Category Archives: Downtown Disney
Hey Gang! I want to ask you a Disney Question…What is going to happen to Downtown Disney? First, they got rid of Pleasure Island and the Adventurers Club, then they talked about something called Hyperion Wharf, but then put Hyperion Wharf on hold. So this leads me to now ask…has anyone heard anything about Downtown Disney?
I HAVE, I HAVE shouts Anonymouse! Coming to you from Anonymouse headquarters…this just in! There is some cover information coming from WDW News Today about some leaked concept art and details about Downtown Disney becoming “Disney Springs”.
This information talks about three different districts including West Side, The Village Marketplace, and The Town Center. Each area will have a backstory that describes the theming of the area and how it has evolved.
These images created by Disney and leaked to WDW News Today has caused quite the stir, not about the information…though that was significant but a twitter feud has erupted dealing with watermarks.
Chimp Chip was able to stay out of this drama, only because he hasn’t figured out how to use it yet. Just kidding he is ok at Twitter. You can stalk follow him here.
Last week, Erin Catalano and Michelle Harker introduced you to Beautifully Disney, a new private-label cosmetic line created for Disney Parks. Today, I’ve got an update for you – as part of Limited Time Magic Beautifully Disney is launching this weekend with its premiere, seasonal collection – Wickedly Beautiful – available for … you guessed it … a limited time only.
The color palettes featured in Wickedly Beautiful play on the juxtaposition of good and evil, of Disney Princesses and Villains. With this new line, you can choose to emulate your favorite princess or villain, with the help of soft and deep lacquer crèmes shimmering with glitter, creating modern interpretations of Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, Ursula, and Maleficent. The collection features princess and villain-inspired lacquer crème nail polish, lip gloss, eyeshadow and lip glosses.
Discover Wickedly Beautiful for yourself at the Beautifully Disney premiere launch events taking place tomorrow, Mar. 2, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort and Tren-D in Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn more about Beautifully Disney, the Wickedly Beautiful collection and the launch events at www.ArtofDisneyParks.com. And if you’re unable to attend, you can purchase select items from the Wickedly Beautiful Collection online at DisneyParks.com/Store beginning March 4th.
Sunshine is a Disney fanatic. You will find her counting down the days until she goes back to Disney, while annoying her daughter with all things Disney.
Wearin’ of the green is encouraged, but not mandatory during the most authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration in town March 8-10 and 14-17 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant and across Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. More than 10 top Irish bands will perform on select days during the festivities, with amped up entertainment the second weekend.
At Raglan Road, a true Irish pub with Dublin roots, it’s a “Mighty Festival” that will include Irish bands and professional dancers performing on several stages indoors and out. Also on tap: a mighty selection of beers, food by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day memorabilia.
The spirited week of revelry will gear up March 8-10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with performances at Raglan Road by The Willis Clan, a family of artists and musicians who merge their Irish roots with other music genres. Nova Celtic, with its own twist on popular Irish music, will appear on a nearby outdoor stage. Beginning March 14 and 15 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m., and continuing March 16 and 17 from noon until 1 a.m., a few highlights of the celebration across Pleasure Island will include:
- Performances by The Willis Clan, Girsa, Albannach and world-famous U2 tribute band.
- Renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast, leading Irish Dance Workshops Friday through Sunday.
- More than 50 musicians and dancers performing, plus face painting, stilt walkers and giveaways
Just in time for Valentine’s day is the Sweetheart Princesses collection from Precious Moments Doll Maker, Linda Rick. On Saturday, February 10th I was doing last minute shopping everyone at Downton Disney in Walt Disney World before I made my trip home. I stumbled into Once Upon A Toy and behold I seen these amazing precious moment dolls in beautiful pink dresses. The representive that was at Once Upon a Toy told me that these were limited edition and they were the Precious Moments Sweetheart Princess Dolls for 2013. They are only avilable at Once Upon A Toy in Disney World and and the World of Disney Store in Disneyland. You can only buy them on site and between February 9th thru the 17th. They start out at $49.95. She stated that if anyone wants these they need to purchase now because after the 17th they will no longer sell the sweetheart collection. Linda Rick will be on hand for a special appearance and signing Feb. 14 – 17, from 12 Noon – 10pm, each day at World of Disney® store in the Downtown Disney® District at Disneyland only.
If you plan on purchasing at Disneyland and having Mrs. Linda Rick sign them there are a few things you need to know.Limit TWO (2) items signed per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Restrictions apply. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required.
When Amanda is not planning Disney Vacations for her friends and family you can find her covering Disney World Park Info and Interesting News Stories! Amanda also maintains her own Facebook page called Through the Looking Glass with tips and travel deals for her love of Disney.
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One of the best stores (in my opinion) at Walt Disney World is the Art of Disney Store. It is full of beautiful paintings, lithographs, posters, hand drawings, watches, Lenox figurines, the list seems almost endless. It’s a great place to find that unique souvenir if you don’t want another t-shirt, set of mouse ears, or you’ve already ordered your Chip and Co. t-shirt to be waiting for you at home.
The main store is located in Downtown Disney Marketplace close to the parking lot with another store located in Epcot to the right of Spaceship Earth. To commemorate my son’s first trip to WDW we bought him a hand drawn, pencil sketch to hang in his room and it was reasonably priced for what it was. We have also purchased quite a few presents from there for other people, various Lenox Disney figurines, Tinkerbell painting, and posters.
They will ship straight to the gift receiver or to your house. Shipping anything from Disney, to me, is a wonderful idea. Saves on space in my suitcase and they guarantee its safe delivery.
Next time you are wandering around Downtown Disney or Epcot stop in, but be prepared to spend some time. The artwork is amazing, the figurines fun to look at and the prices are sometimes easy to swallow.
Chips Tips: You can find additional Disney art in the Main Street Gallery at Magic Kingdom and the Animation Gallery at Hollywood Studios.
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