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March 24, 2013

Travel in Brief: 03/24/2013

Disney Springs retail complex to be built

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World Resort announced plans Thursday to build an expanded outdoor retail complex called Disney Springs on the site of what is now called Downtown Disney.

Construction will begin in April and new areas will open in phases with completion expected in 2016, the company said in a news release.

The new development will double the number of shops, restaurants and other retailers now in Downtown Disney to 150 establishments, the company said. It will also include open-air promenades and waterfront areas.

Downtown Disney is located outside Disney’s theme parks near Orlando and requires no admission. It was originally called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village when it opened in 1975.

Disney Springs will have four distinctive areas built around a spring or small body of water: a Town Center with a mix of shopping and dining and a promenade; a commercial district called The Landing with dining and waterfront views; a family friendly Marketplace with an over-the-water pedestrian causeway and an expanded World of Disney store; and the West Side, with entertainment and shady elevated areas with overlooks.

Broadway GR is now selling season tickets

GRAND RAPIDS — Broadway Grand Rapids is now selling season tickets for its 2013-2014 season.

Scheduled performances include “Jersey Boys” Oct. 1-6, “West Side Story” Nov. 12-17, “Sister Act” Feb. 4-9, 2014, and “The Wizard of Oz” April 22-27, 2014. Additional special events include “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” Dec. 26-29 and “Mamma Mia!” March 18-20.

Season tickets start at $113 for four-show packages and run to $322, depending on seating and schedule. Subscribers get discounts on special events.

For complete details, visit or call (616) 235-6285.



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