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  1. AlexanderMBush

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    Heck yeah, HATE those shops man!
     
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    I'm pretty surprised that Build a Bear is going away. I always thought that Build a Bear would end up expanding to Disney Springs at some point (the Dinosaur thing at Trex doesn't count).

    I wonder if this could be the beginning of a mini Disney Springs style revival of Downtown Disney? I know DTD probably gets a lot more traffic than WDW's did because it's LA. But, Disney Springs is killing it now and has a much better dining selection that DTD does.
     
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    Chapel Hats fairly recently moved in, no? I think it took over space at DTD there right after it got a space at Disney Springs IIRC. Surprised Ridemakerz has lasted as long as it has.
     
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    I haven't been to Downtown Disney in forever... but have they changed any of the cool LEGO displays inside & outside the Lego store?

    It'd be nice if there was less generic stores in Downtown Disney and more "Disney related" shopping options/experiences. I feel the same when it comes to Universal & Citywalk (which is sort've slowly fixing this to an extant).

    When it comes to future dining options... it'd be cool see more themed dining options that are Disney owned rather than something you can find elsewhere (with the exception of Rainforest & Earl's). If there is a specific dining themed concept that doesn't fit into the park somewhere, they could put it into Downtown Disney.
     
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    Are there any viable rumors out there as to what the new dining might be?
     
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    They added a few small ones last year.
     
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    AMC, Rainforest Cafe, ESPN Zone, Starbucks, and Earl of Sandwich will be closing down in preparation for the recently announced four star hotel coming to Westside DTD.


    The monorail station will be attached to the hotel, with a brand new design.
     
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    Secrets of The Empire has been debuted to media today, with just like it's Orlando location, large acclaim.



     
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    Gotta think we'll see Earl's pop up at another space in DTD. It's popular enough to where i'd think they'd want to stay. There's already a Starbucks on the other side of DTD so i'm not sure that they'll open another location, ESPN is definitely done and I don't think there's room enough in DTD for AMC, so perhaps this will be a win for GardenWalk on some fronts.
     
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    The Starbucks and Earls locations will live on in the new hotel. I think the area behind/between splitsville and torilla joes will be additional retail spaces where the current security trailers sit.
     
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    The AMC will move to the Gardenwalk.

     
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    Right next to HoB, another business that escaped Downtown Disney. If GardenWalk actually finds it's legs, they are going to wish they bought this up years ago when they could've had the land for a steal.
     
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    GardenWalk slowly becoming more interesting than Downtown Disney.
     
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    Earl of Sandwich and the DVC store is now closed.

    From The Dis,



    The AMC, Rainforest Cafe, and ESPNZone, have already closed up shop as-well.
     
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    End of an era. Lotta nostalgia going away with those places.
     
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    To update, from MouseInfo,



    Downown Disney West, welcome to the Disney Vault! Now I can't wait for what comes next.
     
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    Seems like Earls might get to live yet another day.

    From Hastin...

     

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