Disney Springs, Orlando

Travel distance/time from Florida Delight (18.6 miles: 26 minutes) 

Disney Springs  is a fantastic place to visit, day or night  being open from 8 am to 2 am but for us especially at night as it really looks lovely with the lights reflecting on the lake.

Admission to Disney Springs is free  as is the parking. 

There are many places to dine including some lovely waterfront restaurants to sit and enjoy the views.

The stores are varied and many are quite unique. It is a good place to look for Disney clothing and accessories.

There is a host of entertainment options such a movie theatres, live music, spectacular shows like La Nouba by Cirque Du Soleil.

We  first spent an evening at Disney Springs in November, 2015. It was our first visit and everyone in our party of 7 adults really enjoyed it. It was easy to park and parking and entry are free. We arrived at 5pm and it was relatively busy at that time but by the time we left at about 10.30 pm it was very busy. A really fun place to spend time with so many places to dine or have a drink and lots of great live music from bands playing in various locations. As it got darker it became quite magical with the lights in the trees and reflecting off the lake. We decided to eat at The Boathouse because of its location overlooking the lake. It was very busy but despite 7 of us turning up without a reservation, we only had to wait about 10 minutes before we were seated at a prime table outside, overlooking the lake which gave us beautiful views. We could also see the volcanic flames coming fromThe Rainforest Cafe across the lake which was fun. The food was nice but quite expensive but worth the price for the location. I think we would go here again and maybe just have a drink on their pier and then eat somewhere else. It was fun strolling around the various shops after dinner such as the Disney Store and the Lego Store. 

In the 7 years that we have now owned Florida Delight we have now visited Disney Springs many times and would always have at least one evening there during our vacation. One of our favourite things to  do is to have a stroll around the site taking in the shops, live entertainment and fun atmosphere of the place. Sometimes we have a drink or a meal, usually at The Boathouse due to being able to sit outside at the back of the restaurant on the jetties. We gradually work our way to the far side of Disney Springs and then hop on the free boats that ferry you back across the lake. The boat is a lovely way to get back to near where you enter Disney Springs from the car park and at night it is really lovely seeing everywhere lit up. You can go to Disney Springs and if you choose not to eat or drink there have a completely free night (or day) out.