Top Things to Do at Disney Springs

Explore the entertainment hub of Disney Springs for shopping, dining, shows, and attractions in an outdoor district with waterside vibes.

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Disney Springs

Spend a couple hours or the whole day at Disney Springs, which is flowing with family-friendly entertainment and exciting nightlife, too.

Shop Big Brands & Unique Boutiques

With more than 100 stores, pavilions, and pop-ups, Disney Springs makes it easy to find the perfect gift or treat for yourself. Stroll and shop along palm-lined pedestrian pathways surrounded by cool architecture and water views.

Disney Stores

There’s a Disney store for everyone. The World of Disney has the world’s largest collection of Disney merchandise, including character items, costumes, toys, clothing, and home decor. For self-care magic, make a beeline for Basin, where you can soak in the scents of bath bombs and soaps with Disney designs. Stop by Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories for custom Disney keepsakes such as personalized hats, Mickey Ears, jewelry, scrapbooking supplies, and more. Pin collectors will also want to stop by Disney’s Pin Traders.

For Star Wars™ fans, there are TWO stores dedicated to the universe. Stock up on must-have merch, including apparel, toys, and collectibles at Star Wars™ Galactic Outpost and Star Wars™ Trading Post.

More Toy Stores & Kid-Friendly Favorites

Bring your very own Friendosaur to life at Build-A-Dino by Build-A-Bear Workshop at T-REX Restaurant. After filling your dino with plush, check out the array of clothing and accessories to dress up your creation!

Once Upon a Toy satisfies everyone’s inner child with collectibles and all kinds of toys. Just outside the store, pose for a photo op with Mr. Potato Head, Buzz Lightyear, and Tinker Toy.

At the LEGO Store, check out the Pick-A-Brick Wall, snap photos with life-sized creations, and design your own incredible LEGO sets. For an extra special experience, book a time to build a custom Minifigure. Find more gifts (and treats) at the M&M’S store and the Coca-Cola Store, where you can hit the rooftop for cold drinks and sky-high views of Disney Springs.

Fitness & Active Wear

It’s the perfect gear for theme park hopping and Central Florida adventures. Check out Fabletics, where you can fill out style quizzes on touchscreens to discover your perfect style. Get a fitness analysis at Fit2Run to find shoes that perfectly support your feet. Explore the stylish closet of seam-free, breathable athletic wear at lululemon. The two-story Under Armour Brand House is full of training essentials – check out the sneaker wall or even join the Optojump experience for a sports evaluation.

Clothing & Accessories for Life on the Water

Need something stylish to wear by the pool? Tommy Bahama and Shore are coastal lifestyle stores with great selections. And known for their iconic sunglasses, Oakley also carries a variety of athletic accessories and clothing. For outdoor fun, Columbia Sportswear is a great place to stock up on clothing, accessories, and equipment. Don’t forget your feet! Shop super comfy footwear (including flip flops) from Havaianas and Sanuk.

Bigtime Fashion Brands

Go home with something fun and colorful from Florida-favorite Lilly Pulitzer. Shop cutting-edge, European-inspired collections at Zara, or get in touch with your inner free spirit at Free People and JOHNNY WAS. You’ll also find major brands like Anthropologie, Coach, UGG, and Superdry.

Jewelry & Necessary Accessories

A little sparkle never hurt anyone. Add to your collection at ALEX AND ANI or Pandora. Customize your own creation at Kendra Scott’s Color Bar with complimentary engraving. Find accessories with a pop of color from Kate Spade New York or Vera Bradley, then pick up beauty essentials at MAC Cosmetics or Sephora.

Enjoy Music, Shows & Attractions

Life is Better with Live Music

From national live music acts at House of Blues Orlando to street performers in Riverboat Square, Disney Springs offers a full lineup of live music. Many restaurants have regular live music, including Raglan Road, which features daily traditional Irish music on an outdoor patio stage. Stargazers at Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 also offer live music.

Show Time

Take in the artistic and acrobatic elegance of Cirque du Soleil, a permanent fixture at Disney Springs. The Edison Live Entertainment showcases Gatsby-era performances such as burlesque-style dancers, aerialists, stilt walkers, and more. You can also catch the newest blockbuster at AMC Disney Springs 24 Dine-In Theatre.

Attractions & Family Fun

All ages can take flight on the Aerophile, a tethered ballooning experience. This custom-built balloon is filled with helium and soars 400 feet in the air for a bird’s-eye view of Disney Springs. Or take to the water with Amphicar Tours, where you ride in rare vintage-style amphibious vehicles that can drive on land and float in water. These 20-minute tours take you for a spin on Lake Buena Vista and you can make walk-up reservations at The BOATHOUSE BOATIQUE. For more classic fun, ride the Marketplace Carousel and Train Express.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is full of retro fun and modern amenities. Reserve a lane for bowling, shoot pool at the billiards table, or relax at the bar and watch your favorite team on the big screen. Their food and drink menu has an impressive array of options.

Looking for an adults-only night out? Check out the top nightlife options at Disney Springs.

Dine in Style

With more than 60 restaurants, Disney Springs offers a wide mix of cuisines and dining styles.

Popular Picks: Waterfront Dining, Themed Restaurants & More

Besides beautiful water views, The BOATHOUSE offers upscale-casual dining with dishes from land and sea. Grab something from the raw bar or a lobster roll and catch live music nightly. STK Orlando is a modern steakhouse with an indoor firepot lounge and rooftop terrace. For wine lovers, Wine Bar George is your spot. Sip more than 140 wines and enjoy the best pairings from Master Sommelier George Miliotes. If sports is your game, check out City Works Eatery & Pour House, which features multiple TVs and over 90 local brews on tap.

If there’s a dino lover in your crew, definitely dine at T-REX. You’ll step back 200 million years to see woolly mammoths, dinosaurs, ice caverns, and more. Another feast for the senses is Rainforest Cafe, an immersive dining experience complete with “rainstorms” and animatronic creatures.

Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Disney Springs is home to the creations of several celebrity chefs, from Wolfgang Puck to Guy Fieri. For Florida-inspired dining, reserve a spot at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ featuring comfort food inspired by local and regional culinary favorites. Check out the Rise ‘n Shine Brunch every weekend.

Jaleo by José Andrés serves traditional Spanish cuisine including tasty paellas and tapas. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto showcases Chinese, Japanese, and Korean dishes at the two-story Morimoto Asia restaurant. To elevate your experience, reserve a VIP-style lounge. Planet Hollywood serves American classics by Guy Fieri in a 4-story observatory with a giant video wall.

Grab & Go: Quick Service

Guy Fieri also has a quick service restaurant called Chicken Guy! which features tenders, sandwiches, and salads paired with more than 20 sauces. Enjoy wood-fired BBQ and Bourbon at The Polite Pig, or grab a quick bite at Exposition Park Food Truck Fare. The Daily Poutine is your spot for cheesy goodness. If it’s a coffee kick you crave, there’s STARBUCKS as well as Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company, a Disney favorite where you can even get customized Disney character art on select drinks.

Stunning Sweet Treats

Amorette’s Patisserie offers gorgeous handmade pastries decorated with Disney characters. Add champagne bubbles to make your experience sparkle. Plan ahead by calling in your order 48 hours in advance.

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC is known for allergy-friendly baked goods, which are delicious even for those without food allergies. Or, put a fancy spin on donuts and coffee with the S’Mores Galore or Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut and iced specialties at Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew.

Gideon’s Bakehouse has amassed a cult following with their nearly half-pound cookies made from scratch daily. The only thing cooler might be the rotating menu of unique ice cream flavors at Salt & Straw – think Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper or Panther Coffee Chocolate Tres Leches. For classic desserts, the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop brings the San Francisco tradition to Disney Springs with famously decadent chocolate. Take a seat at the Soda Fountain for specialty sundaes, shakes, and hot chocolate.

Tips for Visiting: What You Need to Know

It’s free to explore Disney Springs. Parking garages and surface parking are also complimentary. The Strawberry and Watermelon surface lots and Orange Garage are closest to Cirque du Soleil, House of Blues, Splitsville, and the AMC Movie Theatre. The Lime and Grapefruit Garages are best for shopping and dining like BOATHOUSE and the World of Disney store.

Explore More Entertainment Districts

For more dining, shopping, and entertainment in Kissimmee, check out entertainment districts like Promenade at Sunset Walk, Celebration Town Center, Old Town Kissimmee, Downtown Kissimmee, and more.