Category: Walt Disney World

  • 6 years ago

Major Facelift Planned for Downtown Disney

Here we go again. After the abandoned Hyperion Wharf plans that were supposed to revitalize Pleasure Island, Disney is once again attempting to breathe new life into the area. This time, however, the plans detail a much, much larger scope, which will give virtually the entire Downtown Disney district a much needed facelift.

The project has been dubbed “The BVD Corridor Stormwater Project” and phase I of the plans were filed with the SFWMD yesterday. Phase I simply consists of the necessary groundwater infrastructure changes to facilitate the expansion of Downtown Disney. To quote the letter filed with the plans “The BVD Corridor Stormwater Project allows the master planning of an existing 269.11 acre mixed use parcel.”

SFWMD Letter
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  • 7 years ago

Look Back: Epcot Model

Since yesterday’s Look Back was all reading and no photos, we’ll keep today’s reading to a minimum so you can get straight to the pictures! Thanks to Jon Seisa’s profile on Coroflot we get an early glimpse at one of the models created for Epcot. Some interesting things to note include:

  • The Epcot ball being located on water, with a raised main pathway leading into it.
  • The open air design of the four buildings in the center of Future World.
  • The Living Seas (or some other sea themed attraction) occupying the space The Land Pavilion would come to occupy.
  • The large round building leading into the World Showcase.
  • The many different World Showcase countries that didn’t make the cut. A few we can recognize:
    • Africa
    • India
    • Australia

If you can spot any other exciting details, or identify any other countries, let us know in the comments, or on our newly opened forums!

Also, don’t forget, it’s Look Back Week, so check back each day for a new Look Back article, and check out our Look Back section!

 

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  • 7 years ago

Disney Announces ‘One More Disney Day’

Disney Parks guests can get the most out of February 29 when Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California celebrate Leap Year by keeping a theme park on each coast open for 24 hours of nonstop memory-making fun.…

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