VIDEO - Downtown Disney officially becomes Disney Springs with name change ceremony

Sep 30, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Wednesday September 30, 2015 6:51am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Downtown Disney is now officially Disney Springs, and to mark the occasion, leaders held a brief ceremony yesterday in The Landing's Waterview Park.

Appearing at the event was Walt Disney World President, George A. Kalogridis and Disney Springs Vice President Keith Bradford - along with the Walt Disney World Ambassadors.

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French QuarterOct 05, 2015

The last one we road was actually a re-fitted amphibious military vehicle of some sort. Very cool. I find all of these vehicles to be really neat but the ones at DS look especially cool.

Next Big ThingOct 05, 2015

Those are Duckboats. These are the real-thing. All of these are restored 1950's amphicars.

French QuarterOct 05, 2015

I'm not doubting people will pay for it and that it would be worth the cost for some. Like I said, it looks really cool. But I don't think I'd shell out the cash for it. I actually have been on several amphibious vehicles. A lot of bigger cities have them and offer tours with them. But they certainly aren't small like these. They are large like buses.

Next Big ThingOct 05, 2015

If your party were to split it three ways, it's not that bad. I just don't think the experience justifies the cost. However, that's my personal opinion. I think it will do quite well. Tourists love touristy things. D Do you happen to know anywhere else you can actually FIND a car like that (never mind ride in one)? Neither do I. Which is exactly why many will book a tour upon seeing it go from land to water.

danlb_2000Oct 04, 2015

I think it's in the 20-30 minute range.

French QuarterOct 04, 2015

I guess it depends on the length of the ride but that seems too rich for my blood. I will enjoy watching them float by though.

danlb_2000Oct 04, 2015

You can purchase rides on them, you cannot rent them and take them out on your own. It costs $125.00 for you and up to 2 others. They provide the driver.

French QuarterOct 03, 2015

Very cool. Can you rent them or what is their purpose?

mm121Oct 03, 2015

I know it won't happen, but would be great' if they still built a Hyperion wharf project build it to the west of the west side in that big parking lot. make it the new gated entrance fee pleasure island area with clubs and things that appeal to people in their 20's/30's also build a third parking structure over by it. That would contain any problem people and issues with drunk people mixing with regular guests and as its over on the end, it wont have the problems of being a pathway from the marketplace to the west side.

peter11435Oct 02, 2015

You can see the floating car every day... And 8 others just like it

French QuarterOct 02, 2015

I wish I could have been at that ceremony, if for no other reason than to see the floating car!

HakunamatataOct 02, 2015

WDW will always be "Swamp" to me.

French QuarterOct 02, 2015

It will always be Downtown Disney Springs Village. Sounds good.

TomHendricksOct 01, 2015

I'm still calling it Hyperion Wharf