Downtown Disney Shopping Options – Part 2

If you got tired already of visiting all four Disney theme parks and even cooled off with the two water parks that they have to offer, why not just party, shop, dine over at the Downtown Disney Area. The area is divided into three sections namely Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace, and Pleasure Island. In this article we take a look on some of the shops and boutiques that you might consider doing some wonderful purchases. They have a variety of items to offer and would fit your reasonable budget. Here is the second installment of the shops in Downtown Disney.

The Art of Disney – You don’t have to be an art connoisseur appreciate art. Here in the Art of Disney, you can shop for original paintings, sculptures, collectible figurines, lithographs, limited edition Sericels and many more. This shop caters to all types of budgets from the high end ones even to those that are reasonably priced.

Once Upon a Toy Store – Whenever you see an entrance that is made out of Lincoln Logs and Tinker toys, it is definitely a fun place to shop. This toy store is perfect for the young and young at heart. You can find every Disney themed toy that you want. Even the monorail system has its own incredible display in miniature that is part of the shop. You can find every Disney DVD that you can purchase to enjoy it over and over again. There are almost 300+ selections in their binder that you can create your own Disney Collection.

Disney’s Days of Christmas – You can visit this shop in all seasons, but during the holiday season this makes it more special. You can find some Santa Hats, Christmas stockings and more Disney character ornaments. There are even more collections like train sets, snow babies, movies, books and a whole lot more. You can even have that Traditional Glass Mickey Head that can be personalized for extra dollars. They even sell some edibles like cocoa, coffee, cookies and peppermint bark. There are so many choices but so little time and you might spend the whole morning looking for the right holiday memorabilia.

Downtown Disney: What Everyone’s Talking About in Downtown Disney

Outside the theme parks of Walt Disney World, there’s a place where guests can relax, do a bit of shopping, and enjoy a myriad of other fun pursuits. Downtown Disney, located on the grounds of the Disney complex, is an ideal place to enjoy a respite from the sometimes crowded parks.

Downtown Disney is separated into three distinct areas: Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, and Pleasure Island. Each is meant for a particular activity and all are fun to explore.

The Downtown Disney Marketplace is, of course, the place to experience Disney shopping at its finest. The largest Disney character store in the world is located here. Appropriated named “The World of Disney”, this store is made up of 12 individual rooms, all full of Disney memorabilia, from stuffed animals to t-shirts to collector’s items. You’ll also find a Virgin(TM) mega store in Downtown Disney, a LEGO(TM) Imagination Center, and at least 2 dozen additional stores. You can buy Cirque du Soleil souvenirs in Downtown Disney, do a little pin trading, pick up some original folk art, or even do a bit of holiday shopping at the Disney’s Days of Christmas shop.

Downtown Disney West Side is home to a number of unique dining experiences. You’ll love the choices of eating establishments at Downtown Disney, ranging from the elegant Fulton’s Crab Houses – located on a paddle wheel boat, to places where you can grab an impromptu meal or snack, like the Ghirardelli ice cream shop and – of course – McDonald’s. Famed chef Wolfgang Puck has left his mark here at Downtown Disney and guests can even visit an Irish pub.

Pleasure Island, a favorite part of Downtown Disney, lets you “party all night under the lights!” There are several nightspots in Pleasure Island that are popular with younger adults or, if you prefer, you can laugh your head off at the Comedy Warehouse. By purchasing just one Downtown Disney ticket, you can visit as many of these clubs as you wish…all in one night. There’s also a 24-theater Cineplex at Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island.

For some additional indoor fun, head to Downtown Disney’s DisneyQuest interactive theme park. The five floors in this unique attraction are filled with cutting-edge technology, including virtual realty games and 3-D experiences. You can design your own roller coaster and then “ride” it, become a life-sized pinball, or “fight” pirates before they steal your gold! This Downtown Disney attraction is a huge fit with technology fanatics of all ages.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the stunningly magnificent Cirque du Soleil. With a permanent home in Downtown Disney, this unique French “circus” will delight all your senses with the most amazing shows.

You’ll also want to visit the incredible House of Blues, an experience that combines all three elements of Downtown Disney – entertainment, food, and shopping. Guests will enjoy a number of different experiences here, from Sunday Gospel Brunch to foot-stomping hip-hop musical entertainment.

Downtown Disney is definitely worth a stop, so take time off from your busy park schedule to spend a little time eating, shopping, and dancing here. Downtown Disney is easily accessible from all the Disney parks and hotels via shuttle buses which pick up guests at various locations throughout the resort. Park hopper passes can include a Downtown Disney option if so desired.

A Brief Summary About Disney Pleasure Island and Downtown Marketplace

Disney Pleasure Island is the place where you can dance whole throughout the night under its colorful lights. Adults will definitely enjoy the party and the comedy shows. To get entry in Pleasure Island and to make non-stop fun, it is required to get Walt Disney World Tickets.

Mannequins Dance Palace and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Beach Club are the well known clubs for entertainment in Pleasure Island. Apart from the clubs, the Comedy Warehouse is the must see, you will definitely experience a great laughter by visiting this renowned Comedy Warehouse.

There are lots of shopping venues in Disney Pleasure Island. The unique shopping centers include Curl by Sammy Duvall, Changing Attitudes, Pleasure Island Orlando – Harley Davidson, Fuego by Sosa Cigars etc. And special events like Sweetheart Island, St. Patrick’s Party, Dance the Fright Away etc are the special attractions of Pleasure Island.

After experiencing the exciting new things in Pleasure Island, now it’s the real time to visit Downtown Marketplace where you can find a variety of shops from where you can fulfill your wishes for shopping.

You can have an easy access to reach Downtown Marketplace for all of the Walt Disney World resorts offer transportation to Downtown Disney. The shops like the Disney’s Days of Christmas is a worth place for shopping. You can find a wide variety of Disney character ornaments, Santa hats and Christmas stockings here.

Likewise you will come across various shopping places like Disney’s Pin Traders, Team Mickey Athletic Club etc.Other than these you can buy various toiletry items and natural skin care products like wonderful hand cut soaps, bath crystals and salts, shampoo bars, scented candles, etc in Downtown Marketplace.

This Marketplace of Downtown Disney also offers a good and numerous options for dinning. Cap’n Jack’s Oyster Bar is a restaurant which is located on the waterfront with windows overlooking the Village lake and it is the perfect restaurant for lunch and dinner. You can have seafood in this restaurant.

If you are looking for ice cream sundaes, malts and other refreshing items in the evening then Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is the perfect place to step in.