Phenomenal work Warriors! The ideas, the execution, all of it! Your ideas were all there, and I was sold on your idea from the moment whoever proposed it first mentioned it. SInce Disney Springs is representing a town throughout the years, it makes sense that the Japanese equivalent would represent a town throughout the season's festivals. Perfect sense.
The writing on the castle (@James G. if I remember correctly) is outstanding. The research that went into it and the passion behind it was amazing. While I could never see this happening in real life, due to Disney's desire to overcharge everything (maybe the OLC wouldn't - not 100% sure), this is something that I desperately want to b real. Is it blue sky? Yes. But so is this whole prompt, and you embraced that in all the right ways.
The mini golf feels like your headliner. Much like the Marine Life Institute or Disney Quest. I know D Hindley wasn't a fan of this, and though i hate mini golf, I love the idea of it. I think the picture you choose ruins it slightly though. The jarring green of the gold course makes it not work. However, with original art or even more description, I think it would work. The course could let you travel between the seasons. Overall, I think this idea could have been executed much better.
As for the individual seasons and the shops - I thought you guys did great. My only problem was that the map for the winter section was so clearly labeled, while the other weren't. Small but important thing.
Overall great work!