Things are getting sticky for Disney when it comes to one ongoing lawsuit.
When Guests visit Walt Disney World, there is so much to explore. The theme park resort is the size of San Francisco, meaning that there is a ton of land filled with magical options for Guests to enjoy. Of course, you can visit Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests can also enjoy the 25+ Disney Resorts which are all expertly themed and stunning in their own right. Also, Disney Springs has a vast amount of shopping and dining options to occupy Guests for hours, as well as live entertainment scattered throughout the various stages.
Disney Springs is one of the most popular spots for Guests to visit as there are a ton of offerings and the cost to enter is $0. Although there are a lot of Disney stores around Disney Springs, there are also regular stores that Guests can find at their local malls such as Zara, Pandora, UNIQLO, and more. Now, one of those stores is suing Disney for reportedly trying to kick them out of their home at Disney Springs due to a lack of revenue generated during the pandemic.
The United Kingdom-based brand Superdry said its Disney landlord gave notice in October it was terminating the store’s lease early as sales struggled without the return of international tourists to Orlando.
“A representative of Landlord will be in contact with you to discuss the orderly winding down of operations and vacating the Premises,” Disney said in an Oct. 28 letter included in court documents.
When asked about the ongoing g lawsuit, Superdry has stated that they are still open and working with Disney in attempts to renew their lease. Whether that will happen, however, we are unsure. The store opened in 2016, and until the pandemic, “generated receipts of between $3.05 million and $3.50 million annually”. The lease signed by Superdry, however, did note that if the store’s gross income was less than $4.2 million, both Superdry and Disney would be allowed to end the lease. During the pandemic, the storefront raised their lowest total of $1.75 million.
It seems likely that due to this, we may very well be saying goodbye to Superdry at Disney Springs.
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While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!
If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia (when it is not under refurbishment) to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on a real safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.
At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and now, Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire have returned. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!
At the moment, EPCOT is now celebrating the International Flower and Garden Festival, and tons of construction is going on! Spaceship Earth now has the new Beacon of Magic lights illuminating the sphere and Future World is on the road to completion. Club Cool and the new Creations Shop is open to Guests as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also debut this year! Plus, you can enjoy the stunning Harmonious show each evening!
World Showcase will soon also be joined by World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery. The construction on these three lands has been ongoing, and now, we are beginning to see certain aspects of the theme park taking shape.
Would you be sad to see Superdry go from Disney Springs?
Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!