Explore Disney Springs
Goodbye Downtown Disney...Hello Disney Springs!This is not simply a name change. Disney has created something extra special - a beautiful shopping, dining and entertainment hub loaded with fun things to do! Take a rest day from the theme parks and stroll the many walkways of Disney Spring’s four fascinating neighborhoods, where the sound of fun and the aroma of scrumptious food fills the air surrounding the scenic village lake. A perfect blend of culinary delights, vibrant entertainment and an eclectic mix of unique shopping set the tone for an awesome Disney day. Best of all it’s free – free admission, free parking!
Town CenterThemed after Florida’s turn-of-the-century waterfront towns, the Town Center neighborhood is a new addition to the old Downtown Disney. Spanish revival architecture from the 1920's gives Town Center an Old Florida feel. The namesake springs delight kids for hours as they hand crank beautiful blue water from the wheel. Relax in a rocking chair on the porch of the country-style Welcome Center, browse the unique boutiques and flagship stores and dine in one of the many eateries along the promenade. Whether you are looking for unique eclectic items or the latest name brands, there is a store for you in Town Center. Purchase memorabilia at the Trophy Room, bohemian jewelry at Johnny Was and custom cakes at Amorette’s Patisserie. Spoil the kids with a cupcake from the Sprinkles cupcake ATM, savory crepes at AristoCrepes or build your own pizza at Blaze, perfect for those picky eaters. Looking for the perfect place for dinner? You’ll have to make the tough choice between gourmet burgers and a s’mores milkshake at D-Luxe Burger, award-winning Mexican cuisine at Frontera Cocina or fabulous fried chicken at Homecoming, where Florida heritage meets New Southern Cuisine. Coming soon to Town Center is the opportunity to explore the inside world of professional basketball at the NBA Experience!
Step back in time to the 1930's at Marketplace, one of the hippest shopping experiences around. Set out along the Village Causeway from The LEGO Store across the Village Lake to the Rainforest Café. Along the way, you’ll find everything from world-class art collections to the world’s largest selection of Disney merchandise to picturesque photo opportunities. Relax and unwind while enjoying live entertainment at the Waterside Stage, or, if you have little ones, hop on the Marketplace Train Express, explore the Lego Imagination Center or build Mr. Potato Head at Once Upon a Toy. Marketplace has plenty of Disney stores offering merchandise, paintings, figurines and personalized T-Shirts, or if one-of-a-kind items are more your style, shop to your heart's content at Marketplace Co-op, a unique retail space exclusive boutiques. Cool off with a fresh lemonade from the Earl of Sandwich or get your coffee fix at Forty Thirst Street Express. Need a snack? Sample artisan sausages at B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. and the finest chocolate at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Relax and unwind with live music at the Waterside Stage and a handcrafted margarita on the waterfront at Dockside Margaritas. When you’re ready to head to the next neighborhood, take a stroll over the pedestrian walkway to The Landing, or hop on the complimentary water taxi and the boat dock.
Formerly Pleasure Island, the charming, rustic buildings of The Landing give off historic Florida vibes. This is Disney Spring’s transportation hub and marina with diverse nautical-themed eateries lining the streets. Such a selection makes it hard to choose, however, a stop at the Boathouse is a must! Dine with waterfront views and live music, and be sure to save time to cruise in an incredible vintage Amphicar that drives on land and floats on water. Our other favourite dining experiences include fresh seafood in a paddleboat at Paddlefish, sampling sushi at Miromoto Asia or enjoying a signature dish at STK Orlando. Escape to Italy with an oven pizza at Portobello Country Italian Trattoria, Ireland with fish and chips at the Cookes of Dublin or England with bangers and mash at the Raglan Road Irish Pub! Of course, save some time for shopping! Create your own flip flops at Havaianas, find a vintage hat at Chapel Hats, or splurge on celebrity-inspired jewelry at Filthy Rich. After a busy day, The Landing is the perfect pace to wind down. For the romantics out there, we’d recommend a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on the Venezia, a wooden, 40-foot Italian water taxi that embarks on guided tours throughout the week. For friends and families traveling sans kids, sip sundowners at Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas overlooking village lake, or enjoy more adventurous cocktails next door at the airplane-hangar-turned-bar, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
The vibrant West Side neighborhood promises hours of daytime fun combined with world renowned entertainment to ignite your sense of adventure. If you are looking to end your fun vacation day with a buzzy nightlife, this is the place to come - lively atmosphere, great food, live entertainment and awesome food trucks at Exposition Park await! The sound of applause from La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil fills the air and the world’s largest tethered helium balloon fills the sky. Pick out some memorabilia at Planet Hollywood or themed music apparel at House of Blues. From surf gear and Disney merchandise to sculptures and hand-rolled cigars, the shopping experience is perfectly varied. Eating out at West Side is a treat! Sample authentic Cuban cuisine at Bongos Cuban Café or sushi at the Wolfgang Puck Grand Café. Add some entertainment to your dining experience with dinner and a movie at the AMC Dine-In Theatre or enjoy the sounds of top gospel groups while you feast on Southern-style buffet on Sunday mornings. For a fun meal with the kids, head to Splitsville Luxury lanes for a few frames and the best meal you’ll ever have in a bowling alley.
At the end of a fun day exploring Disney’s best shopping, dining and entertainment hub, retreat to the comfort of your Disney vacation rental from Holiday Villas! A home away from home with no hotel staff to bother you or noisy neighbors on the other side of the wall! A perfect space with all the privacy and comforts of home where special Disney family memories are made.