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Downtown Disney West Side Info

Operating hours for the common areas at Downtown West Side are 8:00am-2:00am. This includes all Downtown Disney promenades, walkways, rest rooms and green spaces. Stores are open 10:00am-11pm Sunday-Thursday and 10:00am-11:30pm Friday to Saturday.

Changes in parking due to Downtown Disney remodel:

Boat transportation is offered daily from 10:30am-11:30pm.

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Downtown Disney West Side - Dining

Bongo's Cuban Cafe

Bongo's Cuban Cafe
Co-owned by legendary singer Gloria Estefan, Bongo's offers a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere.


House of BluesCrossroads at House of Blues
The menu boasts a wide variety of American, as well as international foods from celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. The Gospel Brunch held here on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays is NOT to be missed.

The Smokehouse at House of Blues is a quick-service BBQ restaurant.  Guests can order their food at a walk-up window and seating is available in the outdoor patio area shared with the main restaurant.  Live music is featured on the venue's stage, so the patio is the perfect place to enjoy the entertainment.  Menu items include Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwiches, Smoked Turkey Legs, Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwiches, St. Louis Ribs, Hot Dogs, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Chips and Desserts.  Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and soft drinks are available.

Exposition Park

This is the permanent location for food trucks at Downtown Disney.  Disney owns four and one or more will always be found here. Local trucks may also be here from time to time.  The area is located between Bongo's Cuban Cafe and Starbucks. The Disney trucks are:
Namaste Cafe - flavors reminiscent of Animal Kingdom
Superstar Catering - favorites from Hollywood Studios
Fantasy Fare - Magic Kingdom favorites like corn dogs, Game Day Chicken and Waffles - Buffalo-style chicken with Sriracha maple and blue cheese sauce, served with cornbread waffles; sweet potato puffs with marshmallow cream and candied pecans; hand-dipped corndog and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches now served with waffle fries
World Showcase of Flavors - dishes from Epcot

Wetzel's PretzelsForty Thirst Street

Get your coffee fix with fresh brewed coffee products by Joffrey's Coffee. Frozen drinks, tea and cocoa are also available.

Planet HollywoodPlanet Hollywood

More famous for its owners than its food is Planet Hollywood, just outside of Pleasure Island. Standard fare is served (burgers, BBQ ribs, steak, chicken, pasta). Consistently rated one of the worst restaurants on Disney property. This restaurant is a classic example of an organization thinking their name means more than the quality of food they serve.

The outside merchandise store has been closed due to construction.  Merchandise is still available inside the restaurant or at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Construction walls will remain up around the restaurant through 2016.


This 4,000 square ft. space is open from 10:00am-midnight.  Inside seating is available, as well as a covered patio with fireplace and view of the water.  Designed by architect David Daniels, the space uses reclaimed hardwood and features a living lemongrass roof and a moss mural.  An interesting addition to the space is an interactive touch screen "chalkboard" that is connected to the Starbucks at Disneyland. When activated, guests will be able to see what is drawn on the board on the other coast.

The menu features the regular Starbucks drinks, bakery items, salads, sandwiches and packaged coffee.  Starbucks Reserve Coffee, designated as some of the best in the world, is available at a special counter.

Wetzel's PretzelsWetzel's Pretzels

Offers 7 varieties of hand-rolled pretzels in addition to ice cream, lemonade and Coke products.

Wolfgang Puck CafeWolfgang Puck Cafe
Legendary chef and Spago founder, Wolfgang Puck brings his renowned culinary talents to Downtown Disney. Overpriced mediocre food and pretentious service make for a bad experience.

If you don't feel like sitting down for a long dinner of lunch, stop in Wolfgang Puck Express located next to the cafe.

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Downtown Disney West Side - Entertainment

Cirque du Soliel - La Nouba
Cirque du Soleil is a theatrical performance unlike anything you have experienced before. Clearly the best live entertainment venue in Orlando. Cirque du Soleil is not a traditional circus as the name implies. At Cirque du Soleil, you will not find any animals in the cast. Unlike other circuses, there are no dancing bears, lions leaping through hoops or elephants doing tricks. Rather, Cirque du Soleil is a completely immersive combination of circus and theatrical presentation combining elements of modern dance, staging, humor and acrobatic stunts.

Disney Quest
An Indoor Interactive Theme Park. More than an arcade, this enjoyable experience blends the best of the Disney theme parks with state of the art technology to achieve an amazing family experience. This is a must see, especially if you have kids and teens in your party. More Info...

House of BluesCrossroads at House of Blues
The House of Blues at Downtown Disney is a great concert venue for some of today's popular bands. Find concert tickets, tour dates and event information at House of Blues Orlando.


AMC Downtown Disney 24

24 screens and 5,400 seats (all stadium style) make this theatre one of the largest in Central Florida. Six of the auditoriums are "dine-in" theatres with full service dining and drinks.  The "Fork & Screen Theaters" have reserved seating, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a menu featuring quesadillas, burgers, flatbread pizzas, grilled sandwiches, house specialties, appetizers and desserts. In addition, so as to minimize distractions to other patrons, moviegoers are able to press a call-button that alerts their server. Depending on the day and time, the dine-in experience costs between $6 and $13, plus the cost of food, which is between $6.59 - 8.99 for appetizers and $8.59 - 11.99 for entrees.

For those who may want to eat before watching their movie, MacGuffins Bar and Lounge is also available inside the AMC Downtown Disney 24 and offers the full menu of drinks and food choices available to those in a dine-in theatre.

Splitsville Bowling Alley

Every Saturday, 9:00pm-12:30am, a live band will take the stage in the Bullet Bar - no cover charge required. The stage can even be seen from the lanes on the first floor. Call 407-938-PINS or email kingpin@splitsvillelanes.com to reserve a lane or if just booking dinner, click here.

Splitsville is located at Downtown Disney's West Side in the old Virgin Megastore building. Splitsville is not your typical bowling alley. The 45,000 square foot venue features 30 lanes spread over two floors, as well as billiards, music and live entertainment.  Patrons can get a full meal delivered right to them while they bowl; hand-tossed pizza, fresh-rolled sushi, filet sliders and more are available without ever having to leave the bowling floor. A balcony offers outdoor seating.  In addition to daytime hours, Splitsville offers a new option for nighttime entertainment at the popular Downtown Disney area.  On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the second floor will be reserved for guests ages 21 and up who arrive after 10:30 p.m.  Prices range from $15-$20 per person for an hour reservation, plus the cost of shoe rental ($4 per person).

View the menu here.        Listen to a review of Splitsville.



Bowling times:

Priority Bowling:

Priority Bowling allows your group to receive the next available lane upon check-in.  Maximum 8 bowlers per lane.  Groups requesting 2 Priority Bowling Lanes may have a longer wait.  Pricing includes bowling, shoes are $4 per person.

Premier Lane Reservations

Need more than 2 lanes? Splitsville can accommodate large groups, corporate events and private parties.  Food/beverage package purchase is required.

Email KingPin@splitsvillelanes.com at least 24 hours in advance.



Downtown Disney West Side - Attractions

Characters in Flight Balloon Ride

Discount: Trips in the balloon before 10:00 am are just $10.  Normal adult prices are $18.

Located next to the bridge near Planet Hollywood, this balloon ride provides guests with a bird's eye view of Downtown Disney and a 360-degree view of up to 10 miles. This 6 minute trip lifts up to 30 guests at a time 400 feet in the air.

The cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children (3-9). Operating hours are 8:30 am - 12:00 am daily, weather permitting.

Characters in Flight Blog





Downtown Disney West Side - Shopping

Candy Cauldron

A great stop to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cirque du Soleil Boutique

Offers souvenirs from the show.

Curl by Sammy Duvall - High end Surf Shop which features a selection of trendy surf themed clothing and accessories, watersport gear, shoes and eyewear. The shop is located next to Splitsville Bowling Alley. Hours are 10:30am - 11:00 pm on Sunday through Thursday and 10:30am - midnight Friday and Saturday.

D Street

This store has an industrial feel to it and offers a mix of products for men and women.There are pop culture items, apparel, artwork, handbags, accessories, jewelry. There is also a Create Your Own Vinylmation table and you can participate in Vinylmation trading. The store showcases local artists.
D Street photos

Disney Quest Emporium

Like Disney is fond of doing, you have to walk through here to exit the building.  On your way through, shop for DisneyQuest souvenirs, such as hats, toys, shirts and candy. 


This athletic footwear store helps runners find their perfect pair of athletic shoes by using a complimentary video-taped gait analysis and an iStep barametric screening.  Once you pick a pair, you can test them out on the indoor track to make sure they're exactly what you're looking for.  The store also features many events, clinics and new product introductions.  It is located across from House of Blues next to Curl.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Guests can check out and sit on some of the latest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, take a picture and be transformed into a biker, and even design their own biker vests.

House of Blues Company Store

Offers many unique items.  In addition to exclusive House of Blues items, pick up some new music, books or original Folk Art.  Listening stations are available to check out the music before you buy.

Hoypoloi  - now closed, will be replaced by United World Soccer in July

Contemporary art can be found here, including many one-of-a-kind pieces.  A lot of the artwork available get their theme from nature.

Pop Gallery

Original artwork and upscale gifts.

Something Silver

The perfect place to pick up a gorgeous piece of designer jewelry that will help you remember your trip once you return home.

Sosa Family Cigars

The Sosa family has been in the cigar business for over 70 years and is well-recognized as one of the leading cigar retailers in the U.S. Many smoking accessories are available as well.

Sunglass Icon by Sunglass Hut

Have your new shades custom-fit by the specialists here at Sunglass Icon.




Super Hero Headquarters

Superhero-themed merchandise available, including action figures, apparel, Vinylmation, accessories, and collectibles. Disney Infinity figures and playsets are also available.

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Downtown Disney West Side - Events

Festival of the Masters
(November) This art festival is centered at Downtown Disney Westside, and features the works of some of today's top artists. Artwork mediums such as photography, glass work, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, jewelry, leather & wood, mixed media and collage, and Digital art are displayed. At the Marketplace, amazing chalk artists create masterpieces on the sidewalks.

Click Here for more Upcoming Disney Events.

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