Disney Springs Now Offering Preferred Parking

On June 1, preferred parking became available at Disney Springs Grapefruit and Lemon lots for $10.  Both lots are surface lots and, as of now, the parking garages are still free parking and valet parking is available in the West End near the Orange Garage for $20, plus gratuity. Disney started offering Preferred Parking at the major theme parks in March, 2016 for $40.  A short time later, Disney offered this parking option at the water parks. With the addition of Disney Springs to Preferred Parking options at Disney World,…

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Disney Springs Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe Closing

Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe is closing their restaurant located in Disney Springs.  The restaurant is owned and operated by Chicago-based Levy Restaurants and is located in the Westend Section of Disney Springs. A new Wolfgang Puck restaurant is currently under construction in the Town Square section of Disney Springs, but does not have a opening date scheduled. With the restaurant closing, 193 employees will be laid-off or offered open positions in other local Levy restaurants in the area, including the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Cafe is…

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Show Drones Light Up the Skies During the Holidays at Disney Springs

Disney recently received approval to fly drones or unmanned aircraft from the FAA over Disney property which is currently a “No Fly Zone” for any aircraft.  Disney Parks YouTube channel released this short preview of how Disney will use this approval for a Christmas show at Disney Springs.

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Reservations for Disney Springs’ Planet Hollywood Observatory

  Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs will be opening soon and reservations can now be made for December 1st and beyond. The restaurant closed earlier this year for a full makeover to better fit into the storyline of Disney Springs. The observatory theme will be carried into the inside, with stars and constellations on the ceiling, just like you’ve stepped into a planetarium. The four-floor restaurant will also feature an outdoor terrace, the Stargazers Bar, a 4,000-square-foot video wall, live entertainment, plus a new merchandise line. Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri has developed a new burger and…

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Third parking garage in the works for Disney Springs

A third parking garage is in the works for Disney Springs. The Reedy Creek Improvement District on Wednesday authorized its staff to pursue some conceptual architectural and engineering designs including a third garage on the south side of Buena Vista Drive across from the Lime garage. “The size of the parking garage has not been determined but it is anticipated the garage will include at least 2000 spaces,” Reedy Creek District Administrator John Classe said in an email. A pedestrian bridge over Buena Vista Drive connecting the two garages is…

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