Many people are not aware that Downtown Disney exists. While the name may imply otherwise, Downtown Disney is actually located outside of the bounds of the Walt Disney World Park. This area is meant to be a taste of Walt Disney World life that can be enjoyed by Park guests and non-guests alike. To this end, there are plenty of entertainments and dining options that can be enjoyed in Downtown Disney that have the same level of quality and experience as you can get inside of the parks at Walt Disney World.
There are three different areas in Downtown Disney, and one of the most family-friendly areas is probably Downtown Disney West Side. You will find a wide variety of things here that you and your family can enjoy together. First of all, the variety of eateries that can be found in Downtown Disney West Side is downright dizzying, and even the pickiest eaters will be able to find something that they can enjoy. Downtown Disney West Side also has a 24-hour AMC theater that always has some of the most popular and talked about movies running. Finally, Downtown Disney West Side is home to the resident Cirque du Soleil troop. If you have never had the opportunity to see the incredible acrobatic feats that characterize a Cirque du Soleil show, this is a great time to check them out.
It is a good idea to take time out of your busy Walt Disney World vacation schedule to see what Downtown Disney has to offer. You might be surprised at how engaging and fun Walt Disney World can be even when you are outside of the parks!