Disney Springs is a hotspot for dining and shopping in Walt Disney World® Resort, but there are tons of activities to do as well. Since entry into Disney Springs is free, most of the activities have a price to them, so it’s important to know which ones to best spend your money and time on.
One of the free options on the list of the area’s best activities is the wide array of live music throughout Disney Springs. Most prominent in the evenings and at night, there’s everything from freestyle rap to alternative, and it’s all an enormous part of what creates the unique atmosphere that Disney Springs has created for itself.
The VOID is, without a doubt, one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences in Disney Springs, and maybe all of Walt Disney World® Resort. In essence, it’s a virtual reality experience where guests don VR headsets and harnesses so that they can see and feel what’s going on around them.
The current mission, Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire casts a team of four guests as members of the newly rising rebellion to seek out Imperial intelligence on the volcanic planet Mustafar. There are familiar characters for Star Wars fans, but the experience is so incredible that even those who are unfamiliar with the franchise have a lot to take away from it.
It’s located across from Earl of Sandwich, and is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The experience is for ages 10 and above, and costs $29.95 per person from Monday to Thursday and $32.95 per person from Friday to Sunday and on holidays. There are tickets available to purchase on-site, but it’s recommended to buy them ahead of time on thevoid.com.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes™
Splittsvilleis the enormous bowling alley located in Disney Springs. Unless there are private parties being held, which can be checked on splitsvillelanes.com, the bowling alley opens at 10:30 a.m. from Monday to Friday and at 10 a.m. on the weekend.
Splitsville offers a full menu of sports-bar-style dining too, so there are plenty of options for the whole family if you want to make a bigger night out of the bowling alley. Reservations for individual lanes and parties can be made ahead of time on their website, but they do take walk-ups as well.
The Edison at Night
One of the more upscale dining locations in Disney Springs, the Edison is a gothic-inspired restaurant that touts its Gatsby-like atmosphere and array of cocktails. It’s a family-friendly restaurant for most of its operating hours, but starting at 10 every night it shifts to an adults-only entertainment center.
Then open to guests at least 21-years-old, there’s a full dance floor and live music courtesy of The Pearl Street players, a house band that plays blues-style covers of popular songs. Burlesque dancers add to theme, and the less-subtle aerialists and stilt walkers add to the mystique and excitement of the atmosphere. It’s a great change of pace for adults who want something a little more grown-up than the usual entertainment offerings in the parks, but something still original enough to feel like it belongs on property.
It’s important to note that there is a dress code enforced for the late-night entertainment. It’s still pretty loose as far as formal attire is considered, as men are told to wear dress shorts, jeans, or slacks. Jackets are optional, but the restaurant asks that people stray away from wearing caps, sleeveless shirts, or flip-flops.
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