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The 7 BIG Updates From Walt Disney World This Week (October 8-14, 2018)

This week at Walt Disney World, photos surface that seem to show an attraction being torn down backstage, new shopping and dining options are announced for Disney Springs, plus Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort hits an important milestone!

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort announces a new deal for passholders, plus Busch Gardens Tampa gets FOUR adorable new residents. 

1. New shops and restaurants announced for Disney Springs

Image: Disney 

Disney Springs just keeps on growing will be adding some new locations to its ever-expanding lineup. Here's what guests who visit this shopping district in the near future have to look forward to: 

  • This week Disney Tails will be opening inside the Marketplace Co-op and will bring Disney flair to pet owners.  Two existing character collections (Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse) and two new character collections (Haunted Mansion and Star Wars) are set to debut when the store opens
  • Also this week at the Marketplace Co-Op, Lovepop will open with its signature 3D paper sculpture greeting cards. 
  • The former LittleMissMatched store will become a temporary pop-up shop this holiday season: The Art of Disney Presents Greg McCullough, opening November 3 2018 and then closing January 1 2019.
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House, a new restaurant and bar, will open next summer and will be located on the Disney Springs West Side next to The NBA Experience. This location will serve 80 beers on tap, as well as popular wines, bar bites, shareables, burgers and more. The 8,632 square foot restaurant will offer a retail space, and three full-service bars.

2. New parking garage to open next year at Disney Springs

Parking Garage

And speaking of Disney Springs, if you have driven past this shopping and entertainment district recently you might have noticed that work is progressing rapidly on the new parking garage near the Casting building. And now this week it has been confirmed that this new parking garage will be opening next year. Disney Springs' third parking structure, which will be called "Lemon" will provide up to 3,000 additional parking spaces, and provide direct access to the shopping and entertainment district via elevated walkways. 

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