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Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs – What You Need to Know

It’s hard to believe that the Marketplace Co-Op opened in June 2014 – when Disney Springs was still known as Downtown Disney. While the Disney Springs transformation was just around the corner, we can still remember being thrilled when the boutique/gift shop called “Marketplace Co-Op” opened because it offered something different! By different, we mean Disney merchandise with a unique twist. This shop easily became one of our favorites to hit for some awesome souvenirs for friends, family, and for ourselves.

 

1 – Caution – Merchandise Testing Ahead

New merchandise pours in on a regularly basis at Marketplace Co-Op leaving us thrilled to find something new with each visit. The reason for the frequent merchandise change up? Marketplace Co-Op was placed to be somewhat of a testing zone for specific Disney merchandise. Retail concepts, shops, and specific products are tested here. Will they pass the test? We, as consumers, decide as Disney carefully calculates what the top selling products. Some of the shops within Marketplace Co-Op have been changed out over the past two years – as Disney is looking to fit specific groups of consumers.

Marketplace Co-Op Interior

2 – Fantastic Shops

So, what makes Marketplace Co-Op such a fun place to shop? We’d have to say the 6 shops within, that hold some great merchandise. As you enter the main doors to the Marketplace Co-Op, here is the layout of shops in a horseshoe shape, from left to right.

D-Tech On Demand

Who doesn’t love being greeted by this bright mix of tech lovers’ accessories! Check out the screens in the middle of this small shop where shoppers have the opportunity to design their own phone case and/or personalize MagicBands. We especially love the Star Wars and Mickey head phones among the merchandise selections in D-Tech.

WonderGround Gallery

Disney art work with a twist! WonderGround Gallery is home to some of the most unique Disney drawings and painting we’ve ever seen of Disney landmarks and characters. This uncommon, and trendy artwork is a great conversation piece in any room!

Hipster Mickey

Disney TAG

The décor and the way the Disney TAG (Travel – Accessories – Gear) shop displays their gear is one of our favorites! Here you will find Disney luggage, luggage tags, neck pillows, and just about everything else that will make traveling Disney style easier.

Cherry Tree Lane

Vera Bradley, Pandora, Alex and Ani, Dooney and Bourke, Spartina 44… go ahead ladies – rejoice in the world of handbags and jewelry! Cherry Tree Lane has some of the best Disney handbag selections and jewelry available on Disney property.

Disney Centerpiece

Our favorite – Disney Centerpiece! Perfectly named in our opinion as the merchandise here has shoppers eager to fill their homes with clever and unique Disney designed plates, cups, frames, and all sorts of kitchen accessories.

Twenty Eight and Main

Men, ladies have Cherry Tree Lane, but at least you have Twenty Eight and Main! This shop is focused on Disney gentlemen and includes men’s apparel with hints of Disney in the mix.

Twenty Eight and Main

3 – Dry Dock

In the middle of the horseshoe shaped shop, look for the Disney Cruise Line merchandise stand named “Dry Dock”. It’s really a simple stand, with just a few items to browse through on both sides. But, these items are worth mentioning because they are hard to find elsewhere – unless you’re on a Disney Cruise. The apparel and bags will have guests ready to book a Disney Cruise in no time!

 

4 – Neighbors

Without having to exit back outside of Marketplace Co-Op, guests can explore the Tren-D shop next door. Guests shopping here will find some chic styles with hints of Disney fashion. We love the modern flare this boutique provides. On the other side of Marketplace Co-Op, guests have easy access to the Disney PhotoPass Studio.

5 – How to Get There

It’s no secret that Disney Springs is undergoing huge transformation so guests can enjoy more shopping and dining experiences. It does however get confusing as to what may be the best route to take to get to and from specific locations. The Marketplace Co-Op is located in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs. If driving, park in Lime Garage, then start walking to your right. If taking a boat, dock at the Marketplace Dock. Resort Buses coming to and from Disney Springs will be moving from the Marketplace side over to the Town Center area between the Orange Garage and Lime Garage. Once exiting this new bus stop (as of June), head to your right to reach the Marketplace.

Have a blast shopping at Marketplace Co-Op! If anyone gives you hassle for wanting to buy it all, just remind them that you are simply helping Disney test their new merchandise.

 

About Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.
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