We haven’t been out to Disney Springs for construction updates in some time, and while the construction landscape looks a lot different today than it did a year or two ago, there are still quite a few projects ongoing. We’ll start in the West Side and make our way to the Marketplace.
The NBA Experience
Situated on the plot of land that used to hold DisneyQuest, The NBA Experience is a completely new build that will be completed this time next year. Let’s take a look at what the final product will look like.
Another piece of concept art can be found on the wall.
The NBA Experience will feature multiple floors of fun and food for the NBA fan. Its shape is inspired by modern NBA arenas and will feature glass elements and large screens.
As of today, the building has been shaped and work is quickly turning towards the interior.
It appears, from both concept art and seeing the structure in person, that the curved area will be enclosed in glass, but that there won’t be any interior walls for the first 20-30 feet.
Nearby, Jaleo is slated for a late 2018 opening. Red tiles have recently been added to a side of the facade.
Other than that, we’re still able to see directly into the structure.
Jaleo is being built across from Splitsville and the AMC theater.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
As we make our way towards Town Center, here’s a latest look at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.
The new build is located across from the delicious new quick service – Chicken Guy.
Here’s a look at the concept art, as well as some newly installed elements such as glass and paneling.
The Polite Pig
Over at The Polite Pig, they’ve come to the realization that uncovered outdoor dining isn’t a great experience in Florida. Thanks to daily afternoon thunderstorms, guests were often dealing with either being displaced due to the rain or simply not using wet outdoor seating. An overhang is being constructed that should solve this issue. The restaurant remains open during the construction.
World of Disney
World of Disney is still undergoing a multi-month reimagining that sees the removal of the characters and 90’s theming elements. Instead, Disney is going for a cleaner, more “sterile” look. The reimagining is expected to be completed this Fall. We’ll have full coverage of the new theme when it debuts. In the meantime, half of the store remains open.
4 Rivers Food Truck
A new food truck is now parked next to World of Disney. The 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa features takeaway taco cones and bowls.
Design-a-Tee is now closed. Here’s a look at the exterior of the store on the morning it closed.
Third Parking Garage
The third parking garage is coming along nicely. It’s located on the opposite side of Buena Vista Drive, which requires a pedestrian bridge to allow guests to safely walk to Disney Springs.
Both Town Center and The Marketplace have some fall decor installed.