Disney Springs Retail Store
Salas O’Brien helped make Coca Cola’s vision for their flagship retail store a reality through targeted engineering services and advising.
The Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, brings together the best in company merchandise and technology-driven brand experience. As Coca-Cola’s flagship retail location, the Disney Springs store aims to give visitors tangible interactions with the company’s distinct brand through everything from engaging visual displays and fun memorabilia to the feel of fresh, arctic chill that characterizes their main product line.
The sleek, three-story structure includes interactive AV displays, a Polar Bear mascot photo op, and lots of shopping—all topped off by a rooftop beverage bar overlooking the Disney Springs shopping promenade. Our Orlando team was brought on board the project by its architect, Baker Barrios, to ensure that the store’s roof-mounted air-cooled chiller and chilled water air-handling unit delivered on guests’ expectations for a chilled environment in the store.
Some of the unique design elements that enable dense cooling in the space are glass-enclosed interior walk-around ramps, which create circulation between floors, and a pressure relief system that discharges air to the roof-mounted bar and creates a slight cooling effect on the roof. Our team also helped ensure the function of a liquid nitrogen fog effect in the Polar Bear Interactive display at the photo op area—a feature that adds a dramatic flair to the mascot’s entrance.
Our team’s work on the project achieved Baker Barrios air-handling goals for the space, and our flawless design of the building’s key AC features ensure that shoppers leave the experience feeling refreshed.