We noticed the Sunglass Hut building in Disney Springs has actually gone backwards in its refurbishment progress from the last time we stopped by. Let’s take a closer look at what’s happened.
Sunglass Hut Building Refurbishment Progress
It appears progress has actually gone backwards at this location, as the last time we stopped by, there were several gold panels installed over the display windows.
When we stopped by in February, the building had been stripped down to its base materials with all cladding removed. They’ve since kept the repainted exterior which they changed in April to a light tan color from black. A sign still hangs on the teal construction wall, directing guests to their pop-up truck selling sunglasses during the refurbishment. It reads:
Please pardon our appearance while we remodel.
Please visit our pop-up truck.
We have yet to see how they will decorate the Sunglass Hut façade. Based on our last visit and the current installments, we are guessing a gold color palette will be in use.
The interior still appears to require quite a bit of work, with no ceiling and some work lights still visible. The windows are streaked with filth from a mix of construction dust and rain.
The gold cladding we saw previously has been removed completely.
Golden borders around the window overhangs are still in place.
Sunglass Hut closed back in February, with its pop-up truck appearing about a week after the shop closed its doors temporarily. No reopening date for the popular sunglasses shop has been announced, but you can stop by the aforementioned truck as well as Island Supply in the Magic Kingdom to get your Sunglass Hut fix if you need.
Other Disney Springs News
A Corkcicle shop opened a few weeks ago at Disney Springs. The brand is known for selling colorful insulated drinkware and accessories with products ranging between $29.99 and $49.99. Corkcicle’s product line includes insulated tumblers, water bottles, stemless barware, and coolers that are easily portable.
Meanwhile, the UGG store at Disney Springs permanently closed in February. The storefront is located in the covered section of Town Center. UGG originally opened with the Disney Springs expansion in 2016.
Just like the dinosaurs, the National Geographic store at Disney Springs is now extinct and The Dress Shop has moved back into the space within Marketplace Co-Op.
While The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando within the Disney Springs Area first started welcoming guests last December, the hotel officially held its grand opening ceremony in February and is ready for guests to come in full force. The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando is an Official Walt Disney World Hotel. It features the same amenities as Drury Hotels nationwide along with a free shuttle to all Walt Disney World theme parks and early entry to the parks. They do not charge a resort fee on top of the nightly cost unlike many in the area.
Will you be peeking into the new Sunglass Hut when it opens in Disney Springs? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.
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