A great place to visit that offers lots of great dining and shopping experiences is Disney Springs, a sprawling downtown district on the shores of a beautiful lake that welcomes guests throughout each day. Here are some of the top trending spots in Disney Springs that guests are sure to love on any trip to Walt Disney World.
1. The Boathouse
One of the most popular dining experiences in Disney Springs can be found in The Landing area located right on the water offering beautiful view and a delicious menu. The Boathouse features a nautical dining area with both indoor and outdoor seating where guests can kick back, enjoy American seafood and steakhouse classics, and watch the vintage amphicars glide past. Open daily for lunch or dinner guests who enjoy a meal at The Boathouse can chow down on menu items such as Yellowfin Tuna Poke, Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper, Roasted Green Circle Chicken Breast, Firecracker Shrimp, Crispy Panko-Fried Wild New England Cod, Porterhouse, and Macadamia Turtle Pie. Any meal at The Boathouse is sure to be delicious for guests!
2. Wine Bar George
Another great dining option currently open to guests in Disney Springs is Wine Bar George, a traditional wine bar with a menu crafted by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Wine Bar George offers up a versatile menu that allows guests to select sips from an extensive international wine list as well as sample everything from small, shareable plates to fully plated meals. Some of the amazing offerings featured at Wine Bar George include Chicken Skewers, Burrata, Frisee Salad, Saganaki on Fire, Artisanal Cheese Board, Charcuterie Board, and Grilled Whole Greek Sea Bass. Guests are sure to love dining at Wine Bar George or simply grabbing a seat at the bar and enjoying some world class wine.
3. Amorette’s Patisserie
Disney Springs is known just as much for its sweet treats and snacks as it is for its full service dining experiences, and one location welcomes guests into a pastry shop that serves up a wide array of amazing options. Amorette’s Patisserie welcomes guests in each day and offers up many choices of pastries such as Mickey Mousse, and 49th and Broadway N.Y. Cheesecake, cakes including the Minnie Character Cake, Pluto Character Cake, and Amorette’s Signature Cake, crepes, sandwiches, and alcoholic beverages including champagne and sparkling wine. With many treats to indulge in, Amorette’s Patisserie is a great place to enjoy in Disney Springs.
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4. Gideon’s Bakehouse
Guests looking to further indulge their sweet cravings in Disney Springs can enjoy a brand new location that just opened to the public in December 2020. Gideon’s Bakehouse features a menu focused specifically on unique cookies that take over a day to craft and weigh in at nearly a half pound each. Some of the unique cookie flavors offered regularly include the Original Chocolate Chip Cookie, Peanut Butter Crunch, Pistachio Toffee Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream, and the Coffee Cake Cookie which is exclusive to Disney Springs. In addition to the famous cookies, Gideon’s Bakehouse also serves up cake slices including True Red Velvet and Daily Double Frosted Cake. Gideon’s Bakehouse is already immensely popular with guests and sure to be a top trending spot in Disney Springs for a long time to come.
5. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
Another top trending spot in Disney Springs has been popular since opening and shows no sign of slowing down! Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ serves up a menu of comfort food inspired by the flavors of Florida crafted especially by renowned Chef Art Smith. Serving up brunch, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant is always bustling with guests enjoying the food at tables or simply sitting at the bar and sipping strong and flavorful cocktails. Some guest favorite menu items at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ include Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Bunch of Puppies, Art’s Famous Fried Chicken, Country Fried Steak, Braised Short Ribs, Hummingbird Cake, and a variety of moonshine based cocktails.
6. The Edison
While a lot of entertainment throughout Walt Disney World is currently not being offered due to safety concerns and protocols, there is one location in Disney Springs that is presenting unique entertainment paired with delicious menu options. The Edison is located in The Landing area of Disney Springs and is themed to feel like a 1920s electrical company with a steam punk and industrial interior that pairs perfectly with an inventive menu. Open daily for dinner, guests can indulge in options such as the DB ‘Clothesline Candied Bacon,’ Queen Cut Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, The Edison Burger, and Anchor Steam Beer-Battered Fish & Chips as well as uniquely crafted cocktails including the Electric Mule, Time Turner, Berry Smash, and more. While the menu is great, The Edison is more famously known for its entertainment including aerial acrobats, contortionists, and more, all of which are sure to amaze guests!
7. World of Disney
One of the most popular locations in Disney Springs that will always be trading can be found in the Marketplace area and is open each day. The World of Disney is the largest Disney Store in the world and sells every type of souvenir that guests can imagine. With a newly renovated interior featuring easy to access and see merchandise in beautifully themed rooms, the World of Disney is an amazing shopping experience that guests love to enjoy to find the perfect items to bring home with them.
8. Marketplace Co-Op
Another trending shopping location in Disney Springs offers up a unique one stop experience that combines several small shops to form one marketplace. The Marketplace Co-Op welcomes guests to shop in Twenty Eight & Main featuring classic Disney vintage designs for men, Cherry Tree Lane offering designer boutique fashion items, D-Tech on Demand supplying phone cases and accessories, Disney Centerpiece which features unique housewares and furnishing, and WonderGround Gallery which highlights unique Disney-inspired art for sale. With so many unique shops to browse, the Marketplace Co-Op is always a popular shopping destination for guests!