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Disney Springs construction begins

WDWtraveler

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I didn't want to speculate when I posted the pictures, but roj2323's insight seems appropriate. Viewing the area in person, there doesn't seem to be enough room for any food trucks at all. My prediction: the "food truck" idea has been replaced with a different use for the area. I can imagine (but not confirm) food kiosks, landscape planters, fountains, a small entertainment stage, and general seating. The area closer to the lake slopes lower to the level of the sidewalk near the lake, which provides even less room for the "food truck" plan. By the way, the posters on the outside walls still say "food truck park coming in summer 2014."
 

roj2323

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I didn't want to speculate when I posted the pictures, but roj2323's insight seems appropriate. Viewing the area in person, there doesn't seem to be enough room for any food trucks at all. My prediction: the "food truck" idea has been replaced with a different use for the area. I can imagine (but not confirm) food kiosks, landscape planters, fountains, a small entertainment stage, and general seating. The area closer to the lake slopes lower to the level of the sidewalk near the lake, which provides even less room for the "food truck" plan. By the way, the posters on the outside walls still say "food truck park coming in summer 2014."
I wouldn't be surprised really. It seems like the food trucks really are not all that popular. Personally I think its because of the food being offered. I don't want fancy food out of a truck, I want a cheeseburger, tacos or chicken and not anything with pickled vegetables.

Edit: I did a google search of the concept drawings and found a few http://damouse.com/2014/04/22/disney-reveals-concept-art-for-disney-springs-food-truck-park/

It looks like one truck will be backed into the corner by the women's restroom entrance, one will be directly across from it parked partially under the elevated structure and the other two will straddle the area of the curved planter in the foreground. I don't see this happening in real life but that's what the drawings show.
 
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G00fyDad

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If I remember the plans correctly WOD will expand (almost doubling the size of the store) to an enclosed breezeway that will connect to the second parking garage and the shopping (mall) will extend off the other side.
Thank you. This is what I was referring to by my post. The "expansion" could have meant that they were expanding the store to add stockroom space, or even expanding the exterior portions of the building without adding any real square footage to the inside. After all, they are theming all of the buildings to the new look aren't they?
 

roj2323

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Thank you. This is what I was referring to by my post. The "expansion" could have meant that they were expanding the store to add stockroom space, or even expanding the exterior portions of the building without adding any real square footage to the inside. After all, they are theming all of the buildings to the new look aren't they?
Here's a pretty good shot of the model

the red building in the foreground is the current WOD with the expansion being the gray colored roof area. The blue-gray/yellow section is the breezeway and beyond that is the "mall" The roundish building in the lower right is the lego store.
 

G00fyDad

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Here's a pretty good shot of the model

the red building in the foreground is the current WOD with the expansion being the gray colored roof area. The blue-gray/yellow section is the breezeway and beyond that is the "mall" The roundish building in the lower right is the lego store.
Thanks. That's pretty amazing looking. I really cannot wait to see the finished product. I'd almost (only almost) like to skip the area until all of the construction is complete just to get the full brunt of the place in all it's glory instead of piece-by-piece with walls everywhere until they are done.
 

roj2323

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Thanks. That's pretty amazing looking. I really cannot wait to see the finished product. I'd almost (only almost) like to skip the area until all of the construction is complete just to get the full brunt of the place in all it's glory instead of piece-by-piece with walls everywhere until they are done.
that's kinda the funny part for me, when it's done i'll be bored with it.
 

CTXRover

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Photo update as of Saturday, September 13, 2014. Photo taken from balcony of Splitsville in West Side showing courtyard construction zone between Splitsville and Bongos. Appears to be bases for 3-4 vertical structures. Unsure of three covered areas.


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My guess is that the four squares are bases for 4 posts to support another part of the high line. Similar to the separate piece near Starbucks making it look like pieces were cut out to showcase the biildings that now sit behind the high line.
 
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