After spotting this image on Save downtown Disney a while ago. News stories popped up all over the interweb! We ran a short story about what all these companies were and if they were / are coming to Disney Springs. Of course we were excited about it and a couple of the names are already in Downtown Disney.
Splitsville is the newest name from the list, while many guests will have known Raglan Road for many years now.
We contacted a couple of the named businesses here to try and find out a little more concrete evidence that they were heading to Disney Springs. Admittedly many didn’t reply. But the ones that did highlighted something that makes a little bit of sense. Disney as a rule likes to keep it’s cards close to it’s chest. They wouldn’t want any of the competition to find out what was happening before it was actually happening. Splitsville was announced to the world as part of Disney’s Hyperion wharf expansion that fizzled out before it had started. However the construction on the dining and bowling venture continued.
Two of the venues featured below when asked if they were opening up in Disney Springs, replied “We’re not sure whats happening! We were in talks with Disney two years ago and have heard nothing since. We are not sure if they are still interested in our ventures. We have been in touch with our contacts but have heard nothing back.”
The reason this makes sense is that these were probably all part of the original Hyperion Wharf plans. About 2 years ago was when the announcement was and tentative interested were shown with various businesses. Trader Sams also opened up in Anaheim around two years ago. Was the concept to be opened over here in hyperion wharf to then be changed to the Disneyland Hotel?
Saying all this it doesn’t mean that these are not going to be built in Disney Springs it only means that the “leaked” list is outdated and many names mentioned that are prepared to talk about their involvement are as confused as we are!