I’m trying to piece together some things. Josh has been touring Springs lately and discussing “DSE”. Disney Springs Expansion? Something else? Has anyone heard any whispers?
If it were to happen it would be on the "west side" by Cirque and likely have a tie in for the proposed Brightline station. That said, Brightline (if it happens at all) is like 6-10 years away so I don't see it happening anytime soon. As for more generic expansion / remodeling, I don't see it happening any time soon as they are already having trouble keeping retail space filled and the economy, while recovering has not been kind to Retail box store sales as people spent 18 months buying stuff online and they discovered they liked it.
The NBA area will be a challenge to reinvigorate, but other than that most retail that’s left has quickly been filled by new tenants. Could be more dining as well, not just retail. Something of interest is happening here...I can’t see Disney Springs expanding any time soon. They are having a hard time keeping what they have. they still have to figure out what to do with the empty NBA experience.
Agree 100%. I still don't understand why they don't stage Broadway style shows at Disney Springs. They could either mount new shows (expensive) or move shows that have closed on Broadway or on Tour (less expensive). I would definitely buy tickets!Plus, I still think they should turn the NBA Experience into a Broadway style theatures and have Disney on Broadway shows. I would love to have Disney have 3 or 4 shows a year. I know I would go to see one every September and if there were another show another one on one of my other trips.
But...I wonder if Cirque has a non-compete clause?A Broadway style theater with complete unedited stagings of their closed Broadway productions would be a wonderful addition...I am sure there are many that would love to have seen the original staging of Beauty and The Beast, Little Mermaid, and even Tarzan...As well as Aladdin and Lion King. Not everyone can access good quality theater...they could tie a restaurant in the way the Soundstage Bar used to be with thematic decor that would change with each production... It would also be a good venue to try out new productions bound for Broadway.. Add a cabaret theater and Piano Bar and it would make a great evening entertainment district..
Yes there has been some talk for a while now about something coming. Heard about a couple of options, one going in quite a different direction.
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