There are so many other things to do at the Walt Disney World® Resort day or night. Choose from dining with dinosaurs to a distinctly Disney shopping extravaganza to catching incredible live music and shows!
Disney's BoardWalk Entertainment District
Encompassing Crescent Lake, Disney’s BoardWalk is "a village on the water" located right next door to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. It is accessible by walkways connecting to our resort. Disney's BoardWalk was developed and modeled after turn of the 20th century seaside towns, such as the boardwalk environment in Cape May, NJ and Coney Island. Disney's BoardWalk contains more than 9,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Attendees can stroll along Disney's BoardWalk during the day to explore the unusual shops and restaurants. In the evening, the nightlife heats up with street performers, food vendors, midway games and lots of live entertainment. There is no admission fee to enjoy this spectacular area.
Downtown Disney® Area
Nestled along the shores of Village Lake, Downtown Disney® is a short bus ride away from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Divided into 3 sections—Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island—Downtown Disney area is an ever-changing destination committed to keeping the experiences exciting and new.
Downtown Disney West Side
Downtown Disney West Side showcases top-notch restaurants, a 24-screen AMC Pleasure Island movie theater, and other uncommon shops. Here you'll also find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil La Nouba and DisneyQuest.
La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil at an exceptional theater built especially for Cirque du Soleil. The show's international cast of acrobats, athletes and performance artists—including more than 65 artists representing 15 countries—delights and mystifies with daring acts of grace. You will be awed by the glorious feats and the inexpressible beauty of this live entertainment show.
DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park is a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Discover 5 floors of cutting-edge technology, virtual reality and 3D encounters fueled by Disney innovation and imagination.
Don't miss Pirates of the Caribbean, Virtual Jungle Cruise, CyberSpace Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters, Animation Academy and much more!
Downtown Disney Marketplace
Downtown Disney Marketplace provides an appealing place to take a break from Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks—especially if you're in search of Disney merchandise. Check out the largest Disney character store in the world. Or create your own personalized t-shirt at Disney Design-A-Tee by Hanes.
You'll be able to enjoy a brand new mix of shopping and dining experiences at Pleasure Island as it is transformed through 2011. In the mean time, Raglan Road, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Curl by Sammy Duval, Orlando Harley-Davidson, and outdoor food and beverage locations remain open for your enjoyment.