The new look Disney Springs
Previously known as Down town Disney, Orlando.
Over the last couple of years we have seen huge developments around one of our favourite places to hang out – Disney Springs, Orlando.
The Walt Disney World resort offers plenty to do with the family with a pinch of Disney fairy dust, just so you don’t forget where you are! With over 180 waterside places to eat, shopping and entertainment you can easily fill a day here or spend just a few hours to get your retail fix on your days off away from the parks, not forgetting the all year long Christmas store in the Marketplace.
From fine dining to prehistoric entertainment in the T-Rex dinosaur-themed café, face painting for the kids (any age!) or a dockside margarita there is really is something for everyone!
There is a huge amount of new parking facilities or simply catch one of the Walt Disney World complimentary buses or boats.
If you have a free day in your Orlando holiday, this really is a great place to visit if you are looking for an exciting and busy atmosphere. We’d highly recommend booking a table before hand if you are limited to time or be aware it can get busy and you may have to wait for something to eat – more so if you wanting to eat at a particular place but you can check in and be sent away with a time slot or buzzer when your table is ready. There are plenty of places to pick up snacks, coffees and ice cream as you go… Did i mention the margaritas ;0)
If not a great day with the weather or you fancy staying out into the night, you could watch a movie and have a bite to eat at the same time in the 24 dine-in theatres. A great way to entertain the teens in your group, along with the new NBA Experience that has just replaced the DisneyQuest with hands-on activities and interactive experiences.
Like most things in America, Disney Springs is on the large scale so don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve seen it all! There are pathways and bridges between the 3 areas and you can even catch a ferry across the lake from one end to the other.
- The Marketplace is the main shopping area with stores like World of Disney and The LEGO Store.
- What was previously known as Pleasure Island is now where restaurants and shops largely operate, and is located in the middle. Have you got space in your suitcases for all your shopping! www.disneysprings.com/shops
- The West Side is on the far side of Disney Springs, and is where more of the third party entertainment, shopping, and dining options are at.
We have been here many times when our little boy was too young to appreciate the parks but we all felt like we had a fix of Disney!
So who is off to Disney Spring this year? Check it out… www.disneysprings.com