What to Do at Disney Springs: 33 Fun Experiences in 2024

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A trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is not complete without spending some time at Disney Springs, but what fun experiences can you have at Disney Springs? I have broken down 33 Fun Experiences at Disney Springs.

Let’s explore these three categories:

  • Dining Experiences
  • Entertainment Experiences
  • Shopping Experiences

Dining Experiences at Disney Springs

Enjoying a meal at one of Disney Springs’s many restaurants can definitely be a fun experience. From quick service options to fine dining, there’s a culinary experience to suit every taste. Here are a few of my favorites!

1. Disney Food Trucks

The Disney Springs Food Trucks are a fun dining experience at Disney Springs

What is more fun than dining from a gourmet Food Truck?! You can find 4 unique food truck options at Disney Springs for a quick bite to eat. From barbacoa to hot dogs with a twist to delicious variations on old staples. These food trucks offer a unique and delicious way to experience the flavors of Disney Springs. They are a great option for those looking for a quick and convenient meal.

TIP: For the most part guests can find the Disney Food Trucks at Exposition Park. However, their location is subject to change. Make sure to check the My Disney Experience app to check their location during your stay.

2. Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs

Another fun experience at Disney Springs is located at Sprinkles Cupcakes. This gourmet cupcake bakery offers a variety of flavors including classics like vanilla and chocolate, as well as seasonal and specialty flavors.

And to make the cupcake-buying experience even more fun, you can purchase your dessert at the Cupcake ATM. Just follow the prompts on the screen and this unique ATM will deliver the cupcake of your choice!

3. Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia is a fun dining experience in Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia is a collaboration between Iron Chef Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group. It offers a fusion of traditional Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine with a modern twist. The menu features dishes such as sushi, sashimi, dim sum, and a variety of entrees, including wagyu beef, duck, and lobster.

With beautiful decor, Shanghai-inspired lounges, and an exhibition kitchen, Morimoto Asia is a fun dining experience while visiting Disney Springs!

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4. Ragland Road

Raglan Road is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs
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Raglan Road is another fun dining experience at Disney Springs and is a favorite with my family! This Irish pub offers a menu of traditional Irish fare, such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and Guinness stew. You can also choose from a variety of beers and ciders.

As a fun bonus, Raglan Road also features nightly live music and entertainment to enjoy with your meal! Traditional Irish dancers and energetic bands give you a taste of Irish tradition right in the heart of Disney Springs!

TIP: If you are interested in other dinner shows around Walt Disney World be sure to check out 15 Disney World Dinner Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

5. Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs

This restaurant may not be unique to Disney Springs, but if you have never been, Planet Hollywood is a great restaurant that offers a fun experience.

Planet Hollywood is a casual dining restaurant with a menu of American cuisine. The fun thing about this restaurant is that it features a Hollywood movie theme with memorabilia from popular movies and TV shows.

6. Gideon’s Bakehouse

Enjoy a giant cookie at Gideon's Bakehouse in Disney Springs

Gideon’s Bakehouse is one of the newest fun dining experiences found at Disney Springs! This bakery offers a variety of cookies, cakes, and pastries with a special focus on the famous “Half Pound Cookies”. These large, thick, chewy cookies come in a variety of flavors and are a fan favorite!

The unique decor of Gideon’s Bakehouse also makes it a must-do experience! The bakery’s shelves are lined with strange works of art, aging books, and curious antiques from the Victorian era.

TIP: Make sure to join the virtual queue at the beginning of your Disney Springs day, so that you can avoid waiting in line to get into Gideon’s Bakehouse.

7. Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest Cafe is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs

I am sure many readers are familiar with the Rainforest Cafe, but not all travelers live in a city that has one. This restaurant is a great spot for families looking for a fun and immersive dining experience. The jungle-inspired theme with animatronic animals, waterfalls, and rainforest sounds add to the overall feel of the experience. Plus you can enjoy a variety of American cuisine including a kid-friendly menu!

The Rainforest Cafe is easy to find during your time in Disney Springs… just look for the erupting volcanoes with real-life fire shooting from its crater!

8. Swirls on the Water

The Dole Whip Flight is a must do at Swirls on the Water in Disney Springs

Swirls on the Water is an ice cream shop that offers a variety of ice cream and sorbet, as well as a selection of toppings and waffle cones. Make sure you check out the ever-popular Dole Whip Flight featuring three distinct flavors to savor!

TIP: You can also find Dole Whips in the Disney parks! They are a great treat on a hot day!

9. The Boathouse

Enjoy a meal at the Boathouse in Disney Springs

The Boathouse is an upscale seafood restaurant. It offers a menu that features fresh seafood, steaks, and chops. The Boathouse offers beautiful waterfront dining and also features a variety of boats and watercraft for its interior decor.

After your meal, stroll along the boardwalk that connects the various areas of the restaurant or take a guided tour in a vintage Amphicar, which you can find out more about further down the post.

10. The Ganachery

The Ganachery is a fun dining experience at Disney Springs

A fun stop for people with a sweet tooth is the Ganachery! This chocolate shop offers a variety of handcrafted chocolate treats, including 16 flavors of ganache squares, truffles, and bars. Enjoy a bite while at Disney Springs or bring a sweet treat back to your resort for later!

11. Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar

The Coca Cola Rooftop Bar is a fun experience to have at Disney Springs

The last fun Disney Springs dining experience on my list is a little bit different than full dining. At the top of the Coca-Cola Store, there is a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy views of the area while sipping on a variety of Coca-Cola beverages.

The Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar allows you to explore tastes from around the world. Try up to 16 different beverages from various countries. You can also sample some of the smoothies and Coke floats available on the menu!

Coca-Cola fans will also love shopping in the Coca-Cola Store for a variety of themed items and souvenirs.

Entertainment Experiences at Disney Springs

For those looking for fun entertainment experiences, Disney Springs has plenty to offer! Check out my favorite options for Entertainment Experiences at Disney Springs.

12. Splitsville Luxury Lanes

A game of bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a fun experience at Disney Springs

The first fun entertainment experience at Disney Springs is Splitsville Luxury Lanes. This state-of-the-art bowling alley offers a unique and upscale experience. It features 30 lanes of bowling, all of which are equipped with automated scoring and comfortable seating. The alley also features a full-service restaurant and bar, making it the perfect spot for a night out with friends or family.

In addition to bowling, Splitsville Luxury Lanes also offers a variety of games such as billiards and ping-pong, making it a fun and diverse entertainment option.

13. Aerophile Helium Balloon

Aerophile is a fun experience to have at Disney Springs

Take a ride on the Aerophile Helium Balloon. This giant tethered balloon takes passengers 400 feet into the air for a fun adventure!

The balloon was custom-built for Disney! The basket holds 29 guests plus one Aerophile-certified pilot. Each flight lasts 8 minutes and offers breathtaking views of Disney Springs and the surrounding area.

TIP: Flights are purchased in person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

14. Vintage Amphicar Tours

Riding in the Amphicars are a fun thing to do at Disney Springs

Another fun experience at Disney Springs is the Vintage Amphicar Tours! The tour takes place in vintage Amphicars, which are cars that can also float on water, and takes guests for a spin around the scenic waterways of Disney Springs. It’s a great way to see Disney Springs from a different angle and a perfect choice for those who want to enjoy the Florida sunshine while exploring the area.

TIP: You can find the Vintage Amphicar Tours attached to the Boathouse Restaurant. Enjoy a nice meal before or after your tour!

15. Marketplace Train Express

The Marketplace Train is a fun experience at Disney Springs

The Marketplace Train Express is a perfect choice for families with young children. Watch your little ones (or join them yourself!) as they enjoy a short, sweet ride around the choo-choo track!

16. Marketplace Fountains

The Marketside Fountains are a fun experience at Disney Springs

Another fun experience for kids at Disney Springs is to take a splash in the Marketplace Fountains. The fountain is located between Once Upon a Toy and Earl of Sandwich. It is a perfect spot for adults to relax and for kids to cool off on a hot Florida day!

TIP: There is actually a second, smaller fountain splash area located near Disney’s Days of Christmas shop.

If you are in need of another way to beat the Florida heat while at Disney World, look for these Top 13 Disney World Water Rides!

17. Marketplace Carousel

The Marketside Carousel is a fun experience at Disney Springs

Take a spin on the Marketside Carousel. This charming old-fashioned carousel is a fun ride for kids and adults alike. There’s even a spinning teacup to give you a touch of the Disney parks!

18. House of Blues

The House of Blues is a fun experience at Disney Springs

Catch a live performance at the House of Blues! This popular music venue features live concerts, comedy shows, and other events. And when the live music stops, the DJ keeps the party going!

And be sure to check out the menu at The Front Porch, the attached lounge, while you enjoy the show!

TIP: You can check the calendar for upcoming events and purchase tickets for the House of Blues Orlando here.

19. Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is a fun experience at Disney Springs

Cirque du Soleil is a world-renowned performance troupe that specializes in acrobatics. The troupe has a permanent show at Disney Springs, which performs in a specially designed theater. The show is a mesmerizing blend of acrobatics, aerial acts, and live music, creating a truly magical and unforgettable experience!

The current show, Drawn to Life, is a first-ever collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

TIP: Tickets are sold by Cirque du Soleil and can be purchased in advance here.

20. Waterside Stage

The Waterside Stage can be a fun experience to have at Disney Springs

The Waterside Stage is a performance venue that offers a variety of live entertainment, including music and dance performances, comedy acts, and more. The stage is located in the heart of Disney Springs and is a great spot to sit and relax while enjoying free entertainment.

21. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Take your kids to a magical makeover experience at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs

The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a magical salon experience for children age 3 to 12 years old that transforms them into their favorite Disney characters. The salon offers a variety of packages that include hair and makeup services, costumes, and accessories, allowing children to fully immerse themselves in the Disney experience. It’s a perfect option for families as it offers a fun and interactive way for kids to experience a bit of Disney magic!

This experience is currently unavailable at the Disney Springs location, but can be booked at the Magic Kingdom location.

22. Photo Pass Studio

The Photopass Studio is a great experience at Disney Springs

Another fun Disney Springs experience with a Disney twist is a visit to the Photo Pass Studio. This studio is a professional photography service that allows visitors to capture their magical Disney Springs memories. The studio offers a variety of Disney-themed backdrops and props, allowing visitors to create unique and personalized photos that they can treasure for years to come.

23. Rocking Chairs at the Welcome Center

Relax at the Welcome Center at Disney Springs

Located directly in the center of Disney Springs, the Welcome Center is a guest relations spot that handles any kind of questions and concerns for people on property. But one of the lesser-known things you can do at the Welcome Center is enjoy some time relaxing in the rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch! Whether you like people-watching or just need a break in the heat of the day, this hidden gem at Disney Springs makes for a fun experience in the midst of a busy day.

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24. AMC Dine-In Theater

Catch both dinner and a movie at the AMC Dine In Theater at Disney Springs

Catch a show at the AMC Disney Springs 24. What better way to see the newest Disney movie, than right there in the heart of all the Disney action?!

And as a bonus, you can mobile order food and drinks from your theater seat and have it delivered to you! Now you can have dinner and a movie!

TIP: This AMC Dine-In also features a MacGuffin Bar. Now you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your movie to truly wind down on vacation!

Shopping Experiences at Disney Springs

Shop till you drop at the many boutiques and stores at Disney Springs! From high-end fashion to souvenirs and gifts, there’s something for every taste and every budget. Take a look at the most uniquely fun shopping experiences at Disney Springs.

25. Build-A-Dino

Building a Dino is a fun experience to have at Disney Springs

The first fun shopping experience at Disney Springs is Build-A-Dino located at the T-Rex Restaurant. Just like Build-A-Bear, Build-A-Dino allows you to choose and stuff your own plush. You can choose from a variety of dinosaur species, including the T-Rex, Triceratops, and Velociraptor.

After choosing your dinosaur species, you’ll get to stuff it with fluff, add a beating heart, and even give it a special scent. Finish by naming your dinosaur and taking it home as a new member of your family!

26. Luxury of Time Free Necklace

Grab a free necklace at Luxury of Time in Disney Springs

Who doesn’t love free things… especially on vacation! Stop by and visit the jewelry shop Luxury of Time by Diamonds International to receive a free necklace, no strings attached.

Grab the code from the Disney Springs map or mention that you saw it advertised. You will receive a Swarovski crystal necklace at no charge! It makes for a fun keepsake to mark your Disney Springs experience.

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27. M&M’s Store

Grab a sweet treat at the M&M Store in Disney Springs

At the M&M’s Store, you’ll find a wide variety of M&M’s products, including the classic milk chocolate M&M’s, as well as a variety of flavors. One of the fun things about visiting this store is that you can also customize your own M&M’s by choosing from a variety of colors and even adding a personal message or image.

28. World of Disney

World of Disney is a fun shopping experience at Disney Springs
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Visiting the World of Disney store is one our my family’s favorite stops in Disney Springs. This massive store is the ultimate destination for Dinsey fans! There is a huge selection of toys, clothing, and other merchandise featuring your favorite Disney characters.

29. Build a Custom LEGO Person at the LEGO Store

The Lego Store is a fun shopping experience at Disney Springs
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The LEGO Store is a paradise for kids and adults alike. There are a wide variety of LEGO sets, from classic sets to new and exclusive releases. One of the great things about the LEGO Store at Disney Springs is that you can build your own personal LEGO Minifigure!

Outside of the LEGO Store, you can find life-size LEGO models of popular Disney characters that make for a great photo opportunity!

TIP: In order to build a custom LEGO Minifigure at the Minifigure Factory it is best to go online and book an appointment!

30. Goofy’s Candy Company

Goofy's Candy Company is a fun shopping experience at Disney Springs
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Goofy’s Candy Company is another must-visit for sweet treats. This store is designed to look like a candy factory, and it’s filled with a wide variety of candy, chocolates, and other sweet treats. You can find classic candy favorites as well as Disney-themed treats. You can also create your own candy mix from the bulk candy section.

31. Star Wars Galactic Outpost

Star Wars fans will love a stop at the Star Wars Outpost in Disney Springs

The Star Wars Galactic Outpost is the perfect stop for the Star Wars fan in your life. You’ll find a wide variety of Star Wars merchandise, including clothing, toys, and collectibles. You can also find exclusive merchandise and limited edition items that are not available anywhere else.

The ultimate Disney World stop for Star Wars fans is at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios! Contact me at tina.tolbert@mmvagent.com to start planning your perfect Star Wars adventure!

32. Super Hero Headquarters

Find the perfect souvenir at Super Hero Headquarters in Disney Springs

Marvel and DC fans will love a stop at the Super Hero Headquarters. They stock a wide variety of merchandise, including clothing, toys, and collectibles featuring your favorite superheroes and villains.

Check out WEB Slingers: a Spider Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout on our list of Best Rides at Disneyland, if a trip to Disneyland, California is in your future!

33. Disney Pin Traders

Start off your pin collection at Pin Traders at Disney Springs
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Disney Pin Traders is a must-visit for any Disney Pin collector. The store offers a variety of Disney pins, including classic Disney characters, limited edition pins, and special event pins. You can also find pin accessories, such as lanyards, pin bags, and even display cases.

Is Disney Springs Worth It?

Nightlife can be fun at Disney Springs.
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Disney Springs is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re a fan of Disney merchandise or looking for a wide range of shopping and dining options. The complex is also great for families with children and provides a variety of entertainment options.

Just keep in mind that it can get crowded, especially during peak tourist season, so it’s best to plan your visit accordingly.

Disney Springs Frequently Asked Questions

There are also fun murals to find at Disney Springs
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Should I Spend a Whole Day at Disney Springs?

Whether you should spend a whole day at Disney Springs depends on your interests and preferences. If you’re a fan of shopping, dining, and entertainment, then you may find plenty to keep you occupied for a whole day.

If you’re looking to take a break from the theme parks and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere, then Disney Springs is a perfect choice. There is also plenty of entertainment options such as live music, stage shows, and seasonal events. If you’re looking for a mix of activities, Disney Springs is a great place to spend half a day or a full day, depending on your schedule.

Don’t want to spend a full day at Disney Springs? Check out my list of Things To Do at Disney World Resorts for a variety of other experiences you can take part in on your vacation!

How Do I Get to Disney Springs?

Disney Springs offers complimentary transportation to and from Walt Disney World Resort hotels, including buses to all resorts and even water taxis to several resorts in the Disney Springs area. There is even a walkway to Saratoga Springs Resort that connects you directly with the action!

For those who choose to drive themselves to Disney Springs, there are two large, complimentary parking garages.

Is Disney Springs Free?

There is no charge to enter Disney Springs. Additionally, some retailers may also offer discounts to Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and to Annual Passholders.

Booking Your Trip That Includes Disney Springs

Orange Bird welcomes guests to Disney Springs
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I am sure you now have a list of things you want to try at Disney Springs! It is a great place to visit during your Disney vacation and makes a great break from the parks. In order to take advantage of all that Disney Springs has to offer, make sure to add a day to your Disney vacation package just for Disney Springs!

As an agent with Diamond EarMarked, Magical Moments Vacations, it would be my pleasure to help you book and plan the most magical trip to Walt Disney World! I know you’ll want to spend some time exploring Disney Springs as well as taking in the attractions in the parks.

A Disney package of tickets and resort can be booked for as little as a $200 deposit and then you are able to make payments on your trip at your own leisure up until 30 days before your check-in day.

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Final Thoughts: 33 Fun Experiences at Disney Springs

Overall, Disney Springs is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Walt Disney World. With its wide range of dining, entertainment, and shopping options, there are fun experiences for everyone in the family to enjoy!

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