Disney Springs waterfront restaurants
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Disney Springs is a waterfront area that comes to life in the evening when musicians play live music that is fantastic! Plan ahead because the restaurants here fill up and there is usually a long wait. Most of the restaurants are large, upscale chain restaurants that are consistently good though expensive. Kids can ride the carousel, look at the lego sculptures, or check out the toy store, Once Upon a Toy, while you wait for your table. There is a lot of concrete at Disney Springs, but it becomes far more beautiful at sunset when musicians take their places in waterfront stage areas and wow you with their talent. There is a lot of talent in Orlando! And the international crowd in the audience make for a fun ambience. If good-looking Buda Tom is playing his happy tunes, you're in luck. His resonant voice and guitar sound like an entire band, and his energy makes the audience dance. There is also a flamenco guitarist who puts on a good show. You can also opt for paid entertainment by catching a show by Cirque du Soleil, an acrobat group.
Make sure you walk to the east side where you can see the Lego store and some awesome Lego sculptures outside, such as a giant sea monster in the lake!
For a meal, try House of Blues, which has delicious food made with attention to detail plus interesting decor throughout. You can look up and see casts of Blues legends on the ceiling. Skip on Wolfgang Puck- the food was not good.
It's super nice to catch the Disney ferryboat over to Disney Springs from your hotel. This is possible if you stay at one of three Disney resorts: Port Orleans, Old Key West, or Saratoga Springs. Port Orleans is the most affordable.
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Disney Springs is located at 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
House of Blues, 1490 East Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830, call (407) 934-2583.
Once Upon a Toy, 1375 East Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista FL 32831, call (407) 824-4321.
Lego Imagination Center, call (407) 828-0065.
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