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Disney Springs construction begins

GoofGoof

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Photo update as of Sunday, Nov 23.

New restrooms have opened up at The Landing, at the end of the unoccupied building along the passageway next to Portobello's. This is a new sign. The restrooms are down the lighted corridor. (I guess this counts as exciting news for some.....)

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An "over-the-wall" update on the uphill street next to Paradiso 37. Most of the street has new plantings and trees. The workmen are busy finishing out the brick star pattern on the pavement, half of which is already showing on the existing walkway.

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It's exciting if you really need to go;)
 

michmousefan

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Here is an over-the-wall view of the new shaded park with low brick seating walls that will be at the end of Marketplace Causeway and in front of T-Rex Café.

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From the photo, it certainly appears like this section might open sooner rather than later if they are being so aggressive in placing all of the landscaping and plantings... or is this section not going to open until the causeway is ready?
 

mm121

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From the photo, it certainly appears like this section might open sooner rather than later if they are being so aggressive in placing all of the landscaping and plantings... or is this section not going to open until the causeway is ready?
thus far they've been opening things as they are being completed

though from the pics looks like the whole causeway is nearing completion
 
Shaded park and seating area in front of T-Rex Café is open today. Photo updates as of Monday, Nov 24.

There are still construction walls around the end of the Causeway and lake shore, as well as some smaller areas, but now there is a short-cut between the Lego Store and T-Rex Café.

Looking from T-Rex towards the Lego Store:
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Looking along the lake shore construction wall towards T-Rex Café: (the Lego Store is to the left of this photo)
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The metal barricade in the background is around some newly poured concrete. Will probably be removed tomorrow.
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Shaded park and seating area in front of T-Rex Café is open today. Photo updates as of Monday, Nov 24.

There are still construction walls around the end of the Causeway and lake shore, as well as some smaller areas, but now there is a short-cut between the Lego Store and T-Rex Café.

Looking from T-Rex towards the Lego Store:
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Looking along lake shore construction wall towards T-Rex Café: (the Lego Store is to the left of this photo)
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The metal barricade in the background is around some newly poured concrete. Will probably be removed tomorrow.
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That area looks so nice. Looks like a great place to sit with a beverage and people watch.
 

mm121

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Shaded park and seating area in front of T-Rex Café is open today. Photo updates as of Monday, Nov 24.

There are still construction walls around the end of the Causeway and lake shore, as well as some smaller areas, but now there is a short-cut between the Lego Store and T-Rex Café.

Looking from T-Rex towards the Lego Store:
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Looking along lake shore construction wall towards T-Rex Café: (the Lego Store is to the left of this photo)
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The metal barricade in the background is around some newly poured concrete. Will probably be removed tomorrow.
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what was here before?

anyone have any before pictures to compare?
 

NeXuS1000

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mm121

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Exposition Park (the food truck park) opened this morning at West Side. Photo update as of Tuesday, Nov 25.

There are four food trucks. The park includes some tables and chairs, as well as seating along the planter boxes. Under the high line are a few benches. These photos were taken EARLY in the morning as they were clearing off the pavement after removing the construction walls. It rained heavily, on and off all day.

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GoofGoof

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One additional photo update from the West Side, as of Tuesday, Nov 25. The construction walls on one side of the Harley-Davidson store were removed this morning, revealing three low planter boxes. No seating.

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Thanks for the update.

The area looks pretty nice. I especially like the shot of the seating with the lake and SSR in the background. Looks like a relaxing place to sit and have a snack.
 

mm121

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Exposition Park (the food truck park) opened this morning at West Side. Photo update as of Tuesday, Nov 25.

There are four food trucks. The park includes some tables and chairs, as well as seating along the planter boxes. Under the high line are a few benches. These photos were taken EARLY in the morning as they were clearing off the pavement after removing the construction walls. It rained heavily, on and off all day.

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The high line is so pointless and stupid now that they opted to not build access up to the top, and what the heck is up with those plain aluminum railings up there, they so need to just be removed since its closed to guests, as a rail road truss thats suppose to be abandoned isnt going to have bright and shiny aluminum railings.

in the second pic, the trucks look pretty crammed in there.

have the trucks been plugged in when theyve been scattered around previously? or were they on generators?
 

Bolt

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The high line is so pointless and stupid now that they opted to not build access up to the top, and what the heck is up with those plain aluminum railings up there, they so need to just be removed since its closed to guests, as a rail road truss thats suppose to be abandoned isnt going to have bright and shiny aluminum railings.

in the second pic, the trucks look pretty crammed in there.

have the trucks been plugged in when theyve been scattered around previously? or were they on generators?
Skyline = shade and rain protection, too. Trust me, I'd pay for that in the summer.
 

GoofGoof

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The high line is so pointless and stupid now that they opted to not build access up to the top, and what the heck is up with those plain aluminum railings up there, they so need to just be removed since its closed to guests, as a rail road truss thats suppose to be abandoned isnt going to have bright and shiny aluminum railings.

in the second pic, the trucks look pretty crammed in there.

have the trucks been plugged in when theyve been scattered around previously? or were they on generators?
I'm disappointed with the lack of access up top too. I definitely agree with that.

Where my opinion differs is I do actually think the area looks pretty good overall. Once they added the landscaping the "look" of the high line is a lot better. The railings up top are a bit odd, but really don't stand out to me when looking at the whole area. I don't think the trucks look crammed in and there seems to be a nice big open "patio" space with tables and chairs, plus the benches underneath in the shade.
 
have the trucks been plugged in when theyve been scattered around previously? or were they on generators?
At the new Exposition Park, all the food trucks are operating on power receptacles built-in as part of the park infrastructure. When the food trucks were scattered around Downtown Disney at various places, they were also "plugged in" to the power infrastructure. I don't recall generators at the other locations.