Disney Springs – Best Shops, Restaurants and Tips

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Want to know everything about Disney Springs? Take your questions and check out our tips for this center of the Orlando Disney complex that needs to be on your itinerary!

Disney Springs, formerly called Downtown Disney, brings together the best brands for shopping, restaurants for all tastes and entertainment options ranging from a balloon flight to a Star Wars virtual reality experience.

Expanded in 2015, today the open-air shopping center is a great outing for the whole family. In addition to the dining, shopping and activities options, the place has beautiful landscapes and is a delicious day trip or dinner at night amidst the rush of theme parks.

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View of a part of Disney Springs in Orlando, with the Uniqlo store in the background – Photo: Andrew Clerico via Flickr

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  • What is
  • Location and how to get there
  • Map
  • Things to Do
    • best restaurants
    • best stores
    • best entertainments
  • Opening Hours
  • Is it worth a visit?
  • Complex tips

What is Disney Springs

Disney Springs in Orlando is the entertainment, dining and shopping center at Walt Disney World Resort.

It has more than 100 well-known brands that are also in malls and outlets, 50 dining options and entertainment for all tastes.

At night is when Disney Springs comes to life even more. Street performers perform at the venue, and the buzz of visitors going to dinner, shopping, and more.

And you know what is better? This open-air venue is free to visit! It will be hard to leave without a shopping bag!

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Location and How to get there

Within the Orlando Disney complex, Disney Springs is close to Epcot and adjacent to Typhoon Lagoon (Disney's water park), in the Lake Buena Vista region.

If you're staying outside of Disney resorts, the easiest way is by car, Uber or Lyft. Location signs are pretty easy to follow.

Parking is free at all times and days and spaces are divided into two covered garages: Lime Garage and Orange Garage.

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If you're staying at a Disney hotel, they all offer a free shuttle bus to and from Disney Springs. Disney Parks offer shuttles to Disney Springs starting at 16 pm. But remember, there are no buses from Disney Springs to the parks.

Disney Hotels Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, Saratoga Springs and Old Key offer free boat transportation to Disney Springs.

O The Landing na Disney Springs – Foto: Andrew Long via Flickr

Disney Springs Mapa

Disney Springs is divided into four major areas: Market Place, West Side, The Landing and Town Center.

Check the map below:

Things to do at Disney Springs

Disney Springs Best Restaurants

Amorette's Pâtisserie

Place with delicious sweets! They always make themed sweets according to the season. Try the Mickey-shaped mousse in mini size.

Amorette's Pâtisserie's beautiful pastries

The Boathouse

Located on the lake, it serves American food and seafood. As it is a popular restaurant, advance reservations are recommended.

Blaze Fast Fired Pizza

A fast food style restaurant where you assemble your pizza! At a good price, the pizzas are delicious! For those who like it, it's worth it.

D–luxe Burguers

 If you like a good American burger, the D-luxe is a great option.

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Earl Of Sandwich

Specializing in fresh, freshly prepared baguette-style sandwiches. It also serves soups and desserts. Good value for money, fast food style, for everyone.

Great value for money Earl Of Sandwich na Disney Springs

House Of Blues Restaurant And Bar

Jazz house with New Orleans-inspired food. Table service and reservation is recommended. The decor is beautiful and for those who like jazz, the soundtrack is incredible!


Restaurant by renowned Spanish chef José Andrés. Great option for couples. Reservation is recommended.

O Jaleo Restaurant

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

Bar with drinks and snacks from the Indiana Jones movie pilot, super themed! Even with the theme, it's a good place for Happy Hour and even a date for two.

Morimoto Asia

Japanese cuisine à la carte. Reservation is recommended. It has an express version with one-stop service. The price is a little steep, but worth it for a special night out.

Raglan Road Irish Pub And Restaurant

A typical Irish pub, with shows and typical food. Also worth a visit as a family!

The Irish Pub at Disney Springs – Raglan Road

Rainforest café

Varied food, with a rainforest theme, the same as inside Animal Kingdom. Very cool for kids for decoration and theme. The dishes are well served, you can share. Reservation is recommended.

The Polite Pig

Bar and restaurant with varied snacks.


Varied food, with a dinosaur theme. It has table service. Reservation is recommended. Children who love dinosaurs will be delighted with this restaurant.

Entrada do T-Rex na Disney Springs

Wine Bar George

Created by George Miliotes, a master sommelier. One of the newest Disney Springs restaurants has a vast and complete wine list, more than 140 options!.

At the top outside, you have a beautiful view of the complex. The food consists of appetizers and dishes to share.

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Best Stores at Disney Springs

Alex and Ani

Accessories and clothes, sell the famous bracelets in partnership with Disney.

The Art of Disney

Disney-themed arts and collectibles.


Soaps, creams and other cosmetics. Soaps and creams are good souvenir options.

Coca Cola Store

Coca-Cola store with several brand products. Upstairs there is a bar where you can taste different soft drinks from around the world.

Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs Photo: Ellie Shultz

Disney’s Day Of Christmas

Christmas items sold all year round. Impossible to get out of there without a ball for the tree, lol.

Disney’s Pin Traders

The famous pins (brooches), vinylmation and other collectibles.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream And Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli brand sweets and ice cream, famous in California. Delight! Right at the entrance you get some free sample chocolates.

Goofy’s Candy Company

Goofy's candy store, chocolates, candies and other themed goodies. Even to take pictures this store is beautiful!

Kate Spade New York

Store of the famous Kate Spade brand, of bags and accessories. In some seasons there are good deals on some items.

The Lego Store

Lego store, toys and plush toys. The characters made out of Lego are amazing. Inside the lake is a gigantic dragon made of Lego! Store that every child loves to go to.

The Lego Store entrance with Toy Story characters

Mac Cosmetics

Mac makeup store, for those who love it!


Pandora jewelry store. The unique charms of Disney parks are found here.


Makeup and cosmetics.


Japanese brand famous for its coats and winter clothes that are light and don't take up space. Women's, men's and children's clothing store. It is worth checking!

It's really worth visiting the Uniqlo store at Disney Springs, the clothes are great!

World of Disney

Largest store with Disney products in the complex. It recently underwent a renovation and became cleaner. It's so big it's possible to get lost in it lol Take some time to explore it. But remember the prices are steep.


Famous store, known to us Brazilians, of women's, men's and children's clothing.

Disney Springs Best Entertainment

AMC Movies

How about trying to go to a cinema in American lands? If you have a little time, enjoy one of the Disney releases.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Imagine how cool it would be to take a day to go bowling in the middle of Disney? A good tip for groups with children. With more than 30 tracks and snack bars, the environment is colorful and playful. It costs 20 dollars per person.

A AMC Movie e a Splitsville na Disney Springs – Foto: franklyray via Flicker

House of Blues

Inside the restaurant of the same name, on some days it presents blues and jazz concerts.


Balloon to fly over the lake, with a beautiful view! It lasts eight to ten minutes and holds 29 people. It costs 18 dollars for adults and 12 dollars for children.

The Aerophile, a great entertainment option at Disney Springs – Photo: Gerardo Franco via Flicker

The Void: Star Wars – Secrets of The Empire

Virtual reality experience within the Star Wars theme. Opened just over a year ago. It costs $29,95 per person plus taxes in advance via the Disney website. If you buy on the spot, the value increases to $32,80 plus taxes.

amphibious car ride

Next to The Boathouse restaurant, you can enjoy a tour of the lake by amphibious car.

Holds three adults and a child plus the driver of the car. It takes around 20 minutes and costs $125 per car. If you have lunch at The Boathouse between 11 am and 15 pm, you have a $25 discount.

Want fun with the kids? The Amphibious Car is super fun – Photo: João Aroeira via Flicker

NBA Experience

On August 12, 2019, this space will be opened for those who love basketball.

With interactive activities and experiences, tickets will cost between $39 for adults and $33 for children and can be purchased in advance. The place will be open from 10 am to midnight.

Disney Springs Hours of Operation

Open 365 days a year, opening hours are usually from 10 am to midnight. Select restaurants with nightly entertainment, such as Raglan Road, are open until 2am on select days.

On the Disney website or through the My Disney Experience app, you can confirm the time in advance.

Disney Springs is worth visiting?

Apart from those who have very few days in Orlando and want to prioritize only parks, yes, it's worth it! Take a period of at least a few hours in a day to see Disney Springs.

The ideal if you have time in your itinerary, is to spend a day there, after two days of parks. This way you will be able to slow down, eat well and do some shopping. In addition to enjoying the scenery and maybe even riding in an amphibious car?

It's good to remember that Disney Springs stores don't have outlet prices, so they are more expensive. So, prioritize the ones that only exist there, like Uniqlo or the Lego store.

The Disney World store with lots of beautiful things to buy!

Tips from Disney Springs – Write it down:

  • Leave an afternoon and evening free to visit Disney Springs.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, despite not being a park, the area is large and you have to walk a lot.
  • Book one of the table restaurants for dinner. Reservations open 180 days in advance and are made through the Disney website or the My Disney Experience app.
  • Get ready, because it's humanly impossible to leave without a shopping bag lol
  • Uniqlo only exists in Disney Springs, take the opportunity to buy thermal clothes there
  • The most interactive restaurants for kids are T-Rex and Rain Forest, and it's worth eating at one of the two.
  • If you are a couple, there are several renowned chef options for a romantic evening, such as Morimoto (Japanese) or Boathouse (seafood, located on the lake, with a beautiful landscape)
  • Choose in advance the stores you are interested in to optimize your time
  • Enjoy Disney magic outside the parks too!

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5) Rent cars at the best prices

Where to rent: RENTCARS

We really like RentCars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

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