- Fishing Excursions
- --Fantasia Gardens
- --Winter Summerland
- Running/Jogging Trails
- Surfing Class at
- ESPN Wide World of Sports
- AllEars® Team Meets
- D23 - The Official Community for Disney Fans
- Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet Website
Other Fun Things
- SHARING THE MAGIC
- -- AllEars® Trading Cards
- -- Close Your Eyes and Blink Yourself to WDW
- -- Photo of the Week
- Audience Participation
- Birthday Ideas: Adults
- Birthday Ideas: Kids
- Carriage Rides
- Collecting Character
- Grand Floridian
- Hidden Mickeys
- Overlooked Attractions
- --Digital Tips
- --Videotaping Tips
- Pin Trading Guide
- Pixies at WDW!
- Pressed Penny &
- Scrapbooking Magic!
- --Pontoon Rentals
- --Resort Park Cruises
- Character Warehouse
- Directions from
- Grocery Stores
- Ground Transportation
- Radio/TV Stations
- Religious Services
- Telephone Numbers
Formerly Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney is undergoing a multi-year transformation into Disney Springs, which will treat guests to more shopping, dining and entertainment amid open-air promenades, springs and waterfront charm. Disney Springs will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands, from boutique shops to unique flagship anchor stores.
Disney Springs, the entertainment, dining, and shopping complex at Walt Disney World resort is made up of four distinct sections: The Marketplace, The Landing, the West Side and the Town Center. It is currently undergoing numerous changes and construction that is due to be finished sometime in 2016.
Disney Springs will double the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, resulting in more than 150 establishments. In addition, Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, noted, Central Florida stands to benefit from the expansion with more jobs, tax revenues and business opportunities. Drawing inspiration from Florida's waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs will include four outdoor neighborhoods interconnected by a flowing spring and vibrant lakefront.
In addition to a new gateway with a signature water tower and grand entry, the destination will feature:
-- The Town Center, which offers a sophisticated mix of shopping and dining along with a promenade where guests can relax, refresh and reconnect.
-- A colorful and thriving commercial district called The Landing with inspired dining and beautiful waterfront views.
-- The family-friendly Marketplace that will continue to delight guests of all ages by combining new experiences, such as an over-the-water pedestrian causeway, along with classic Disney favorites, including an expanded World of Disney store.
-- A West Side that provides an exuberant atmosphere with lively entertainment, along with a series of new elevated spaces that provide both shade and an overlook to the activity below.
The Landing opened in stages in early 2015. Disney Springs is expected to be complete in 2016.
In the meantime, Disney Springs continues to feature such diverse shops as World of Disney, Lego Imagination Center, and the Art of Disney. Unique entertainment is also available at Cirque du Soleil and Disney Quest.
There is no admission fee to Disney Springs.
Resort Guests can get to the Disney Springs by taking Disney Transportation:
Disney World Bus: From any Disney resort, take the bus marked Disney Springs. From Fort Wilderness, the Disney Springs bus operates from the Outpost Depot. There is no direct bus transportation serving Disney Springs from any theme park or from the Transportation and Ticket Center. Check at your resort to see what time the bus for Disney Springs operates! General hours for buses are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
There are two bus stops once you arrive at Disney Springs; one in The Landing, and one the Marketplace. During the afternoon, don't be surprised if your bus stops at other locations also, such as Typhoon Lagoon.
Boat: If you're staying at Old Key West or Saratoga Springs,
you have the option of taking the DVC Ferry to the Disney Springs
area. (Be sure to check times of the last boat back to your hotel,
sometimes these end early.) There is also boat service to Port Orleans
Riverside and French Quarter.
Foot: Only the resorts in the Disney Hotel Plaza area
and Saratoga Springs are close enough for a reasonable walk.
Cab: Valet or Bell Services at any Disney hotel will be glad to
call a cab for you. At the Swan and Dolphin, Valet Services will have
a Mears car take you to Disney Springs for about $16 + gratuity.
- By Car: Disney Springs is located on Buena Vista Drive, not far from I-4. From the Magic Kingdom Resorts: Follow World Drive south to Epcot Center Dr. Heading east on Epcot Center drive, follow it to Buena Vista Drive and head east. You'll pass Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Springs will be on the left. Your best bet is to bear right at the Typhoon Lagoon traffic light and enter the Orange multi-level parking garage. From the Epcot Resorts: Exit your resort onto Buena Vista Drive and head east.
HOURS OF OPERATION
(Individual shop and restaurant operating hours may vary and change by season.)
open 10:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
Shops open 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday - Saturday
Restaurant hours vary by restaurant.
Guest Relations: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Friday - Saturday
open 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Sunday - Thursday
Shops open 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m - Friday - Saturday
Restaurant hours vary by restaurant.
Guest Relations is open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday - Thursday; 9 a.m. to midnight Friday - Saturday. Open daily at DisneyQuest, also.
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Cirque Du Soleil Theater
at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday