By David Sibila
The final phase to the transformation of Disney Springs has opened with 23 new retail shops, "d-licious" burgers and even an ATM that dispenses Sprinkles cupcakes. The new Town Center becomes the fourth "neighborhood" and centerpiece of the newly rebranded and expanded shopping and entertainment district at Walt Disney World in Orlando.
The Town Center area features Spanish architecture inspired by century-old towns in Florida and is centered around what has been created to resemble a natural spring.
Coming in phases this summer, recognizable brands including Lucky Brand, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour, UGG and Sephora are opening flagship shops in the Town Center.
Guests can now get their hands on unique and international brands like Brazil's Melissa Shoes, who has opened their first retail store in the Orlando area at Disney Springs.
Joining the plentiful dining options already at Disney Springs, like Morimoto Asia and The Boathouse, a new gourmet burger joint called D-Luxe Burgers offers a ranch-style twist on burgers, fries and shakes.
For those with a bit of a sweet tooth, Sprinkles is now serving up their famous Beverly Hills-based brand of cupcakes, slow-churned ice cream and homemade cookies.
If you want to grab a treat on the run, a new Sprinkles "Cupcake ATM" is available to dispense freshly made cupcakes automatically, 24/7. Seriously, how cool is that?
Along with the opening of Town Center is also a second parking garage for Disney Springs. The new 1,000 parking space Lime garage is located closest to the new area and to the original Marketplace neighborhood.
More dining, shopping and entertainment will continued to be added throughout the summer. When completed Disney Springs will have more than doubled its original guest offerings at Walt Disney World Resort.
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Written by David Sibila, Senior Manager of Content and Social Media for Visit Orlando. He's a TV producer turned content and social media strategist, hands-on dad and a casualty of four rescued pets.