So here is a RARE WALT DISNEY WORLD ORIGINAL PROP DOWNTOWN DISNEY LOT I SIGN aged used metal. Sign measures about 28 by 30 and has very good color for age. Downtown Disney parking lot sign was retired in 2015 when the shopping village was renamed Disney Springs. Downtown Disney opened on March 22, 1975, as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, a shopping complex intended to serve the planned residences within the Walt Disney World property. As the residential units evolved into more resort hotel space, the complex became more focused as a shopping destination for all Walt Disney World visitors, and was renamed Walt Disney World Village in 1977. With the advent of new management under Michael Eisner in the mid-1980s, Disney began looking for ways to keep vacationers on Walt Disney World property longer, and entice them with offerings to prevent them from leaving for entertainment beyond Disney’s borders. To compete with the popular Church Street Station clubs in downtown Orlando, Pleasure Island was announced on July 21, 1986. This expansion to the Village would feature highly themed, adults-only nightlife with unique clubs showcasing Disney’s quality and creativity. Construction began the following August, and Pleasure Island opened on May 1, 1989 exactly the same day as the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That same year, the Walt Disney World Village was once again renamed to the Disney Village Marketplace to reflect the ever-changing nature of the area. In the mid-1990s, the growth of Walt Disney World once again created the potential for expansion of the offerings around Village Lake at Pleasure Island and the Disney Village Marketplace. On June 20, 1995, major enhancements and expansions were announced for the area. The Disney Village Marketplace and Pleasure Island would be folded into a newly-branded district called Downtown Disney. On September 7, 1997, the Disney Village Marketplace was renamed one more time, to Downtown Disney Marketplace. Just a few days later, on September 15, Downtown Disney West Side opened as a third shopping, dining, and entertainment area featuring more eclectic venues such as. (a permanent show which is part of Cirque du Soleil), DisneyQuest, and Tower Records later a Virgin Megastore. Major changes to the complex also included the conversion of the somewhat sedate Mickey’s Character Shop, into the bustling World of Disney, becoming the world’s largest Disney store, in addition to the expansion and upgrade of the AMC Pleasure Island Theatres. Downtown Disney gained a sister district on January 12, 2001, with the addition of Downtown Disney. Similar complexes also exist, such as Disney Village. Which opened on April 12, 1992 at Disneyland Resort Paris. Which opened on July 7, 2000, at the Tokyo Disney Resort. A fifth version is planned to open at the most recent Disney destination, Hong Kong Disneyland. On September 27, 2008, all of the Pleasure Island night clubs closed as part of a larger refurbishment of Downtown Disney, in order to make room for new shopping and dining offerings. Formerly known as the Disney Village Marketplace, the area contains many shops and restaurants. Cap’n Jack’s Marina. Offers boat rentals for use on Village Lake. The first restaurant in the Earl of Sandwich. Chain is located here. A Latin chicken quick service restaurant, opened in October 2010, replacing McDonald’s. Is a dinosaur-themed restaurant operated by Landry’s Restaurants, which features life-sized Animatronic. Dinosaurs developed by UCFab International, LLC. It is located at the site of a former valet parking traffic circle in the E parking lot, near the current location of the pedestrian bridge between Pleasure Island and Downtown Disney Marketplace, and is adjacent to Pollo Campero. Groundbreaking ran behind schedule, but construction finally began in October 2007. Construction was completed in early October 2008 and the restaurant opened on October 14, 2008. Landry’s Restaurants also operates Rainforest Cafe at this location. Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. Disney’s Pin Traders. Goofy’s Candy Company. Once Upon a Toy. The item “RARE WALT DISNEY WORLD ORIGINAL PROP DOWNTOWN DISNEY LOT I SIGN aged used metal” is in sale since Monday, August 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Disneyana\Contemporary (1968-Now)\Theme Park Souvenirs”. The seller is “2015usprzes” and is located in Elma, New York. 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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States