Downtown Disney - West Side
The West Side is the newest addition to Downtown Disney.
Unlike Pleasure Island, there is no cover charge to get into the complex,
although individual clubs may have one.
The West Side has a good number of restaurants and shops,
but also has several bona-fide attractions in their own right. There
is something for everyone here, so plan on spending at least some time
(perhaps an evening) early in the trip to check things out. You
can always return for more later after you've scoped it out.
Why anyone would want to watch a movie when they're on vacation
at Walt Disney World is beyond me, but if that's your thing,
Cirque du Soleil
This is an extravagant circus-based (but it's a real insult
to call Cirque du Soleil a "circus") show.
The acrobatics are spectacular, and the special effects are
dazzling. This is a pricey event (call (407) 934-7639
for information or to order tickets.)
DisneyQuest is a mini-theme park in it's own right.
Since there's so much to mention about DisneyQuest, there's
a whole page dedicated to that topic now. Just click
here for more information.
All Star Gear
Logo merchandise. The All Star Cafe itself can be enjoyed
at the Wide World of Sports Complex.
Celebrity Eyeworks Studio
Many options of sunglasses in a very expensive store.
Guitars, custom and collect, along with supplies, music,
accessories, and clothes (I suppose you have to have just
the right shirt to sound your very best).
Ceramics, art pieces, and other material with a Zen Buddhist
An entire store dedicated to the fine art of collecting refrigerator
magnets. Quite a sight!
Sosa Family Cigars
Fresh cigars and other carcinogens. Supplies for the
addict are also available.
Just another of many memorabilia shops you'll find within
Walt Disney World. It's a race to see if WDW can produce
more Winnie-the-Pooh shops or movie memorabilia stores.
So far, Hollywood is winning by a nose.
Billed as one of the world's largest CD, software, and book
stores. If not the largest, then this store is certainly
the state of the art. Personally, I prefer to shop for
such things at my local Best Buy where the price is less prohibitive...and
I'm not within a few miles of a Disney park.
Western clothing inspired by the Wildhorse Saloon at Pleasure
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