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The Top 3 of Everything at Disney Springs: From Dining to Shopping

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When Disney Springs was original announced, some seven years ago, I was skeptical. I was still getting over the loss of Pleasure Island. And there are already enough Springs-named destinations on Disney property. And yet, now that’s it’s been fully realized, I truly adore it. Right now I would love to roam around Disney Springs, perhaps with a cold beverage in my hand. I’m sure I am not alone.

In previous weeks, I’ve compiled Top 3 Lists for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Now, it is time to celebrate this beloved shopping and dining destination! These Top 3 lists are a combination of data from our TouringPlans system, data from our TouringPlans surveys, and a sprinkle of personal preference – but not too much, because science!

The Top 3 Desserts at Disney Springs

  1. Gourmet S’Mores – The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe
  2. Petite Cakes – Amorette’s Patisserie (or anything else from this delightful place)
  3. Gibsons S’mores Baked Alaska – The Boathouse
Amorette’s – Photo by: @thedclblog on Twitter

The Top 3 Adult Beverages at Disney Springs

  1. The Scottish Professor – Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar
  2. Sweet Tea Shine – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  3. Blueberry Lemonade – The Boathouse
Homecomin’ Okra Fries and Grilled Chicken Tenders with cocktails

The Top 3 Sit Down Restaurants at Disney Springs

  1. Jaleo by Chef José Andrés
  2. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  3. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  4. Honorable mention: Wine Bar George – it may be a wine bar primarily, but the food at Wine Bar George makes it worthy to be included
Jaleo Pork Tenderloin

The Top 3 Outdoor Bars at Disney Springs

  1. Dockside Bar – The Boathouse
  2. Dockside Margaritas – Disney Springs Marketplace
  3. Front Porch Bar – House of Blues
Dockside Bar at the BOATHOUSE (photo by Brandon Glover)

The Top 3 Ways to Entertain Kids at Disney Springs

  1. The LEGO Store Play Area – Markeplace
  2. Carousel and Train – Marketplace (for little kids)
  3. Disney character statues and photo ops throughout Disney Springs
The LEGO store is still the best bet for many kids.

The Top 3  Non-Disney Shops at Disney Springs

  1. UNIQLO – Town Center
  2. Ron Jon Surf Shop – The Landing
  3. Zara – Town Center
UNIQLO Disney Springs

The Top 3 Disney Shops at Disney Springs

  1. World of Disney – Marketplace
  2. Marketplace Co-Op – Marketplace
  3. Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories – Town Center
Disney plush
Disney plush at World of Disney

The Top 3 Attractions at Disney Springs

  1. Aerophile Balloon Ride
  2. The VOID – Virtual Reality at Marketplace
  3. NBA Experience
Aerophile Balloon at Disney Springs

What do you think of our Top 3 lists for Disney Springs? In creating them we consulted our TouringPlans Surveys, which are available for you to include your input anytime! Using this information and feedback helps us provide the best data and insight to save you time on your time vacation. You can learn more about the best strategies for enjoying a day at Disney Springs here.

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife