Disney Springs aka Downtown Disney aka Paradise Island (...yeah, a lot of name changes) has completely been re-imagined! What was once the forgotten, ugly sibling of the Disney theme parks is now an amazing place to find fantastic food and shops. From the drop-dead gorgeous Coca-Cola store to Free People and Anthropologie, or dining locations like Morimoto and STK - this location is unrecognizable! Disney Springs still includes attractions such as Cirque de Soleil, House of Blues and AMC which maintains a sense of familiarity.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Disney can be expensive, but it doesn't always have to be! Stop by Poutine and get my favorite– the Latin Poutine! David and I can usually split one and feel completely satisfied while still leaving room for dessert and/or a drink. Coming in at around $9.00 - it's a cheap lunch!
Ever heard of a cupcake ATM? Well Sprinkles has come to Disney Springs! And if you're craving something sweet but don't want to stand in line, no problem! You can easily walk up to their ATM and buy a cupcake in an adorable box. What? I feel like I stepped into sweet tooth heaven!
Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar
The Hangar bar is a totally immersive Disney experience. From the decor to the menu this location is amazing! There are several totally unique cocktail options, as well as beers for a more cost-effective option. But you're at Disney, so splurge a little! Trust me, you won't regret it!
Regular Coke, Surge, Coke floats, Coke icees - you name it, they have it! This location is full of nostalgia and tasty Coke products, along with a gorgeous view of Disney Springs. You could not ask for a better place to cool off during the summer (or spring, fall and winter for that matter). You might even run into the Coca-Cola Polar bear during the day!
If you walk through Disney Springs at night, you might find a live DJ, bands, drum line or variety acts! I never know what to expect and see something new almost every time I go. It's truly a touch of Disney magic.