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It has been just over a year since Downtown Disney officially turned into Disney Springs, and in that time this shopping district has changed dramatically, with the openings of dozens of new shops and restaurants in the past 12 months.

However, some recent developments at the shopping district hint that Disney may be a little bit concerned about guest levels at this shopping district, and could be looking for new and interesting ways to encourage even more Walt Disney World visitors to drop by this fall. From the expansion of a limited time deal to the announcement of a brand new holiday event at this shopping district, there will be plenty of reasons for guests to plan a visit to Disney Springs this holiday season.

1. Disney Springs 10% off coupon deal extended and expanded for the fall

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Earlier this year, Walt Disney World introduced a special deal for Magic Kingdom diners that allowed guests who grabbed something to eat at select quick service restaurants at this park only to get a special 10% off discount coupon for use at specific Disney Springs merchandise shops. And though this deal was extended earlier this year, Disney has gone ahead and taken the extra step of expanding this deal earlier this week. Effective this week, guests who dine at any Disney-owned quick service restaurant in any of the resort's four theme parks will receive the same 10% off discount coupon after they order their food, which is good at the following Disney Springs retailers: 

  • Disney’s Days of Christmas
  • Disney’s Design a Tee 
  • Disney Pin Traders
  • Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories
  • Goofy’s Candy Company
  • Marketplace Co-Op
  • Marketplace Fun Finds
  • Mickey’s Pantry
  • Once Upon a Toy
  • Tren-D
  • World of Disney 
This coupon will be given out from now through November 22, and will be accepted at the merchandise locations above through November 23. There is no minimum purchase to receive the deal, and a number of snack locations are included (like the Kusafiri Coffee Shop, Oasis Canteen, and Sunshine Tree Terrace), so if you are feeling a bit hungry and would like to save some money, this is definitely one deal you'll want to take advantage of. However, it should be noted that this discount does not stack with DVC, annual passholder, or any other affiliation discount. 

2. Amorette’s Patisserie cuts back on operating hours for the fall 

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Among the good news, Disney has slipped in one little bit of bad news. Perhaps in an effort to cut costs, it was revealed earlier this week that Disney-owned bakery Amorette's Patisserie in the Town Center area of Disney Springs will be reducing its operating hours on weekdays, effective immediately. Though this location was previously open daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00PM, it will now be moving to the following seasonal schedule: 

Monday - Thursday: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM 

Friday - Saturday: 11: 00 AM to 11:30 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

It is unknown how long this reduced schedule will last, but it looks like, at least in the short term, if you want to grab something at this sweet shop your best bet will be an afternoon or evening visit. 

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