Now is an excellent time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, with special events like the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and the 2016 Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot. At the same time, you can experience the many new offerings at the significantly expanded and enhanced Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney.
In addition to featuring an ideal location at an outstanding value, the seven Disney Springs Resort area hotels provide shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, and to the Disney Springs area, which is home to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil featuring two new acts.
A great way to experience these events and the area is by taking advantage of the special “Spring into the Magic Rates” that are being offered by the seven Disney Springs Resort area hotels for stays through June 30.
Entertainment scheduled for the 2016 Garden Rocks Concert Series includes Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone; The Guess Who; Blood, Sweat & Tears starring Bo Bice; Bad Company starring Brian Howe; Georgia Satellites; Gin Blossoms; Darlene Love; Night Ranger; and The Spinners.
The reimagined Disney Springs overflows with the sights, sounds and flavors that come together in a beautiful outdoor environment with a charming waterfront setting. Set amid beautiful open-air promenades and bubbling springs, this vibrant destination features four distinct outdoor neighborhoods.

Dining Options for Every Palate
Disney Springs already has many new offerings that are open, including the upscale nautically-themed waterfront restaurant The Boathouse, the elegant Morimoto Asia restaurant (specializing in pan-Asian cuisine, from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto), the Indiana Jones-themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, The Ganachery chocolate shop, Vivoli Il Gelato (serving Italian gelato and more), Dockside Margaritas, Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC (which specializes in gluten-free and vegan baked goods), and an expanded World of Disney store.
Also recently opened is Exposition Park, the home to four Disney-owned food trucks, with delicious offerings from each of the Walt Disney World theme parks.
Almost a dozen shops also have recently opened including Star Wars Galactic Outpost, Chapel Hats, Havaianas sandals store, Sanuk (home of unique footwear), Sound Lion, and men’s grooming store The Art of Shaving.
Additional dining offerings open at Disney Springs include: Rainforest Café, T-Rex Café, House of Blues Restaurant, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Bongo’s Cuban Café, and Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
For more information on the special hotel rates, or to make a reservation, visit DisneySpringsHotels.com