About Disney Springs
Disney springs is opened daily from 10:00 to 00:00.
Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike. On the I-4 take the relevant Walt Disney World Exit.
Take exit 64 if you are heading to the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studio’s. For Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach you’d do best to take Exit 65 and exit 67 will lead you to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Springs and the Boardwalk. After the exit just follow the signs for the park you will be visiting.
Here are some sample routes:
From the Tampa Area
Take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits
From Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Take Florida’s Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Orlando International Airport
Take OIA South exit (FL 417S – Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Interstate 95
U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on Florida’s Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
From Southbound Interstate 75
Take Florida’s Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
The standard self-parking is free at the Disney Springs Area. On busy days you simply follow the signs to the nearest available parking option.This may be located across the street – just a short walk away.
You also have the option of using valet parking at $20 per day. Payment will be collected upon departure.
There are a select number of parking spaces with charging points for electrical cars. Due to the limited availability it’s on a first come first serve basis.
To use the ChargePoint you need a credit card of pre-ordered ChargePoint card. The charging costs are $0,35 per kWh, with a minimum of $1,50.
Disney Springs offers 6 ChargePoint spaces.
Explore Disney Springs
Disney Springs is a open air shopping mall created by Disney. You will find many themed Disney shops here, but also many high street shops and entertainment options. You could spend the whole day at Disney Springs without getting bored. The shopping area is located on Lake Buena Vista and therefor has three docking areas and the town center.
West Side is home to most of the entertainment options. You’ll find some great bars with bar food and live music, restaurants and the bowling alley.
Of course you can also go to the cinema at AMC Disney Springs in West Side. Favorites in this area are House of Blues, Jaleo by Jose Andres and Bongos Cuban Cafe.
Some shops you’ll find in West Side are Something Silver, Sunglass Icon and the Star Wars Galactic Outpost.
Is a small island with a Mississippi Steam Boat, plenty of nice places to eat and area’s to sit and look out over the water.
Get some Italian food at Enzo’s Hideaway, Pizza Ponte and Vivoli il Gelato or sit down for a nice meal at the Boat House.
Shop at Oakley, Savannah, the Bee Company and Havaianas
Marketplace is the home of many Disney themed souvenir shop, such as World of Disney, The Art of Disney, Once upon a Toy and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Here you will also
find seasonal Disney stores. Food options range from the Earl of Sandwich as a more fast food option to a sit down meal at the Rainforest Cafe.
Lastly you can build your own dinosaur at the Build-A-Dino by Build-a-Bear Workshop.
This is where all the high street stores are. In this area you will find Zara, Sephora and Coach but also Lacoste, Superdry, UNIQLO and Ugg.
If you get peckish fromall the shopping you can grab a burger at DeLuxe Burger or get some pizza at Blaze Fast Fire Pizza. For a sit down meal you can choose between Planet Hollywood or Frontera Cocina.
Entertainment at Disney Springs
House of Blues
Enjoy some live music, have a drink and dance the night away at House of Blues. Music varies every day of the week and can be the house band or a fan favorite performer.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Fancy knocking over some pins? Splitsville will definitely tickle your fancy then. Not only are there plenty of lanes, but you can also grab a bite to eat or play some billiards.
AMC Disney Springs
If all else fails you can always go to the cinema. AMC Disney Springs has 24 screens and some screens have a dine-in option as well.
Activities at Disney Springs
In the heart of the marketplace you will find this charming hand-painted Venetian carousel. It’s open all day, so hop on.
Wave as you kids are chugging along on the Market Place train. Great entertainment for the little ones as a break from the shopping.
Ascend 400 feet in the air to see Disney Springs and it’s surroundings (10 mile radius) from the air in the world’s largest tethered helium balloon.The basket will hold up to 29 people at once.
Getting around in Disney Springs
At the Disney Springs
Everything is within walking distance. To travel to the parks, you can take one of the regular buses that travel via the on-site resorts.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
There is a regular bus service that operates between all resorts and Disney Springs. You can also take the boat to the Springs Resorts