About Disney Springs
Disney Springs, formally Downtown Disney. Disney Springs used to be known as Downtown Disney and it has come a long way since those days of the west end stage and pleasure island.
Disney Springs features the following districts:
- The Marketplace
- The Landing (formerly Pleasure Island)
- Town Center
- West Side
Now, it seems to be more upmarket and caters for all tastes and pocket size. When you walk around if you visited pre the changes, you will still recognise, some of the old familiar shops and restaurants. Such as the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, Earl of Sandwich restaurant, The World of Disney mega store, The Lego store with its life size Lego creations and Rainforest Café to name just a few. They have been joined by a whole host of new and exciting venues.
Parking has been improved now and it is easier to get a space than it used to be. There are two multi-storey car parks now (Lime Garage and Orange Garage) as well as surface parking. Getting in and out is fairly straightforward now too.
The only thing I thought was it is a bit hard to navigate your way around it making sure you haven’t missed anything. There is some of the finest dining in the area to be had here now. Whether you are looking for good steaks, there is the STK restaurant serving a variety of succulent steaks. Or Fish & Chips at Raglan Road the Irish restaurant, perhaps you want a gourmet burger, if so, there is the D-Luxe burger establishment. If you have a sweeter tooth then try Sprinkles, they do a huge variety of cupcakes and many flavours of ice cream. They even have a cupcake ATM outside the building.
Many new shops have arrived at Disney Springs, making it around 200 dining, entertainment and shopping venues selling a huge variety of products, many of them designer clothing. You can find Under Armor, Superdry, Anthropologie, Sephora, L'Occitane en Provence, Pandora, UGG, Johnston & Murphy, ZARA and Kate Spade. Most of these can be found in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.