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Disney Springs

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Welcome to Disney Springs—a truly amazing place featuring an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment that will have you wondering where the day went.

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Wander through vibrant walkways and uncover fashionable finds inside more than 50 brand name and Disney-themed shops, boutiques and kiosks.

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Savor a variety of culinary delights among a collection of waterside cafes, world-class restaurants and quick-service counters.

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Discover a host of fun-filled experiences, from smile-inducing specialty acts and diverse music to world-renowned shows with breathtaking talent.

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Catch the American Idol Bus Tour

Save the date—an open casting call for the revival of this popular TV show is coming to Disney Springs on August 17, 2017.

That’s right… American Idol is getting a fresh start on ABC in 2018, and Disney Springs is hosting the very first stop of its open audition bus tour!

Craving a shot at the spotlight? Hopefuls between the ages of 15 and 28 can visit the West Side near the Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba™ theater to audition in front of the show’s producers.

Online and Walk-Up Registration
Due to the popularity of this open audition tour, we recommend registering in advance on You’ll also receive full audition details and learn more about eligibility requirements.

Here are a few important details to keep in mind if you are planning to register and audition in person on August 17, 2017:

  • Overnight camping will not be permitted, so please make sure to arrive no earlier than 4:00 AM.
  • Walk-up registration will take place on a first come, first-served basis from 6:00 AM to noon (or until participant capacity has been met).
  • Auditions with American Idol producers will kick off at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 6:00 PM.
  • Bring water, sunscreen and a hat for your comfort since auditions will be held outdoors.

Parking will be available beginning at 4:00 AM at the surface parking lot near the West Side.

An Audition Alternative
When the bus rolls away at the end of the day, you’ll still have the chance to become a part of Idol history! From August 18 through September 15, 2017, you can create and submit an audition video at the American Idol pop-up kiosk, located inside the Market Stalls building within Town Center.

American Idol will debut on its new home at ABC in 2018.

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Get Into the Back-to-School Spirit

Shop the latest trends and take advantage of special in-store promotions at select locations.

If putting together the perfect first-day-of-school outfit is the goal, then Disney Springs is the place to go to achieve it! You’ll find a wide range of stores to help you gear up for a brand new year of memories.

And when you need an escape from the shopping shuffle, you’ll encounter plenty of opportunities to unwind at one of our many themed restaurants—or infuse your day with a little live entertainment.

Here’s a sampling of some of our go-to shops:

Apparel & Accessories

Everyday Essentials


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Personalized Storybooks, Portraits and More

Create a customized storybook starring your child or capture her makeover against an immersive backdrop at the Disney PhotoPass Service Studio.

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What’s Happening at Disney Springs

Discover the incredible array of things to do at Disney Springs right now, tonight and tomorrow.


Friday, August 18, 2017

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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