The Complete Guide to Disney Springs 2023

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Written By Carlos Braga

Disney Springs is one of the most popular destinations for those visiting Orlando and Disney in Florida.

It is a free place with several activities from cinema, dozens of restaurants and even the biggest Disney store in the world!

The renovated Disney Springs will surprise you with so many options for things to do.

An incredible place, with music, restaurants, entertainment at any time, all designed and planned to delight us.

Disney Springs is the former Downtown Disney, and in this article we'll tell you everything you need to know about the place.

Disney springs
Disney springs

To start, let's talk a little more about what Disney Springs is.

What is Disney Springs

A complex with a lot of quality entertainment, several incredible food options and many stores to shop.

Admission is free and Disney Springs is open to visitors most of the day, usually from 10 am to 11 pm.

Even though the Disney parks offer many other events, Disney Springs has its own charm, being one of the best options for a late afternoon or even a whole day away from the madness of the Thematic parks.

If you've ever been to Disney Springs, you know that there's no shortage of restaurants or attractions and things to do.

If you haven't gone yet, don't worry, because here we'll list everything you'll find.

We'll even give you general shopping and dining tips in addition to Disney Springs attractions.

So get ready because the amount of things there is amazing!

We also have a totally specific post about the Disney Springs restaurants where we talk more specifically about each of its incredible restaurants..

Top Disney Springs Attractions in 2023

We will start by talking about some attractions that are found there.

Some of these attractions are found inside restaurants or cafes.

However, if the big draw of the place is an attraction like a bowling alley instead of the food, it will be in this session.

Otherwise, you can find more information in the Disney Springs dining and shopping section.

Aerophile

This is one of the attractions that is impossible not to see in Disney Springs.

It's simply the giant balloon where you can fly and have a super privileged view of the entire complex.

Aerophile - Disney Springs Balloon
Aerophile – Disney Springs Balloon

It was known as Characters in Flight, it has now changed its name but remains the iconic Disney Springs balloon.

This is a great opportunity to spend 10 minutes in the sky, aboard a hot air balloon à la Mágico de Oz.

It usually runs from 9 am to 11 pm.

The cost to ride the balloon is $25 for each adult and $20 for children (from 3 to 9 years old).

house of blues

The House of Blues is a restaurant and bar with a very pleasant atmosphere that serves American style food.

House of Blues at Disney Springs
House of Blues at Disney Springs

It used to be a nightclub in the past, I went there many times during my exchange program in 2007, but nowadays it only works as a Bar and Restaurant.

However, concerts take place there on several nights.

House of blues
House of blues

You can check out the entire concert schedule at official site.

Also bringing together a restaurant in the environment, there are some ballads night with different bands. Eventually it is possible to see some more famous band there.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

It is very famous for its 90's style bowling!

However, Splitsville Luxury Lanes is so much more than that.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes - Bowling
Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Bowling

Without a doubt bowling is amazing and if you like bowling then this is a place that needs to be on your script.

But in addition, Splitsville offers live music on certain days and specific times, the food found there is very good and diverse such as pizza, hamburgers and even sushi.

Burger at Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Burger at Splitsville Luxury Lanes

In addition, it also has a good range of Beers, Drinks and other drinks, making it an excellent place to have dinner.

AMC cinema

Of course Disney Springs would offer a venue for movie lovers.

There you can watch movie releases at these amazing AMC theaters.

AMC-Disney-Springs
AMC-Disney-Springs

For those who are traveling and want a quieter day and a place to relax, the cinema can be an excellent alternative.

Amphicar – Boathouse

Another one of the completely different experiences you can find at Disney Springs.

This activity is at the Boathouse restaurant and you can ride in one of the famous amphibious cars.

Amphicars Boathouse - Disney Springs Attraction
Amphicars Boathouse – Disney Springs Attraction

With that, you can sail with this car on a super special ride on the lake with a retro movie look and enjoy a completely different view of Disney Springs.

Waterside Stage and Live Music

It is not exactly an attraction, but a stage that hosts several shows throughout the year.

The Waterside Stage usually has a few regular acts, from choirs to small bands.

However, the stage sometimes hosts concerts by big bands.

Waterside Stage - Disney Springs Attraction
Waterside Stage – Disney Springs Attraction

Taking these fixed stage for musical performances, we can still talk a little about Live Music, which always appears in the streets of Disney Springs.

The live music spots are well spread out and manage to attract the attention of everyone who passes by.

Some of them are:

Waterview Park;
Riverboat square;
Springs Overlook;
Sunshine Highline.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a very popular activity in Disney Springs, indeed throughout Walt Disney World.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Disney Springs Attraction
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Disney Springs Attraction

It is there that your daughter or son can fulfill their dream of being transformed into a princess, pirate or knight.

It's one of Disney Springs' favorite attractions. children and the parents.

Naturally, being such a well-known and famous attraction, it is also very popular, so if you want to take your child on Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, you need to make a reservation as soon as possible.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs

Is it possible to make your reservation 60 days in advance, however if you are staying at a Disney hotel you will have a few days of advantage counting 60 days from your Check-in date.

Marketplace Train Express

The Marketplace Train Express is a train for young children.

Marketplace Train Express - Disney Springs
Marketplace Train Express – Disney Springs

Like some children, especially younger ones, who tend to enjoy attractions like this, so it can be a quick pastime for your child.

We've reached the end of our list of attractions found in Disney Springs, but there's still plenty to see and do there.

And of course, at Disney, there's no shortage of stores for you to spend your dollars.

So now let's check out some of the amazing shopping spots found at Disney Springs.

Best Shops in Disney Springs 2023

Many people believe that to go shopping in Orlando you need to go to one of the famous shopping malls or Outlets of the city.

This is largely due to the fact that visitors want the stores with the lowest prices.

Disney Springs - Dragon from the Lego Store
Disney Springs – Lego Store Dragon

I myself am one of them, however at Disney Springs you pay the price of exclusivity.

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Yes, there are several stores that are only found there, so there you will have access to thousands of exclusive products!

World of Disney - Disney Springs Store
World of Disney – Disney Springs Store

We won't list all the stores here, but we will talk about the ones we consider the main and coolest.

We just love shopping at Disney Springs!

Shall we check out some of the main ones found there?

world of disney

I couldn't start the list of Disney Springs stores without mentioning the World of disney.

It's my favorite store in the whole world, and not coincidentally it's the biggest Disney store in the whole world!

That's right, if you're looking for a Disney product, the chance of finding it there is huge.

World Of Disney at Disney Springs
World Of Disney at Disney Springs

By the way, even if you're not looking for a specific product, it's worth going into the store, even if it's just to walk around.

In our channel on youtube there are 2 videos of us inside the World of Disney store for you to see the prices and everything there.

Marketplace Co-Op

The Marketplace Co-op is actually a place that houses several stores. It's one of our favorite places to visit in Disney Springs as you'll find so many unique items there.

Marketplace Co-op
Marketplace Co-op

We have a full post talking more about the Marketplace Co-op here.

If you're looking for Disney items, this is definitely a store you can't miss. script.

Some of the stores found there are:

D-Tech on Demand;
Twenty Eight & Main Boutique;
WonderGround Gallery;
Cherry Tree Lane;
Disney Centerpiece;
Bowes Signature Soy Candles;
Disney TAG;
Love Pop;
Disney Tails.

We'll talk briefly about some of them.

Twenty Eight & Main Boutique

Dedicated to menswear, get ready to find several sporty items and super focused on Disney art

Disney TAG

A store specializing in travel, there you will be able to buy super charming bags, suitcase identifiers, bags and other items for those who love to travel.

Disney Tag on Marketplace Co-op
Disney Tag on Marketplace Co-op
Disney Tag - Bags
Disney Tag – Bags

We just love this store!

Disney TAG - Disney Springs Store
Disney TAG – Disney Springs Store

Disney Tails

If you have a pet, you're going to love this Marketplace Co-op store.

Disney Tails - Marketplace Co-op
Disney Tails – Marketplace Co-op

In it you will find dozens of exclusive Disney items totally dedicated to beloved Pets.

Art Of Disney

Without a doubt one of my favorite stores in Disney Springs.

I love collector's items, unfortunately I still don't have the money to buy all that I would like, but this store is a temptation for all those who also like art and unique items.

Paintings in Store - The Art of Disney
Paintings in the Shop – The Art of Disney

If you, like me, like exclusive and collector's items, art of disney is store for you!

There you will find from paintings, collection dolls, miniatures, coins and much more!

Unique Collectibles - Art of Disney at Disney Springs
Unique Collectibles – Art of Disney at Disney Springs

The articles and the store are amazing and beautiful!

Be sure to stop by when visiting Disney Springs.

Collectibles - The Art of Disney
Collectibles – The Art of Disney

Goofy's Candy Co.

Imagine an entire store with all kinds of sweets to buy.

Goofy's Candy Co store.
Goofy's Candy Co store.

Well, the Goofy Candy Co is a sweet tooth heaven, like sugar beans, mini pretzels and chocolates.

Sweets from Goofy's Candy Co. in disney springs
Sweets from Goofy's Candy Co. in disney springs

If you like sweets, you need to know this store and I can tell you that the smell inside will drive you crazy to eat something delicious.

LEGO Store

A classic Disney Springs store and a favorite with visitors.

Lego Store at Disney Springs
Lego Store at Disney Springs

In addition to the opportunity to buy thousands of different types of Lego, including several Disney Lego pieces that are hard to find in other stores (although you can find many of them at amazon).

One of the great differentials of this store is also the giant legos assembled around the store for you to take a picture.

Lego Statues in Store at Disney Springs
Lego Statues in Store at Disney Springs

Without a doubt it is a store that deserves a visit.

Coca Cola store

In Disney Springs you will find a giant Coca-Cola store.

This Coca-Cola store has two floors and is a coke fan's paradise.

The Coca-Cola Store - Disney Springs
The Coca-Cola Store – Disney Springs

There you have some opportunities besides shopping, such as:

– Take a picture with the famous white bear, symbol of the brand.
– Experience the taste of soda in 16 different countries.
– Make a coin of the brand and take it as a souvenir.

Lefty's – The Left Hand Store

A store entirely dedicated to lefties.

At Lefty's you will find everything, pens, notebooks, mugs and any kitchen utensil that can be challenging for lefties.

UNIQLO

The single is a chain of stores in Japan.

It is mainly known for offering thermal clothing, that is, blouses, pants and socks, for example.

UNIQLO store in Disney Springs
UNIQLO store in Disney Springs

At the Disney Springs store, due to the partnership with Disney, you will find several Disney clothes there.

The store is quite large, offers a good variety and usually has excellent promotions as well.

Disney Springs UNIQLO Store
Disney Springs UNIQLO Store

It's definitely a store worth a visit, especially if you're looking for exclusive Disney clothing.

The Ganachery

If you like chocolates, especially those handmade, well crafted and wonderful, pay a visit to The Ganachery.

In addition to the incredible taste of the chocolates in this shop, here you can see the artists working the chocolate in front of you!

The Ganachery at Disney Springs
The Ganachery at Disney Springs

It's impossible to walk into this Disney Springs store and not want to eat at least one sweetie.

Star Wars Galactic Outpost and Star Wars Trading Post

Disney Springs is home to 2 stores completely dedicated to products from the Star Wars franchise.

If you're a fan, like me, I recommend you visit both.

Star Wars Galactic Outpost - Disney Springs Store
Star Wars Galactic Outpost – Disney Springs Store

Me and Nath are super Star Wars fans, and for us it's really hard to walk into these stores and not buy anything.

Disney's Days of Christmas

A store entirely dedicated to Christmas items.

It is very interesting and you will find many different and exclusive products there.

Disney Days of Christmas
Disney Days of Christmas

At the end of this store you will find a section entirely dedicated to candles that is worth knowing.

Disney's Pin Traders

A very common practice for Disney visitors is to collect and exchange pins.

If you find any Disney employee with a necklace full of pins, you can exchange a pin with them.

Disney's Pin Traders - Disney Springs
Disney's Pin Traders – Disney Springs

This store is full of pins, so if you collect or are looking for an exclusive Disney pin, be sure to stop by.

disney style

A Disney store with super modern items.

We love this store, it's not as big as the others mentioned here, but there you'll find a lot of unique items.

Disney Style - Shop at Disney Springs
Disney Style – Shop at Disney Springs

All Disney Springs 2023 Stores

As we mentioned above, we only talk about those that we consider the best stores in Disney Springs, but follow the complete list of stores below.

Alex and Ani
American Threads
Anthropologie
Basin
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Build-A-Dino by Build-A-Bear Workshop at T-Rex
EyCatchers
hats
coach
Coca-Cola Store
Columbia Sportswear
Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
Dino-Store on T-REX
Disney PhotoPass Studio
Disney Pin Traders
Disney's Candy Cauldron
Disney's Days of Christmas
DisneyStyle
Disney's Wonderful World of Memories
Edward Beiner
Ever After Jewelry Co.
Everything But Water
Fit2Run
Francesca's
Free People
gear shop
Goofy's Candy Company
happy hound
Havaianas
Initial Rings
Johnny Was
Johnston & Murphy
pandora jewelry
Just Fun Socks
Kate Space New York
Lacoste
Lefty's – The Left-Hand Store
Levi's
Lilly Pulitzer
L'Occitane in Provence
lovepop
Lululemon
Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
MAC Cosmetics
Marketplace Co-Op
Melissa Shoes
memory lanes
M&M's
at Hoku
Oakley
Once Upon a Toy
Orlando Harley-Davidson
Pearl Factory
Pele Soccer
Pop Gallery
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Rustic Cuff
Sanuk
Savannah Bee Company
Sephora
Shop for Ireland
shore
Silhouette Portraits
Sosa Family Cigars
Sperry
Stance
Star Wars Galactic Outpost
Star Wars Trading Post
Sugarboo & Co.
Sunglass Icon
Superdry
Super Hero Headquarters
Swing N' Things – The Hammock Experts
The Art of Disney
The Art of Shaving
The Ganachery
The Lego Store
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Tommy Bahama
Sled-d
UGG
Under Armor Brand House
single
UNOde50
Vera Bradley
Volcom
wondermade
World of disney
Zara

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Disney Springs Restaurants 2023

I consider Disney Springs one of the best places to eat in Orlando.

This is because there you will find all kinds of restaurants, being an extremely democratic place in the choices.

Food at The Boathouse at Disney Springs
Food at The Boathouse at Disney Springs

You'll find everything from fine dining to excellent spots for a quick bite to eat.

Let's check out some of what we consider to be the best dining options there.

The Boathouse

An amazing Disney Springs restaurant that could not be missing from this list.

It has a nautical theme and an incredible view of the Disney Springs lagoon.

The Boathouse - Disney Springs Restaurant
The Boathouse – Disney Springs Restaurant

The restaurant's Menu offers many seafood options, but other options like steak and burgers are also very good.

If you want a place with good food and an incredible view in Disney Springs, The BoatHouse can be a good choice for your itinerary.

Earl of sandwich

Earl Of Sandwich is my favorite restaurant for a quick and cheap lunch or meal in Disney Springs.

It's not a refined restaurant, quite the contrary, it's a sandwich restaurant, but none of those hamburgers you're tired of eating in the parks.

Earl of Sandwich - Disney Springs Restaurant
Earl of Sandwich – Disney Springs Restaurant

The Earl of sandwich It has sandwiches with wonderful ingredients that will go very well with any meal of your day.

The atmosphere is also very cozy and very quick to get the food, you choose what you want at the cashier and you will receive a pager. When your lunch is ready, it will vibrate and flash for you to go get one of the best sandwiches of your life.

When I know I have a busy day the next day, I love to buy a sandwich there, eat half of it and save the rest for breakfast the next day.

Earl of Sandwich - Disney Springs Restaurant
Earl of Sandwich – Disney Springs Restaurant

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

A pizzeria unlike any you've ever visited.

What makes it different is that instead of choosing a pizza from a menu, there you can build your own pizza.

Blaze Pizza Disney Springs
Blaze Pizza Disney Springs

It's really fun and yummy for you to choose exactly the ingredients you like best to eat.

Also, another advantage of Blaze is that it is super cheap. A pizza including as many ingredients as you like costs approximately $11 with tax and feeds 2 adults.

Blaze Fast-Fire?d Pizza - Disney Springs Restaurant
Blaze Fast-Fire?d Pizza – Disney Springs Restaurant

Enzo's Hideaway

Anyone who has read the blog for some time knows my opinion about the Enzo's Hideaway.

In my opinion, it's the best restaurant in Disney Springs so far.

Food at Enzo's Hideaway
Food at Enzo's Hideaway

(It was once my favorite restaurant in all of Disney, but now my favorite is Flying Fish).

Enzo's Hideaway is an Italian cuisine restaurant, so it's a feast for lovers of this type of food.

Every time I go there, I order the same main dish, “Pasta da Nona” which is a “simple” dish of pasta with meatballs but which was the best pasta I've ever eaten in my life (And I've lived in Italy).

Enzoos Hideway Departed Disney PArks
Nath at Enzos Hideway

It was the best meatball I've ever had in my life!

It is worth mentioning that it is not a cheap restaurant, on the contrary, it is of a more refined gastronomic level, so expect more expensive dishes here.

Be sure to check the official menu and your values to make sure the meal there fits within your budget.

paddlefish

That is one restaurant which is on a boat and it is impossible for you not to notice it there.

His specialty is seafood.

Paddlefish food
Paddlefish food

It is also a restaurant with a higher price, but for seafood lovers I believe it is an excellent choice!

I had the opportunity to eat there during the Influencers of Magic program when we were invited by Disney and we just loved the food!

Paddlefish - Seafood Restaurant at Disney Springs
Paddlefish – Seafood Restaurant at Disney Springs

For those who like guacamole, they have a lobster guacamole that is amazing!

T-Rex

That restaurant is super famous and stands out for the dinosaur theme that can please children a lot.

Entrance to the T-Rex Restaurant at Disney Springs
Entrance to the T-Rex Restaurant at Disney Springs

Honestly the food isn't super amazing, but for families with kids looking for a different place to eat it might be a good option.

T-Rex at Disney Springs
T-Rex at Disney Springs

You can take a look at the official menu from the restaurant.

The Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine

Homecoming food at Disney Springs
Homecoming food at Disney Springs

This restaurant is inspired by southern US cuisine, always with a Florida touch, and seems to have some very interesting options on its menu.

Homecoming at Disney Springs
Homecoming at Disney Springs

The menu is signed by Chef Art Smith, who was once the chef at Oprah Winfrey.

D-Luxe Burger

A restaurant made for lovers of a beautiful burger like me.

Food from D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs
Food from D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs

It offers more refined hamburger options, with a mix of selected meats, fresh breads, in addition to selected fillings and side dishes.

D-Luxe Burger - Disney Springs
D-Luxe Burger – Disney Springs

We are hamburger lovers and we love to eat at several places that offer good hamburgers in Orlando. We even have a list of best disney burgers.

D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs
D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs

This one is not far behind places we love like Five Guys and Culver's.

Rainforest Cafe

The restaurant chain that is most successful in the world for its jungle setting also has a unit at Disney Springs.

Rainforest Cafe - Restaurant at Disney Springs
Rainforest Cafe – Restaurant in Disney Springs

At the Rainforest Cafe you will find not only a different theme but very delicious food. And it is mainly recommended for those families who have children as they usually love the decor here!

Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs
Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs

And of course, be sure to check out the menu and make your reservation before planning your visit to Rainforest Cafe.

If you want to know more about all the options be sure to check out our full post on all Disney Springs Restaurants.

Rainforest Cafe Burger
Rainforest Cafe Burger

Is Disney Springs Worth Visiting?

For sure!

Disney Springs deserves to be in your script.

Today we can see there a beautiful variety of restaurants and very cool attractions, with things for all audiences, ages and all tastes.

Disney Springs Video Tour

Want to see some more? We have a huge video on our channel of the biggest Disney store in the world, World of Disney!

And a few more in other stores there!

Don't forget to check out our channel!

Best Time to Go to Disney Springs

Disney Springs is an excellent option for a late afternoon or even night on a quieter day of your trip!

Or for dinner and late at night after a day of shopping!

The nights are very lively there, so this is my favorite time to go. However, this is also when it gets the most crowded.

If you intend to go shopping there, I recommend going early to enjoy some of the stores mentioned here and much more. Because they usually get emptier in the morning periods!

Spending a full day at Disney Springs is relatively easy as you have plenty of shops, entertainment and places to eat lunch, snacks and dinner!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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