• On Feb 10, 2016
    Viviane from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are Downtown Disney & Disney Springs two different names for the same place? Are they both shopping areas, entertainment & restaurants? or completely different? We have a 11yo, 9yo & 3 turning 4yo during our trip, is it worth using a day to go?

    Hi Viviane!

    The Disney Imagineers have taken what was previoulsy Downtown Disney and transformed it into Disney Springs! While some of favorites remain, such as La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil and (my favorite) World of Disney, you will find many new things for your family to enjoy. The area is composed of four unique neighborhoods built around a bubbling springs. Every time I have visited over the past year, I have been so amazed by all of the beautiful changes taking place!

    My family spent the afternoon and evening at Disney Springs a few months ago after a morning enjoying our Walt Disney World Resort hotel pool and we had such an amazing time! We started with a fantastic seafood lunch in at The BOATHOUSE where our table was in a boat inside the restaurant. My kids absolutely loved it! I think your little ones would love to play at The LEGO store and pick out treats at The Ganachery.  You can end your day with drinks and live music at Dockside Margaritas or visit Jock Lindsay's Hanger Bar. I think it is definitely worth a trip to see all the fun things waiting for you! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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