Disney Springs Guests
  • On Mar 15, 2022
    Heather from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a room only reservation at Port Orleans Riverside in July. We’ve been to Walt Disney World many times and are looking forward to doing things outside the parks we usually don’t have time for. When can we make dining reservations?

    Hi Heather!

    Congratulations on your upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World in July! I have a ton of suggestions for activities outside of the Disney parks! 

    You are going to love Port Orleans - Riverside. One of the best things about this resort is that you can take a water taxi over to Disney Springs. This is a super fun way to travel as you can take in the beautiful view of the water. Head over to Disney Springs and enjoy special dining, entertainment, and shopping. During my last trip, I spent an entire day at Disney Springs! I shopped at Sephora, World of Disney, Zara, and American Threads. I grabbed lunch at The Polite Pig and dessert from Candy Cauldron. Later in the day, I went bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes. There is also an AMC dine-in theatre, which is wonderful for a rainy day. Disney Springs also often has live entertainment on stage!

    You can make your advanced dining reservations 60 days in advance and there are a ton of wonderful restaurants at Disney Springs, the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, and at Disney's Boardwalk that you can enjoy without visiting the parks. My favorites include Flying Fish at Disney's Boardwalk, Jiko-The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Paradiso 37 at Disney Springs.

    My kids and I also love playing miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf. You can also rent bikes and ride the trails at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Many resorts also offer nightly campfires where you can roast marshmallows! 

    If you are looking for nightly activities, consider Atlantic Dance Hall or Jellyrolls on the Boardwalk. 

    For a day of pampering, consider booking a spa day at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The spa is newly reopened and offers a variety of services including massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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