By Sandra Chambers
A one-of-a-kind Disney destination offers visitors a sophisticated mix of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a setting inspired by waterfront towns from Florida’s 1900s.
This multi-year, multi-phase project that transformed Downtown Disney into Disney Springs is now complete with the May 2016 opening of its fourth neighborhood, Town Center. Featuring Spanish-revival style architecture, Town Center offers upscale shops and a promenade where guests can relax and enjoy breathtaking vistas overlooking The Spring, the heart and soul of the property. In total, the 120-acre Disney Springs is comprised of four neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side and Town Center.
Discover fun all day at Disney Springs with more than 150 different venues. Shopping ranges from unique boutiques to high-end brand name retailers such as Lilly Pulitzer, Lacoste, Kate Spade New York, Sephora, Tommy Bahama and many more.
Guests can enjoy a variety of tantalizing fare at more than 50 food and beverage locations throughout Disney Springs. From grab-and-go kiosks such as The Daily Poutine or B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Company to casually themed restaurants like Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, visitors are sure to find something to satisfy their taste buds. And for those seeking upscale dining options, Disney Springs offers several restaurants with James Beard Award-winning chefs, including Morimoto Asia, Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Kitchen and Southern Shine, Frontera Cocina, Portobello Country Italian Trattoria and Wolfgang Puck Café.
When the sun sets, Disney Springs comes alive with more than 25 different nightly entertainment acts, ranging from street musicians and concerts to various clubs and stage shows, including Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues.
A few not-to-be missed venues include Sprinkles with its handcrafted cupcakes that can be enjoyed 24/7 thanks to their innovative ATM cupcake machine! The Coca Cola store, only one of three retail locations in the country, features unique merchandise and a rooftop bar offering over 100 Coca Cola drinks. Try the International Tray—a sampling of 16 Coca Cola beverages from around the world.
At the Marketplace, marvel at the world’s largest Disney merchandise store. Then, drive right into the lake in a vintage American Amphicar at The BOATHOUSE restaurant or take in a bird’s-eye view of Disney Springs and Walt Disney World from 400 feet up aboard the world’s largest tethered helium balloon.
For more info see disneysprings.com. All photos courtesy of Walt Disney World.
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