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Post:  Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is Open and Makes You Question Why Disney

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:12:43 GMT

Steve Benton
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 20:12:43 GMT

Great review of the Jock Lindsay's Hangar Bar. Watching the old Downtown Disney undergo its metamorphosis into Disney Springs is exciting. The former Pleasure Island-Downtown Disney-Disney West Side complex always felt forced and disjointed, like a unifying theme for the center was never the goal of the Disney planners. It is satisfying to see the reimagining of Walt Disney World's shopping and entertainment center into a venue deserving of the Disney name. I have one "quibble," however, about your commentary as to uneven theming among establishments compromising Disney Springs - that they all don't live up to the level of theming shown in the newest arrivals. Disney Springs is not, nor is it intended to be a retail version of Cars Land or Main Street USA. While immersive theming is important in a themed "land," Disney Springs is, despite your eversion to the word, a "shopping mall." That there are visual differences among the retailers and theming offered is not necessarily a bad thing (I may not want to be "immersed" in Sunglass Hut, for example). Disney Springs will be geographically HUGE, and having acres of identically themed establishments would be visually dull, and lazy. However, as Disney has done, establishing a unifying level of quality and service over theme and architectural uniformity is a positive.