Explore Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort
No trip to Disney World is complete without visiting Disney’s expansive shopping, dining and entertainment district. Formerly known as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs lies in the heart of Disney property just minutes from the surrounding theme parks and water parks.
Filled with unique shops and boutiques, themed restaurants and lively entertainment, Disney Springs offers everything from simple souvenirs to high-end home items and exquisite artwork.
Filled with unique shops and boutiques, themed restaurants and lively entertainmentBased on a historic and charming town built around a series of natural springs that first attracted settlers to the area, Disney Springs features four distinct areas interconnected by the waterfront – the Town Center, The Landing, The Marketplace and West Side. Parking is complimentary at Disney Springs where two state-of-the-art parking garages were erected along with a pedestrian causeway. You can also access Disney Springs by complimentary water taxi from several Disney Resorts.
Shops at Disney Springs
Explore more than 100 shopping options, with stores offering brand names and Disney-themed merchandise ranging from the Art of Disney to the Art of Shaving. Whether you’re looking for fun accessories, souvenirs, collector memorabilia, house wares, art, Disney pins, trendy clothes, candy, jewelry or something else, you’ll find it at Disney Springs.
Disney Springs is also home to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – an enchanted beauty Salon offering magical makeovers for princesses and knights ages 3 to 12.
Restaurants at Disney Springs
Restaurants for Every Taste
From waterside cafes and themed restaurants to world class fine dining, Disney Springs has something for every taste and budget. In fact, you’ll find more than 50 taste-tempting options for the entire family.
Choose from a wide range of exquisite, full service restaurants such as The Boathouse, Bongos Cuban Café, Cookes of Dublin, and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Or grab a quick bite or snack at venues like Aristocrepes, Blaze Fast Fired Pizza, D-Luxe Burger, Dockside Margaritas, Earl of Sandwich, and Sprinkles Bakery. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find it at Disney Springs.
Entertainment at Disney Springs
Disney Springs offers interactive fountains where kids or adults - can dodge the spraying waters or jump right in and get wet. Love LEGOs? The LEGO Imagination Center offers a free play area loaded with LEGO blocks of all shapes, sizes and colors. Build your own LEGO creation or take pictures in front of the various LEGO sculptures.
Want to catch the latest movie? AMC Movies at Disney Springs 24 offers a full slate of the latest releases. For a bird’s eye view of the area, take a ride on Characters in Flight, a tethered helium balloon ride that ascends 400 feet in the air above Disney Springs. Looking to cool off from the warm Florida sun, play in the water splash zone fountains.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes is an upscale bowling alley for kids and adults of all ages. Or you can check out the latest concert schedule at House of Blues or witness the amazing acrobatics at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil.
Disney Springs is also filled with a variety of stage areas featuring special live entertainment and fun-filled activities for the kids. You’ll find a dance party with DJ nightly on the Waterside Stage or the Fountain Stage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Formerly known as Downtown Disney, Disney Springs is located in Walt Disney World Resort and is easily accessible by car (from I-4, take Exit 67), by Disney’s complimentary bus service, or even by Disney’s complimentary water taxi boats.
Disney Springs is open every day from 10 am to 12 midnight. Hours may vary per establishment and are subject to change. Admission to Disney Springs is always FREE.
Self parking at Disney Springs is always complimentary in several convenient parking garages. Disability parking is also available. And valet parking is available at a flat rate of $20.
Disney Springs is an expansive area taking up 120 acres of land near the south shore of Lake Buena Vista at the intersection of Buena Vista Drive and Hotel Plaza Boulevard.
Yes, Downtown Disney was re-imagined and after a multi-year makeover and expansion, the name was changed to Disney Springs.