What do you get when you mix a dance floor, billiards, bars, bowling and good food? A very happy “Amanda”… Or Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney West Side.
This massive two-story building, in its former life, was home to the Virgin Megastore, but I must admit that I love this iteration much much more.
From the moment you walk through the doors you can just feel the funk. This place has a retro rad vibe! It doesn’t feel like a sterile run-of-the-mill bowling alley and you won’t be overwhelmed by the smell of Lysol. Splitsville is crisp and clean and downright beautiful!
Yes, yes…it is a bowling alley at its core, but its also a fabulous restaurant and sushi bar with craft beer and specialty cocktails. You can come in and slide into one of the cushy booths, high tops or belly up to one of the many bars and just kick it with your family and friends. You don’t even have to bowl to enjoy what Splitsville has to offer!
What gets me really excited about Splitsville is that we finally have something to do at Walt Disney World “after hours’!!! Most restaurants and lounges property wide are closed by midnight leaving the night owl guests scratching their heads wondering what to do. Splitsville is going to fill that gap as it will be open daily from 10am – 2am!!!
Billiards will run you $9 per hour per table.
Bowling is priced at $20 + tax per person for 1.5 hours inclusive of shoe rentals during peak times of 5-10pm. That price is reduced to $15 + tax per person per 1.5 hours during non peak hours.
The venue has 20 lanes upstairs and 10 lanes downstairs. There’s also an outdoor bar and patio on the second level with amazing views of Downtown Disney West Side!
That’s Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues…
This is the view looking down towards Pleasure Island and the AMC Theaters…
I was lucky enough to attend two private events here prior to the official grand opening (one as media and one as part of the Disney Parks Blog Meet Up) and let me tell you, the food was ah-maze-ing! I love the selection of craft beers that they had. You can check out the entire menu at Splitsville.com. They have everything from hand rolled sushi to pizza to salads to sliders to steaks! If I can’t get a lane I will definitely still come in for a bite to eat here. And BTW… according to their Facebook Page, they will be accepting the Disney Dining Plan and your Key to the World Card!
When you do come to bowl, you will get VIP service all the way. Upon entering the Luxury Lanes you will put your name in with the hostess. When your lane is ready, your party will be escorted by a staff member with a basket containing your bowling shoes to your assigned lane. Each lane has its own individual booth with a full size table…no flimsy table with swivel chairs attached. You won’t have to make your way to the bar either. Each lane has their own wait staff who will take your food and drink orders and bring them right to your booth.
I was blown over by the attentiveness of the staff at Splitsville. These folks have definitely been trained in “the Disney way”. Although not officially owned by Disney, you won’t be able to tell the difference once you’re here. The guest service is seamless from park to Luxury Lanes! I can’t remember the last time I was THIS excited about a new venue at Walt Disney World. Splitsville Orlando definitely lived up to the hype! I foresee Splitsville as being a local fan favorite. My family had a blast bowling, eating and drinking.
Splitsville officially opened today! As of right now lane reservations are not being accepted, its first come first served. For more info visit SplitsvilleLanes.com or call 407-938-PINS.
My family and I were provided complementary bowling and food at Splitsville. I was not required to write this post and all opinions are my own.