It’s hard to believe that our Disney Springs Grand Opening Summer Celebration has been underway for over a month already. With a few more weeks to go—the event officially wraps up after Labor Day Weekend—it’s been fun to see what our guests have enjoyed most.

For me, it’s been the combination of all the new retailers mixed with the words-don’t-do-them-justice food & beverage additions. (I mean it. Whether you dine at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomingand have the shrimp and grits or Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless and try the chicken tacos, you can’t go wrong. Finish off your meal with a shopping spree at UNIQLO or Anthropologie and it’s my own personal version of heaven. But I digress …)

Beat the Heat DJ Party at Disney Springs

For many Disney Springs guests, the breakout star of the summer has been our new “Beat the Heat DJ Party,” offering visitors the chance to chill out and cool down. With a lively DJ, always-on fountains, and a playful combo of bubbles, hula hoops and beach balls, the party is a huge hit with guests of all ages, especially those who are about to head back to school. During this daily extravaganza, kids and adults are encouraged to dance, splash and simply take a break. Here, bathing suits are encouraged, but not required, and sunglasses and sunscreen are always in style!

Beat the Heat DJ Party at Disney Springs

For those that prefer to stay dry, refreshing alternatives include frosty beverages available at adjacent carts and shady seats at the nearby Earl of Sandwich, (home of the “world’s greatest hot sandwich,” for the uninitiated).

If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the Beat the Heat DJ Dance Party yet, don’t fret; it happens daily from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and continues through September 5th. (And if you visit this month, you may be lucky enough to catch “Art in August” taking place Thursdays through Sundays, too!)

Have you had the chance to visit Disney Springs this summer? If so, share what you’ve enjoyed most in the comments below – I’d love to know!