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And Disney released a picture of the model of the whole area -- which is due to open in phases by 2016 -- doubling the size of Downtown Disney.

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How is there room to double the size? the model doesn't clearly show -- two new parking garages will be built to hopefully ease congestion and make room for the new Town Center. (Don't worry -- Disney says parking will still be free)

Take a look - you can see the water tower at the front of that model. Town Center is behind it -- as is the new main entrance.

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But There's a lot that was left out of the announcement. Including who will fill all of that new space. These images have been floating on the internet -- and are reportedly from cast member briefings.

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An Apple Store? American Girl? Dior? There's also a logo for The Edison -- an upscale themed bar and eatery in Downtown LA. Here's a link to its page.

Now -- this could just be a Disney Wishlist. Sources tell me the big names want their own announcements. Those should start coming once construction begins.

And take a closer look a the left side of the model

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That's the Planet Hollywood building -- which is getting a whole new look -- but as of now -- I hear it will still be a Planet Hollywood.

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And I'm sorry Pleasure Island fans -- the Adventurer's Club is not coming back.

Here are two ideas for retheming the building. Not sure if this is the final look.

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Disney also announced to cast members that Captain Jacks restaurant will be closing - but cast members will be transferred -- not fired. It and many of the other original 70's buildings will be torn down or heavily rebuilt.

Here's a link to a FAQ on Disney Springs from our friends at WDWMagic.com

There's a lot of news still to come and we will keep on top of it for you!
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