstage building?

MuteSuperstarMay 31, 2015

I am pleased with most of the new tenants, but Blaze Pizza? Gimme a break. Bland, boring, trendy chain. Missed opportunity to put a unique pizza place there.

wdwmagicMay 28, 2015

My apologies, thought we were talking Edison :)

danlb_2000May 28, 2015

Not sure if this was a response to me and @Mouse Detective, but we were talking about STK.

wdwmagicMay 28, 2015

Edison is going into Adventurers Club building.

danlb_2000May 28, 2015

Yes, that is where it is supposed to be going.

Mouse DetectiveMay 28, 2015

I think they just started building it where Comedy Warehouse used to be.

JEANYLASERMay 25, 2015


JEANYLASERMay 24, 2015

What is Edison Restaurant?:confused:

flyerjabMay 23, 2015

On our last trip, I thought that I noticed some work being done to the back of the old Adventurer's Club. There are also walls up in front of it. Has there been work going on there at all? It's so hard to tell since there is pretty much construction in so many places down there right now.

danlb_2000May 23, 2015

I don't know, it's not clear to me if they have actually started to built it yet or not.