Coca-Cola Polar Bear Will Debut Soon at Disney Springs

What’s seven feet tall, cute and cuddly and coming soon to Disney Springs? If you guessed the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear, congratulations, you got it! Later this week, a new interactive meet and greet experience will debut at the Coca-Cola Store, located in Town Center, the newest Disney Springs neighborhood.

Coca-Cola Store General Manger, Pete Lucic shared, “guests should get ready to feel the chill of the artic when they visit the Coca-Cola Polar Bear in his home on the second level of the Coca-Cola Store; there, he’s ready to share plenty of bear hugs, high fives and fun photo moments!”

If you completely fall in love with this adorable newcomer, there’s plenty of Polar Bear themed-merchandise to take home with you. I couldn’t resist trying on the Polar Bear visor and giving an extra hug to the soft and squishy plush, a miniature version of my new friend.

New Rick Bayless Gourmet Mexican Restaurant at Disney Springs is Getting a New Name

The new gourmet Mexican restaurant at Disney Springs has a new name – Frontera Cocina.

The restaurant was originally announced as Frontera Fresca back in October, it was then renamed Tablas Frontera in February.

It is unknown if the name change will reflect a change in presentation, as Tablas referred to the food being served on planks. Cocina simply means kitchen.

Frontera Cocina, is scheduled to open this summer in the new Town Center district of Disney Springs.

Aristocrepes, Daily Poutine & B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. to Join Disney Springs Food Line Up

It’s the way we love to eat – diverse cuisines, plenty of options, and these three new kiosks at Disney Springs fit the bill.

Grab a savory crepe at Aristocrepes—beef with horseradish cream, red onion, baby spinach and sharp Cheddar; vegetarian with pickled beets, goat cheese, candied pecans and baby greens; turkey with Brie, dried cranberries and Dijon spread; or smoked salmon with cream cheese, capers, onion and “everything bagel” topping.

Or go sweet with a s’mores crepe with marshmallow cream, chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbs; banana with Nutella and salted caramel; Key lime cheesecake with white chocolate and chiffon crouton; or strawberries Romanoff with Chantilly cream and strawberries.

Pair your crepe with wine on tap, beer or hard alcohol soda (Not Your Father’s Hard Root Beer and Henry’s Hard Orange Soda). Or try one of our refreshing non-alcoholic beverages, including Frozen Joffrey’s Frappe Mocha and hot cocoa.

Daily Poutine

The Daily Poutine brings the Canadian classic to Disney Springs with four varieties of toppings on hot, thick-cut French fries—Classic, with beef poutine gravy and Cheddar cheese curds; Latin with fried yucca, black beans, pulled pork and queso fresco; Italian with Bocconcino mozzarella and Bolognese sauce; and French with mushroom cream sauce and Gruyere cheese. Pair them with a draft beer, sangria, lemonade or fountain soda.

BB Wolf's

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. features artisan sausages—The Three Little Pigs features a trio of sausages each with different toppings: Reuben, bacon-wrapped with black bean salsa and chili cheese; Portuguese sausage with pickled vegetable slaw and chili mustard; sweet hot sausage with peppers, onions and marinara; Bavarian sausage sandwich with a mini-meterwurst, braised red cabbage and spicy brown mustard on a pretzel roll; and Italian veggie sausage with peppers, onions and marinara. Cool off with a draft beer or fountain soda.

The Daily Poutine and B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. will open with Disney Springs Town Center on May 15, and Aristocrepes will open May 22.

Disney Springs’ Town Center to Debut May 15th

A new surge in shopping at Disney Springs will begin May 15. That’s the day stores will begin opening in the new Town Center area of Walt Disney World’s remodeled retail center.

Town Center shops will open in phases, Disney has said. The majority of the new stores will be operating by July 1, according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.

Town Center is the latest step in the Disney Springs project, which re-imagined the Downtown Disney area as a small, turn-of-the-century Florida town. This retail district is being constructed in what was a portion of the Downtown Disney parking lot, near the entrance to the old Mannequins nightclub, which is now Morimoto Asia restaurant.

Among the retailers coming to Town Center are Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, Pandora, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour, Coca-Cola Store, Trophy Room, Edward Beiner, Lacoste, Sperry, Zara, Sephora, UGG, Vera Bradley, Volcom and others.

Disney officials have said they expect Disney Springs to be complete this year. Among the elements still under construction are a refurbished Planet Hollywood restaurant, STK steakhouse and a second parking garage.

From the Orlando Sentinel