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Disney Springs Guide (formerly Downtown Disney)

Disney Springs (Downtown Disney)

For world-class restaurants, spectacular entertainment and cool, unique shops including the world’s largest Disney store, head to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort Orlando!

Formerly known as Downtown Disney, this fun-filled district is the perfect place to take a little break away from the chaos of the theme park rides and enjoy the magic of Disney at a slightly more laid-back pace.

Disney Springs is still growing and changing, with even more shopping, dining and entertainment options to come! There are 4 exciting neighbourhoods to explore: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center.

Disney Springs Overview

From mesmerising acrobatics to sensational live music and cutting-edge virtual games, there’s a whole world of entertainment to enjoy at Disney Springs! Here are our favourites:

Disney Quest


This indoor interactive theme park is filled with 5 floors of fun! Gamers in particular will love this area, with all kinds of high-tech adventures including virtual worlds, 3D encounters and the well-loved classic video games.

Attractions at DisneyQuest include:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold

Choose your position on the ship and get ready for some swashbuckling action in this surround-screen world of pirates, treasure and battles of good vs evil!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 35” tall for this ride

Virtual Jungle Cruise

Take a hair-raising raft ride down a prehistoric river in this 4D adventure, avoiding dangerous obstacles and collecting useful gadgets along the way. Mind you don’t get wet!

CyberSpace Mountain

This is your chance to design your own roller coaster! You can make it as fast, furious and scary as you like - and once you’re finished, you can hop in a simulator and ride your creation in full 360° motion!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 51” tall for this ride

Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters

Battle against other drivers in your own futuristic bumper car! Scoop up asteroids along the way, load them into your blaster and fire at the other cars to send them spinning into space!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 51” tall for this ride

Animation Academy

Learn how to draw your favourite Disney characters with all the skill of a real Disney animator! You won’t believe what you can create with a bit of guidance from the animation instructor.

Replay Zone

The home of the most awesome classic arcade games! Take a journey down memory lane and get ready for a blast from the past with old favourites like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Space Invaders and Mario Bros.

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

An amazing chance to experience the world-famous Cirque du Soleil while you’re on holiday in Orlando!

This mesmerising, avant-garde spectacle makes the impossible seem possible, with incredible acts including aerial ballet, trapeze artists, world-class juggling acts and more – all with the special Cirque du Soleil touch!

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Splitsville Luxury Bowling Lanes

Bowling…. You either love it or you hate it. But you’re definitely going to love it at Splitsville – the home of classic retro bowling fun at Disney Springs!

With 30 bowling lanes spanning 2 floors, a variety of delicious food, live music, billiards and outdoor areas, this is the perfect place for the family to bond over a bit of healthy competition!

At Splitsville you can enjoy a meal in the dining room, outside on the patio or even right on the lanes, with fabulous food options including fresh-rolled sushi, hand-tossed pizza and juicy burgers.

House of Blues

House of Blues®

Enjoy live music from world-famous musicians and the best up-and-coming acts!

This awesome concert venue showcases some of today’s top talent, from the rowdiest of rock 'n' roll to smooth R&B to gospel, Latin, reggae, metal, hip-hop and of course, the blues. After the concert ends, the party really gets going with non-stop dancing for the rest of the night!

Try out the House of Blues restaurant for a bite to eat from their soul-food menu, with free live entertainment every night.

Or book a table at the famous Gospel Brunch, for a stirring gospel performance over a mouthwatering choice of food.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Little ones can have their dream of becoming a princess come true at this magical, whimsical beauty salon!

With a wave of the magic wand (and a few tricks of the trade) Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and her skilled apprentices can turn little girls into beautiful princesses as if by magic!

Kids can choose their hairstyle, make-up, nail polish, accessories and even get to wear a Disney princess costume for a very special royal photo, which they can take home in a princess-themed photo holder.

Little boys can join in on the fun too, being transformed into heroic knights!

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is located in the World of Disney store at Disney Springs Marketplace.


Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a special experience which must be booked and paid for in advance. Because it is so popular, booking ahead directly with Walt Disney World is highly recommended.

Disney Springs Shops

Disney Springs has over 40 stores, with everything from fashion to toys to delightful Disney collectibles. These are some of our favourites:

World of Disney

This is the world’s biggest Disney character store, with 12 rooms full of Disney apparel, collectibles, gifts, Mickey Ears and lots more!

The Art of Disney

Invest in some Disney-themed artwork! Here you’ll find paintings, limited-edition prints, figurines and the much-coveted Disney Classic Collection.

Goofy's Candy Company

Create your own lip-smacking treats at this very special sweet store! Bring your own candy-coated ideas to life or stick to the old favourites like flavoured popcorn, candy floss, cake pops and more.

Happy Hound

A must-do destination for any dog lover! Treat your beloved pooch to an assortment of accessories, from customised collars to trendy outfits, and dog-tags to squeaky toys - guaranteed to get all types of tails wagging!

Disney's Wonderful World of Memories

Everything you need to treasure your magical Disney memories is right here! Buy photo albums, frames, stationery, stuff for your scrapbook and lots more.

Disney Springs Restaurants

There are all kinds of fantastic, fancy, weird and wonderful restaurant options for lunch or dinner at Disney Springs! Here are just a few of our favourites:

Planet Hollywood®

Movie magic comes to life and pulsating pop music is the soundtrack to your evening at this world-famous dining experience!

Three floors of movie memorabilia and Hollywood artefacts fill this awesome restaurant, where delicious American roadhouse fare is the order of the day.

You’ll feel like a rock-star as you dine under a planetarium-like night sky – and you might even spot some stars of a different kind as Planet Hollywood is known to be a favourite celebrity haunt!

This is a very popular restaurant so reservations are strongly recommended

AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theatres

You can’t get much more of a classic night out than dinner and a movie!

The “Fork & Screen” casual theatre restaurant combines delicious food and cocktails with great movies in a big-screen theatre where dinner is always a blockbuster event!

Enjoy convenient seat-side service as you watch your movie, with menu options such as burgers, sandwiches, mac and cheese, tacos and salmon, plus of course mouthwatering desserts like sundaes and New York cheesecake!

Restrictions: Guests aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 years or older.

Earl Of Sandwich

This quick-service eaterie takes the concept of the common sandwich and turns it into something really special!

Try the signature roast beef sandwich on hearth-baked bread, or any of their fabulous hot and cold gourmet sandwiches. Soups, salads, wraps and desserts are also served.


Prehistoric creatures, periodic meteor showers, and dining amongst the dinosaurs – what’s not to love?

Travel back 65 million years and tuck into tyrannosaurus-sized eats at this dino-themed restaurant, serving family-friendly American favourites which are sure to please herbivores, omnivores and carnivores alike.

Watch out for the life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that will accompany you for your meal - including a 15-foot-tall T-Rex!

This is a very popular restaurant so reservations are strongly recommended

Wolfgang Puck Grand Café

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck brings you his unique fusion of Asian and Californian cuisine in this vibrant café on Disney Springs' West Side.

Signature classics include wood-fired pizzas, flat iron steak, crispy calamari, sushi and creamy tortilla soup. And make sure you leave room for his popular chocolate lava cake!

This is a very popular restaurant so reservations are strongly recommended

Rainforest Cafe

Journey deep into the Amazon and enjoy a feast fit for the king of the jungle!

With animated animals all around you, you’ll dine to the sounds of singing birds, trumpeting elephants and more jungle creatures, as well as thunder claps and sudden rainstorms.

Little “Rainforest Rascals” can tuck into a plate of Python Pasta or dinosaur-shaped Jurassic Chicken Tidbits, while more intrepid adventurers will stampede toward the Raging Thunder Buffalo wings and erupt with excitement over the Lava Nachos!

Disney Springs Facts

Disney Springs Opening Hours

Disney Springs generally opens at 8.30am and closes at 2am.

Opening times can be subject to change, so if you want to know times for a specific day, we recommend you check with the park before you visit

Disney Springs Parking

Parking is free at the Disney Springs area!

Car park full?

On busier days, follow the signs to the overflow parking area and take the complimentary shuttle or a quick walk back to the Disney Springs area.

Staying at a Disney Hotel?

Free bus or boat transportation is available from the hotels to Disney Springs!

Getting to Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike.

For the Disney Springs area, take Exit 67 from Interstate 4.


2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States

What can I bring into Disney Springs?

You are allowed to bring food items, like snacks or food that does not need heating into the Disney World theme parks.

If you are bringing your own snacks with you, please let a Security Cast Member know when you enter the park.

You are not permitted to bring alcohol into any of the Disney parks.

What to wear at Disney Springs

A day at the Disney Parks call s for casual, comfortable clothes and a good pair of comfy, sturdy shoes - you’ll be doing a lot of walking!

Rain showers are common in the afternoons, so a waterproof or poncho is also advisable .

Guests at the Disney parks should wear proper attire - including shoes and tops - at all times

What am I not allowed to wear in the Disney parks?

  • Adult costumes or clothing that could be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character
  • Masks
  • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
  • Excessively torn clothing
  • Revealing clothing that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
  • Objectionable tattoos

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