Downtown Disney is an epicenter of excitement, which is located on a 120 acre entertainment, dining, and shopping complex. It is comprised to three distinct districts; the West Side, Pleasure Island and the Marketplace. Discover the Market place, home of the largest Disney character store in the world. Walk through the West Side and explore its top-notch restaurants, theatres, shows and amusement. Enjoy a night at Pleasure Island which comes to life with live performances and nightclubs for any party-goers. The large bonus at Downtown Disney is there’s no admission fee for Market Place and West Side; however Pleasure Island does require paid admission when it opens in the evening at 7 pm.
Pleasure Island (closed for refurbishment)
Comprised with over 20 venues, this is the place to experience outdoor shopping and dining. Once known as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, you will find everything from a sundae and soda shop to the ultimate Disney merchandise store. Frequently the Dock Stage holds live entertainment where you can grab a seat and take a break from shopping.
Shops open 9:30 am to 11:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
Shops open 9:30 am to 11:30 pm Friday to Saturday
Restaurants open daily 9 am - 11:00 pm (Dining)
The Art of Disney
Find high-quality limited edition animation and Disney art and collectables in this beautiful gallery.
Artist will engrave and personalize the unique glass treasures that are found here. Hand-blown glass sculptures are pieces of art perfect for any gift.
Find the perfect way to be pampered with notable natural products for bath and body. Try the fresh and fragrant bath bombs, moisturizers and dozens of soap all chemical free.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
Here is the chance to feel like a Disney Princess in this magical salon. Owned by the Fairy Godmother and operated by the Fairy Godmothers in training. Consider such options as hairstyles, nail polish, make-up and a total package including Disney Princess costume and photos.
Disney’s Days of Christmas
Christmas happens 365 days a year at this store which is filled with every kind of whimsical and collectable ornaments and decorations.
Disney Pin Traders
At this pin trader’s headquarters where you will find every pin imaginable to collect and trade.
Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories
Crazy about scrapbooking? This is the place where you will find all your materials, photo albums, stationary, stickers and more.
Pamper your pet with toys, fresh-baked treats and personalized tags with the Disney style.
Goofy’s Candy Co.
Sweets, sweets and more sweets! Try the Goofy Taffy, assorted coffee and hot chocolate, or many other treats.
Have a picture taken with a predesigned background. Choices include Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Sorcerer Mickey and many others.
Lego Imagination Center
Outside you will find models that are built completely out of Lego including a sea serpent that keeps watch from the nearby lake. Inside you will find the latest Lego play sets, models, and interactive activities to inspire anyone’s imagination.
Mickey’s Mart – Everything Ten Dollars and Under
Find the perfect gift for friends or family in this unique store that features grab bags and items of the week.
Any and every kitchen item made with Disney style will be found here. With many mugs, glasses, teas and coffees and culinary items to choose from, it’s easy to make any chef happy.
Once Upon a Toy
This is a great store that kids of all ages will love. Find everything from Disney themed games and toys to Star Tours action figures from the Star Wars attraction.
Get lost in the 100 acre woods as you enter this store and choose clothing, toys and souvenirs featuring Pooh and his friends.
Rainforest Café Shop
Find the perfect souvenir from you Rainforest Café adventure. This spot has an assortment of unique toys, souvenir gifts and clothing that will excite the entire family.
Rawlings Making the Game Store
Find customized baseball gear such as personalized laser-engraved bats, balls and gloves as well as other Rawlings products. This exhibit is located inside the Team Mickey Store.
Everything needed for a day at the beach can be found here. Apparel from Roxy, Quicksilver, and Tommy Bahama swimwear is sold at this shop.
Team Mickey Athletic Club
Gear up with the latest Disney sportswear. Jerseys, hats, and shorts featuring Disney sport designs are a home run.
This is a true prehistoric family adventure. With a full-service dining room and retail shop, this café will transport you to a world filled with dinosaur animatronics and meals cooked in the Kitchen of Fire. A wide variety of souvenirs, clothing and other dinosaur related merchandise can be found here.
World of Disney
The largest Disney character merchandise store with just about anything Mickey you can think of. Keep a close eye on the kids since this store is very large. Each area has its own theme: Magic Room, Wonderland Room, Enchanted Dining Room, Exotic Animal Room, Villains Room, Map Room, Carnival Room, Bird Room, Snow White Room, Rotunda, and Great Hall Access. Recently, the Princess Room, and the interactive Adventure Room were added.
PleasureIsland (closed for refurbishment)
Known as the Island as Entertainment, there is a place for every pleasure. Purchase a multi-club admission ticket to go from club to club or choose single club ticket to go to one favorite hot spot for late night dancing and fun.
Pleasure Island hours:
(closed for refurbishment)
(closed for refurbishment)
This 1930’s explorer’s club is decorated with many artifacts brought back from expeditions. Watch out, the artifacts my come to life throughout the evening. Journey into the past with this audience participation comedy club, featuring tall tales from explorers.
Filled with laughter, catch the nightly improve at this comedy club. No two shows are ever the same and it is very hard to predict what will happen next.
Step into the time warp back to the 70’s and 80’s for all your retro dancing. This club is complete with a disco ball, past décor and fashion you thought you would never see again.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Beach Club
Catch a wave at this beach club party. Classic rock ‘n’ roll to the top recordings of the day will keep the good times rolling all night long. Live bands perform on selected evenings.
Mannequins Dance Palace
Take part in this techno dance party complete with a huge dance floor that actually rotates as you dance. This is one of the premier night spots in the US, and has proven to be the place to go in Central Florida.
BET Soundstage Club
From the latest hip-hop to old school R&B favorites, there is plenty of room in this to story soundstage to get your groove on to the DJ’s tunes.
Here you will find a massive video screen which plays all the latest and greatest music videos of the top 40 countdown.
Get ready to party on Pleasure Island with your very own Harley-Davidson t-shirt. Check out the custom Harleys that are on display, and discover why riders have a passion for motorcycles that Harley-Davidson makes.
The West side is the largest of the three Downtown Disney areas and includes 344,000 square feet of buildings and a 9,500 square foot area for events and entertainment. Here you will find the home of Cirque du Soleil and DisneyQuest.
West Side Hours:
Shops open 10:30 am to 11 pm - Sunday to Thursday
Shops open 10:30 am to Midnight - Friday to Saturday
Restaurants open daily from 11 am to Midnight (Dining)
AMC 24 Theatres
This very large movie theatre has 24 separate theatres, 18 of which have stadium seating. Catch the latest movies here in the cool comfort while capturing the spectacular Art Deco movie houses of the 1920’s.
Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba
La Nouba is performed five days a week, twice daily. Here you will see a performance like no other. Written and directed by Franco Dragone, dreams clash with reality and the mundane mix with the marvelous.
Create your own adventures in this five-storey interactive theme park bursting with games. Here you will find cutting edge technology, virtual reality and 3D experiences. Fun for all ages and a great place to go cool off.- permanently closing in 2008
House of Blues
This is the total dining, shopping and entertainment experience. Take your place at in the front of the stage and enjoy world-famous performers in person, as well as up-and-coming talent from around the region. Enjoy the restaurant where you can enjoy the music which ranges from rock ‘n’ roll to the most reverent Sunday Gospel brunch, R&B, and of course the blues.
Cirque du Soleil Shop
Take home the wonders of La Nouba. Capture memories of the unique production with music, DVD’s, one of a kind art work, clothing and toys.
Disney’s Candy Cauldron
Satisfy your every sweet tooth craving here. Check out the creations of your favorite treats and the show kitchen.
Take home a souvenir form your visit to the ultimate indoor interactive theme park. Great merchandise includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories.
House of Blues Company Store
Featuring original Folk Art, eclectic music selections, clothing, and hard to find books this is certainly a unique shopping experience. Enjoy a few minutes in the cozy reading area or surround yourself with the sound of world beats at one of the many listening stations.
This gallery offers art glass, ceramics, sculptures and other decorative items that will inspire your own creativity and inspiration.
Bring out the magician inside of you in this store. Discover secrets from this craft with spellbinding gifts and mesmerizing demonstrations from the staff.
Magnets, magnets everywhere! From the kitschy to the classy, find magnets that are very unique collectables.
Everything Mickey can be found here from clothing to souvenirs, toys and pins. Stop by the store that is devoted entirely to Mickey Mouse in honor of his 75th anniversary.
Planet Hollywood on Location
Custom Planet Hollywood sweatshirts, leather jackets, t-shirts and accessories let everyone know that you dined at the world-famous Planet Hollywood and were treated like a star.
Sosa Family Cigars
The Sosa Family brings you the finest in fresh hand rolled cigars. An authentic, solid cedar humidor rooms keeps the cigars fresh from an enjoyable smoking experience.
Jukeboxes, Coca-Cola machines and more one-of-a kind discoveries will be found here. Take home the authentic Americana collectables and memorabilia, including signed movie posters, album covers, and even guitars with signatures of rock ‘n’ roll legends.
This store is designed like a small movie set where you can find absolutely anything to accessorize your eyes. Here you will find the hottest and latest trends for eyewear.
Explore the two huge floors of the latest music, movies and more. With over 300 audio and video preview stations you will be sure the find what you are looking for. There is also an in-store café and outdoor stage.