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Downtown Disney Orlando

Downtown Disney Orlando

Located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, Downtown Disney is a 120-acre entertainment, dining and shopping complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. Encompassing three areas, the Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, and Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney Orlando is an exciting waterfront metropolis and the place to indulge in excitement, enjoy unique shopping.

Downtown Disney features diverse shops such as the largest Disney character store in the world, Lego Imagination Center, Art of Disney, Once Upon a Toy and the enormous Virgin Megastore. Dine at casual and fine restaurants like Rainforest Cafe, Planet Hollywood, House of Blues, Wolfgang Puck, to name a few. You don't need a Disney World ticket to enjoy Downtown Disney. There's something to satisfy any taste. Even the taste for adventure.

Downtown Disney is also home to clubs, entertainment venues, nearly a dozen restaurants, 24 movie-theater screens, and more than 50 shops and stores.

Stroll the streets of Downtown Disney Marketplace and discover the biggest Disney shopping extravaganza on the planet, where you can sample dozens of unique and imaginative stores, including the World of Disney store. Or head over to Disney's BroadWalk, where you can take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront pier and window shop amongst a larger variety of unique shops for timeless treasures and mementos of your trip.

Downtown Disney Orlando
1780 E. Buena Vista Dr.,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Opening Hours

Downtown Disney® 8:30am – 2:00am
Downtown Disney® Marketplace 10:00am – 11:00pm
Downtown Disney® West Side 10:30am – 11:00pm
Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island 11:00am – 1:00am
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex 7:00am – 11:00pm

Pleasure Island

Located in Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island is a lively entertainment, dining, shopping and nightlife oasis on a six-acre island. Experience an all-night street party with incredible live entertainment, dynamite dancing and non–stop laughs at eight different nightclubs that offer electrifying celebrations. Pleasure Island hot spots includes: 8 Trax, Adventurers Club, BET Soundstage™ Club, Mannequins Dance Palace, Motion, The Comedy Warehouse. Also home to AMC® Downtown Disney 24 movie theaters with comfy stadium seating.

Characters in Flight

Characters in Flight, operated by Aerophile, is a giant tethered gas balloon with a whimsical Disney design featuring a dozen of Disney's animated flying characters

DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park

DisneyQuest is a five-story, indoor interactive theme park at Downtown Disney's West Side that combines Disney creativity with technology, including virtual reality and real-time 3-D. There are activities for every age group in four zones: Explore Zone with virtual reality attractions; Score Zone that tests game-playing skills; Create Zone, a studio for artistic self expression and invention; and Replay Zone, a favorite for youngsters with retro midway games and high-tech bumper cars. DisneyQuest is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until midnight. Admission is
$31, $25 for children ages 3–9, and free for children under age 3. All children
ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Cirque du Soleil® — La Nouba™

Downtown Disney's West Side is the permanent home to Cirque du Soleil's theatrical,
spellbinding La Nouba. Presented twice nightly Wednesday through Sunday. Click here for more information.

La Nouba

House of Blues®

Home to the House of Blues serving Southern-inspired cuisine. Live Blues Thursday–Sunday at 11pm. Top artists from Rock 'n' Roll to R&B next door in ther Music Hall.

Downtown Disney Marketplace

1494 East Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32836
(407) 828-3800

Tip

If you plan to club hop at Pleasure Island, consider purchasing a club hopping ticket. One ticket allows you unlimited access to all the late-night clubs.

During the winter holidays, from late November to early January, Disney builds an outdoor ice-skating rink, a real novelty in 80° weather.

Note:

Admission to Downtown Disney Area is FREE
Parking in Downtown Disney Area is FREE

Directions to Downtown Disney Orlando

Interstate 4 (I-4) provides access to all of Walt Disney World theme parks including Downtown Disney. Exit 67 will take you to Downtown Disney Orlando.

Downtown Disney Orlando Exit

Take Exit 67 to
Interstate 4

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Resort Area Hotels

  • Disney's Yacht Club and
  • Disney Beach Club Resorts,
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas,
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort,
  • Walt Disney World Swan and
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels,
  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels

  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter,
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside,
  • Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
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