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The Ultimate Nightlife Guide to Disney Springs

Disney Springs has quickly become one of the most popular areas of the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to the wide array of activities and locations to enjoy all found on the picturesque shores of Lake Buena Vista. Guests love to visit Disney Springs any time of the day, but once the sun sets, the location becomes even more magical and alive with unforgettable nightlife experiences. Going back to its days as Downtown Disney with Pleasure Island, Disney Springs has quite a bustling nightlife scene to enjoy with plenty to do that Guests can enjoy after a day in the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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With the Marketplace, The Landing, Town Center, and West Side, Disney Springs features so many amazing locations and experiences to enjoy that Guests can have a perfect evening checking out all of the nightlife. From specialty cocktails and shopping to delicious snacks, entertainment, and more, here is the ultimate nightlife guide for Guests looking to enjoy an unforgettable evening in Disney Springs!

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Where to Grab a Drink

Disney Springs has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants and lounges at the Walt Disney World Resort so there is no shortage of locations to grab a specialty beverage at. While there are plenty of great options to find unique drinks, several are so immersive and entertaining that they cannot be missed.

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in The Landing area of Disney Springs was founded by Jock, Indiana Jones’ trusty friend, and features an immersive interior filled with props and specialty drinks that pay tribute to the films. Guests can kick back and enjoy the quirky atmosphere while sipping on unique creations like the German Mechanic, The Scottish Professor, Shorty’s Singapore Sling, Wrong Island!, Cool-headed Monkey, and Hail Marty.

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Not far away in The Landing is The Boathouse which is a table service location that serves up a menu of seafood favorites with nautical theming. Guests who are looking to just enjoy a specialty cocktail can head to one of several decks in the back of the restaurant that overlook Lake Buena Vista to enjoy an unforgettable view. In addition to beer and wine, Guests should be sure to check out drink options including the Duck Duck Razz, Lemon Drop Martini, S.S. Politician, and Blueberry Lemonade.

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Wine lovers absolutely need to check out Wine Bar George, a table service restaurant that combines an industrial atmosphere with an extensive wine menu crafted by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. While a reservation is needed to dine at Wine Bar George, Guests just looking for drinks can visit the bar or The Basket at Wine Bar George to check outpours from the main menu.

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Where to Shop

Disney Springs is literally bursting with shopping locations that offer everything from exclusive merchandise from the Walt Disney World Resort to popular international brands. The Marketplace is home to unique Disney merchandise locations and Guests can check out the World of Disney which sells almost anything you can think of, Once Upon a Toy for unique toy items, Disney’s Days of Christmas for seasonal ornaments and decorations, plus more.

West Side

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The other areas of Disney Springs are home to many, many more shopping locations where Guests can find everything from clothing to housewares. Some popular locations to check out include Basin, UNIQLO, Sephora, Anthropologie, lululemon, The Lego Store, Lilly Pulitzer, Coach, and more.

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Where to Enjoy Food

There are many table service locations to be enjoyed throughout Disney Springs that serve up unique menus with flavors and cuisines from around the world. One of the best table service options to enjoy a dinner at is Paddlefish which focuses on fresh seafood with stunning water views from a steamship docked on Lake Buena Vista. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is always popular with Guests and features a menu of indulgent Southern cuisine infused with the fresh flavors of Florida. Some other amazing table service options to check out include The Boathouse, Frontera Cocina, Morimoto Asia, Rainforest Cafe, and Jaleo by Jose Andres.

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Guests who are looking to enjoy quick service options and spend more time exploring Disney Springs itself also have an extensive list to choose from including popular options like Chicken Guy!, Morimoto Asia Street Food, The Polite Pig, D-Luxe Burger, Earl of Sandwich, and Cookes of Dublin. Another great option for food are the food trucks of Disney Springs which feature unique menus focused on hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Where to Check Out Live Entertainment

The key to any great nightlife location is live entertainment, and Disney Springs is home to several locations that feature some unforgettable acts. Outdoor entertainment is available nightly at the AdventHealth Waterside Stage and Guests can grab a drink and snack, settle in on a comfortable bench, and listen to everything from solo artists to large bands.

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Another great spot for live entertainment in Disney Springs is Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. Themed to feel like a classic pub in the heart of Ireland, the main dining room of the table service restaurant features a large main stage and several smaller ones where live music and traditional Irish step dancers perform all night long.

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The House of Blues on the West Side of Disney Springs is also home to a stage which features live music and concerts on select nights. The venue features a wide array of artists and musical styles, and Guests can check out everything from local bands to some big name artists who pass through Orlando and perform at the venue in Disney Springs.

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The most unique entertainment at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at The Edison in Disney Springs which is a table service restaurant themed to feel like a gothic and industrial electric company from the 1920’s. In addition to immersive rooms with unique themes and a menu of classic American cuisine, The Edison features a variety of live entertainment including contortionists, stilt walkers, live jazz, aerialists, burlesque-style dancers, and more. Every night at The Edison is unlike any other, and Guests are sure to love enjoying the unforgettable entertainment while sipping on specialty cocktails.

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.