Disney Springs is one of the only places in Disneyworld that you can go to and it won't cost you anything to enter. You could spend a small fortune in the many shops and restaurants there though.
We took the bus from the hotel which took around 15 minutes to get us there. It was a roasting hot day!
Our next shop was World of Disney. Apparently this is the biggest Disney store in the world. It was pretty big; Miss C and I managed to lose Husband and Z for 10 minutes. We didn't see anything in particular to buy so we headed to The Lego Shop. Miss C picked out a horse set but Z didn't see anything he fancied...well he did but the sets were far to big to bring back in our suitcases!
Our dinner was booked at Raglan Road, an Irish themed dining location. It was a really fun dining experience and the food was delicious.
After dinner, we decided to try and find the Haagen Daaz cafe to get some ice cream. Disney Springs is huge and whilst you can use a map to get around, none of the buildings on the map are numbered so you kind of have to guess where you are going. It was really busy and a bit chaotic as there is still a lot of construction work going on. When we eventually managed to find Haagen Daaz, their MagicBand machine wasn't working. Of course, we didn't carry any cash because, as on-site guests, we could charge everything to our room using our bands. The kids were upset and so was I as I love Haagen Daaz ice cream!
We headed back towards to bus station to go home but we made a quick stop in Goofy's Candy Company to choose some delicious sweets. The kids chose massive chocolate covered marshmallow goodies which they couldn't finish.
Disney Springs was a really fun place to visit. There are lots of places to eat, places to shop and live entertainment. You could literally spend a full day there. I think it will be even better once the construction work has finished.
Here's a short video we made of our visit...