Ideas for Having a Great Day at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World

Every Walt Disney World vacation includes lots of time spent in the four Disney Parks enjoying attractions, entertainment, and more. While the Disney Parks are incredible, sometimes guests look for activities outside of the parks where they can have a more leisurely pace and enjoy various experiences. Disney Springs is just the place to visit as it requires no ticket and is filled with amazing dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences that can keep guests occupied for an entire day! From breakfast to nightlife, there is plenty to enjoy in Disney Springs and guests might be surprised at some of the incredible experiences waiting there for them! Here are some amazing things to enjoy while spending a day at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.


1. Breakfast at Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace

A busy day in Disney Springs simply must start with a delicious breakfast so that guests can be sure that they have the energy to make it through a fun filled day in the location. A great place to enjoy a quick service breakfast in Disney Springs is Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace. The location features an extensive menu with cuisine inspired by many different flavors and ingredients including delicious options such as Bacon & Cheddar Omelet, Belgian Waffles, Chocolate Chip Waffles, Corn Flake French Toast, Mushroom & Spinach Omelet, and Breakfast Pizza.

2. Shopping

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, guests can explore Disney Springs and enjoy the dozens of unique shopping locations found throughout each area. There are some stores that are exclusive to Disney Springs such as the World of Disney, Tren-D, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, Once Upon A Toy, Mickey’s Pantry, Disney’s Days of Christmas, and the Marketplace Co-Op where guests can pick up unique souvenirs from their vacations. In addition, there are also lots of stores that guests already might be familiar with including Sephora, Kate Spade New York, Levi’s Lily Pulitzer, Pandora Jewelry, and Ugg.

3. Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s Patisserie

A popular bakery in Disney Springs serves up some amazing pastries and desserts that guests can’t get enough of each and every day. Amorette’s Patisserie is always serving up decadent treats, but guests can also enjoy the Cake Decorating Experience at the location where they can take a ninety minute class with a pastry artist and learn how to decorate their own cake that looks just like Mickey! The class also includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments making it a wonderful experience that is worth the extra cost!

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4. Visit The Void

Virtual reality brings some incredible experiences to life at a unique and popular location in Disney Springs. The Void offers up two experiences where guests are outfitted in gear and step into immersive worlds that they magically are a part of. Star Wars Secrets of the Empire has guests undercover dressed like stormtroopers searching for imperial intelligence to return to the rebellion. Ralph Breaks VR brings the world and characters of Wreck It Ralph to life with guests sneaking into the internet and finding themselves in the middle of a food fight at the Pancake Milkshake Diner.

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5. Lunch at D-Luxe Burger

After a busy morning in Disney Springs, guests will definitely be ready to enjoy some lunch and D-Luxe Burger is the perfect quick service location to visit. Located in the Town Center area of Disney Springs, the location serves up delicious burgers and shakes that guests are sure to love. Some popular menu items at D-Luxe Burger include the El Diablo Burger, Barbecue Burger, Vegan Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Cake Gelato Shake, Vanilla Gelato Shake, and S’mores Gelato Shake.

6. Bowling at Splitsville

After lunch, guests can enjoy a fun activity in a popular location. Splitsville is a large bowling complex themed to feel like the classic bowling allies of the 1950s with retro décor. Guests can book a lane and have a bowling competition, check out billiards tables, and even enjoy live entertainment at select times. If guests are looking for a snack after lunch, they can even order from Splitsville’s delicious menu that includes options such as Spicy Veggie Roll, Grilled Salmon with Mango Chutney, Fish n’ Chips, Chicken Fried Rice, and Ahi Tuna.

7. Aerophile

After bowling, guests can enjoy a unique experience over Disney Springs that offers beautiful views of all of Walt Disney World. Aerophile is a hot air balloon that brings guests four hundred feet up into the air on a serene ride where on a clear day visibility can reach ten miles! With stunning views of the Disney Parks and surrounding area, the Aerophile is a wonderful experience no to be missed in Disney Springs.

8. Dinner at Morimoto Asia

While there are many locations for guests to enjoy dinner at in Disney Springs, one full service option is so delicious that it is the perfect stop on any day spent there. Morimoto Asia is operated by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and serves up Pan-Asian cuisine in a modern setting. Guests can enjoy two floors of dining areas with unique views into the kitchens where chefs prepare wonderful menu options including fresh sushi, Crispy Popcorn Shrimp Tempura, Chicken Wings, Shishito Peppers, Angry Chicken, Morimoto Peking Duck, Tonkotsu Ramen, and Spicy Pork Ramen.

9. Drinks at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

After dinner, guests should visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar for some delicious cocktails. Themed to feel like the hangout of Indiana Jones’ pilot friend, the location has lots of details and décor that transform the room into a 1940s airplane hangar. In addition to small bites like Snakebite Sliders, Air Pirate’s Pretzels, and Chen’s BBQ Pork Skewers, guests can indulge in cocktails such as the Anything Goes, The Bitter Barkeep, Safari Sangria, The Scottish Professor, and Bedtime Story.

10. Entertainment at The Edison

The perfect ending to any day in Disney Springs occurs at The Edison, a unique entertainment spot designed to feel like a 1920s electric company with lots of industrial details. While the setting is wonderful, it is the wide array of live entertainment that guests are sure to love. Depending on the night and time, entertainment at The Edison can include aerialists, contortionists, DJs, live cabaret, and more and guests can enjoy it all while sipping unique drinks such as the Smokey Lobos Mule, Green Electron, Leather & Tweed, The Capone Special, and Berry Smash.

The Edison

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.