Forget the Kids! 11 BEST Things to Do at Disney Springs Just for Adults Revealed

Are you looking for the best things to do at Disney Springs for the adults in your crew?

If that sounds like you, you’re not alone! 

If you don’t already know, Disney Springs is Disney’s outdoor shopping and eatery area, comparable to Universal’s CityWalk. There’s plenty of Mickey merch, Disney snacks, and pixie dust to go around.

In addition to Disney Springs having a spacious layout, there’s also PLENTY of things to do at Disney Springs, ESPECIALLY if you’re an adult!

What are they? And where can you find them?

Let’s dive in to find out!

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1. Food Truck Tour

If you enjoy the “taste and sample” vibe of EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival, then no doubt, one of your top things to do at Disney Springs HAS to be a food truck tour

Disney Springs Food Trucks. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

The 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck (Mexican), Cilantro Urban Eatery Food Truck (Latin American flavors), and GoJuice (need I say more) food trucks are all DELICIOUS and have meals for $15 or less. 

The 4 Rivers Food Truck in Disney Springs.
4 Rivers Food Truck (Photo Courtesy of Disney Co.)

Making a food truck sampler platter an amazing, fun, and affordable way for any Disney adult to spend their day!

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2. Create Your Own Foodie Tour

Believe it or not, Disney Springs is known for having some of the best restaurants, including Morimoto (Asian food), STK (modern steakhouse), and The BOATHOUSE (high-quality seafood). 

Walt Disney World Disney Springs Morimoto Asia Restaurant Popcorn Chicken and Cocktail and spicy tuna and salmon sushi. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Morimoto Asia

So, if you’re a foodie, then make sure this activity is on TOP of your list of things to do at Disney Springs!

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Will you be stuffed? ABSOLUTELY!  But will this experience also go down in history as one of your all-time FAVORITE Disney memories!  YES!

3. Take a Boat Ride in an Amphicar at The BOATHOUSE 

And, speaking of The BOATHOUSE, did you know that they offer rides and tours in their world class Amphicars?

The Boathouse Orlando Amphicar in Water

…And YES, that’s Amphi- for amphibian, or a car that can drive on land AND sea!

Boathouse at Disney Springs Amphicar Launching Station. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

For just $125, you and three to four friends can enjoy a 20-minute tour of Disney Springs from the lagoon and land… a pretty amazing memory for about $30 per person!

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4. Splitsville

Are you a burgers and bowling type of ThemeParkHipster? Then Splitsville should top your things to do at Disney Springs list! 

Bowling lane. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

Splitsville always has the best music, delicious food, and a fun, retro bowling alley vibe that you’ll never want to leave!

Splitsville Bowling Alley at Disney Springs. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

It’s two floors full of bowling and billiards fun, and they serve pizza, burgers, hotdogs, and even sushi! 

Spicy Watermelon Martini Cocktail. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

Oh yeah, and I didn’t even begin to cover their delectable specialty cocktail list, which boasts Strawberry Margaritas, 1915 Old Fashion, and a Key Lime Pie Martini just to name a few.

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5. Experience Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which is themed after Indiana Jones, if you didn’t already figure it out, is arguably the best themed bar on Disney property (perhaps only second to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto).

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar Holiday Christmas Decor in Disney Springs. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.

Vintage aviation décor and memorabilia fill the space, and you can choose to sit inside the themed area, or outside on the water (you really can’t go wrong either way).  

Walt Disney World Disney Springs Jock Lindsay Hangar Bar Martini Cocktail Drink Reggie's Revenge. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Reggie’s Revenge with Florida Cane ‘Orlando Orange’ Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueur, White Cranberry Juice, and fresh Lime Juice.

In addition to an awesome ambience, the Hangar Bar has some AMAZING chicken wings, queso dip, and tacos. And the “Signature Libations” section of the menu isn’t too bad either *wink wink*

Fountain of Youth drink at Walt Disney World Disney Springs Jock Lindsay Hangar Bar martini cocktail and drink. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Fountain of Youth and Reggie’s Revenge Cocktails

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6. Have Dinner and Movie at AMC

Movie fans, unite! Because for you, the AMC Disney Springs is a MUST on your things to do at Disney Springs list! 

AMC Back Entrance with Cruella REd Carpet

Here you can take a break from the Florida heat AND the hustle and bustle of Disney Springs and enjoy a block buster film at AMC in Disney Springs.

While you’re there you can relax while watching a thrilling movie. Plus, you can order dinner and drinks that will come right to your seat for the ultimate movie experience.

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7. Enjoy the Free Entertainment from Live Bands

As you walk around Disney Springs, especially at night, you’ll notice that even without any plans, Imagineers have made sure there’s plenty of fun things to do at Disney Springs. 

…What do I mean by that?

Well, believe it or not, in Disney Springs musicians and entertainers work on a rotating basis to make sure that wherever you’re walking, you’ll find spontaneous entertainment. 

Live Entertainment at Disney Springs House of Blues. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
House of Blues

From solo singers to multiple piece bands, it’s pretty much normal to drop everything and start dancing in the middle of the Disney Springs street!

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Hipster Power Tip: Be sure to experience the incredible Sunday Bunch adventures offered at places such at The House of Blues, Art Chef Smith’s Homecomin’ and The BOATHOUSE!

8. Attend a Special Event

Just like EPCOT has it’s festivals and Magic Kingdom has Dapper Day, Disney Springs has special events too! 

Oftentimes, the House of Blues will have featured artists and The Edison will have exclusive ticketed events!

The Haunted Mansion Christmas Tree Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail and Stroll. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
The Haunted Mansion Christmas Tree on the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

Check here periodically to see what fun special events are upcoming at Disney Springs!

9. Irish Dinner and Dancing at Raglan Road

If you love some bangers and mash with a side of live music and Irish step dancing, then Raglan Road is for you! Themed after an Irish pub, diners rave about this Disney Springs restaurant!

The food is tasty and reasonably priced for Disney World (between $18 and $30 for an entrée) and the entertainment never fails to impress. 

Plus, they even offer a delectable brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; so make sure this is on top of your things to do at Disney Springs. 

P.S. Reservations at Raglan road are highly recommended.

10. Happy Hour 

Believe it or not, there are so many happy hours happening at Disney Springs, I don’t have the time or space to list them all! 

Walt Disney World Disney Springs Raglan Road Restaurant Rosemary and Maple Whiskey Sour Drink Cocktail. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Rosemary and Maple Whiskey Sour Drink Cocktail at Raglan Road

From Frontera Concina’s Margarita Mondays and Tequila Tuesdays, to $7 drinks as The Edison also has Happy Hour and a whole cocktail culture with unique classes for you to enjoy.

The Edison at Disney Springs Happy Hour Hours with Stiff Bourbon Drink

The STK’s dedicated happy hour menu, you’ll definitely find lots of reasons to be happy at Disney Springs.

STK Orlando NikkyJ with Cocktail at Disney Springs. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
STK Orlando

STK Steakhouse has the best Happy Hour at Disney Springs as you have an array of food and drinks to choose from at a decent price.

STK Orlando Steak Strips and French 75 Cocktail. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
STK Orlando

But FYI, oftentimes deals and offers at Disney Springs update or change, so always be sure to check it out here before you visit for the latest happenings!

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11. Enjoy drinks and appetizers outside The BOATHOUSE overlooking the lagoon

If you’re not into an Amphicar tour yourself, then why not watch others take one?

The lagoon view from the outside of The BOATHOUSE is amazing, especially at sunset, and their food and drink menu certainly doesn’t disappoint either. 

Boathouse at Disney Springs Firecracker Shrimp with Lime. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Firecracker Shrimp

My favorite combo is the Firecracker Shrimp, Filet Mignon Sliders, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake, and Lemon Drop Martini!

Boathouse at Disney Springs Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream. One of the best things for adult to do at Disney World.
Classic Strawberry Shortcake

But basically, if you ask us, sunset drinks at The BOATHOUSE makes the perfect ending to any park day!

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What to Know Before You Go to Disney Springs

Now that you have your perfect Disney Springs itinerary, I want to answer a few questions that you may have.

Is there a fee to go to Disney Springs?

Unlike most other activities on Disney property, Disney Springs is completely free of charge. In fact, you don’t even have to present a MagicBand, park ticket, or any other sort of reservation to enjoy Disney Springs. 

Instead, think of it more like a Disney-fied outdoor mall, with plenty of restaurants, bars, stores, entertainment, and peaceful water views. 

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What are the Disney Springs Parking / Transportation Options?

Today we’re happy to tell you that parking at Disney Springs is plentiful, and luckily, free of charge! 

Disney Springs has a multi-level parking garage with state of the art technology that counts how many cars are on each level! 

So, what does that mean for you? 

No need to drive around in circles for hours to find a spot, the counters affixed to the ceiling have already done all that work for you!

Or, if you’re a resort guest, Disney does offer bus transportation to Disney Springs up to 30-minutes before and after it’s operating hours. 

At this time, however, Disney Springs cannot be accessed via the monorail.

Walt Disney World Disney Springs Happy Hour with Wine and Dumpling
Happy Hour in Disney Springs

I will also add in, however, that Disney Springs is very Uber/Lyft/Taxi friendly, with a special drop off area dedicated to those types of services near the City Works restaurant and near Earl of Sandwich.

When is the Best Time to Visit Disney Springs?

Oftentimes families/solo travelers think of Disney Springs as a nighttime activity, i.e. booking dinner reservations or enjoying the evening’s sunset and ambience. And, while this is a great plan, it also makes for the most crowds.

Therefore, if you’re someone who likes to explore with plenty of elbow room, consider setting aside an entire day, or partial daytime hours to explore the fun things to do at Disney Springs. 

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You’ll find that the restaurants and stores are less crowded, which less face it, is definitely more ideal during social distancing!

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Are there any special Disney services at Disney Springs?

While many describe Disney Springs as “Disney’s outdoor mall,” don’t worry, there’s still plenty of Disney to go around! 

You can buy Disney merch in most stores, most notably “World of Disney,” and all Cast Members there are Disney trained.

Additionally, there is a Disney Guest Services area and at times, character meet-and-greets! 

So don’t worry, you can still get your fill of Mickey Bars, Bippity Boppity Boutique Makeovers, and pixie dust at Disney Springs!

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My Final Thoughts on Finding the Best Things to Do at Disney Springs

There are plenty of fun things to do at Disney Springs for grown-ups, no matter what your age! 

From adult beverages to hands-on activities, Disney Springs provides a fun, laid back Disney experience that is very welcome after a long park day.

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What are some of your favorite things to do at Disney Springs? Do you feel like we missed anything? Please, let us know in the comments below; because ThemeParkHipsters plan better, together.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

Gina Arfi Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

About the Author

Gina is a former Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line Cast Member who enjoys reliving the magic by writing helpful tips and tricks for future guests! 

Check out more about her Disney adventures and writing endeavors at

(Original Article Date: May 19, 2021/Updated by Editor on April 29, 2024)

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