Black Friday is fast approaching, so for this installment of Best Week Ever I took another trip to Disney Springs in order to check out Twenty Eight & Main, the newest spot inside the Marketplace Co-Op to spend a mortgage payment. Come along as see what you’re going to go broke on during your next Walt Disney World visit!
As I reported in October, the new I-4 exit ramp to Disney Springs makes entering the Orange parking garage pure bliss. If you are used to spending an hour sitting at stoplights and circling surface lots each time you tried to park at the old Downtown Disney, the new traffic flow into the renamed complex is going to seem like nirvana. I parked on the garage roof for easy access to the exit ramp, and also to snap some panoramic pictures of continuing construction on Town Center:
Since my last few Disney Springs visits focused on the West Side, this trip I thought I’d concentrate on The Landing and The Marketplace. Join me now on a 15-minute walk around the eastern half of Disney Springs, shot in 1080p 60fps video:
At last, we’ve arrive at our destination: the Marketplace Co-Op, home to the new Twenty Eight & Main mini-store.
Twenty Eight & Main debuted a few days ago, and is sort of a masculine counterpart to the Centerpiece housewares shop next door. It features merchandise themed to some cult-favorite attractions, along with upscale items branded with the store’s logo.
Cell-phone cases, ball caps, and T-shirts pay tribute to vintage rides and shows, both extinct (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Adventurers Club) and operational (Hall of Presidents, Jungle Cruise):
You can also pick up a wallet or man-bag with the Twenty Eight & Main brand:
There’s also a selection of Rose & Crown and Guinness merchandise similar to what you’ll find in Epcot’s U.K. Pavilion.
In another corner is a collection of Levi’s garments, which seem slightly out of place among the heavily themed offerings.
Next door in the Centerpiece shop, I didn’t spot anything brand-new…but Orange Bird merchandise displays never get old!
Exiting the Marketplace Co-Op, I popped into Once Upon A Toy to see the store’s central room, which has been completely consumed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
I’m pleased to see that everyone’s favorite Wookie gets his own shelf section, plus prominent placement on the signage.
The Build Your Own Lightsaber and Droid Factory toy displays are almost always less crowded here than they are in the theme parks; keep that in mind the next time you are sardined into the Star Tours gift shop.
Leaving the marketplace, I stopped to take a picture of this topiary display promoting ABC’s new Muppet show. Looks like the foliage has outlasted the series’ show-runner, who was booted before the first season broadcast half its episodes.
Here’s a closer look at some of the construction visible around The Landing:
On my way back through The Landing, I ducked into Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which happily had no wait for a seat. Sadly, they are currently completely out of stock on all collectible cups, so I declined a drink. But I did snap some shots of the menu, and snagged a free souvenir:
Thanks for taking a trip to Disney Springs with me today! What are you looking forward to at Twenty Eight & Main on your next visit? Let us know in the comments!