Disney Springs is one of the most popular destinations for those visiting Orlando and Disney in Florida.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition, it also has a good range of Beers, Drinks and other drinks, making it an excellent place to have dinner.
Of course Disney Springs would offer a venue for movie lovers.
There you can watch movie releases at these amazing AMC theaters.
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.
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.
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:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a very popular activity in Disney Springs, indeed throughout Walt Disney World.
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.
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.
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
This is largely due to the fact that visitors want the stores with the lowest prices.
I myself am one of them, however at Disney Springs you pay the price of exclusivity.
Yes, there are several stores that are only found there, so there you will have access to thousands of exclusive products!
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.
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.
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.
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;
Cherry Tree Lane;
Bowes Signature Soy Candles;
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
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.
We just love this store!
If you have a pet, you're going to love this Marketplace Co-op store.
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.
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!
The articles and the store are amazing and beautiful!
Be sure to stop by when visiting Disney Springs.
Goofy's Candy Co.
Imagine an entire store with all kinds of sweets to buy.
Well, the Goofy Candy Co is a sweet tooth heaven, like sugar beans, mini pretzels and chocolates.
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.
A classic Disney Springs store and a favorite with visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's definitely a store worth a visit, especially if you're looking for exclusive Disney clothing.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This store is full of pins, so if you collect or are looking for an exclusive Disney pin, be sure to stop by.
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.
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
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Build-A-Dino by Build-A-Bear Workshop at T-Rex
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
Disney's Wonderful World of Memories
Ever After Jewelry Co.
Everything But Water
Goofy's Candy Company
Johnston & Murphy
Just Fun Socks
Kate Space New York
Lefty's – The Left-Hand Store
L'Occitane in Provence
Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
Once Upon a Toy
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Savannah Bee Company
Shop for Ireland
Sosa Family Cigars
Star Wars Galactic Outpost
Star Wars Trading Post
Sugarboo & Co.
Super Hero Headquarters
Swing N' Things – The Hammock Experts
The Art of Disney
The Art of Shaving
The Lego Store
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Under Armor Brand House
World of disney
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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).
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.
That is one restaurant which is on a boat and it is impossible for you not to notice it there.
His specialty is seafood.
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!
For those who like guacamole, they have a lobster guacamole that is amazing!
That restaurant is super famous and stands out for the dinosaur theme that can please children a lot.
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.
You can take a look at the official menu from the restaurant.
The Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine
This restaurant is inspired by southern US cuisine, always with a Florida touch, and seems to have some very interesting options on its menu.
The menu is signed by Chef Art Smith, who was once the chef at Oprah Winfrey.
A restaurant made for lovers of a beautiful burger like me.
It offers more refined hamburger options, with a mix of selected meats, fresh breads, in addition to selected fillings and side dishes.
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.
The restaurant chain that is most successful in the world for its jungle setting also has a unit at 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!
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.
Is Disney Springs Worth Visiting?
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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