Taking a family vacation to Orlando, Florida? Do it All TravelingMom shares why Disney Springs Florida is the perfect way to spend an afternoon when you’re taking a break from the theme parks. Get lost inside the enormous World Of Disney Store or build a personalized light saber at the Star Wars Galactic Outpost. And there’s the chance to catch a glimpse of the world’s most famous sea monster!
Think your kids would like a sweet treat from a walk-up cupcake ATM? How about watching a classic car splash into the water and transform into a boat before their eyes? These are just a few examples of the many fun things for kids to do at Disney Springs Florida. Find out why Disney Springs is one of my kid’s favorite places to take a break from the theme parks and just relax a little.
Fun Things To Do With Kids At Disney Springs Florida
World Of Disney Store
The World Of Disney is always a must see when we visit Disney Springs Florida. My girls are completely obsessed and I can’t say that I blame them. With 12 rooms of toys, clothing, accessories, collectibles and more, it’s easy to get lost in this store and the girls are in their own little version of heaven when they visit. Just don’t expect to get out of here without buying a toy or two.
TravelingMom tip: While you may find some items here that you won’t find anywhere else, toys such as Princess dolls or plush toys can usually be found cheaper at Walmart and Target.
When we are shopped out at World Of Disney, we head to the LEGO store. From the smiling LEGO Nessie in in the lake to the giant dragon out front, this is another place that’s always a hit with my girls. Kids can have fun building their own LEGO creations, check out the newest toys and have their pictures taken with giant Buzz and Woody LEGO statues.
Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
What little girl doesn’t want to be a princess? When we walk around Disney Springs, we immediately recognize the girls that have just come from the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique. From their fancy, glittering hair to the beautiful princess dress, my girls are mesmerized. It’s not just for girls either. Boys can also visit to be transformed into knights or pirates.
TravelingMom Tip: Save money at the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique by bringing your own princess dress from home.
Stop next to The Boathouse restaurant and you can watch the amphicar go for a spin. A combination of boat and car, my girls never get tired of watching it roll down the “driveway” into the water. You can also choose to take a ride yourself, though the prices are a bit steep if you’re on a budget.
A cupcake store is fun on its own but Sprinkles Cupcakes comes with its very own cupcake ATM. It doesn’t get much better than that, especially if you have a sweet tooth like we do.
Raglan Road Irish Pub
Raglan Road Irish Pub is our favorite place to dine as a family. The food is delicious but it’s the Irish music and dancing that really draws us in. The restaurant features Irish bands, solo singers and the always popular Irish dancing. It keeps the girls fully entertained throughout dinner and they’re usually doing their own Lord Of The Dance interpretation for weeks afterward.
TravelingMom tip: Make reservations ahead of time to get the best views of the entertainment
Disney’s Pin Traders
Disney’s Pin Traders is a mecca for kids that collect Disney pins. My nine year old loves this store and could spend all day there. They have every kind of Disney pin you could imagine and while my four year old doesn’t care about collecting them, even she enjoys wandering through the store and checking them all out.
Star Wars Galactic Outpost
This store primarily sells Star Wars toys, clothing and other items. But the real draw is the build-your-own light saber area. Kids (and adults) are able to make personalized light sabers by piecing together a collection of different parts. Various shapes, colors and other features can be put together to create a number of combinations. I love that my daughters never actually ask me to buy one…they have fun just playing with it for awhile.
The Art Of Disney
If you haven’t been to The Art Of Disney, the best way to describe it would be as a more sophisticated World Of Disney store. The Art Of Disney is full of Disney artwork, figurines and other collectibles and it’s as much fun for the adults in our family as it is for the kids. The Disney princess figurines and paintings are favorites and we love to come here to window shop.
And these are just a few of the many things to do at Disney Springs, Florida. There are so many more! We’d love to take a ride on the Characters In Flight tethered hot air balloon, go bowling at Splitsville or take in a show at Cirque Du Soleil. Those are all on our list of things to do if I can just get the girls out of The World of Disney store!
TMOM Tip: If you’re looking for a great place to stay in the Disney Springs area, you should check out the Wyndham Disney Springs. Located just across the street from Disney Springs, it features an amazing pool, great restaurants, character dining and free shuttles to the theme parks. And the prices are much lower than those you’ll find on property. What’s not to like about that?
Have you taken your kids to the new Disney Springs Florida? What were their favorite things to do?