Welcome to Disney Springs
Stretching along the shore of Lake Buena Vista, the Disney Springs smart, outdoor pedestrian mall lures tourists with a huge number of restaurants, bars, music venues and shops. This is also where you'll find the stage show Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, and the largest Disney store in the world. There's a Disney-styled party atmosphere, particularly on the weekends, with street performers dancing on stilts, parents pushing strollers loaded with Disney shopping bags and hundreds upon hundreds of people enjoying the waterside drinking and excellent cuisine. Since the area's revamp a couple of years ago, it's booming and has lured some of Orlando's best eateries to join the scene, some of which are headed by well-known chefs.
Not yet opened at the time of research (but also worth looking out for) are Polite Pig (run by the same couple who run Ravenous Pig in Winter Park) and Wine Bar George.