On my recent trip to Walt Disney World, my hubby and I spent some time exploring the newly expanded Disney Springs area. While it isn't completely finished yet, much of the area known as "The Landing" is largely construction free, and the West Side is coming along beautifully. The Marketplace has some fresh expansion as well.
So let's begin with the Landing. We ate lunch at the Boathouse on this particular visit. The Boathouse is considered signature dining for dinner, so it requires 2 Table Service credits. In this case, we opted to pay out of pocket.
The Boathouse is beautiful, and as you might imagine, has a nautical theme. It also features Amphibious Cars, which you can pay to take a ride in! They are really cool. Oh, and the blackened salmon BLT was amazing!
But the Boathouse isn't the only new addition. Right next door, take a trip into the world of Indiana Jones by visiting Jock's Hangar. I loved all the subtle nods to the classic Indiana Jones movies. Although I didn't get one, they DO offer really cool looking souvenir mugs!
A spot that I have been really excited about is the new Ganachery, which features an onstage kitchen that produces amazing chocolate! The assortment was to die for, and the taste ... incredible! I tried the Egyptian Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, and it was everything I hoped it would be!
Although I didn't get to head in and try yet (stay tuned, I'm eating there in March!), Morimoto Asia is now open!
Another great addition (that I missed getting a picture of) is the Gelato Shop. And if you go there, you must try the Riso! It was a surprisingly yummy treat!
Moving on to the West Side, many things have remained the same, but there were two additions/changes that I was really excited about! Now it boasts a Star Wars Galactic Outpost as well as a Marvel Super Hero Headquarters!
There is still a lot of construction occurring here, but there are more great shops and restaurants to come!
Of course, the Marketplace is still a great place to shop. The World of Disney Store is newly expanded, and as always, the Lego Store is a fun place! It also has my favorite shops, Tren-D and the Co-Op. Inside the Co-Op, there is a great new men's store, Twenty-Eight and Main. My hubby really enjoyed shopping here!
I am excited to see how this area continues to transform, and I will definitely keep blogging about the changes as I experience them! What are you most excited about? Comment below!