There’s nothing quite like exploring the unique shops and restaurants in Disney Springs and the place really does come alive at night.
But before you run out the door for that late dinner, you need to know the answer to the question: what time does Disney Springs close?
Disney Springs closes at 11:30pm daily. The hours of operation for the whole Disney Springs complex are currently opens at 10am and closes at 11:30pm daily, but various shops and restaurants may have different hours, opening or closing earlier or later.
Those times may change seasonally, but generally speaking this is the time frame for hours of operation at the Disney Springs complex.
But what about the restaurants? Do they all close at the same time too?
And what about transportation? How late do they run?
Knowing the hours of operation for each area of Disney Springs is crucial for planning your trip if you’re a night owl or an early bird.
In this blog post, we will dive deep into the hours of operation for each area of Disney Springs, and provide some tips and information on the best time to visit Disney Springs.
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Disney Springs hours by area
One thing to keep in mind about the hours of operation at various shops and restaurants at Disney Springs is that they all operate independently. That means they are able to set their own hours, so while one location may be open earlier, like Raglan Road which stays open until 11:30pm, The BOATHOUSE closes at 11pm.
Same thing goes for opening times: Starbucks in the Marketplace which opens at 9am, others may not open until later like STK’s Sunday brunch service starting at 11am.
That said, here are the hours of operation of various sections.
The West Side of Disney Springs is home to a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The shops open at 10:30 am every day, and close at 11 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the shops stay open until midnight. Most of the restaurants open at 11 am and close around 11:30 every day.
Cirque du Soleil Theater
Cirque du Soleil Theater is one of the most popular entertainment venues at Disney Springs.
From January 4, 2023 onward, visitors of Disney Springs can experience “Drawn to Life” with two shows per day on Wednesday to Sunday. The scheduled showtimes are 5:30pm and 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday, and matinees at 1:30pm and 4pm on Sundays.
Splitsville is a popular bowling alley and restaurant at Disney Springs. It opens at 10 am and closes at 12 am every day.
The Landings is another area of Disney Springs that is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. The shops open at 10:30 am every day, and close at 11 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the shops stay open until midnight. The restaurants open at 11 am and close at 11 pm every day.
The Marketplace is home to a variety of shops and restaurants. The shops open at 9:30 am every day, and close at 11 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the shops stay open until 11:30 pm. The restaurants open at 9 am and close at 11 pm every day.
Located in the Marketplace, Disney Springs Guest Relations is open at 8:30 am every day, and closes at 11:30 pm from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open until midnight.
Is Disney Springs busy at night?
During the day, guests flock to Disney Springs to enjoy the lively atmosphere, check out the numerous stores, restaurants and attractions that fill up the area.
At night however, this already magical experience is amplified even further – its lights are turned on and come to life in the dark sky, creating a unique and captivating experience for everyone.
Just because the parks close doesn’t mean that the fun time has to end!
You can can still have plenty of fun at Disney Springs – it provides something for everyone! There are family-friendly experiences such as taking a boat ride through its picturesque waterways, watching live performers on stage or grabbing a bite to eat at one of its wide variety of restaurants (just make sure you have a reservation for any of the table service restaurants).
Guests wanting a more upbeat evening can find it in nightclubs offering live music and performances like the House of Blues or browse through stores selling just about anything you can think of of from athletic wear to exclusive merchandise, to officially licensed Disney gear like Dooney & Bourke. Disney Springs ensures its visitors have plenty of activities that they can enjoy late into the night!
What is the best time to visit Disney Springs?
When deciding the best time to visit Disney Springs, it’s all about personal preference and what activities you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for a vibrant and busy atmosphere, then weekend evenings are the suggested times to go. For those seeking something more low-key and tranquil, weekdays and mornings are the ideal options.
It’s important to keep in mind that when visiting during peak season or summer days, everything everywhere is busier and the parks close later than usual, so don’t be surprised that the crowds, even times where it would seem that it should be less crowded, are still quite large.
How late do Disney Springs buses & transportation run for Disney Springs?
Disney Resort hotel guests can take advantage of complimentary bus service to Disney Springs. The bus service runs continuously throughout the day from and to the resorts during the operating hours of Disney Springs and ends one hour after it closes.
The river cruise service from the various resorts (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Treehouse Villas, and Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts) starts off every day at 10am, running until 11pm. The last boat will depart from Disney Springs at around 11:30pm.
The Minnie Van service operates from 6:30 AM in the morning until 12:30 AM midnight. That way if you miss your bus or boat you can still catch a ride in a Minnie Van. Guests can request a ride via the Lyft app and be picked up and dropped off anywhere on Disney property.
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