The Disney Springs area is free to visit, and you do not need any Disney World tickets to enter.
For casual dining in an amazing tropical rainforest setting, the Rainforest Café inside the Marketplace at Disney Springs is second to none. Guests dine among the feel of mists, the sound of cascading waterfalls, marvelous animated wildlife, real-life tropical fish, and an active volcano that erupts every 30 minutes!
If you have picky eaters at your party, this is the place for you. The vast menu includes burgers, seafood, pasta, salads, chicken, steaks, and a variety of appetizers and salads. All entrees offer generous portions. We highly recommend the “Awesome Appetizer Adventure” which includes a sampling of chicken tenders, calamari, chimi-cha-cha (roasted chicken breast), and their famous Big Blue Crab Delight.
The adventure doesn’t stop there. The Retail Village offers a great shopping experience. You will find a unique selection of hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. There’s something here for the entire family as sizes range from infant to adult.
If it were up to the kids, they’d spend an entire day at this store. Once Upon a Toy offers classic games and toys, including Walt Disney World attraction toys and classic games with a unique Disney twist.
You can, for example, enjoy classic board games like Candy Land and Monopoly in exclusive Disney versions. You can also purchase a revised version of the classic game Clue that is set inside of Disney’s Haunted Mansion theme park attraction.
There are five uniquely themed rooms here that sprawl over an incredible 16,000 square feet! Near the main entrance, there is a great interactive area where you can individually create your own customized Mr. Potato Head. You can pick out eyes, glasses, Disney-themed accessories, ears, feet, arms, and more! On top of that, you can use one of the many available computer-driven stations around the area that allows you to visualize what your creation will look like.
The Disney Imagineers have really outdone themselves with this one. It is one of the most interactive attractions in all of Disney Springs.
Standing over 50,000 square feet, this retail store offers the largest selection of Disney character merchandise in the world. You can shop for everything under the Florida sun here including T-shirts, hats, photo albums, slippers, books, boxers, kids apparel, clocks, socks, sleepwear, jewelry, figurines, dolls, costumes, watches, DVDs, sunglasses, stationery; you get the picture…pretty much anything you could want in a Disney store. If you forget to get a specific souvenir while at the parks, you can bet you will find it at World of Disney.
The LEGO Imagination Center is the place to let your creativity run wild. This kid-friendly paradise is home to some of the most elaborate LEGO playsets. There are many interactive areas here, indoors and outdoors, that will inspire both young and old. A little-known fact is that
the 4,400 square foot retail space was modeled after the original LEGO store at the Mall of America in Minnesota.
Inside the store, you will find almost every LEGO set imaginable. There are pirate ships, dollhouses, cities, Star Wars ships, and even the classic bucket of LEGO pieces for beginners.
Keep an eye out for the sea serpent across the way from the LEGO store. In the lake, you will see a 30-foot serpent that is made entirely of LEGO pieces. Over 1 million of them to be exact. On hot days, the serpent sprays mist towards passersby.
It is a princess-themed salon that caters to young girls who dream of being real-life princesses. Princess makeovers are the specialty of the house. They will do your hair, makeup, nails, and will even provide you with your choice of a child’s princess costume with accessories and photoshoot.
$ 35.00 – Choice of one hairstyle and makeup.
$ 45.00 – Choice of one hairstyle, makeup, and nails.
$ 175.00 – Crown Makeover plus your choice of child’s Princess costume with accessories, and a Princess Photo Shoot including an imaging package.
Find a multitude of Dino-themed goodies here at the Dino-Store at T-REX. From the giant T-Rex skeleton decorating the outside of the store, to another giant dinosaur (anamatronic) inside, enjoy the wonders of this dino-themed store. Your kids can also have fun digging up buried dino bones in a small boneyard near the store. This is a store you don't want to miss.
Also found inside is a Build-A-Bear Workshop® where you can build your own dino. Pick out cuddly creatures to stuff, dress, and love forever. Embroidered personalization and recorded voice messages are available for a once-in-a-100-million-year experience they’ll never forget.
Immerse yourself in the time from a "galaxy, far, far away!" Pledge allegiance to the First Order or the Resistance. Find an incredible selection of themed products inspired by these amazing films. From apparel, accessories, phone cases, pins, and other essentials. Build your own droid and/or lightsaber at one of the shop’s stations for your next trip to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Rent a boat! First, you must present a Walt Disney World Resort Identification Card, passport, or valid driver's license to do so. Guided Bass Fishing Excursions are all sales tax exempt. Keep in mind that reservations are required for all fishing, specialty cruises, and water sports excursions. For reservations or other information, simply visit the rental window near the lake or call 407-WDW-PLAY.
There are many Disney World hotels within walking distance to the Disney Springs area. These hotels not only have a great location, but they all provide free shuttle service to the Disney parks every thirty minutes.