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, selling a huge variety of products, many of them designer clothing. You can find Under Armor,
A thirteen-minute fireworks show takes place in the World Showcase Lagoon every night at the park's closing time, normally 9:00 PM. Fireworks and lasers fill the sky above Epcot while a stirring musical score plays over the loudspeakers. The current show is titled IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and premiered as part of the park's millennium celebration in 2000. Reflections of Earth tells the story of the planet and is split into three movements titled "Chaos," "Order," and "Meaning." the lagoon is surrounded by twenty torches of fire signifying the past twenty centuries, and the show climaxes with the globe opening up like a lotus blossom to reveal a twenty-first torch, representing the new century. This really is excellent and should not be missed!! TIP: Be prepared for a mass exodus from the park once the show is over. Although you can get a good view of the show all around the lagoon, it is easier to get out of the park when you are closer to the exit.