Disney announced its plans today to transform Downtown Disney in Florida's Walt Disney World into Disney Springs, and rumor has it that the overhaul will include food trucks and a Shake Shack. "Once complete, Disney Springs will expand from 75 to more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, featuring some of the world's most iconic brands and restaurants," Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Saggs said in today's statement. The statement did not name which restaurants or retail partners would be involved. However, the photo above was leaked on the unofficial Disney World fan site WDW Magic in early March. And It shows potential restaurant partners for Downtown Springs alongside a logo for a "Food Truck Row."
The Daily City's Ken Storey reports that "on the local food truck front there has been a major backlog for truck build-outs as one of the main food truck builders has a supposed mystery client who has rush ordered 10 highly themed food trucks." The Orlando Business Journal notes that "Disney could have a hand in the making and branding of the trucks."
The photo also suggests that a location of Danny Meyer's beloved hamburger chain Shake Shack might be heading to Disney World. When queried by Eater, Shake Shack representatives, as usual, acknowledged the rumor but declined to share any information. Currently there are two Shake Shacks in Florida: one in Miami's South Beach and one in Coral Gables. There is also a Boca Raton location coming this Spring.
Other potential restaurants at Disney Springs include something from Masaharu Morimoto, the Food Network, and then a concept called Disney Burger. Developing.
· Downtown Disney Transition to Include Food Trucks? [The Daily City]
· 'Food Truck Row' to join refreshed Downtown Disney lineup: report [OBJ]
· Announcing Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort [Disney]
· All Disney World Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Shake Shack Coverage on Eater [-E-]