With packed agendas, meeting and convention attendees are always looking to make the most of their free time while visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. With the holiday season just around the corner, Disney Springs in Florida and Downtown Disney District in California are two nearby and convenient locations for attendees to accomplish their holiday shopping in their free time. With an eclectic mix of unique boutiques with Disney-inspired gifts, brand name outlets, and Disney-themed shops, attendees can find something for everyone on their holiday shopping list. 

Let’s take a look at what’s coming to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney District for the holiday season: 

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida


With over 100 retailers located at Disney Springs, attendees will be able to find a gift for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Attendees can find one-of-a-kind gifts only available at Disney Springs from Sugarboo & Co., jewelry from PANDORA, and the latest fashion from UNIQLO and Francesca’s. Disney Springs will also welcome four new retailers just in time for the holiday shopping season, including Bowes Signature Soy Candles, Swings N’ Things, Savannah Bee, and rinse bath & body co. And, as a signature shopping destination, there is World of Disney – with over 50,000 items, it’s the world’s largest assortment of Disney merchandise.


There are several entertainment options attendees can enjoy while taking a break from holiday shopping. Attendees can Meet & Greet with The Coca-Cola Polar Bear on the second floor of The Coca-Cola Store. A group photograph is the perfect way to preserve the memory!

Beginning this holiday season, The VOID’s hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secret of the Empire is coming to Disney Springs on December 16, 2017. Find ticket information and more for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire here.

Attendees can also purchase tickets to see La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs in Florida before its final performance on December 31, 2017. Limited tickets are available; find ticket information and more here

Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in California


During the holidays, Downtown Disney District puts everyone in the holiday mood with festively trimmed trees, twinkling lights and enchanting shop windows. This November, your attendees won’t want to miss shopping at the newly remodeled Sephora store, sampling sweet holiday treats at Marceline’s Confectionery, and visiting two of the newest retailers, The Disney Dress Shop and Dream Boutique.


The VOID’s hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is coming to Downtown Disney District on January 5, 2018. Find ticket information and more for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire here.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes is also scheduled to open this winter at Downtown Disney District in California. This dynamic recreation destination will offer a unique combination of dining, drinks, bowling and live entertainment. Features include 20 bowling lanes interspersed throughout the location, four dining areas (indoors and outdoors), two billiards tables, more than 25 flat screen TVs, and the ability to host both live performers and DJs.

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