We spent a few hours at Epcot and found quite a bit of new World Showcase merchandise. I highly recommend checking out the shops for unique items, which currently include an expanded line of Downton Abbey items in the UK pavilion. Keep reading for photos of that and more!
We were invited by a friend (we will call him the DVC Doctor) to enjoy the first Typhoon Lagoon Disney Vacation Club Neighborhood Beach Bash. We have never been to Typhoon Lagoon at night and fortunately had the evening free. There are only 4 evenings through August 11th for DVC members and their guests staying on property (July 23, 28, August 4 and 11), and I believe the dates are now sold out. We found the information provided a little vague, hopefully this article will help if you are heading to one of the next nights!
New Disney Store Christmas 2015 Merchandise Includes Hatbox Ghost Mickey & Haunted Mansion Bride Minnie Nutcracker Figures & Much More
Christmas in July means new Christmas and holiday merchandise at the Disney parks and Disney Store online. Quite a few items have popped up this week, including a Mickey Mouse Hatbox Ghost Nutcracker Figure and new ornaments - including one based on the Minnie Mouse dancing window figures at Disney's Hollywood Studios during the holiday season (recently coined The Jingle Belles). Here is a look at some of the new figures and ornaments available!
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It had only been about a week since our last visit to Downtown Disney, but so much has already changed in that time! More walls have gone up, but progress can be seen during each visit. We were disappointed that Fun Finds has ended the 5 for $20 wall plus the grab bags (we never did the bags, but they were always popular). Keep reading for more information and photos, and check out our articles on Vivoli Gelateria, Joffrey's Tea Traders and The BOATHOUSE. Our last full Downtown Disney update was a month ago from Characters in Flight, and you can see how much has changed since then.
Today's photo walk is at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort on 3 pages. The resort sits on about 200 acres not far from Disney's Pop Century and Disney's Art of Animation resorts. It is nicely located, close to Downtown Disney, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort opened on October 1st, 1988 - we have photos and video from the 25th anniversary ceremony in 2013 here.
Review: Joffrey's Tea Traders Café Brings Specialty Teas to Downtown Disney (Soon to be Disney Springs)
Joffrey's Tea Traders Café officially - and quietly - opened last week, a new addition to The Landing at Downtown Disney, soon to be Disney Springs. Just a few weeks earlier, Vivoli Gelato had opened next door - and The BOATHOUSE is across the way. Joffreys Tea Traders Café isn't hard to find if you are looking for it, but it is easy to miss if you aren't. The sign "blends" in with the bricks a bit, and palm trees partly block the sign at some angles. But if you love tea as I do (I'm sitting at home with both a cold brewed iced tea and a hot tea next to me right now), then Joffrey's Tea Traders is a must-do on your next Walt Disney World trip.
With as much as we've been doing lately, it took about a month to get back to Epcot after the end of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. In that time, many new items popped up in the World Showcase shops. World Showcase is always my favorite place to look for new and unique items in Walt Disney World. Our time was limited on this day, so I didn't photograph price tags - but it is a fun look at some items that are available right now.
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- Review of Amphicar Ride at The BOATHOUSE, Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) w/Photos & Video
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