We recently witnessed the Disney Springs Marketplace bridge receive its first thematic details and now Disney has released a slightly more precise date for when we can expect the new pedestrian walkway to open. By early next year (2015) guests will be able to circle around the Disney Springs Marketplace for the first time. The bridge will make it easier for guests of the soon to be former Downtown Disney to traverse the Marketplace and undoubtedly it means some who may have foregone the somewhat tedious trek over to the far side of Marketplace may not in the future.
Almost as important, the bridge is one of the few theming details that will tie Marketplace with the much newer and likely more beautiful areas of Disney Springs. And although the Disney Springs Marketplace bridge is relatively simple in appearance it already gives the area a grand presence that it had heretofore been missing. It is just a small piece to the Disney Springs jigsaw puzzle but one that won’t go unnoticed even as we forget one day in the future that it wasn’t always there.