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Disney Springs construction begins

Photo update as of Saturday, Jan 31. An over the wall view of the end of the Chapel Hats building, next to Raglan Road (see last posted photo above). Once the underground utilities are taken care of, this exposure will be revealed as a brick wall with probably a planter underneath. No surprises. This view is looking towards Raglan Road Cooke's bar.

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In another area, this over the wall view was taken from the old Pleasure Island bridge to the West Side. More concrete forms/retaining walls which will lead to the lower level of Disney Springs.

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Of note in the below photo, a new bridge over the Disney Springs river is taking shape behind Planet Hollywood. Note the four tall pillars (rebar).

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Photo update as of Tuesday, Feb 3. The Art of Shaving store at Disney Spring's The Landing received some Disney executive visitors this morning. A cast member said the store will have a soft opening Thursday, Feb 5. A time for the opening was not given. On the second photo, note the marble floor entrance with engraved "Art of Shaving."

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Photo update as of Tuesday, Feb 3. Construction update on Disney Springs river between T-Rex Café and Raglan Road. Note that decorative rock work is already being applied to the concrete retaining walls and light pole bases, which will form a riverside walkway, with semi-circular viewing areas.

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Next to the old Pleasure Island bridge to West Side, these retaining walls will guide guests from the upper level of The Landing to the lower Disney Springs level.

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Finally, the walls of the old Mannequin's have been completely removed to the building's structural steel, with the same occurring behind the construction cloth on the right. Will become the Morimoto Asia restaurant.

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DVCOwner

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I am getting ready for a week trip to Walt Disney World and will be spending time at Disney Springs just to check out the construction. The details of what we have seen so far is great.
 

NeXuS1000

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I think this new river cutting between the Town Center and the Landing is going to make a huge difference, and e.g. Raglan Road seems like it will benefit greatly from it.
 
Photo update as of Friday, Feb 6. Construction walls reappeared last week around the planters near the Harley Davidson store. Workmen were installed more permanent vegetation (palm trees).

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This two-story building across the old parking lot near Buena Visa Drive was being demolished today. Later in the morning, the second story was gone.

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On the back side of The Boathouse, work continues on painting the shingled wall facing Fulton's Crab House to look "weathered."

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Inside the World of Disney Store, the red curtain wall across the back three rooms has been raised in one room to reveal a temporary wall for merchandise display. A cast member said this temporary wall will allow construction crews to remove the old external wall and add three new "rooms" to the building, as well as an expanded stock room.

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Lord_Vader

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Photo update as of Friday, Feb 6. Construction walls reappeared last week around the planters near the Harley Davidson store. Workmen were installed more permanent vegetation (palm trees).

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This two-story building across the old parking lot near Buena Visa Drive was being demolished today. Later in the morning, the second story was gone.

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On the back side of The Boathouse, work continues on painting the shingled wall facing Fulton's Crab House to look "weathered."

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Inside the World of Disney Store, the red curtain wall across the back three rooms has been raised in one room to reveal a temporary wall for merchandise display. A cast member said this temporary wall will allow construction crews to remove the old external wall and add three new "rooms" to the building, as well as an expanded stock room.

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As always, thank you very much for the flow of photo updates!
 
I was going to ask how to make the 3D picture look 3D, then I realized it worked like those images they had in the Saturday comics in some newspapers, you stare at it and sort of cross your eyes and it becomes 3D. Headache warning don't stare too long!