If you’ve visited Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort lately, you may have spied the construction going on in the Town Center area, which will soon come to life with more than 30 new shopping and dining experiences.
The design of Town Center is “Mediterranean Revival,” a style of architecture that was popular in the 1920s & 1930s. In fitting this with the rest of the story of Disney Springs, the Town Center area would’ve been built a bit later than the turn-of-the-century town of Disney Springs was established.
To make Town Center fit perfectly in this story, Walt Disney Imagineering created unique patterns and designs, some of which incorporate a nod to the town’s citrus growing history by featuring orange blossoms. One place to spy the hand-carved detail will be in some of the store fronts in Town Center, including the one pictured above. (The photos above illustrate the process from left to right – the design being stamped, then hand-tooled and carved).
For more on what you can expect to see when Town Center opens this summer, visit Tom Smith’s previous blog post.