Downtown Disney has begun its transformation into Disney Springs, dining-retail-entertainment district starting with a parking garage.
A portion along Buena Vista Drive will be blocked off for construction of the new garage and parking between Planet Hollywood and Splitsville, and will probably be blocked off sometime this week, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel.
Some Disney Springs facts:
Downtown Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel the existing lots should handle a normal day’s activity, but guests can find additional parking in lots across the street at the Casting building and the SunTrust bank building.
This is the first of two garages for Disney Springs and should be open by late 2014 or early 2015.
The Disney Springs project is expected to create 1,200 temporary construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs. It will open in phases and is set to be completed in 2016. It will expand the existing Downtown Disney from 75 to more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment areas.
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