Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney Name given in 1996 to the entertainment-shopping-dining district at Walt Disney World encompassing Disney Village Marketplace (renamed Downtown Disney Marketplace), Pleasure Island, and a new 66-acre area called Downtown Disney West Side, opened September 15, 1997, which includes Cirque du Soleil, Bongos Cuban Cafe, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, House of Blues, Virgin Megastore, DisneyQuest, and a number of other businesses. A California version of Downtown Disney, situated between Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and the Disneyland Hotel, opened on January 12, 2001. On September 29, 2015, the district was renamed Disney Springs as part of a multi-year transformation.