Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is loaded with excitement for all ages! There is no admission or parking fees for visiting Disney Springs and you can easily spend an entire day there. With delicious restaurants, plenty of shopping plus entertainment, this area offers something for all ages. I was there in November 2015 and the area was still under construction but construction is set to be completed in mid-2016. They are open during construction and there is still plenty to see and do! You can see the complete listing of venues here.
Disney Springs Shopping:
With over 50 brand and Disney-themed stores and kiosks, this is a shopper’s paradise! Here’s just a small sample of the shopping experiences you’ll find in Disney Springs.
World Of Disney: This is the world’s largest Disney character store! Kids and adults will love this massive Disney store loaded with toys, keepsakes, Disney clothing and more.
The LEGO Store: When you see the massive LEGO creations outside, you’ll know you’re close! With hands-on play tables and plenty of LEGO pieces and sets, your little LEGO fans will adore this store.
Lefty’s: A unique store filled with items designed for left-handed people!
Goofy’s Candy Company: Satisfy that candy craving in this candy shop where you can make your own creations or indulge in some Disney-inspired sweets.
Once Upon A Toy: Take some time to play around in this store with their interactive play stations and large selection of toys and games.
Orlando Harley Davidson: A store the adults will love! I’m sure you’ll find plenty of men and women admiring all the merchandise in this store! There’s a fun photo opportunity in this store that you don’t want to miss.
Star Wars Galactic Outpost: Fans of the Star Wars movies are going to love this store! Toys, collectables and more!
This is just a small sample of the stores you’ll find in Disney Springs. See the complete store listing here.
Disney Springs Food:
With over 40 dining options to choose from in Disney Springs, you’re sure to find several that your entire family will agree on!
Morimoto Asia: I had a light lunch here but I could’ve went back for supper too because it was so delicious! The decor is stunning as well!
Downtown Snow Company: Cool off here with some delicious shaved ice in a variety of flavors!
Rainforest Cafe: Don’t miss the flowing “lava” display near the Lava Lounge entrance. There is so much to see inside this restaurant and all ages will love the menu’s variety!
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar: We stopped here for a drink and to watch the boats and amphicars in the water. It’s a nice, shaded patio to sit on for a relaxing drink. I tried the kid-friendly Diving Bell (Simply Lemonade with Watermelon) – delicious!
Disney Springs Entertainment:
An indoor interactive theme park, a DJ dance party for kids, live entertainment, specialty acts and more – there’s plenty to experience in Disney Springs! Here’s just a small sample of the fun things you can experience there!
Dino-Store: You’ve all heard of Build-A-Bear but in Disney Springs you’ll find Build-A-Dino! It’s very similar to the fun experience of Build-A-Bear but your kids can build their own personal plush dinosaur to take home. The Dino-Store is also filled with toys perfect for your little dinosaur fans. Don’t miss the cool restaurant inside and get your picture taken by the huge dinosaur!
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Make dreams come true for your little princess! This is like a cute spa for kids where the staff helps to transform your child into a Disney princess. This is really popular so you’ll want to call ahead to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Amphicars: Is it a car or a boat? It’s an amphicar and YES, you can go for a ride in one!
Splitsville Bowling: A fun activity for both kids and adults plus don’t miss the Memory Lanes store inside!
Disney Springs Travel Tips:
When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, keep in mind that you could easily spend an entire day in Disney Springs. Since you don’t need a ticket to get into Disney Springs, this is a great place to visit after you check into your hotel the first day or after you checkout at the end of your vacation.
You’ll be walking out in the sun a lot so dress appropriately with comfortable shoes and sun protection.
Check the calendar for live events so you don’t miss one of the special shows going on during your visit.
Have you been to Disney Springs? What was your favorite part?
If you’ll be visiting the Kissimmee area, be sure to check out my Kissimmee posts for loads of fun activity ideas for all ages!
*Disclosure: I was compensated for this post; however, all opinions expressed here are my own.