10 Unique Experiences That You Can Have at Disney Springs
When many people plan a Walt Disney World getaway, it’s the theme park visits that guests tend to plan out in intricate detail. However, Disney World’s downtown shopping district- Disney Springs shouldn’t be overlooked! Sure you know about the eateries (we talk about those a lot!) but what about the awesome and unique experiences you can have? To give you a taste here are 10 of our favorites!
Create Your Own Beverage Experience- Coca Cola Store
For $25, you can head to Coca-Cola’s rooftop beverage bar and purchase a create your own beverage experience. It includes a variety of different ingredients that you can muddle up and mix with soda and ice to come up with your perfect concoction. Aren’t feeling creative, then opt for a tasting experience allowing you to try out five of the 100+ different sparkling and still beverage options on offer!
Take a Leap Into The VOID
For those looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience get your tickets now for one of The VOID’s incredible VR experiences at Disney Springs. Star Wars fans won’t want to miss Secrets of the Empire where you’ll disguise yourselves as stormtroopers to recover Imperial intelligence vital to the rebellion’s survival. Or for those preferring to immerse yourself in a Pixar film there’s Ralph Breaks VR where you’ll be transported into the world of Wreck-It-Ralph where to help him and Vanellope sneak into the internet.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit The VOID website here.
Make Fairy Tale Dreams Come True With a Princess Makeover
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 in sheer space and pixie dust 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 like magical mirrors! Pay close attention to your surroundings! Reservations are essential and can be made by calling 407.WDW.STYLE
Check Out the Incredible Glass Creations at Arribas Brothers
Disney Springs has a handful of delightful merchants that really bring a sense of wonder and Arribas Brothers is at the top of the list. This shop in Disney Springs is absolutely brimming with beautiful handcrafted glass gifts. And if you time your visit just right you may be able to catch one of the shop’s skillful artisans make one of the incredible creations live!
Set Sail on an Amphicar
For the car and gadget enthusiast, it doesn’t get better than an Amphicar ride on Lake Buena Vista. Book 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 1960s there are less than 400 Amphicars in the world today making your ride one that definitely gives you bragging rights.
Soar To Heights of 400 Feet
Treat your family to breathtaking Disney Springs and Walt Disney World Resort views with this 8-minute balloon ride experience. On a clear day, you can actually enjoy vistas of as far as 10 miles away as you go up 400 feet in the air. This Disney-themed 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 on the day.
Ham It Up at Disney’s PhotoPass Studio
Another off-the-beaten-path treat that you’ll definitely want to experience is having your photo snapped with one of the incredible virtual backdrops at the PhotoPass Studio in Disney Springs. You can choose from some of Disney’s most iconic theme park locations or place yourself in the middle of some of your favorite movie scenes. The experience is also completely complimentary (though you can pay to purchase the photos) and for those on Memory Maker, it’s included. This makes for some incredible family portrait moments without the hefty cost!
Stock Up on Every Souvenir Imaginable at World of Disney
The World of Disney Store at Disney Springs (which has bragging rights as the largest Disney store in the World!) 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!
Enjoy Amazing Irish Entertainment at Raglan Road
Raglan Road at Disney Springs is so much more than an Irish Pub. Yes, it’s true that the Guinness flows freely and that they have the best fish and chips on this side of the Atlantic but the real draw here is the entertainment. Each Day 11 musicians and an incredible troupe of Irish dancers take to the stage for a gorgeous production featuring 16 dance routines to a wide variety of toe-tapping tunes. It’s really one of those “only at Disney” experiences that shouldn’t be missed. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online via My Disney Experience or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
Bowl the Night Away
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.
We hope we’ve given you a taste of all of the eclectic fun available at during your visit to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Be sure to set aside at least an afternoon or evening to enjoy all that Disney’s downtown shopping district has to offer.
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