It’s Time To Explore The Magic And Find The Minnie Fun Things To Do In Disney Springs!

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Welcome to Disney Springs, a 120 acre entertainment and shopping experience that shares the joys of creativity and of course, Disney magic! Located near Orlando, Florida, this outdoor complex has some of the best things to do outside of the actual Disney theme parks. The best part? No reservations, no tickets, and free parking are all readily available for your day out, so you can enjoy that Disney delight and introduce your family/friends to new and exciting attractions! 

Since this place is so big and has so many activities to do, you might want to know what the best of the best is to maximize your time, so here’s the tip top things to do in Disney Springs!

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Rainforest Cafe

Listen and experience the jungle while you dine on some great cuisine!

Have a tree-ly terrific good time dining! Image courtesy of the Walt Disney World, Disney website.

1800 E Buena Vista Dr | Lake Buena Vista | disneysprings.com 

You may have heard of the Rainforest Cafe before, it’s a restaurant where you can immerse yourself and your loved ones into the exotic sights/sounds of the jungle as you enjoy great food! Some of the sounds you can hear while you dine are singing birds, elephants, gorillas, and colorful fishes, while the interior decor is entirely full of luscious greens! 

The Rainforest Cafe has an extensive menu filled with varieties of foods. Some of the appetizers you can expect are Chicken Quesadillas, Cheese Sticks, and Pepperoni Flatbread. Their seafood section has the likes of Fish-n-Chips, Fish Tacos, and Fried Shrimp. While their sandwiches & burgers cover dishes like the Pulled Pork Burger, BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, and the Jungle Turkey Wrap!

They also have soups, salads, beef, pork & chicken, pasta, desserts, and an entire kids selection! The Rainforest Cafe has plenty for any craving you may have!

“Oh goodness - Rainforest has done it again - off the charts delicious food and wonderful service.

Always such a great experience each year we visit. This time we dined here twice. Top notch.” -Yelp Review

You can Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card for the Rainforest Cafe here!

World of Disney

The largest store selling every piece of Disney you could think of!

Discover the magic of every Disney universe! Image courtesy of the Disney Springs Instagram page.

1486 E Buena Vista Dr | Lake Buena Vista | disneysprings.com 

If you absolutely adore Disney and want to go home with some truly spectacular merchandise, then let us introduce you to the World of Disney! It is, in their own words, the ultimate shopping destination for Disney fans of all ages. World of Disney has everything from apparel, to accessories, home decor, toys, pins, cute plushies, souvenirs, genuine Mickey Ears, and so much more!

Honestly, almost anything you can think of, World of Disney has it! Other than the standard array of merch, World of Disney also has “collections,” right now in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, World of Disney is releasing must have mementos for all of those true Disney fans. 

They also have the Celebration Collection, which is all about your wardrobe, the Disney Castle Collection, highlighting the Cinderella Castle and the other iconic Disney castles, and finally the EARidecent Collection which is all about making you stand out in a spectacular way, just as you should be!

“If you want Disney merchandise while in Orlando, this is the place to go. It has the best selection of Disney merchandise around town. In fact, it has a let of things you may not see in the parks that are possibly hidden in various stores near rides.” -Yelp Review

Although this store doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Aerophile- The World Leader in Balloon Flight

Soar sky high and see the gorgeous views of Disney Springs!

An added sunset makes for an already sky high adventure even better! Image courtesy of the Disney Springs Instagram page.

1486 Buena Vista Dr | Lake Buena Vista | disneysprings.com 

Welcome to an eight minute adventure that will have you soaring high in the sky over Disney Springs, this is Aerophile - The World Leader in Balloon Flight. The Aero30 is the world’s largest hand-painted balloon, it’s filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium and gains up to 400 feet of height! Plus, the balloon’s basket can hold up to 29 people, plus the pilot of your journey. 

What’s amazing about this experience is you get to see an up close view of the Aero30 that was custom built for Disney by a Paris based company, all while seeing up to 10 whole miles of beautiful views of the Springs and skyline. Prices of tickets range from 20$-25$, make sure to check the website on those details so you know how to plan your voyage up!

“As an Orlando staple that has been there for so many years, it's worth to experience it at least once in your life. Go during the mornings and not holidays so the line isn't so long. Beautiful views and very nice conductor.” -Yelp Review

Although this attraction doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Bowling alley with a bunch of other entertainment goodies in the lane!

Cool exterior makes for an even cooler interior! Image courtesy of the Splitsville Disney Springs Facebook page.

1494 E Buena Vista Dr | Lake Buena Vista | disneysprings.com 

Retro style in a modern feel, that’s Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs! A 50,000 square feet of spot that holds bowling, billiards, bars, televisions, live music, and food! You can bring anyone you’d like and come right on it, or you can book a private party to enjoy all of what Splitsville Luxury Lanes has to offer.

What’s even better about Splitsville is the food available, as through all of that fun, you might want to grab a bite to eat. Just some of what Splitsville has to provide is, loaded fries, cheeseburger sliders, sushi, various types of pizza, chicken fried rice, and a taco bowl! They also have a whole drink menu section with frozen drinks, draft beer, bottles & cans, wine, crafty cocktails, and more! Food and fun are regularly served at Splitsville Luxury Lanes!

“We are locals and come here often. Not often can you say "the bowling alley has great sushi..." Obviously Splitsville is not your standard bowling alley but the sushi is in fact really good! Splitting some blackened chicken nachos and a fantasy roll today...YUM!!” -Yelp Review

Although this attraction doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

The LEGO Store

Showcasing many lego builds and many lego sets to be completed!

Just a taste of what to expect when you head over to the LEGO store! Image courtesy of the disneyfoodblog website.

1672 E Buena Vista Dr | Lake Buena Vista | disneysprings.com 

Since 1997, The LEGO Store has been taking Disney Springs by storm, as when you step into the store for the first time, the sheer magnitude of sets and creations is overwhelming…in a good way! Collectable playsets from your favorite movies, gorgeous architecture sets, colored blocks to build whatever you set your mind to, and more!

The LEGO Store is a place for people of all ages to enjoy and let their creativity flow. They have completed sets on display, so it shows how gorgeous each set is, and what you can create at home! They also have a minifigure collection of different characters you all know and love, plus a completely customizable figure you can make to any liking from head to legs! If you love LEGO or even if you’re new to the building block world, this store is a magnificent starting point.

“We stopped in at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney shopping area and even without the kids, I had a fun time looking around and taking pictures to show them!  They had many Lego structures set up to look at, and an area where kids could build and play.  If you are in Orlando, this is definitely worth a stop!” -Yelp Review

Although this store doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Amorette’s Patisserie

Sweets, French sweets, and more sweets right at Disney Springs!

Absolutely stunning cake design that tastes as good as it looks! Image courtesy of Disney Springs Instagram page.

1536 E Buena Vista Dr #1A | Lake Buena Vista | disneyworld.disney.go.com 

An artsy yet modern bakeshop that specializes in French pastries, Amorette’s Patisserie is one of the best places to grab sweets in Disney Springs! Now their desserts don’t just taste great, they also look great! Displays of the sweets are set around the store, showing off the spectacular designs of the pastry artists behind the counter. 

From New York style cheesecake to an array of cookies, Amorette’s Patisserie has so. many. sweets to offer. Just some of their menu options are the 50th anniversary celebration petite cake, Mickey Mouse character cakes, macarons, creme brulee, crepes, sandwiches, non alcoholic/alcoholic beverages, and more! Plenty to choose from at Amorette’s Patisserie!

“I love this place!! The wine slushies are so, so good! My favorite is the mango moscato and my wife's favorite is the strawberry shiraz. They have really good pastries and desserts to choose from as well. I definitely recommend checking them out while visiting Disney Springs.” -Yelp Review

Although this store doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Disney Springs may be advertised as a marvelous place for Disney lovers, but it truly is a place for fun for all ages. Whether you’re there for a bite to eat, playing a game, browsing the merchandise, or seeing the sights there are plenty of fun things to do in Disney Springs!

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