Formerly known as Downtown Disney, the name change happened just before our January 2016 trip. A large shopping/entertainment district with numerous restaurants, bars and stores.
You can reach Disney Springs by bus from any Disney hotel, or by boat from Old Key West, Saratoga Springs or Port Orleans. It’s a really nice, relaxing boat ride from OKW, and worth doing at least once.
This is the official website for the area, it has complete lists of all the dining/shopping available: Disney Springs.
The Disney Store (known as World of Disney) is the largest one you’ll find anywhere. The Lego store has some really awesome statues made of Lego blocks. The Uniqlo has Disney-branded clothing for a fraction of the cost of buying it at the Disney Store (tshirts were under $15 for Luke and I – and that was regular price).
There is a movie theater here as well as a bowling alley. Micheal Jordan’s son opened a store called The Trophy Room late last year which sells basketball sneakers and showcases some Micheal Jordan memorabilia.