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“Fun, touristy controlled chaos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney
Buena Vista Drive, Celebration, FL 32830
407-939-7727
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Celebration
Type: Shopping
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: Disney World's shopping and dining area consists of Marketplace, Pleasure Island and West Side.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Chicago, Illinois
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“Fun, touristy controlled chaos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We visit Downtown Disney usually for a night of shopping and eating. 3 fun things we do here 1) buy your CHRISTMAS ornament first at the Disney Christmas store. They will personalize it for you and have it done by the time you are ready to go back to your hotel. 2)Abandon your diet and head to Goofy's candy shop. Get the made to order rice crispy treat covered with whatever you can dream up. I know, you are thinking what? Rice Crispy treat? Yes, it's the best one you will ever have in your life I promise. 3) World of Disney- best gift shop in the world. I usually get it all shipped back home (shipping is so reasonable there) so it's waiting for us when we return and helps to make sure we pay no extra baggage fees. One night is enough here, It's a bit chaotic, tons of people but you can still get to the stores you want, eat, maybe get a cocktail and head back.

Visited July 2012
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New Port Richey, Florida
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Lots to see and do at Downtown Disney. Many shops that are open late and lots of different places to Eat. A place the whole family will enjoy.

Visited January 2013
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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“Free parking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Great way to enjoy the day, especially for older couples (60+) who want to stroll and shop in a relaxed atmosphere without spending a ton of cash. Many food options. Things start to pick up late in the afternoon and into the evening with live entertainment.

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Wisconsin
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“Fun, Free Disney Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a very nice free Disney property. Lots of interesting dining choices, shops to stroll through and free entertainment! Loved the water taxi rides across the park. Great ice cream and chocolate at the Ghiradelli store!! They even give free samples! Lots to do and see and you do not have to spend a cent if you do not want to.

Visited January 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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“Fun for Adults!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Downtown Disney is a fun stop to add to your Orlando trip! In May of last year I traveled to Orlando with my mother for shopping. I was 17 at the time and am now 18, and I loved Downtown Disney! I had been to Disney World when I was much younger and it was very enjoyable, so being back in Florida I really wanted to see a bit of Disney without paying for it! We decided to go around 7pm and it was relatively busy, not too packed... The stores are really nice for Disney lovers! You might find some prices expensive, but it's really not too bad! I purchased things in the Disney Christmas store as well as the "Basin" bath and body store. The Basin store is great! Lots of lovely soaps and smells, plus an exclusive soap cut off the block with Mickey Mouse heads throughout. When you walk around there are tons of things to look at, topiary and waterfalls, as well as a lego area with AMAZING life size masterpieces made entirely out of lego. Overall, I recommend visiting Downtown Disney, especially because it's free!

Visited May 2012
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