The Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression is a definite Disney Springs must-do if you’re an art fan. 🙋🏻‍♀️ It’s located at Town Center (where you’ll find high-end shops and a covered shopping area), and if you’re taking a Disney bus to Disney Springs, it’ll drop you off right around there.

We’re going to tell you about the Art Walk, as well as other fun things to do at Disney Springs. Let’s go!

What is the Art Walk?

Signage at Disney Springs describes the Art Walk as, “An outdoor gallery showcasing the work of local and international artists and the vibrant cultures that shaped them.” It’s a collection of large-scale, colorful artworks with spirited themes, some Disney-related and some not. The Art Walk launched in May 2022 and has an eclectic assortment of murals, with the display changing and growing over time.

The Art Walk and other distinct extras that aren’t related to shopping (or eating) set Disney Springs apart from a regular ol’ shopping center. There are a lot of people who say, “Disney Springs is nothing but a shopping mall,” but I’ve never agreed with that. 👏 There are a lot of things to do at Disney Springs that most people don’t know about.

Where is the Art Walk?

The Art Walk is in the Town Center area of Disney Springs, and you’ll see signs directing you toward it. You’ll walk between two buildings (it’s an alleyway, but it’s not scary), and the Art Walk goes along the part of the building that faces the road.

Town Center is the area of Disney Springs that has upscale shops like Coach, Kate Spade and Under Armour.

Disney Springs map with Town Center circled.

Grab whatever ridiculously delicious iced coffee thing Joffrey’s is making at the moment, then head over to Town Center for a stroll along the Art Walk. Bonus: There’s a large covered area nearby where you can escape the relentless sun.

Covered shopping section of Disney Springs Town Center.

6 More Things To Do at Disney Springs

To us, Disney Springs is an unofficial Walt Disney World park. We spend time there during every vacation, whether we can only squeeze in one meal (and a trip to Gideon’s, duh) or we’re there on every non-park day. Even on our short trips, we usually find time for at least one Disney date night here.

Unlike a regular Disney theme park, there aren’t any Disney Springs rides (unless you count the Aerophile balloon flight, and we do). But there are plenty of Disney Springs attractions to keep you busy for a morning, afternoon, night or even an entire day.

The aerophile helium balloon at Disney Springs in the sky with a palm tree in front, one of many things to do at Disney Springs.

Here are more fun things to do at Disney Springs:

1. Stock up on souvenirs instead of carrying them around in a park. Between the Marketplace Co-op and the World of Disney, you can find just about anything at Disney Springs that you can get in a park gift shop.

Merchandise display at the Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs.
The Joey Chou display at the Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs.

Stitch on the sign for the World of Disney at Disney Springs.

2. Go on a shopping spree. Or at least a window-shopping spree. (We prefer the former, though.) Aside from Disney shops (and there are more besides the Marketplace and World of Disney), there are so many stores here that you couldn’t get to them all in one trip if you tried.

3. Eat and drink. Drink and eat. Eat then drink, drink, eat. Disney Springs has endless food and bev options.

Plus, you’re allowed to grab a cocktail (or beer or wine) and walk around with it. Disney Springs is chill like that. It’s all, “At least if they’re drinking here, they’re not drinking somewhere else,” cool mom style.

P.S. Disney Springs is also where we started our Skyliner bar crawl. Highly recommended.

The Habanero Lime Margarita from Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs.
The Habanero Lime Margarita from Dockside Margaritas at Disney Springs

4. Listen to live music. The AdventHealth Waterside Stage and the Waterview Park both have live music all the time, and we’ve seen performers outside the movie theater, too, as well as at restaurants, outdoor bars, etc. If you’re at Disney Springs, you can find live music somewhere.

5. See a movie. If you like movies as much as we do, then there’s nothing better than seeing one on vacation. We usually wait for one that we’re dying to see, like a Disney movie on opening night or a film from a director who never disappoints. It doesn’t hurt that the AMC Dine-In Theater at Disney Springs has a full menu of comfort food items, either.

6. Get tickets for Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life. I’ve been to two different Cirque du Soleil shows at Disney Springs, and they were both phenomenal. The current show, Drawn to Life, is Disney-themed, and it’s as enchanting for adults as it is for kids. This is, by far, one of the best things to do at Disney Springs.

Still looking for more Disney Springs activities? There are also vintage amphicar tours, a helium balloon that you can take a ride on and a bowling alley that reportedly has delicious sushi.

Are You Looking for Things To Do at Disney Springs?

Wondering what to do in Disney Springs? The Art Walk should be on your list, even if you only appreciate it as you stroll into or out of Disney Springs. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and it’s a nice experience with a fun, creative vibe.

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