Walt Disney World is filled with some of the coolest experiences at the theme parks, but did you know that the Disney Springs entertainment district is quite possibly the best hidden gem on property?
10 Fun Things To Do at Disney Springs
SPRINKLES ICING SHOT
This is exactly what happened on our last trip:
If you really want to take everything that Sprinkles Cupcakes has in store, you’re going to want to grab a full-size, mini-size AND an ICING SHOT!
Virtual reality entertainment is so much more than you can describe in an article, but just know that the catchphrase of “Step Beyond Reality” is true!
Located directly beside the World of Disney and across the walkway of the Earl of Sandwich, you can walk past The Void without even noticing it. That being said, it’s worth investigating your budget and schedule to see if you have an opening.
When we were thinking about fun things to do at Disney Springs, Jill mentioned the idea of dressing up in 1920’s garb and hitting up Enzo’s Hideaway for a step back in time.
Great food, awesome environment and a 100% hidden gem!
A trip to Disney Springs just isn’t complete until you find that perfect pin for your collection! Remember to check out Pin Traders in the Marketplace in addition to every Disney-run retail location on property.
We’ve also found that some of the best pins can be found at the Disney Vacation Club kiosks, so stop by for great conversation about future vacations and epic pin trades!
SHOPPING AT CHERRY TREE LANE
The Co-Op Marketplace is a retail spot with a number of smaller brands & concepts in one building. From technology to home decor and everything in between, you’re going to stumble upon a hidden gem for sure!
One of our fav spots to see fun apparel is at Cherry Tree Lane, which is a Disney-inspired Dress shoppe. Know ahead of time that they are constantly improving the lineup, so if you don’t see what you want…check out the Disney Character Warehouse at the Orlando Premium Outlets OR at ShopDisney.com!
Fun fact – the Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace is an awesome team of creative baristas! They are constantly coming up with new “Disney Inspired” drinks, which you won’t find anywhere else.
We’ve seen everything from holiday drinks (Christmas, Halloween, etc) to event-specific concoctions that are derived from RunDisney and Christmas in July!
COCA COLA INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Ever tried Beverly? Want to experience 15 other sodas from all over the planet in one sitting? Coke’s gotcha covered!
The Coca-Cola Store is home to 3 floors of entertainment, which includes a character meet and greet and unique shopping…on top of one of my best non-alcoholic drink experiences on property. The International Tray is something that you can do on your own or with a group, but it’s Instagram GOLD!
If you’re scared of heights…scroll down a little bit.
Fly 400 feet in the air in the world’s largest tethered helium balloon, which was actually custom built for this experience.
The balloon has some fun numbers:
- 210,000 cubic feet of helium
- 19-foot diameter basket
- Room for 29 guests (plus one pilot) per flight
- 10-mile sightline in every direction!
Not bad eh? Make sure that you do a google search for discounts, as there always deals to be had;)
Disney Springs is incredibly photogenic! With all the upgrades that came with the transition from Downtown Disney to the current iteration came a focus on sight-lines. From restaurants to retail, entertainment and even trash cans…grab photos! 🙂
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SPEND TIME AT THE ART OF DISNEY
Last but not least, you’ll want to spend time at one of my favorite stores on property….the Art of Disney at Disney Springs!
They’ve got Disney certified animators & artists drawing LIVE during the day, with commissions available. In addition, you can check out some of the best hand-drawn art in all forms and they sometimes have meet & greets with fan-favorite artists.
Anything else we should check out the next time we’re at Disney Springs? Let me know on the Steps to Magic Facebook Page!