For a town that provides all the essentials when you’re not at one of the area’s Disney attractions, visit Florida’s Disney Springs®. Within walking distance of major hotels and resorts are more than 100 shops and 60 dining venues as well as fun attractions. Ride a hot air balloon to view the Disney complex from aloft or travel on Lake Buena Vista and its canals in an Italian water taxi or amphibious car.
Join virtual reality trips that include saving the universe or being part of a mega-gigantic food fight. Younger family members can ride on the miniature train that loops around the town’s marketplace or the colorful carousel, although adults often can’t resist the temptation to ride as well.
Listen to live music at numerous venues around town, including Waterview Park, which offers a scenic setting over the lake. Marketplace Stage has frequent dance shows. Street performers and magic shows are held at Riverboat Square. Sunshine Highline features international shows. Other spots have floorshows, concerts and much more.
Eating in Disney Springs® is an adventure, with choices such as dining near the wharf on a steamboat, in a rainforest or surrounded by steampunk décor.
In addition to an excellent variety of Disney merchandise, you’ll find everything from luxury shaving supplies, bath specialties, fashionable hats for everyone, a store exclusively for left-handers and pearls that you discover in the shell. Spend time wandering through the town to browse among the many stores you simply can’t pass by.
While at Disney Springs®, leave your car at one of the large parking garages and discover what this town has to offer. Find the town on East Buena Vista Drive. From here, traveling to attractions farther away is easy on Walt Disney World complimentary buses.