The area known today as Disney Springs has come a long way since it first opened as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in 1975! The concept of the shopping area was to cater to the planned residential areas of Lake Buena Vista, however, the eventual movement of hotels into the area quickly changed it’s purpose to a shopping area for guests.

In 1977 the area became known as Walt Disney World Village, in 1989 Disney Village Marketplace, in 1995 Downtown Disney and in 1997 Downtown Disney Marketplace. Beyond name changes, the outdoor shopping and entertainment property has seen a host of changes to it’s shops, attractions and restaurants over the years as well!

Disney Quest

Disney Quest

Opening June 1998, in the Downtown area of Walt Disney World, Disney Quest was an 100,000 square foot indoor theme ...
NBA Experience

NBA Experience

Opening August 12, 2019, in the space formerly occupied by Disney Quest, the NBA Experience was a roughly 44,000 square ...
Pleasure Island

Pleasure Island

In 1986 Disney announced plans for a new area adjacent to the Marketplace called Pleasure Island. The area would emulate ...
Adventurers Club

The Adventurer’s Club

One of many clubs found at Pleasure Island, the Adventurer's Club holds a special place in the hearts of many ...
Disney Village Marketplace

Village Marketplace

The area known today as Disney Springs has come a long way since it first opened as the Lake Buena ...
Disney Village Marketplace Playground

Village Playground

To give young children (and their fathers) something to do while mommy was shopping, the Marketplace of the 70's and ...