After having a fun wild time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, it was off to be together again at the one-of-a-kind Disney Springs™. Featuring shopping, dining, and world-class entertainment, you can easily spend the entire day doing something for everyone in the family.
Over 50 brand names and Disney-themed shops, boutiques, and kiosks give new meaning to the phrase “shop till you drop”. You can create memorable moments with unique stores like the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where children are transformed into Disney princesses or knights or Build-A-Dino® by Build-A-Bear® Workshop, to make a Friendosaur™ with clothes, accessories and sounds, built to specs. The crown of the shopping experience has to be the mega World of Disney Store. It is the largest Disney character store with 12 rooms full of apparel, collectibles, toys and more. My family always has to make the World of Disney Store their first stop because no matter where you look, it’s brimming with everything Disney. It absolutely feels like you are inside a magical Disney ball. There are so many stylish clothing and accessories to choose from for adults and children and all with a distinctive Disney touch. The boys always run over to where the toys are so they can see the latest plush and play toys from their favorite Disney films and characters. Everyone loves to get something from all of the vast Disney products – from housewares and specialty gifts – make it easy to get your shopping accomplished. The only problem you will have is not wanting to leave the World of Disney Store!
Did you ever think you could ride a car that is also a boat? Well, now you can at Disney Springs™ with the vintage Amphicars! It’s an amazing interactive experience by land and water. You start on land by boarding a beautiful vintage car and then the car converts into a boat entering the water and embarking on a 20-minute tour of Disney Springs™. My entire family was able to experience this incomparable attraction together in two different Amphicars. We all cheered as soon as we heard a splash and the Amphicar entered the water. It was breathtaking to be on the water inside of a vehicle! You look over and instead of seeing a traditional looking boat, you see a vintage car floating on the water. We waved excitedly at each other as we “sailed” on the water and felt a nice warm breeze as we toured around Disney Springs. This exclusive to Disney Springs™ attraction is such an exceptional memorable experience for families that nothing quite compares to it. It is an absolute can’t miss!
If your children are anything like mine, then they probably love dinosaurs. What a better way to feel like you are really among these pre-historic creatures than at the dinosaur-themed restaurant, T-Rex. You will feel like you have stepped back in time with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex. The décor is primordial landscapes from a color-changing ice cavern to a fern forest buzzing with giant wasps. You can witness a meteor shower complete with rumbling and fiery “explosions” every few minutes. The boys were completely mesmerized with all of the pre-historic dinosaurs and animals. There was so much to see, hear and enjoy through these interactive displays. The food was great and had family-friendly choices from steak to chicken fingers. After eating, be sure to check out the Dino-Store and Paleo Zone, a hands-on experience where you can dig for hidden dinosaur fossils.
Disney Springs™ is a wonderful way to spend the day (or night) with your family because of its elite and conveniently located offerings of entertainment, shopping and dining.
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Disney gave me a complementary Walt Disney World® vacation to write about my experience. All opinions are my own.