Disney SPRINGS GUIDE.

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1st October 2018

Disney Springs consists of several different neighborhoods, featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment locations. The neighborhoods are named Town Center, The Landing, West Side, and Marketplace and each has a distinct feel.

 

As Disney tradition goes, the area has a backstory explaining the history. The idea is that the town grew up around a spring, and guests can see the evolution in the environment as the town has grown and changed. This spring is what connects the neighborhoods along the waterfront.

"Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) is the shopping and dining district at Walt Disney World. This post addresses some of our tips for visiting, where to eat and what to do. New locations opened like Edison, Mary & Enzo, Homecoming, Morimoto Asia."

-The Landing:

The area's main commercial district, with waterfront views and themed dining.

-Town Center:

Town Center begins the story of Disney Springs.  Settlers were attracted to the area by a series of natural springs. This features a central promenade, along which guests can find shopping and dining.

-West Side:

This area provides entertainment, as well as elevated sections that provide shade to those underneath, and a new vantage point for guests to watch all the hustle and bustle of the area.

-Marketplace:

This area is especially family-friendly, offering an expanded World of Disney store and a pedestrian walkway over the water.

Tips to Remember!

Tip: When planning your visit to and from Disney Springs, please allow at least 60 minutes of travel time for arrival to your destination. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on a festive event, show or reservation!

GETTING TO DISNEY SPRINGS.

BY CAR

From I-4, take Exit 67 toward Epcot/Disney Springs. Then follow the signs directing you to merge onto East Buena Vista Drive.

 

BY BUS

Relax and enjoy the ride. We highly recommend using the easy-to-use and convenient Walt Disney World complimentary bus transportation.

 

• One-way bus service from the 4 Disney theme parks operates daily from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM or 2 hours after theme parks close, whichever is earlier.

 

BY BOAT

Cruise on over! Our promenade is accessible by complimentary water transportation, departing from the following Walt Disney World Resorts: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Arrival docks are located at the Marketplace and The Landing neighborhoods.

 

GPS LOCATION

28.3702539, -81.5209851.

FREE PARKING.

Self-parking at most lots and both parking garages is complimentary!

 

Preferred Parking

 

Preferred parking is available for $10 in the Lemon and Mango parking lots. A Cast Member will be present to accept payment.

 

Valet Parking

 

Valet parking is available, at a flat rate of $20. Payment will be collected at time of pickup, and gratuity is not included in the cost.

 

•   Directions via I-4 Westbound: from downtown Orlando, take the Disney Springs exit. Head to “surface parking” and follow signs to “valet parking.”

•   Directions via I-4 Eastbound: from Buena Vista Drive, you can access valet from the Disney Springs entrance across from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Once at the entrance, take your first right hand turn and follow signs to “valet parking.”

Parking for Guests with Disabilities

Designated parking spaces for Guests with disabilities are available in both the Orange and Lime Garages, as well as in the Strawberry, Watermelon and Grapefruit surface parking lots. A valid disability parking permit is required. Wheelchair, ECV and stroller rentals are available at the nearby Sundries location next to the Town Center bus loop.

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