Saturday, June 21, 2014

Downtown Disney's new store: Marketplace Co-Op

Downtown Disney is one of the ever-changing and growing places to enjoy while you visit Walt Disney World.  One of the newest additions is Marketplace Co-Op, a really great new store that has everything for the classic Disney enthusiast to the sports enthusiasts, to stylish ladies and even the young girls who may be more interested in makeup & fresh new looks.  So basically this store is for all of us!  I parked in the "B" Section and was right at the entrance to this wonderful store.  It is in the area where Team Mickey Athletic Club & Rawlings Making the Game used to
be.  The new store, Marketplace Co-Op opened on Friday, June 6.  It is a "testing space for new Disney retail concepts" and they have areas inside that include 6 unique boutiques:  Cherry Tree Lane, Disney Centerpiecee, Zoey and Pickles, Beautifully Disney, D-Tech on Demand and The Trophy Room.  You can select items from each boutique and walk around to all of them so that you only make one transaction in the end - which is nice. As I walked in, my first stop was in Cherry Tree

Lane and I immediately wanted to whip out my credit card!  This was an

extremely crowded store...but it's new, so I completely expected the crowds.  And, trust me, I was thrilled that I went!  The sun hats, scarves and beautiful costume jewelry fit right into my
summertime attire and the Dooney & Bourke section is fantastic!  They have Vera Bradley and all sorts of wonderful designs for Disney ladies, like me. By the way, I have selected one of the Dooney & Bourke handbags for my wish every Disney girl must have an endless wish list.  If you'd like to see my personal favorite, here it is!  My next stop was to Disney Centerpiece and let me tell you, these two were my personal favorites of the 6 boutiques featured.  

Disney, if you make them complete stores, I would be thrilled!  Disney Centerpiece has homeproducts that I have been missing for a while.  Nice kitchen and collectible items to Disney-up your own home!  

Plus a special splash of classic Disney attractions.  I was thrilled to see a lot of really great items to purchase from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, Adventureland's Aloha Isle and it's famous Dole Whip...not to mention that sweet Little Orange Bird who cheerfully thought happy little organge thoughts as I purchased several items from that section of the store.  I even saw and couldn't resist a wonderful Mr. Toad to bring home.  You can get plates, coffee mugs, shot glasses or regular sized glasses of all sorts.  There are pillows and signs from different areas of the parks...I could truly go on and on about how every classic Disney fan needs to visit this store!  

The next store I went to was the
Trophy Room.  It has vintage-
inspired sports clothing and collectibles.  

Then I walked across the hall to D-Tech on Demand.  This was a very busy store where people were personalizing and accessorizing all of their high-tech devices.  The designs were great and you could do all sorts of personalizing.


The next boutique was Beautifully Design.  This was a fun store with makeup, fragrances and all sorts of beauty accessories.  They even had a chair where you could really see what the colors would look like on you.

My last boutique to check out in the new Marketplace Co-Op was Zoey and Pickles.  That is a store for the kids.  It includes the rends and fashions...and even has shoes.  If you're planning a Walt Disney World vacation, you must try to work in some shopping time at the Downtown Disney Marketplace.  

 They're working on a new parking garage & will change the name to Disney Springs in the upcoming months...but you can add Co-Op Marketplace to your favorite shopping stores like World of Disney, Once Upon A Toy, The LEGO Store, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and so many more magical places to smile and bring home small pieces of the magical memories that you make while you are in this happy place.