10 Fantastic Ways to Experience Disney Springs
A question I get asked by a lot of families planning their Walt Disney World getaway is “What is there to do at Disney Springs?” Trust me when I say PLENTY! From amazing eats, incredible shopping, and fun family-friendly activities, you can easily spend a whole day enjoying all Disney World’s downtown shopping district has to offer. To give you a sample, check out a list of our favorite one-of-a-kind Disney Springs experiences.
Start the Morning Off Right With a Coffee at Joffrey’s
There is no shortage of awesome places to grab a coffee at Disney Springs including two Starbucks. However, we prefer to treat ourselves to Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company for an expertly brewed latte. The baristas have even been known to spice up one of your beverages with a Disney character. They also serve alcoholic drinks (I recommend the Irish Cream Latte.) If you’re a Disney Visa cardholder you can also enjoy 20% off your purchases (alcohol not included.)
Stock Up on Theme Park Essentials at World of Disney
The World of Disney Store at Disney Springs has recently undergone a massive renovation and is re-stocked with more Disney merchandise and souvenirs than ever! The new interior is easier to navigate with lots of magical touches like mystical movie posters, enchanted art, animation ink jars that spring to life and more! The hardest part of meandering through this masterfully curated collection of Disney finds is keeping tabs on your piggy bank!
Have a Fairy Tale Adventure at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Though almost every Disney visitor knows about the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique offering Princess makeovers in Cinderella’s Castle, the Disney Springs location remains slightly under-the-radar. What it lacks in theme park convenience it makes up for sheer space and magical touches. At the Disney Springs location kids between the ages can enjoy a magical makeover then pose in Cinderella’s Pumpkin carriage making for the perfect photo op. The boutique itself is also filled with whimsical surprises. Pay close attention to your surroundings! Reservations are essential and can be made by calling 407.WDW.STYLE
Enjoy a Prehistoric Dining Experience at TREX
If you’ll be visiting Disney Springs with little ones than it doesn’t get much more exciting than eating at T-REX. You can enjoy a menu brimming you delicious dishes while watching animatronic dinosaurs come to life around you. There’s also a mighty meteor show that occurs every 20 minutes. If that wasn’t enough the restaurant also offers a Dinosaur-themed Build-A-Bear Workshop where your kids can construct their very own dino friend. Dining here is usually in the $15 – $35 range per adult. Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days in advance online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
Take to the Skies With Aerophile
Enjoy stunning views of Disney Springs and beyond with this 8-minute balloon ride experience. On a clear day, you’ll actually spot sights from 10 miles away as you go up 400 feet in the air. This enchanting hot air balloon was custom build for Disney and offers incredible 360-degree views! The balloon’s 19-foot-diameter basket holds up to 29 people, plus one Aérophile-certified pilot. The cost to take to the skies is $20 per adult and $15 per child. Aerophile is typically open from 8:30 am – midnight and tickets are sold at the attraction on a first come first served basis.
Challenge Your Family To a Friendly Game of 10 Pins
Disney Springs’ incredible bowling alley Splitsville is very different from your local lanes. This upscale and modern spin on the much-loved American pastime spans 50,000 square feet, 2 floors and 30 bowling lanes. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained from pool tables and live music to dancing. You’re also guaranteed to love the eclectic family-friendly menu created by celebrity chef Tim Cushman.
Enjoy an Unforgettable Dinner at The BOATHOUSE
The whole family will love this waterfront dining experience while checking out awesome rare boats from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s including American Amphicars and Italian Water Taxis. The menu is also exquisite with fresh seafood, premium steaks, and a kid’s menu sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Also, be sure to leave room for dessert as the giant Gibosn’s Smores Baked Alaska is a thing of beauty. Considered a Signature/Fine Dining Restaurant eating here will set you back two Table Service Dining Credits. with entrees ranging from $15 – $35 per adult. Reservations can be made online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
Set Sail on an Amphicar
After your finish your BOATHOUSE dinner take to the water in a 25-minute Captain-guided Amphicar Tour of Disney Springs. These vintage vehicles drive on land and float in the water and offer and thrilling experience like no other. Produced during the 1960’s there are less than 400 Amphicars in the world today making your ride truly unique.
End Your Day With a Movie at AMC Disney Springs 24
There’s something truly special about heading to the movies at Walt Disney World. Maybe it’s the fact that you’ll be watching in luxury in rocker-style stadium seats or the fact that you can order up a full dinner to enjoy while you watch. AMC also offers the latest 3D technology and digital projection HD that will make you feel like you’re right in the center of the action! There’s also great news for Disney Visa Cardmembers or those with a Redemption Card as you can redeem your reward dollars on a night at the movies. Visit AMCTheaters.com for more info.
Head Over To The Edison for An Adults-Only Night on the Town
If you’ll have the luxury of some adult time during your Disney getaway we recommend this awesome night spot. This posh 1920’s inspired hotspot is sure to please with classic American bites and craft cocktails. This incredible venue boasts 35-foot ceilings and an industrial gothic style that offers a non-traditional night out. Visitors can take your pick from a variety of really cool themed areas including the Tesla Lounge or Radio Room. The Edison also offers a lineup of entertainment such as aerialists, cabaret acts, DJ’s and more!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of the one-of-a-kind experiences you can have at Disney Springs during your next Walt Disney World visit! Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for the latest Walt Disney World news and updates!
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