Make Memories at Disney Springs: Exciting Things to Do

Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is a lively entertainment and shopping complex located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista that is a free-of-cost attraction for everyone!

With its unique blend of dining options, shops, and entertainment venues, Disney Springs offers endless possibilities for making unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

In this guide, we will explore Disney Springs’ Things To Do list and how you can make the most out of your visit.

Entertainment

Disney is synonymous with entertainment, and Disney Springs is no exception! Disney Springs offers numerous attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some must-see highlights for entertainment at Disney Springs.

Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil in partnership with Disney has created an amazing showcase for Walt Disney Animation’s Drawn to Life. Their acrobatic performances, beautiful choreography, stunning costumes, and amazing stunts have given a new variation to the nostalgic Walt Disney Animation.

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil is a mind-blowing 90-minute show that is not to be missed. Tickets are available on Cirque Du Soleil. The ticket prices vary during different periods.

There is also an offer called Leap into the Summer, it is a limited-time offer – tickets for May, June, and July are at their cheapest up to May 28. Hurry to get the tickets and enjoy Disney.

Splitsville Luxury lane

Splitsville Luxury Lane, located in Disney Springs’ Westside, is a chic bowling and dining complex with a nostalgic retro vibe. It transports you back to the golden age of bowling.

Beyond bowling, you can enjoy pool tables, live music, vibrant bars, and a diverse array of dining options!

Splitsville has reservations that must be made for bowling alleys and dining.

Amphicar tours

The Amphicar is a rare amphibious motor car that can drive on both land and water. Join the captain for a delightful 20-minute ride on the lake, offering an unforgettable adventure.

Reservations can be made in person at the dock podium or the Boathouse Boatique.

Aerophile

Aerophile at Disney Springs gives a unique opportunity to see the breathtaking views of Disney Springs from 400 feet high. It is the world’s biggest tethered helium balloon that offers an exceptional experience.

Book your ticket and take a flight with Aerophile!

Live performances

Disney Springs is known for its live entertainment, and you can find a variety of performers from musicians and dancers to magicians scattered throughout the complex.

Disney Springs provides performances with live music in various areas spread. You can catch live performances and music at:

  1. AdventHealth Waterside stage and House Of Blues
  2. Raglan Road Live entertainment, Paradiso 37 entertainment, and Waterview Park
  3. Stargazers Live Entertainment

Check out the entertainment schedule before your visit to catch some talented artists in action!

Marketplace Carousel and Train

The Marketplace Carousel and Train are a fun way to add some magic to your visit.

The Marketplace Carousel is a charming merry-go-round for both children and adults and the Train choo-choos around its circuit with a soundtrack of Disney tunes.

Tickets for both rides can be purchased at each attraction’s entrance.

Disney Springs Kids Club

Every Saturday is a fun day in Disney Springs!

The Disney Springs Kids Club provides various plays. The most famous ones are the Flight Crew with their dazzling acrobatics, the Wassalou Drum Circle playing AfroPop music, and the DJ Katie “KD Queen” Beck with the hula hooping, etc.

The Club takes place at the Waterview Park in the Landing. There are three show timings – 10:30 am, 11:15 am and noon.

Build-a-Dino at T-Rex

Partnering with Build-a-Bear, Disney has come up with a brilliant toy store for Dino-loving kids!

For dinosaur lovers, T-Rex Cafe offers a unique experience to build your own stuffed animal dinosaur. Choose from a variety of dinosaurs, stuff it, and dress it up in a T-Rex themed outfit.

Choose your favorite accessories and customizations and create your perfect fluffy dinosaur.

Dining

Disney Springs has a diverse range of dining options from Disney-themed restaurants to Celebrity Chefs’ creations, each to satisfy every palate and budget. From quick bites to fine dining, there’s something for everyone.

Here is a curated list of restaurants at Disney Springs:

AMC Disney Dine-in Theatres

AMC theatres offer amazing Dolby audio cinemas on 10 screens, out of which 6 have a dine-in service. With this, you can take ‘Dinner and the Movies’ to a new height!

Book your tickets on the AMC website and experience this unique dine-in theater.

Amorette’s Patisserie

Amorette’s Patisserie is a French-style bakery with a variety of artfully made desserts including macarons, eclairs, and miniature cakes. The patisserie is known for its Disney-themed cakes.

The patisserie also has cake decorating lessons every day starting at 9:15 am!

Mickie Mouse and Minnie Mouse cake decorating is taught on alternated days of the week. Each lesson is for 90 minutes. You can reserve your cake decorating lesson and go on a Disney culinary adventure!

T-Rex Cafe

If you are dino loving family then this is the place for you!

Go prehistoric with meteor showers, fiery explosions, the squawking of dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs – which included the namesake T-Rex!

T-rex Canot only offers a splendid cuisine experience but also a junior palaeontologist’s dream of digging and unearthing bones and gems and a dino store.

Make reservations to this Mesozoic-era restaurant.

Planet Hollywood

This rare Hollywood memorabilia-filled restaurant with an American diner experience is an amazing 4 story observatory. The menu features Guy Fieri’s famous burgers and sandwiches. The place also has an immersive video wall, selfie-worthy artifacts, and costumes from blockbuster hits in Hollywood.

Reserve a table to dine among the stars.

Rainforest Cafe

Want to experience lunch in a jungle? Rainforest Cafe will take you there.

You can immerse yourself in exotic sights and sounds of the jungle as you have American Cuisine. Explore the tropical jungle with its singing birds, trumpeting elephants, gorillas, and colorful fishes.

The Cafe has characters like the red-eyed tree frog Cha Cha and a kid’s menu for children to enjoy.

You can make reservations for lunch and dinner as well.

Other Restaurants you can enjoy

  1. The Edison – Enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertaining life performances in the 1920s abandoned industry-themed restaurant.
  2. Chicken Guy – Satiate your chicken craving with amazing chicken tenders and skewers by Chef Guy Fieri.
  3. The Boathouse – Enjoy fresh seafood and crafted beverages at this nautical-themed restaurant.
  4. Earl of Sandwich – Known for being the maker of “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich”, taste their incredible selection of sandwiches and an Earl Grey Lemonade.
  5. Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar – Taste the different flavors of Coca-Cola from around the globe.
  6. Gideon’s Bakehouse – Enjoy their famous ingredient-rich, half-pound delicious cookies available in a variety of flavors.
  7. Jaleo by Jose Andres – Satisfy your Spanish food cravings with Celebrity Chef Jose Andres’s special tapas, paellas, and signature cheeses served with Sangrias, Spanish wines, and Sherries.
  8. Disney’s Candy Cauldron – Find cake pops, cookies, cupcakes, candies, and flavored popcorn. You can find Disney-crafted candy apples also here.

Shopping

One of the best parts of visiting a place is shopping for yourself and buying souvenirs to remember the trip. You can shop for clothing, accessories, home decor, and personalized souvenirs at Disney Springs.

Here are a few must-visit stores at Disney Springs:

The Lego Store

Kids and adults alike will love this store filled with colorful Legos of all shapes and sizes!

You can find collectible play sets of your favorite Disney characters and LEGO-themed merchandise at this phenomenal LEGO store. You can also build your own mini-figure, race cars, or even take a picture with life-size Lego statues.

The best part – you can add your very own creation to the LEGO universe at the LEGO Minifigure Factory.

Marketplace Co-op

Marketplace Co-op is an amazing place for the shopaholic in you! This retail store is home to many Disney brands and an array of merchandise like apparel, accessories, personalized tech gear, home decor, etc.

The Marketplace Co-op has three main shop areas:

  • D-Tech on Demand – You can add some pixie dust and Disney magic to your gadgets and tech gear and personalize as you wish.
  • Disney Centerpiece – Add some Disney magic to your home with the home decor from this store.
  • Disney Tails – Want to add a whimsical touch to your fur babies? Come to this store and buy the perfect pixie dust for your pets.

World of Disney

Get ready to shop for some magical merchandise at the world’s largest character store – World of Disney!

World of Disney has a variety of displays including movie posters, art, and animation ink jars.

You can also find curated collections of Disney merchandise like huggable plushies and colorful Minnie ears.

Star Wars Galactic Outpost

Are you a Star Wars fan? Then this is the store for you!

From lightsabers to action figures, clothing to collectibles – this store has it all. You can even build your own droids or create your very own lightsaber at this ultimate Star Wars shopping destination.

Super Hero Headquarters

Superhero fans Assemble! This is your place to suit up with your favorite superhero merch.

Get your themed gear and buy accessories, action figures, art, collectibles, and other super must-haves.

Travel to your favorite fantasy with these amazing superhero supplies.

Wrapping Up

Disney Springs is an amazing attraction to visit on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

From dining and shopping to entertainment, there is something for everyone at Disney Springs. So make sure to add it to your itinerary and experience the magic of this one-of-a-kind destination at Walt Disney World.

Disney Springs has issued an important notice for visitors– “When visiting Disney Springs please arrive at least 60 minutes before any scheduled event, show, or reservation; digital message boards along Buena Vista Drive will indicate when garages and surface lots are full; due to limited capacity, we may need to occasionally pause parking and pedestrian entry.”

Remember to check up on important notices, restaurant availabilities, store availabilities and parking at Disney Springs (in case you have rented a car).

Happy holidays!

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