Springtime at Walt Disney World: Why You Should Visit!

Springtime at Walt Disney World: Why You Should Visit!

Springtime at Walt Disney World

The Florida sunshine is simply gorgeous (and warm!) during springtime at Walt Disney World. Flowers, smiles, and magical experiences are blooming in every park and resort.

And as spring arrives, pastel colors explode! It’s a whimsical time to visit the Happiest Place on Earth.

Pink Cupcake at Contempo Cafe.

Stop by Contempo Café for delicious treats!

Also, springtime in Walt Disney World brings the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Spring Break, Easter, and the Star Wars Half Marathon. Plus, Mother’s Day and more!

Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival

Even before the official start of the season, Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival gets underway. I can’t wait to see what’s blooming next year!.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - springtime flowers blooming near Space Ship Earth.

Find out what’s blooming at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Here, you’ll want to dig into the tasty bites at the Outdoor Kitchens. Or listen to a concert. My favorite part of the festival? The stunning topiaries! This event is fun for all ages.

Minnie and Pluto Topiaries at the spring Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

You won’t want to miss the topiaries at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Spring Break Brings Crowds

Spring Break is a popular and thus crowded time to visit WDW; this makes the month of March very crowded. You’ll find springtime touring less chaotic from around the second week of April to mid-May. Of course, the timing of Easter is also a factor.

Still, Spring Break is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. If you’re traveling from a colder climate, you’ll really appreciate the warm, Florida sunshine. You can explore the theme parks day and night or opt to relax by your hotel pool. With so many things to see and do, this is a Spring Break location that promises fun for all ages.

Easter at Walt Disney World

Look for treats, eats, and customized baskets. Buy a pre-made basket or build your own! You’ll find Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny greeting guests in the Magic Kingdom. Look for other Easter activities at the resorts.

Purchase pre-made Easter Baskets at Walt Disney World.

Purchase pre-made Easter Baskets.

 

Cookies and Candy for your Easter Baskets at Walt Disney World.

Cookies and Candy for your Easter Baskets!

The sweet aroma will lure you into the Disney bakeries, including Main Street Confectionery.

Find Easter cookies at Candy Cauldron in Disney Springs during springtime at Walt Disney World.

Don’t pass up the seasonal cookies!

Don’t miss a smorgasbord of shopping, dining, and entertainment at Disney Springs.

Vera Bradley Bags at Disney Springs.

Vera Bradley bags are great for Easter and Mother’s Day gifts.

 

Spring Merchandise at Disney Springs.

Look for colorful merchandise.

Star Wars runDisney Event

Runners will want to start prepping for this event usually held in April. Get your race on!

Spring Activities at Walt Disney World

Picnic Tables at All-Star Music Resort.

Find a place to picnic. We love these outdoor tables at All-Star Music Resort.

  • Swimming at your resort pool.
  • Visit a water park.
  • Have an outdoor picnic.
  • Watch an outdoor movie.
  • Go fishing.
  • Sit by a campfire.
  • Watch your resort’s activity schedule for Easter festivities.
  • Rent a boat — cruise on a lagoon, go fishing, or take a fireworks cruise.
Kids playing outdoor activites at Polynesian Village Resort

Outdoor Activities at Polynesian Village Resort

Spring in  Walt Disney World is rejuvenating! Are you ready to say goodbye to winter hibernation, boots, and heavy coats?! If so, plan a weekend or week-long stay at the Walt Disney World resort in Central Florida.

Walt Disney World Date Ideas
Date Ideas for Valentine's Day at Walt Disney World

What’s your favorite time of the year to visit Walt Disney World? Do you have a favorite spring activity that you must do on every WDW trip?

Walt Disney World Shop: Remembering Cherry Tree Lane in Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Shop: Remembering Cherry Tree Lane in Disney Springs

Cherry Tree Lane

Based on the upscale London address in Disney’s Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane was a source of must-stop shopping fun at the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World.

Cherry Tree Lane The Dress Shop Disney Springs

While the square footage of this store was small, there were a lot of tempting items for purchase lining the shelves. From pricey Dooney & Bourke handbags to unique jewelry, Cherry Tree Lane was THE place to splurge on a souvenir or gift.

The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane Marketplace Co-Op Disney Springs WDW Store Sign

Did you stop by Cherry Tree Lane?

The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane

The Dress Shop was a collection of nostalgic Disney designs for adults. Perfectly created for grown-ups, dresses and accessories featured designs from popular Disney attractions.

Cinderella Dress Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

Be Cinderella!

Designs were inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, “it’s a small world,” The Haunted Mansion, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Other creations showcased classic Disney characters, including Minnie Mouse, Snow White from Walt Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and Alice from Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Hollywood Tower Hotel Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

Inspired by The Hollywood Tower Hotel.

Dresses ranged in sizes from XS-XL. There were some styles that went up to 3XL, so guest could keep checking for their favorite dress pattern.

Haunted Mansion Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

Haunted Mansion items.

Vera Bradley Handbags

Also, Disney designs were offered on Vera Bradley bags.

Vera Bradley Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

Remember these Vera Bradley Disney patterns?

Dooney & Bourke Handbags

Next, we liked to peruse the Dooney & Bourke handbags with beautiful Disney patterns. This Bambi bag was adorable, right?!

Adorable Bambi bag by Dooney & Bourke at Cherry Tree Lane.

Adorable Bambi bag by Dooney & Bourke.

The stock changed frequently, so it was fun to stop into Cherry Tree Lane when visiting Disney Springs.

Dooney and Bourke Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

Disney Dooneys!

Dooney & Bourke displays were nestled within The Dress Shop items.

Dooney and Bourke Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

I liked to stop by Cherry Tree Lane and look at the Dooney & Bourke collection.

Pet Merchandise for Your Dog

Even your favorite furry pal could find stylish accessories at Cherry Tree Lane!

The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane Marketplace Co-Op Disney Springs WDW Dresses and Pet Accessories too

Accessories for your dog!

This was one of my favorite places to shop at Walt Disney World!

Author P.L. Travers brought magic to 17 Cherry Tree Lane with the arrival of Mary Poppins to this fictitious address in London. Shopkeepers at The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op of Disney Springs used to send shoppers on their way with nostalgic outfits.

While Cherry Tree Lane is now closed, there are many other places to shop at Disney Springs. Don’t miss Tren-D, DisneyStyle, Marketplace Co-Op, Vera Bradley, and World of Disney. Just to name a few!

Disney Springs Tips

  • Annual Passholders – when shopping, ask if you get a discount. Don’t forget to show your AP and picture ID!
  • Avoid weekends; browse on a weekday morning.
  • Check out shopdisney.com for at-home shopping.

Cinderella Designs Cherry Tree Lane Dress Shop Disney SpringsDooney and Bourke Cherry Tree Lane Disney Springs WDW

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