Disney Springs Tips
When my husband and I go to Disney World, we never use up our dining plan's snack credits. We don't mind the taste of Orlando's water, and with free water from the counter service restaurants, we don't 'waste' credits on soda pops. Generally, after the first day, we're over-caloried so we just don't use those snack credits. On the last day, we take all our leftover credits to Goofy's Candy Company in Downtown Disney and load up on packaged goodies that fit just fine in our carry-on luggage. We've even gotten wrapped sandwiches from the Earl of Sandwich to take with us to the airport with extra counter service credits! Thanks to Joyce Deen for this tip!
Use your AAA card at Earl Of Sandwich in Downtown Disney and get 15% off your total. It's not advertised there, so you need to show them your card when you are paying. This is better than the 10% discount for Annual Passholders. Thanks to Meredith for this tip!
Due to the transformation of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, parking is currently very limited at Downtown Disney. If you are staying at a resort, try taking a bus to Downtown Disney to avoid traffic in the parking lot.
Want some stylish Walt Disney World souvenirs? Go to the Marketplace Co-op at Downtown Disney for some of the best WDW-themed merchandise.
Looking for your Vinylmation fix? Head to D-Street in Downtown Disney. This store has the most best variety of vinyls, including some that aren’t available at other stores at Disney World. They also always seem to have the best variety of Vinylmation to trade.
DisneyQuest and Cirque du Soleil are right next to each other, so, I would advise to do you shopping first, and then go to the shows and arcades later in the afternoon or evening. Thanks to Gilberto for this tip!
Shop then play at Downtown Disney.
When you do major shopping at Downtown Disney have them ship it home for you. It will cost from $12 on up but then you don't have to pay taxes on your purchases. Thanks to Rob for this tip!
If you like electronic entertainment and virtual rides, save a day to visit DisneyQuest located in the Downtown Disney area. For about $40/person, you get unlimited use of 5 stories of the latest video games, virtual reality rides, and other entertainment. Also, certain tickets and annual passes include admission to DisneyQuest.
The Disney World Dining Plan is actually accepted at many of the restaurants at Disney Springs, including Raglan Road, Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe, and Crossroads at House of Blues. If you’re on the dining plan, lunch or dinner at Disney Springs could be a good idea.
Join the Earl of Sandwich eClub. You get a free brownie for signing up, and a free sandwich coupon for your birthday. This is a great way to get a free lunch at Downtown Disney if you are visiting WDW around your birthday.