Disney Springs: Ultimate Guide to Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Spending a day at Disney Springs is a great introduction to your Walt Disney World vacation. Many families head to Disney Springs on the day of their arrival to Orlando full of excitement to experience Disney magic.

Our guide to Disney Springs is here to help you navigate this immense area of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

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Summer House on the Lake Opening 2023Summer House on the Lake Opens Later This Year at Disney Springs

A brand new restaurant will open at Disney Springs in late 2023. Summer House on the Lake is restaurant with a breezy, beach house atmosphere that will fit right in with the views of Lake Buena Vista.

Summer House on the Lake Opens Later This Year at Disney Springs

The California-inspired menu features simple, sustainable ingredients like pizza, pasta, fresh salads, sandwiches and more. The restaurant will also offer an exclusive Summer House Rosé along with a selection of wine, beer, handcrafted cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. This new restaurant will also offer a dessert market called The Cookie Jar with baked cookies and house-made pastries.

Corkcicle Opening First-Ever Retail Location at Disney Springs

Corkcicle products

Corkcicle is coming to Disney Springs for the first time! Corkcicle is a local Orlando business that creates high- performing insulated drinkware, coolers, and accessories. This kiosk will be Corkcicles first retail location and will open later this spring.

Disney Springs DiningDisney Springs food

There are plenty of dining options at Disney Springs for every type of group or family. Here, in order of food type, are the dining options for Disney Springs. 


Coca-Cola outside of the store

  • AMC-Macguffins
  • AMC- Dine-In Theaters
  • Aristocrepes
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • The Boathouse
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • D-Luxe Burger
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Disney Food Trucks
  • Dockside Margaritas
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • The Edison
  • Florida Snow Company
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • House of Blues- The Front Porch
  • House of Blues- The Smokehouse
  • Haagen-Daz- West Side of Disney Springs
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies at Disney Springs West Side
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Polite Pig
  • Rainforest Cafe-Lava Lounge
  • Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Starbucks at Disney Springs West Side
  • Stk Orlando
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • T-Rex
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Wetezel’s Pretzels at Disney Springs West Side
  • Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace


Yesake food

  • Morimoto Asia
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Yesake


Disney Springs cupcakes

  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • Erin Mckenna’s Bakery NYC
  • Sprinkles


Bongos Cuban inside of restaurant

  • Bongos Cuban Cafe
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe Express


Inside of Irish pub with dancing

  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant


  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • Vivoli Il Gelato


Food truck tacos

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • Frontera Cocina


Disney Springs at dusk

Just as there are plenty of dining options to please everyone, there is a massive amount of shopping options as well. Here, in order by category, are your shopping options for Disney Springs. 

Apparel & Accessories

World of Disney store front

  • Alex and Ani
  • American Threads
  • Anthropologie
  • The Art of Shaving
  • The Boathouse Boatique
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe Souvenir and Gift Shop
  • Chapel Hats
  • Coca-Cola Store
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Curl by Sammy Duvall
  • Dino-Store at T-Rex
  • The Disney Corner
  • DisneyStyle
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas
  • Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
  • Erwin Pearl
  • Everything But Water
  • Filthy Rich
  • Fit2Run
  • Francesca’s
  • Free People
  • Havaianas
  • House of Blues Company Store
  • Initial Rings
  • Johnny Was
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Kipling
  • Lacoste
  • Levi’s
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Lucky Brand
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • Marketplace CO-OP
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Cherry Tree Lane
  • Marketplace CO-OP-Disney Tag
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Twenty Eight & Main
  • Melissa Shoes
  • Memory Lanes
  • Na Hoku-Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924
  • Oakley
  • Orlando Harley-Davidson
  • Pandora Jewelry
  • Pearl Factory
  • Pele Soccer
  • Sanuk
  • Shore
  • Something Silver
  • Sperry
  • Stance
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost
  • Star Wars Trading Post
  • The Store at Planet Hollywood
  • Sugarboo & Co
  • Sunglass Icon
  • Super Hero Headquarters
  • Superdry
  • Trophy Room
  • Tumi
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tren-D
  • UGG
  • Under Armour Brand House
  • Uniqlo
  • Unode50
  • Vera Bradley
  • Volcom
  • World of Disney
  • Zara


Art of Disney inside of the store

  • The Art of Disney
  • Basin
  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron
  • Disney PhotoPass Service Studio
  • Eyecatchers
  • Face Painting by Enjoy Your Face
  • The Ganachery
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
  • Goofy’s Candy Company
  • Kiehl’s since 1851
  • Lefty’s- The Left Hand Store
  • L’Occitane En Provence
  • Mac Cosmetics
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Bowes Signature Candles
  • Marketplace CO-OP- D-Tech On Demand
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Disney Centerpiece
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Twenty Eight & Main
  • Marketplace CO-OP- Wonderground Gallery
  • Mickey’s Pantry
  • Origins
  • Pop Gallery
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Sephora
  • Shop for Ireland
  • Silhouette Portraits
  • Sosa Family Cigars
  • The Spice & Tea Gift Exchange
  • Sublime Gifts and Finds
  • Swings N’Things- The Hammock Experts


The Lego Store store front

  • Build-A-Dino By Build A Bear Workshop at T-Rex
  • The Disney Corner
  • Disney’s Days of Christmas
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories
  • Happy Hound
  • The Lego Store
  • Once Upon A Toy
  • Star Wars Galactic Outpost
  • Star Wars Trading Post
  • Super Hero Headquarters
  • World of Disney


Edison Flappers on stage

There is plenty of entertainment at Disney Springs that varies year round. You can expect seasonal entertainment and shows for each major holiday season along with fabulous decorations.

When it comes to live entertainment and stage shows, these are your go to spots in Disney Springs:

  • The Edison Live Entertainment
    • Travel back in time to the age of invention and revel in live, Gatsby-inspired performances every single night.
  • Exposition Park
    • Settle down for live music and mouthwatering food truck fare at this go-to spot for daily entertainment, featuring contemporary bands, DJs, freestyle rap artists and more.
  • House of Blues
    • Live music to enjoy while you dance the night away.
  • Marketplace Stage
    • Unwind at an open-air venue along Lake Buena Vista where special events, activities and live performances take place every day and night.
  • Paradiso 37 Entertainment
    • Seek an evening of high-energy fun at this waterfront emporium featuring dining, dancing, live Latin music and a tequila menu boasting over 75 different types!
  • Raglan Road Live Music- Patio Stage
    • Daily live music on a patio stage.
  • Riverboat Square
    • Enjoy classical music and Spanish guitar with artists performing nightly.
  • Springs Overlook
    • Enjoy live music at this scenic overlook.
  • Stargazers Live Entertainment
    • Patio bar attached to Planet Hollywood with live music nightly.
  • Sunshine Highline
    • Musicians play a variety of exotic and classic instruments ranging from the Australian-based didgeridoo to the sultry saxophone.
  • Waterview Park
    • Entertainment varies from DJs spinning modern beats to talented musicians playing Spanish guitar.

You can also take in a movie at AMC Movies at Disney Springs or enjoy an upscale spin on bowling at Splitzville Luxury Lanes. 

Top Tips for Visiting Disney Springs

Disney Springs waterfront at night

Disney Springs offers so many great experiences but with the sheer size and amount of options it can be overwhelming. Here are our top five tips for navigating Disney Springs.

  1. Plan Your Visit- Plan ahead before your visit to Disney Springs so you can utilize your time wisely. Disney Springs is split up into four neighborhoods- West Side, the Landing, Town Center, and the Marketplace. Once you know the way the areas are divided you can start planning your day by using the map over on the Disney Spring’s website.
  2. Make Dining Reservations- Just like the parks, Disney Springs can get extremely crowded especially during busy times of the year. Having dining reservations in hand before your visit will make your entire day stress free when you know your table is reserved and waiting for you.
  3. Plan Around the Entertainment- Check the schedule for the entertainment you want to see and make sure you plan your day to see the things you want to see. It’s easy to get swept up until the mall like atmosphere- don’t forget to take in the Disney quality entertainment too!
  4. Be Prepared for Rain- You’re in Florida and this is an outdoor mall- enough said? Make sure to bring those rain ponchos, just in case.
  5. Skip the Usual and Go for the New- It can be tempting to run for those familiar favorites when it comes to dining or shopping but use this opportunity to try something unique. Try a different restaurant, explore some new shops, and make your vacation memorable.

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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