Find out which stores will soon be opening in the first phase of Disney Springs at The Landing

Jan 21, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:53pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The first phase of store openings will begin to take place over the next couple of weeks at The Landing district of Disney Springs.

This area of Disney Springs is on the land vacated by the former Pleasure Island, occupying the space between Portobello and the West Side. These stores are in addition to the already announced restaurants for The Landing, Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE. More restaurants and stores are soon to be announced for the area, which will round out The Landing district.

Here is a run-down of what you will find in the first phase of openings.

  • APEX by Sunglass Hut - Range of high end sunglasses with a focus on sports from the Luxotica group, including Ray-Ban ,Oakley, Maui Jim and more. Company website.

  • Havaianas - Designer flip-flops, including a station where Guests can create their own flip-flops. Company website.

  • Art of Shaving - A high end shaving and grooming supply store. Company website.

  • Sanuk - Creatively inspired shoes. Company website.

  • Chapel Hats - Hats and headwear. Company website.

  • Sound Lion - Headphones, ear buds, speakers, wireless music players and other digital sound and music products. Company website.

  • Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC - A gluten-free vegan bakery from the creator of BabyCakes NYC. Company website.
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SirLinkJan 24, 2015

Nope if what they announce is what is currently available at other areas around Orlando then I'll compare like with like thank you very much, if they get unique global offerings which I highly doubt Disney has the foresight to do that ... then I'll compare my interests versus the want to go inside said shop.

GoofGoofJan 24, 2015

Good to hear you are keeping an open mind and not pre-judging things:) The Landing is mostly restaurants with a handful of retail sprinkled in. The Town Center is going to be the primary retail location. We don't have a whole lot of details on what stores are coming to that section. I'm gonna guess no matter what they announce and build in the Town Center you will prefer Mall @Millenia.

SirLinkJan 24, 2015

Well from the initial list for the Landing has nothing makes me want to spend a day at Disney Springs which is the whole point. I would rather be inside the nice air condition Mall @ Millenia. They want you stay at Disney Springs the whole day.... they gotta work harder than getting an 'Art of Shaving' store.

TomHendricksJan 24, 2015

Maybe 1 of a few people on this board but AoS has been expanding its retail operations, so it must be selling its wears to many people.

Mouse DetectiveJan 24, 2015

LOL, that makes 1 of you.

GoofGoofJan 24, 2015

Without even knowing which stores are going to be at Disney Springs?

SirLinkJan 23, 2015

Nah hire a town car for a round trip is around $90. Loads of international guests get shock horror the bus a few rent a town car. I would say it appeals more to out of state Americans that international guests.

Disneyhead'71Jan 23, 2015

The Art of Shaving is IMHO the perfect kind of store for DS. One of their more popular items is a travel kit. The AoS is basically a men's Basin. Guys like to pamper themselves. And everyone knows people on vacation turn their brains off. Perfect for selling $175.99 shave kits.

71jasonJan 23, 2015

This does seem the odd man out. If most guests fly, not sure they'll be able to bring shaving supplies back onto the plane. And there is one in Millenia for the local Bay Hill/Celebration market.

71jasonJan 23, 2015

That has to be an $70 cab ride each way, tho, right? If you don't drive--and a lot of international guests don't--I imagine that will be a factor. Plus the psychological benefit of staying in the "Disney bubble."

TomHendricksJan 23, 2015

I've been using the Art of Shaving stuff for overv8 years now. Simply some of the best stuff, I wouldn't go back to anything else. What I'm hoping for is a Barber Spa, nothing better then the Royal shave and haircut. They finally opened a Art of Shaving in our mall but no Barber Spa, so I will be looking forward to this one opening.

networkproJan 22, 2015

Sunglass Hut is a beast of a company who does extensive marketing research prior to placing a location. What sort of foot traffic, what its demographic and socioeconomic composition , and average per capita revenue of similar types of stores in the local area is. Its a "lifestyle" company. Now for BabyCakes, its better than most alternative bakeries, but for me I have better options available as I can eat gluten, meat, dairy without any problems. For those people who cant or chose not to eat those things, more power to them they'll have some place for treats they can eat.

FigmentJediJan 22, 2015

"Let's go to Disney and buy shaving supplies!" said no one ever.

SirLinkJan 22, 2015

Speaking as a Brit would rather go to Mall @ Millenia ...