When you’re vacationing at Walt Disney World Orlando and hitting up several of its theme parks, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break to rejuvenate. One great option is checking into Disney Springs. It’s more than just a shopping and eating experience. There are plenty of fun things to do in Disney Springs!
While the Disney Springs area, located in Lake Buena Vista, might not have the thrilling rides that your children have their minds set on, but there’s still plenty of fun sights to see and things to do that are geared towards kids. Plus it gives mom and dad a break from a demanding day at the theme park. Check out these unique things that you can do at Disney Springs while you’re there.
Step into a Virtual Adventure at The VOID
We are huge Star Wars fans, so of course this one tops our list of things to do in Disney Springs and possibly in all of Florida’s Disney World. At The VOID visitors don virtual reality gear and enter a hyper reality world of a Star Wars adventure. You will step into an immersive world disguised as Storm Troopers to embark on a rebel mission to capture Imperial intelligence. One of the most unique experiences at Disney World, no doubt. Make an appointment in advance to secure your spot. Children must be ages ten and over to participate.
Head Over to the Marketplace
Disney Springs is broken up into four sections, in which the Marketplace portion is where you will find the most kid-friendly things to do. Not only are there shops and restaurants there, but also a splash pad (free), a carousel ($3) and a train ride ($3). You’ll even find live performances and activities to do, which are going on during the day and well into the evening.
Aerophile Hot Air Balloon Ride
One of the first things that your kids may notice is the tethered hot air balloon that soars high up into the sky. It’s actually the world’s largest tethered hot air balloon, that will take you to over 400 feet. Yikes! It costs $15 per child and $20 per adult and is located by the Splitsville Bowling Alley that you can also take advantage of.
Shopping at Disney Springs
Most kids dread going shopping, and who could blame them when they’re at Disney? Warn your kids ahead of time that there are several shopping destinations there that will get them excited. Only a few of these include the Marvel Super Hero Headquarters, Star Wars Trading Post, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, Once Upon a Toy, Dino Store at T-rex and the Disney Store.
Build Lego Racing Cars
Do you think your kids would love to build Lego race cars and test them out on the track? Yes, we know they would. There’s even a LEGO store that has amazing Lego kits that you won’t find anywhere else. There are also several huge Disney and Pixar Lego characters that make great photo opportunities with the kids.
AMC Dine-In Movie Theatre
This is a unique theatre experience that has comfy chairs, dinner tables, and an awesome meal menu while your family watches a film. Some of these food options include wings, nachos, flatbreads, shrimp, burgers, milkshakes, and brownie ice cream sundaes for dessert.
Disney’s Candy Cauldron
One way to finish off a fantastic day at Disney Springs is by stopping in at Disney’s Candy Cauldron. It’s a candy store that’s filled with goodies and kitchens that give kids (and dad) the opportunity to see how candy is made.
Take in the Views
The sunset views across the lake are quite spectacular. Find a bench or an open air patio and enjoy the views.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
A Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs transforms children into Disney princesses. Fun Fact: Even adults can enjoy a transformation into a princess here.
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
From a surf pool and coaster like raft ride to whimsical water playground Typhoon Lagoon offers something for everyone in the family. It is a great way to take a break from the parks and cool down with water fun.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
This Disney bowling alley boasts 30 bowling lanes, a billards area, four indoor/outdoor bars and great nachos. It is on the Disney Dining Plan and fun for the whole family.
Minnie Lyft Service
Disney World offers a fun Lyft service throughout its parks. Disney Springs is included in this service area. You can catch a Lyft in a fun Minnie Mouse themed van to the other parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Still looking for what to see in Disney Springs? Be sure to check out these other ideas of things to see in Disney Springs. Because there are a lot of things to see and sights to take in!
Taking a trip to Disney will be nothing short of an amazing trip with your family, but slowing down a bit and steering away from the theme parks for a day, might give you the rest that your family needs. If you’ve visited Disney Springs with your family before, what did your kids enjoy most about it?
While in Orlando, be sure to also visit the World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando!