If you enjoy shopping, we know you’ll enjoy Disney Springs. This super fun shopping district has a little bit of everything, making it the ultimate outdoor mall. For this reason, we highly recommend those who enjoy shopping—and even those who don’t particularly care for the pastime—to spend a bit of time in Disney Springs during their Disney vacation. Here are the top 5 reasons we adore partaking in a little retail therapy and dining at Disney Springs. We think you’ll agree that these are some pretty fantastic features, and when they all come together, they could easily create a perfectly magical Disney day.
1: Fun Atmosphere
If you’re looking for the magical feel of the parks without having to spend the extra money putting another day on your ticket, Disney Springs is your best bet. The atmosphere here is fun, and there are some definite vacation vibes in the air. Food trucks and street vendors add to the festival feel of the place, and the fact that everything is so clean and well-kept reminds you that you’re definitely on Disney property. We love this super laid-back vibe and find that Disney Springs is a great escape from day-to-day life without the overwhelm often found in the parks. This is a great place to spend a few hours on your rest day if you decide to build one into your next vacation.
2: Unique Shops
Disney Springs is first and foremost a shopping area. It should come as no surprise, then, that you’ll find tons of shopping opportunities there. What might come as a surprise is the number of unique shops found in the district.
Want Disney merchandise? The biggest Disney Store in the world can be found here, as can Disney Style, a super fun shop offering all kinds of unique Disney clothing. Another great place to get Disney-specific merchandise is the Marketplace Co-op. This is a craft mini-mall featuring various pop-up shops selling crafty Disney items you can’t find anywhere else.
Other fun shops in Disney Springs include Days of Christmas and Art of Disney. Both sell lots of unique merchandise, making them well worth visiting.
3: Awesome Dining
Besides amazing shops, there is also a ton of awesome dining in Disney Springs. Themed dining at places—such as the dinosaur-themed T-Rex and rainforest-themed Rainforest Cafe—bring the immersive dining experience (as well as animatronics) into Disney Springs. Meanwhile, restaurants such as the Raglan Road Irish pub and House of Blues offer fun entertainment for you to enjoy as you dine.
There are so many dining locations in Disney Springs that you would have to return many times to try them all. That said, no matter which ones you choose, you are sure to enjoy your food, as well as the atmosphere offered. Just be aware that many table-service restaurants require reservations, especially on holidays and weekends, so be sure to plan ahead if you’re planning a sit-down meal.