On the very busy opening weekend of the Marketplace Co-Op, Downtown Disney was packed! We attempted to park near Marketplace, and decided to come back later because it was just too dang full. There is even more construction going on down there since they have started the Disney Springs renovation, part of the parking lot near T-Rex and Raglan Road has been blocked off. Traffic flow had been restricted. We decided if we had enough time, we’d come back later before they closed.
We went to Hollywood Studios for a couple hours and then figured we may have a chance to make it to the new store with only about 20 minutes to until they close. We managed to find parking and get into the store about 7 minutes before they closed. Didn’t have time to take any pictures, maybe next time.
I really wanted to look at the theme park merchandise and home goods, we had enough time to take a look at the items. They have items representing the different lands of Magic Kingdom, as well as some of the beloved rides and characters. Orange Bird, The Haunted Mansion, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Beauty and the Beast, plus items that have a vintage looking flair – tiki glasses, hurricane glasses, high ball glasses. Among the items were also small pillows and throws, plates, bowls, snack bowls, and cool looking signage.
There was plenty to look at and not enough time. There are a few other themed boutiques in the building that house other types of merchandise. We purchased a couple plates, a couple coasters and a glass cutting board. I really liked the signs, but some of them are upwards of $200. For anyone looking for cool and vintage Disney themed home goods – this is the place. You will want to buy so many things it’s ridiculous.
P.S. Can’t wait for them to through with the construction, it’s just aggravating.