Disney Springs News

Mobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining PlanMobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining Plan
February 11, 2018
Guests using a Disney Dining Plan can now use Mobile Order, available in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Mobile Order, which is currently offered at 23 locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs, allows you to order meals and snacks and pay in advance so that you can skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations. All three Disney dining plans are available with Mobile Order: Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Mobile Order does not accept gift cards or discounts; for those, you must still order in person.

 

Pizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This FridayPizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This Friday
February 07, 2018
Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs is celebrating National Pizza Day this Friday, February 9, by giving away a free Sicilian square slice of 4-Cheese or Pepperoni pizza with a purchase of a cold beverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Walt Disney World Announces an Incredible SummerWalt Disney World Announces an Incredible Summer
February 03, 2018
Walt Disney World Resort's 'Incredible Summer' Will Bring New Experiences to All Four Parks

This summer, beloved stories from several Disney films will come to life at Walt Disney World in the form of new attractions, entertainment, experiences and more at all four parks, setting up summer 2018 to truly be an "Incredible Summer."

 

Online Super Bowl Specials Offered at SprinklesOnline Super Bowl Specials Offered at Sprinkles
February 02, 2018
Sprinkles bakery at Disney Springs is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering 20 percent off its "GO TEAM" and DYO (Design Your Own) doughnut boxes (regular and mini size). This offer applies to online orders only, to be picked up or delivered February 3-4. Use promo code TEAM20.

 

Executive Chef Named at Wine Bar GeorgeExecutive Chef Named at Wine Bar George
January 31, 2018
Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in spring 2018. Wine Bar George will be the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida.

 

Paddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab DinnerPaddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab Dinner
January 25, 2018
Paddlefish restaurant at Disney Springs will host a four-course crab dinner on its rooftop deck on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. The four-course dining experience will begin with a reception where guests will be served snow crab claws with garlic butter accompanied by a glass of sparkling Mas Fi Cava. First course of a crab salad with bacon, avocado, tomato and Louie dressing paired with Muga Rose will be in the private dining room. For the second course, guests will be served lump crab, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, and the main course will feature a surf and turf combo of miso pork and king crab claws. Dessert will be espresso-flavored creme brulee and hot chocolate paired with Alvear Cream Sherry. Space for the event is limited. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity, and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Guests must be 21 years of age or older in order to attend. For more information, visit paddlefishrestaurant.com or call 407-934-2628.

 

Harley Davidson Store Moves to Town CenterHarley Davidson Store Moves to Town Center
January 21, 2018
The flagship Orlando Harley Davidson store has moved to Disney Springs Town Center next to The Polite Pig The store features a wide range of Harley-themed goods and apparel.

 

2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced
January 19, 2018
The 2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel has been announced. The 11 new panelists, selected from thousands of applicants, aim to make the Disney vacation planning process easier by offering personalized guidance and by providing honest and relatable vacation tips. The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online resource that can be found at www.disneyparksmomspanel.com.

 

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open
January 19, 2018
A speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria and Enzo's. Inspired by Florida's true history of rum running, Enzo's Hideaway pours Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serves a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes.

 

Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney Springs
January 19, 2018
An Italian trattoria set in the town's storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes.

 

2018 Dining Discounts Summary2018 Dining Discounts Summary
January 14, 2018
Summaries of Walt Disney World dining discounts for DVC Members, Annual Passholders, and others have been updated for 2018. Thanks to Gary Fisher for the update.

 

Follow the Dots: The New Minnie Van ServiceFollow the Dots: The New Minnie Van Service
January 13, 2018
The new Minnie Van Service uses the ride-share app Lyft to take guests around Walt Disney World property. Guest Blogger Scott Lopes recently used the service and describes how it works.

 

More Hidden Mickeys Around Walt Disney WorldMore Hidden Mickeys Around Walt Disney World
January 13, 2018
Hidden Mickey Guy Steve Barrett is constantly searching for new Hidden Mickeys around the Walt Disney World Resort. Here, he points out a few.

 

Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney Springs
January 05, 2018
Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) opened the doors on Jan. 4 for a media preview and soft opening that showcased the stunning new Italian restaurant located at the reimagined Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort -- Maria and Enzo's Ristorante.

 

Disney Springs: The Back StoryDisney Springs: The Back Story
January 02, 2018
One of the things that make a Disney experience different from anything else is the depth of storytelling that creates an immersive environment. The transformation of Downtown Disney from a chaotic location into the cohesive shopping and dining area known as Disney Springs is a key example. The Imagineers didn't want just another area for shopping and eating; they wanted to tell a story and to make the guests a part of it. To do so, they relied on Florida's natural elements to make the story believable. By Jim Korkis

 

Pizza Ponte Now Open at Disney SpringsPizza Ponte Now Open at Disney Springs
January 01, 2018
The new Pizza Ponte restaurant is now open at Disney Springs. We have photos and the new menu here.

 

2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!
December 31, 2017
The year 2018 promises to be a great one for Walt Disney World, which will open Toy Story Land in the spring, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom in April, and debut several new restaurants at Disney Springs, and much more!

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Select Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open TableSelect Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open Table
December 29, 2017
Guests can now book dining reservations at many Walt Disney World restaurants using the website OpenTable.com, or its app. Among the locations available for booking are Flying Fish and Big River Grill at Disney's BoardWalk; Boatwrights at Port Orleans Riverside; Olivia's Cafe at Old Key West; Sanaa at Kidani Village; Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge; and the Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian. Many Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel restaurants, along with a number of those located at Disney Springs, have been available on OpenTable for some time. OpenTable does not charge any penalties for missed reservations; while Disney requires a credit card guarantee and charges a $10 fee per diner for failure to cancel 24 hours in advance.

 

Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1
December 28, 2017
All Tables in Wonderland discounts are blocked out December 31-January 1. On these dates, the 20 percent meal discount is not offered, and all valet and parking perks are suspended.

 

Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail - Photos and VideoDisney Springs Christmas Tree Trail - Photos and Video
December 23, 2017
The Holiday Tree Trail is back with even more trees than before. The trees are 10' and 12' tall with a 10' backdrop for a guest photo op