6 Reasons to Visit Disney Springs

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Downtown Disney went through a huge renovation and reopened as the new Disney Springs in 2016. There are many new offerings, as well as old favorites. What’s all the hype about Disney Springs? Here are our reasons why you should plan to visit Disney Springs on your next trip:

1. Shopping at the new Town Center

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Town Center is located on the original surface parking lots for Downtown Disney. There are many shops within Town Center. Some shops even have annual passholder discounts! Shops at the new Town Center include Lilly Pulitzer, kate spade new york, Tommy Bahama, Pandora Jewelry, Luxury of Time by Diamonds International, and Sperry.


2. Amphicar at The Boathouse

Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) – Amphicar – really cool to see firsthand

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Cruise through the water in a “car boat” at The Boathouse. Ticket purchase is required. Reservations are recommended, but not required.


3. Characters in Flight

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Fly high in the sky with your favorite characters on this balloon ride! Ticket purchase is required. How often do you get to fly in a balloon? There’s a first time for everything!


4. Entertainment

la nouba disney springs entertainment

Disney Springs is home to many entertainment options. Watch the acts at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil and the House of Blues. Wine and dine at Fork & Screen at AMC Theatres. Bowl at Splitsville Luxury Lanes.


5. World of Disney

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Visit World of Disney to find that perfect Disney gift. World of Disney is the largest Disney store on property so you are bound to find exactly what is on your wish list.


6. Dining

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There are many favorite restaurants, such as Rainforest Café, at Disney Springs. There are also many new options available including  Sprinkles, Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming, and STK Orlando.