Jump to content

Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments


Recommended Posts


  • Replies 4.9k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

^^ Spenser1058, you really need to do a podcast or something like that; YouTube perhaps where you're getting paid to blog.  your analysis and commentary is truly a great thing.  No BS, I mean it.

Yes I am tourist but I usually avoid the theme parks but did go to Disney Springs.  I knew they were restricting crowd size but did not know they had temperature checks in order to get in and masks we

Orlando will host the Special Olympics USA games in 2022: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-ne-desantis-special-olympics-orlando-20190312-story.html From the Se

Posted Images

It was announced that the expansion would break ground this month.

That's good news, but I'll wait until dirt is actually moving until i believe it. How many times has this been postponed or cancelled? More than I can count. You know it's funny. Hilton had to let dirt settle for six months or so before they began construction. This is basically the same area. I wonder if Peobody will have to do the same?

Stupid question but anyone have any news on Blue Rose, Ravallo, or great Wheel? Some of these projects are looking more and more like fantasy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

well I can tell y'all what's not a bust: Pointe Orlando.

went there last night and BB Kng's is open-- I thing for 2 weeks; got a walk thru tour; it's huge; Hollister is also putting a store there.

so, this place now has:

-Capital grille

-Oceanaire

-The Grape

-Opa!

-Red Rock Canyon Grill

-Tommy Bahama (only 2 in Fla.)

-BB King's

-Maggiano's

to join: Hooter's, Johnny Rockets, Victoria Secret, a new cinema operator (AMC or Regal?), etc...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am very impressed at the transformation. same goes for Prime Outlets, which is a work in progress as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

well I can tell y'all what's not a bust: Pointe Orlando.

went there last night and BB Kng's is open-- I thing for 2 weeks; got a walk thru tour; it's huge; Hollister is also putting a store there.

so, this place now has:

-Capital grille

-Oceanaire

-The Grape

-Opa!

-Red Rock Canyon Grill

-Tommy Bahama (only 2 in Fla.)

-BB King's

-Maggiano's

to join: Hooter's, Johnny Rockets, Victoria Secret, a new cinema operator (AMC or Regal?), etc...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am very impressed at the transformation. same goes for Prime Outlets, which is a work in progress as well.

What happened to Adobe Gillas?

Link to post
Share on other sites

-Capital grille

-Oceanaire

-The Grape

-Opa!

-Red Rock Canyon Grill

-Tommy Bahama (only 2 in Fla.)

-BB King's

-Maggiano's

to join: Hooter's, Johnny Rockets, Victoria Secret, a new cinema operator (AMC or Regal?), etc...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am very impressed at the transformation. same goes for Prime Outlets, which is a work in progress as well.

I'd be more impressed if this (minus the theater) was underneath I-4 from church all the way north to ...hell I don't know $$

Link to post
Share on other sites

well I can tell y'all what's not a bust: Pointe Orlando.

went there last night and BB Kng's is open-- I thing for 2 weeks; got a walk thru tour; it's huge; Hollister is also putting a store there.

so, this place now has:

-Capital grille

-Oceanaire

-The Grape

-Opa!

-Red Rock Canyon Grill

-Tommy Bahama (only 2 in Fla.)

-BB King's

-Maggiano's

to join: Hooter's, Johnny Rockets, Victoria Secret, a new cinema operator (AMC or Regal?), etc...

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I am very impressed at the transformation. same goes for Prime Outlets, which is a work in progress as well.

Regal has been running the cinema since May. They've redone the Imax screen into what it should be. This is a great place to see a movie and get some food. I want to try BB King's.

Link to post
Share on other sites

BB King's has a great atmosphere... kind of like a hybrid of House of Blues and something else... it should make for a fun place.

^^

I agree w/ O'Native about having that retail under I-4. hopefully the "plan" by the city gets implemented.

The co. that did Pointe... someone like that needs to come DT and do something similar. honestly, I think that there are some mall retailers that would undoubtedly do well in DT- even in stand alone store fronts. Victoria Secret for one. That one is still alive and kicking at Pointe.

Link to post
Share on other sites

^Wasn't there a Victoria's Secret in the Exchange building in the early 90s along with a dozen or so other retailers?

Yup, the also rans however were very specialized like a magic/joke shop, a hat store, mineralized rocks, a Christmas store, I can't remember the others, but along the same line. Mostly chachi for tourists it seemed.

Oh yeah, there was also a United Colors of Bennington.

Link to post
Share on other sites

no photos at the moment, here's some interesting construction update regarding tower cranes (#) and other cranes in the attractions area:

-Waldorf-Hilton: 4 -it's almost at tree level

-Contemporary: 2 - it's on the 5th level

-Hilton Grand Vacations: 4 -tower 1 is topped off; tower 2 is U/C

-Hilton OCCC- not sure, but there's a bunch of swing or whatever cranes. - at least 4 levels up

-Lake Eve- I-Drive: swing crane or two; --6th or7th level;

there's more projects...

Link to post
Share on other sites

no photos at the moment, here's some interesting construction update regarding tower cranes (#) and other cranes in the attractions area:

-Waldorf-Hilton: 4 -it's almost at tree level

-Contemporary: 2 - it's on the 5th level

-Hilton Grand Vacations: 4 -tower 1 is topped off; tower 2 is U/C

-Hilton OCCC- not sure, but there's a bunch of swing or whatever cranes. - at least 4 levels up

-Lake Eve- I-Drive: swing crane or two; --6th or7th level;

there's more projects...

Ya I noticed those swing cranes at the Hilton site. Are they going to construct the whole project with those things?

December is coming to the end. What's going on with Peabody?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya I noticed those swing cranes at the Hilton site. Are they going to construct the whole project with those things?

December is coming to the end. What's going on with Peabody?

I wish I knew, but I don't think anyone at CVB is holding their breath...

----

The Fountains (I-Drive) has also got lots of construction as well, same with LBV Res. & Spa (just finishing the existing bldgs (#4 & Spa);

----

Orl. Premium Outlets: The parking garage is opened... probably for a while now. It's got a double-decker walkway over to the mall; you can take the elevator down, and from there, there's a temporary walkway routing you to a temporary path thru the bldg (it hasn't been built-out yet it seems) and into the mall between the Disney store and Auntie Anne's or whatever.

I don't know what the ultimate plans are at the moment, but it looks like they are going to do something where the walkway crosses to the mall. the first 1.5 levels of the garage were filled up; it was very well lit at night; a great addition to the mall. way more lit than Pointe Orlando's garage;

Prime needs to follow suit.

Link to post
Share on other sites

great renderings for all 3 projects.

Rialto-- is Intermezzo still getting built? b/c the superstructure for Rialto is way under way but I haven't seen any construction for the resid. portion

Phillips View-- so what's the official height going to be, b/c they've written 15 or so but I can't find more than 11 floors. This is OUC's doppelganger. interesting geography on the lot this thing's going on too.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Since it is the end of 2007 and being new to the Orlando area; I was wondering if someone on here can compile a list of all the projects that have being constructed, proposed, under construction and cancelled in 2007; most notably in the attractions area since I just moved there. Hotels/Resorts/Office towers/shopping areas, restaurants, condos, apartments and anything else I forgot to mention.

Yes, I know it's a long list to compile, but I have faith from my new fourmers to make this a reality. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! :alc:

D.

great renderings for all 3 projects.

Rialto-- is Intermezzo still getting built? b/c the superstructure for Rialto is way under way but I haven't seen any construction for the resid. portion

Phillips View-- so what's the official height going to be, b/c they've written 15 or so but I can't find more than 11 floors. This is OUC's doppelganger. interesting geography on the lot this thing's going on too.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Since it is the end of 2007 and being new to the Orlando area; I was wondering if someone on here can compile a list of all the projects that have being constructed, proposed, under construction and cancelled in 2007; most notably in the attractions area since I just moved there. Hotels/Resorts/Office towers/shopping areas, restaurants, condos, apartments and anything else I forgot to mention.

Yes, I know it's a long list to compile, but I have faith from my new fourmers to make this a reality. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! :alc:

D.

www.orlandoskyscrapers.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.