Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge is a new upscale boutique bowling and dining entertainment complex at Disney Springs West Side, housed in the former Virgin Megastore building and split over two levels.
It opened in December 2012 and features 30 bowling lanes, a range of dining options including two sushi bars, an outdoor dining area, billiards tables, large screen TVs and live entertainment every night.
Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. each day of the week. From 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the 2nd floor is reserved for guests aged 21 and older.
Splitsville accepts walk-ups or you can make a reservation for between 1 hour (for 2 people) and 1 hour 45 minutes (for up to 8 people) depending upon party size. You can also make group bookings for things like Batchelor Parties.
The cost per person for bowling is either $17 or $22 including shoe rental. Pricing depends upon the time of day with the cheaper prices available between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. For all other days/times you have to pay the more expensive price.
If you do not want to wait, you can book Priority bowling which gives you the next available lane. Prices per person are either $27 or $32 with again the cheaper pricing being for earlier in the day Monday to Friday.
On certain day there is early bird pricing until 12 noon with prices of $14 per adult and $10 for children aged 9 and under.
Note that the venue is wheelchair accessible.
The bowling alley has a total of 30 lanes grouped into clusters to give it a new feel with 10 lanes on the ground floor and 20 on the second floor. You can even get bowling balls with Mickey or Minnie Mouse designs on them.
Ten pin bowling is the largest participation sport in America but bowling alleys have traditionally has a poor reputation for décor and food.
Splitsville takes bowling to a new level with hip and retro décor accompanied by a first class menu from Tim Cushman, named one of the “Best New Chefs” of 2008 by Food & Wine magazine.
As well as traditional bowling alley fare such as burgers, sandwiches and salads, the menu also includes fresh-rolled sushi, hand cut steaks, blackened mahi mahi with grilled shrimp and hand-tossed pizzas plus a kids menu.
There are five bars offering a range of speciality cocktails plus the famous Splitsville frozen schooner of beer and two sushi bars, one on each level.
To make your visit more enjoyable, lane concierges deliver your shoes and bowling balls to your lane and you can even order food whilst you bowl.
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Note that Splitsville operates a dress code (at the management’s discretion). The suggestion is to “dress to impress” so no sunglasses, headwear, cut-offs, baggy clothing or sportswear.
Other Splitsville Venues
Disney Springs is the fifth Splitsville bowling complex and the third in Florida. There are now Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Tampa and Miami plus Anaheim in California, Foxborough in Massachusetts and Fredericksburg in Virginia.
The Disney Springs venue is the largest to date and covers 50,000 square feet.
Another bowling alley complex has also opened in Orlando as part of the Merlin Group’s I-Drive Live! development on International Drive. This one is operated by King Bowl and features 22 bowling lanes.
The current home of Splitsville Luxury Lanes was formerly the Virgin Megastore which closed in 2009.
After the Virgin Megastore closed down, it was briefly home to the “DIANA–The People’s Princess” exhibit commemorating the life of Diana, Princess of Wales who died in 1997.