Disney World Nightlife
Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
There's always great stuff going on in the evenings at Disney Springs (formerly called Downtown Disney). There are kid-friendly dance parties at various times throughout the evening from 6:30 - 9:30PM. You can often find live performers scattered throughout Disney Springs and on the WaterSide Stage. There are also free sleight-of-hand demonstrations at the Magic Masters shop. You have to buy a ticket but the Characters in Flight Aerophile is a neat experience. Folks are loving the new Splitsville Luxury Lanes for shooting pool, bowling, and meeting for a drink.
Raglan Road - This pub opened in October 2005 and has become a favorite. Four antique bars were imported from Ireland and great attention was given to the furnishings and trim to give this restaurant a classic Irish pub ambiance. Irish musicians (traditional and contemporary) entertain nightly and the music, dance, and storytelling keep things fun and lively. See Raglan Road Official Website for more details.
House of Blues - This restaurant features the largest publicly displayed folk art collection and is themed to honor the history of the Blues. Dining available all evening with regular live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30PM to Close. Special concerts may require special tickets. See the House of Blues official website for a list of scheduled events.
AMC 24 Dine-In Theatres - Enjoy dinner and cocktails while watching first run movies in a big-screen theater. Guests must at least 18 years old or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 years or older. click here to see what's playing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These experienced are no longer available at Disney Springs.
The Pleasure Island clubs closed permanently September 28, 2008.
DisneyQuest closed permanently on July 2, 2017
Cirque Du Soleil - LaNouba had its last performance on December 31, 2017. A new show is in development for the venue.
Disney's Boardwalk Entertainment Area
Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort often come and go without ever finding this special gem in the Epcot resort area. The Boardwalk is designed to look like the Mid-Atlantic seaside villages from the early 1900's. Disney's Boardwalk Resort is a nice boat ride from Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park (formerly called Disney-MGM Studios) or you can even walk over from the Epcot International Gateway. You can also take Disney transportation to the closest theme park, water park, or Downtown Disney and catch a bus to the Disney Boardwalk Inn and Villas.
Here is a sampling of some of the fun you can find here:
ESPN Club - Sports bar/restaurant with over 100 televisions.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Belle Vue Lounge
Jellyrolls - an uproarious dueling piano bar & sing-along. Opens at 7:00PM with non-stop live entertainment from 8:00PM to 2:00AM. Rowdy, waterfront atmosphere. Cover charge. Must be 21 or older.
Atlantic Dance Hall - This spacious dance venue features DJ's playing your favorites from the 70's through today. 9:00PM - 2AM Tuesday through Saturday. Ages 21 and over.
Boardwalk Entertainment - Caricature Artist, hair wrappers, Surrey bike rental, and carnival games. Shopping - you will find shops offering everything candy, Disney merchandise, golf apparel and accessories, toys, and the Wyland Galleries.
More Nighttime Entertainment Options
Bob Jackson - River Roost Lounge at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort - Here's a Disney hidden gem - Bob Jackson performs at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. His show features a great sing-a-longs, boogie-woogie piano, and even a little ragtime. The show is a lot of fun and the lucky ones who find Bob often make it a tradition to go back again, every time they visit Walt Disney World Resort. He's one real person and his schedule does vary so you'll want to plan ahead! He performs most Wednesday - Saturday evenings, from 8:30PM to Midnight. Family friendly.
Scat Cat Club at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort - Live music presented several nights each week. We love to get an order of beignets from the food court to enjoy while we listen.
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is a fun tropical tiki bar at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort that is full of memorabilia, live Hawaiian-style music and fun interactive elements. Hours: 4:00PM - Midnight - All ages are welcome until 8:00PM/ age 21 & older from 8:00PM to closing. Serves specialty cocktails, beer, wine, Sam's No-Booze Brews, and appetizers.
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