Disney Destinations

Your Guide to Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida

Disney Springs has re-opened after closing for COVID-19. Shopping, dining and entertainment are slowly coming back to life! Keep in mind that right now (Spring/Summer 2020) not all of these locations are open. Hopefully everything will be back to normal business soon, but until then, support the shops and restaurants you can!

I often get asked about the Disney parks in Orlando when clients are booking vacations. Which rides are in which park? Where’s the best place to eat? Which park will my child enjoy the most? Where do I meet Elsa?

I hear you! So let’s go over each of Disney’s 4 parks and Disney Springs. We’ll talk Disney Springs here but if you’re looking for other parks, you can read about Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Mickey topiary at Disney Springs

For those of you saying “but wait, Justine, where’s Harry Potter?” let’s clarify something. Harry Potter is not owned by Disney. Harry Potter is at the OTHER park *gasp* Universal Studios. But, good news, I CAN help you book a Universal vacation or add on a day or two at Universal to your Disney vacation! Not to worry, Harry Potter fans, we’ve still got you covered. You can read more about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter here.

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Let’s talk Disney Springs! While not a exactly a “park” there is still plenty to do, and the best part is it doesn’t require a ticket or fee to enter! It’s like a big down town; in fact it used to be called Downtown Disney.

Places to Eat- Quick Service

There are some really great food options in Disney Springs. Keep in mind that if you have a dining plan, your table service credits work for most restaurants at Disney Springs! Not sure what the dining plan is? Read more about the dining plan options here!

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • AristoCrepes
  • The Basket at Wine Bar George
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe Express
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Disney Food Trucks
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • Dockside Margaritas
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
  • Florida Snow Company Cart
  • The Front Porch
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
  • Haagen-Dazs Kiosk
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies Kiosk
  • Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Pepe by Jose Andres
  • Pizza Ponte
  • The Polite Pig
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Sprinkles
  • Starbucks
  • Stargazers Bar
  • Vivoli il Gelato
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels Kiosk
  • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • YeSake Kiosk
Food Trucks at Disney Springs
Food Trucks at Disney Springs

Places to Eat- Table Service

  • AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theaters
  • The Boathouse
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • The Edison
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • Frontera Cocina
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by Jose Andres
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • MacGuffins
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • STK Orlando
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • T-Rex
  • Wine Bar George
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
The Boathouse restaurant at Disney Springs
The Boathouse at Disney Springs

There is seriously SO MUCH FOOD at Disney Springs. My favorites are The Boathouse for seafood and Raglan Road for fish & chips and to watch some Irish dancers perform! The performs are only out at dinner and they’re incredible. It’s definitely worth a trip!

Rides & Attractions

Believe it or not, there are a few rides in Disney Springs. Some are great for little kids and almost all of them are family friendly!

  • Aerophile- The World Leader in Balloon Flight
  • Coca-Cola Polar Bear Photo Op
  • Marketplace Carousel
  • Marketplace Train Express
  • Vintage Amphicar & Italian Water Taxi Tours
  • The VOID: Step Beyond Reality
Vintage Amphicar ride at Disney Springs
Vintage Amphicar at Disney Springs

The Vintage Amphicars are on my Disney bucket list. The launch dock is right next to The Boathouse and I love watching the cars drive into the water. So fun!


This is where Disney Springs shines. There is great night-life for adults with all the lounges!

  • AMC Movies at Disney Springs 24
  • Exposition Park
  • Marketplace Stage
  • Paradiso 37 Entertainment
  • Raglan Road Live Music
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes
  • Sunshine Highline
  • Waterview Park
  • The Edison Live Entertainment
  • House of Blues
  • NBA Experience at Disney Springs
  • Riverboat Square
  • Springs Overlook
  • Stargazers Live Entertainment
Irish Dancers at Raglan Road at Disney Springs
Raglan Road live entertainment

I’m going to gush over Raglan Road again. It’s such a fun atmosphere at night with the incredible dancers and live music. Have a drink, grab dinner, watch a performance. Perfect night!


A big draw to Disney Springs is all of the shopping. There are some great high-end stores and some have exclusive Disney items!

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Alex and Ani
  • American Threads
  • Anthropologie
  • The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
  • The Art of Disney
  • Art of Shaving
  • Basin
  • The Boathouse Boatique
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe Souvenir and Gift Shop
  • Build-A-Dino by Build-A-Bear Workshop at T-Rex
  • Chapel Hats
  • Coach
  • Coca-Cola Store
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
  • Curl by Sammy Duvall
  • Dino-Store at T-Rex
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • DisneyStyle
  • Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories
  • Edward Meiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
  • Erwin Pearl
  • Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories
  • Everything But Water
  • eyCatchers Cart
  • Face Painting Kiosk
  • Fit2Run
  • francesca’s
  • Free People
  • The Ganachery
  • Goofy’s Candy Company
  • Happy Hound Kiosk
  • Havaianas
  • House of Blues Gear Shop
  • Initial Rings Cart
  • Johnny Was
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Kiehl’s Since 1851
  • Kipling
  • Lacoste
  • Lefty’s- The Left Hand Store
  • The Lego Store
  • Levi’s
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • L’Occitane en Provence
  • Lovepop
  • Lucky Brand
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Marketplace Co-Op
  • Melissa Shoes
  • Memory Lanes
  • Mickey’s Pantry
  • Na Hoku- Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924
  • Oakley
  • Once Upon a Toy
  • Origins
  • Orlando Harley-Davidson
  • Pandora Jewelry
  • Pearl Factory Kiosk
  • Pele Soccer
  • Pop Gallery
  • Rainforest Cafe Retail Village
  • Rinse Bath & Body Co. Kiosk
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Sanuk
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Sephora
  • Shop for Ireland
  • Shore
  • Silhouette Portraits Cart
  • Sosa Family Cigars
  • Sperry
  • The Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Stance
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost
  • Star Wards Trading Post
  • The Store at Planet Hollywood
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • Sunglass Icon
  • Superdry
  • Super Hero Headquarters
  • Swings N’ Things- The Hammock Experts Kiosk
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tren-D
  • Tumi
  • UGG
  • Under Armour Brand House
  • Uniqlo
  • UNOde50
  • Vera Bradley
  • Volcom
  • World of Disney
  • Zara
World of Disney store at Disney Springs
World of Disney at Disney Springs

World of Disney is my favorite shop at Disney Springs. It’s one GIANT Disney store. If there’s anything you’re looking for Disney merchandise wise, you’ll find it at World of Disney.

Disney Springs Area Resorts

There are some beautiful resorts near Disney Springs. I know it’s crazy to imagine a trip to Disney without going to the parks, but if that is something you’re interested in, these resorts are great options!

  • Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa has a boat and a walking path over to Disney Springs with busses to all the parks.
  • Port Orleans Resort, both Riverside and French Quarter have busses to all the parks and a boat to Disney Springs
  • Old Key West Resort also has busses to the parks and a boat to Disney Springs.

We love Saratoga Springs. It has great views of Disney Springs, and the walking path is lovely and relaxing.

That’s all the important things for Disney Springs! Are you ready to book your next Disney vacation?

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