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PHOTOS: Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018

This is a Disney Springs Construction Update for October 2018.   Even though the total renovation and re-imagineering of Disney Springs has been going on for 3+ years now, there is still more to come.  There have been a bunch of changes since our last Disney Springs construction update so we figured this was a good time to fill you in on what’s coming.

If you’re a foodie you’re in luck because there are 3 or 4 new restaurants still coming to Disney Springs (more on the number later), as well as a whole new Cirque du Soleil show based on Disney animation in development.  Then you can always count on new stores opening up, including the renovation of The World of Disney Store.

Let’s take a look around and see what’s new:

Pedestrian Bridge from new Parking Structure:

You may have heard Disney is building a 3rd parking garage to handle all the guests coming to Disney Springs, plus future considerations.  This garage though is on the opposite side of the main road and because of that a new pedestrian bridge is being built to carry them safely across:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Bridge

This is then where they land on the Disney Springs side of the road:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Bridge

 

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill:

Wolfgang Puck closed their previous location in Disney Springs and is now opening a new one right across from Chicken Guy called: Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill.  Here is the external of the building:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

You can see what it will look like finished from the concept art hanging on the wall outside:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

It’s going to be open and spacious on the inside with big wood beams across the ceiling:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Detail work where the metal finish will go above the windows:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Disney hasn’t yet announced an opening date for Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill but it looks like we’re almost there and could be seeing a late 2018 opening.  Stay tuned for more

Jaleo:

Jaleo is the restaurant I’ve most been looking forward to, I love me a big bowl of Paella.  Unfortunately this was already supposed to be open by now with Disney having given a Summer 2018 opening date originally.  Good news is that it does seem to be moving along nicely now and we’re probably a couple months out still.

Here you can see the outside:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

Concept art for that Paella I was talking about! 🙂

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

Jaleo is going to have a mix of colored tiles on the wall with the red ones outside:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

and white ones being installed on the walls inside:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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I think Jaleo has a really unique look to it, especially the roof which has these funky curved panels that go around the circular shape of the building:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

Here’s an aerial view where you can get a better look:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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A close-up shows the bronze-colored metal panels:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

This photo was taken a few days after the others and you can see the progress made to the outside walls and the metal trim:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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Work isn’t only being done outside, construction workers on the inside are getting the framing and insulation up for the walls on these lifts:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Jaleo

Again Disney hasn’t announced the Jaleo opening date yet but I’d say we’re close to Wolfgang Puck, maybe with a late 2018 opening but more like early 2019 imo.

NBA Experience / City Works Eatery & Pour House:

We put these two together because it seems after Disney’s announcement this week of the City Works Eatery & Pour House, these two places will be sharing the same building.

This concept art shows the outside of the NBA Experience building:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos NBA Experience

This gets back to our number question at the beginning.  When DisneyQuest was knocked down and the NBA Experience announced, we were told a restaurant was coming there.  You can imagine a sports bar type atmosphere where people can come and watch the game.  That’s what makes Disney’s announcement the other day about the City Works Eatery & Pour House so interesting.  It looks like from their concept art the restaurant is going in the spot on the right of the NBA Experience concept art:

City Works Eatery & Pour House Coming to Disney Springs Summer 2019

Disney has said this will not replace the NBA restaurant, but we’re doubtful that they would put two very similar restaurants literally under the same roof.

Let’s get to the actual construction progress:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos NBA Experience

Workers hard at work high above on these lifts.  Looks and sounds like they are putting the finishing touches on the framing:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

That green overhang is one of the coolest looking parts of the final building plans imo:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Along the side of the building it’s already getting buttoned up:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

The size and scope of the NBA Experience building is really impressive when you are there in front of it.  Tell me that right side doesn’t look like the spot for City Works Eatery & Pour House…curved roofline is identical…

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

Framing being attached to the beams on the outside bottom:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

 

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

also underneath the overhang:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos Wolfgang Puck

A look around back:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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You can see the metal panels being installed on the walls as they are further along in the back of the building:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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These pegs will hold the futuristic panels on the walls:

Disney Springs Construction Update October 2018 Photos

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NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House are set to open in Summer 2019.

That wraps up my Disney Springs construction update for October 2018.  There are still so many new things coming to Disney Springs, there’s even a new Cirque du Soleil show being developed which should be done by the end of 2019 too.  Stay tuned for more updates…

In the meantime don’t forget about some of the other construction projects going on around Walt Disney World including the Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster and the Ratatouille attraction being built in Epcot.

Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about this Disney Springs Construction Update for October 2018…

  • What are you most excited for that’s coming to Disney Springs?
  • Is it a good idea to put the NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House under the same roof?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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