For years, Downtown Disney has been where adults go to play once the kids are away on family trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Floria. But in the next three years Downtown Disney will double in size and become Disney Springs,
Similar to the complex it will replace, Disney Springs will offer visitors shopping, dining and entertainment, according to CNN.
Though construction is scheduled to start in April, the entertainment district will gradually take shape, opening in phases. Construction is slated to be completed by 2016 Disney estimates the area will create 1,200 construction jobs.
That’s in addition to the 4,000 operations jobs the district will add. Disney will need a lot of manpower to serve guests at more than 150 shops, restaurants and other establishments.
Disney Springs will be divided into four areas all connected by a spring and lakefront.
“Disney Springs will be a timeless, vibrant place where Walt Disney World guests and local residents can relax, shop, dine and be entertained in an imaginative setting where they’ll instantly feel at home,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a Thursday press release.