Episode 55 – Best things to do in Disney Springs

Bridge and fountain in Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida

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We always try to point out that Florida is not all about theme parks. But sometimes, we have to remind you that they do exist and they really are loaded with fun and unique things to do. This week, we are talking all about Disney Springs. Disney Springs is absolutely free to visit, but inside you will find a plethora of every single thing you would expect to find in a “Downtown” of a city but with the Disney twist.

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Why Disney Springs

Disney Springs has been around since 1975. It has gone through quite an evolution and has a great history. It is broken down into 4 main sections; West Side, Then Landing ( formerly call Pleasure Island), Town Center, and the Marketplace. Each area is unique and each area has tons to explore.

There is no shortage of dining in Disney Springs. We wanted to tell you a few of our favorites. You will find places like the Coca-Cola Store where you can go to the roof to get a sampler, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar where you will find an adventurous eatery! This is designed as an airplane hangar turned dive bar and is known as the former home of Indiana Jones’ daredevil pilot and sidekick, Jock Lindsey! You can experience life in the jungle at the Rainforest Cafe, step back in time and build your own dinosaur at TRex Cafe, or visit Erin McKenna’s NY bakery complete a=with all the best gluten-free options.

Things to do in Disney Springs

Take a balloon ride, take in a newly reopened Cirque du Soleil with its Disney collaboration, check out Splitsville for some old-timey bowling, or maybe take in a movie! You can go the extra mile and enjoy the dine-in movie! Ever heard of an amphicar? You can take a ride on water in a vintage amphicar! Get in some entertainment with incredible performers that come through town at House of Blues. The VOID virtual reality Star Wars or Wreck-it Ralph experience. To participate, you and your teammates will get suited up in virtual reality gear and then led into a room where the world around you suddenly becomes a virtual reality mecca. In the Star Wars game, you’ll battle Darth Vader, look out for Stormtroopers, and genuinely move around and interact with the world in an authentic and genuine way.

Shopping

Shopping – Disney-themed shops, mostly in the Marketplace Includes things like World of Disney, D-Tech, Once Upon a Toy, Star Wars Trading Post, Art of Disney, Tren-D, Brand Names both in the Marketplace and Town Center. Include stores like The Lego Store, Under Armor, Coach, Fabletics, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, Mac, lululemon, Vera Bradley, and Wondermade.

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