The concept of a Disney theme park having its own outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment hub located just outside the park gates was pioneered by the opening, in 1975, of the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in Walt Disney World. Following some name changes over the years, we now know it better as Disney Springs.
To this day Disney Springs is going strong in continuing to provide a specialized location for Walt Disney World guests to unwind, eat and drink, watch a movie and shop once they walk out of the Magic Kingdom and other theme parks in the complex.
And like any commercial hub, the lineup of its establishments changes every so often. Starting this month, there will be three new specialty shops making their home in Disney Springs. Here’s a list of them:
- Disney Tails – opening at the Disney Springs Marketplace Co-op on October 12; will sell Disney a variety of character costumes for dogs and other canine accessories like leashes and collars
- Lovepop – will open later in October also at the Marketplace Co-op; will feature hand-assembled 3D-sculptured cards; the firm already has a number of major media licensing partnerships such as for the Beatles and Jurassic World
- The Art of Disney Presents Greg McCullough – replacing Little Miss Matched; this is a limited-time shop offering original prints and pieces from the celebrated artist that opens from November 3 to January 1, 2019; McCullough can be seen by shoppers at work in the store every day except Mondays from early afternoon to early evening
Finally, though not a new shop, the Basin store’s renovation is almost done, and it will reopen sometime this fall.