Disney Springs Rumor! New Restaurants Planned for Disney World’s Downtown Disney

You’ve probably heard the rumors brewing, but this is the first time that we’ve heard details about changes that may be planned for Downtown Disney Orlando!! Please note that all of this is subject to change (and probably WILL!).

Disney World's Downtown Disney

What’s the Latest?

Along with a new name (Disney Springs), parking garage (thank goodness!), and the re-imagining of Planet Hollywood, new restaurants and shops are now being named in these rumors!

A new “district,” which is being called the Town Center, may part of the proposed plan. Pleasure Island could be known as The Landing, and the Marketplace may return to its roots — The Village Marketplace. Only the West Side area would retain its current label in this structure.

Part of the remodel could bring a two-story entertainment area similar to City Walk at Universal Studios.

Possible New Restaurants?

This photo from Save Pleasure Island showcases a few possible options.

Possible Restaurants for Downtown Disney Orlando!

We can’t wait for more details to emerge, but of course we’re pretty excited about the possible addition of a Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, which we LOVE in Disneyland.

We'd love to see Trader Sam's in Disney World

Here a few other options that are apparently on the block for Disney World’s “Disney Springs:”

  • Planet Hollywood would become The Observatory.
  • Disney Character Dining (TBD)
  • Disney Burger (TBD)
  • Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
  • Wine Bar (TBD)
  • The Edison
  • Disney Bakery (TBD)
  • Food Truck
  • Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
  • Italian Restaurant (TBD)
  • Argo Tea
  • Shake Shack
  • Food Network Restaurant
  • Temecula Olive Oil Company
  • Yogorino
  • Walt’s Place
  • The Boathouse
  • Morimoto
  • Newt

Restaurants that look like they are definitely here to stay include Raglan Road and Splitsville. And sadly, no word on what this means for fans of the Adventurer’s Club.

According to WFTV Orlando: in a statement, a Disney spokeswoman said, “Work continues on bringing our vision for Downtown Disney to life. As with any project of this size and scope, our plans have continued to grow and evolve… We look forward to sharing additional details soon.”

Sources: Save Pleasure Island, WFTV, and ParkRumors. Hat tip to a forum member at WDWMagic.com.

What do you think of the rumored plans for Downtown Disney? Tell us in the comments below!


  1. Ariel says

    Wow these all seem amazing! It looks like one of their main backers for this project is Food Network, which though I know a few people don’t like, I am extremely excited about the collaboration. I agree that the burger logo looks like one of Boby Flay’s places (out of this world gourmet and reasonably priced burgers) and if the morimoto restaurant comes to fruition then disney diners are in for a wonderful and unique experience (think victoria and albert’s but for Japanese cuisine). The food truck row may also be taking a page from Food Network’s book (great american food truck race?) which would be fantastic as well. My opinion on shake shack is meh, not worth the money for my taste but it has a great cult following so who am I to talk lol. Argo tea and the tiki bar look very exciting as well, all in all I can’t wait!

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