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July 12

July 12, 2016 – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Opens in Disney Springs

“Dig into farm-to-form cuisine showcasing Florida’s freshest flavors – all crafted from recipes by this award-winning celebrity chef!”

On July 12, 2016, the restaurant Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ opened in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area. Created by celebrity chef Art Smith, the restaurant features Southern cooking, Florida style, including such dishes as Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Art’s Famous Fried Chicken, and Fried Chicken & Doughnuts. The restaurant also features a special brunch menu every Sunday from 10am until 2pm.

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July 2

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July 2, 2016 – The Coca-Cola Store Orlando Opens in Disney Springs

“Pop inside to browse exclusive merchandise, meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and savor views from the rooftop beverage bar.”

On July 2, 2016, the Coca-Cola Store Orlando opened in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area. Designed to resemble a 1920s bottling plant, the store is several stories and features a rooftop bar where guests can relax with a drink and view the entire Disney Springs. The partnership between Coca-Cola and Disney goes back to 1942, and the store is a culmination of the best of both brands joining forces.

June 27

June 27, 2016 – Frontera Cocina Opens in Disney Springs

“This contemporary culinary experience is sure to please friends, family and food lovers alike.”

On June 27, 2016, the Mexican restaurant Frontera Cocina opened in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area. Created by eight-time James Beard Award winning chef Rick Bayless, it features upscale, contemporary Mexican cuisine, starting from the chips and salsa, and featuring dishes such as the pepito torta, shrimp mojo de ajo, and coconut-lime cuatro leches. Guests of drinking age can also partake in specialty fresh-made margaritas.

May 15

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May 15, 2016 – Morimoto Asia Street Food Opens in Disney Springs

“Celebrate your senses as our chefs bring a timeless staple of Pan-Asian food culture to life with their unique culinary sensibilities.”

On May 15, 2016, the counter-service restaurant Morimoto Asia Street Food opened in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area. A spin-off of the popular Morimoto Asia restaurant, this service provides guests with upscale Pan-Asian street foods, including Bao Tacos, octopus fritters, and a selection of sushi rolls. Guests can also purchase specialty drinks, such as the non-alcoholic South Seas Slush.

April 24

April 24, 2017 – The Disney Springs Restaurant Portobello Closes

“Country Italian Trattoria”

On April 24, 2017, the Italian restaurant Portobello officially closed. The restaurant, operated by Levy Restaurants, originally opened as Portobello Yacht Club on May 1, 1989. The restaurant was renamed on October 12, 2008, becoming Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. A star feature of the restaurant was its waterfront patio. The restaurant was eventually closed to make room for the new Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant.

March 19

March 19, 2009 – Tren-D Opens in Walt Disney World

“Transform into a Disney fashionista!”

On March 19, 2009, the clothing store Tren-D opened in Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney marketplace. The shop specializes in clothing and accessories with a Disney flair for women, including jewelry by Alex & Ani, Harveys for Disney Couture purses, and clothes by Her Universe. The store originally replaced the Summer Sands store, and was added to the Disney Springs expansion.

March 14

March 14, 2013 – Walt Disney World Announces Disney Springs

“Our fundamental goal is to create a welcoming, comfortable space where families can enjoy time together and instantaneously feel right at home.”

On March 14, 2013, Walt Disney World, and Walt Disney Company COO Tom Staggs, officially announced the revamp of the former Downtown Disney area, now known as Disney Springs. The shopping area was to be expanded significantly, with the number of stores jumping from 75 to over 150. Staggs announced that this would be a massive undertaking that would open in phases, and the whole area would consist of four districts: Town Center, The Landing, Marketplace, and West Side.