Ladies and Gentlemen… I am proud to present the inaugural guest blog post by none other than our resident Disney foodie expert… AJ from DisneyFoodBlog.com! Take it away AJ…
Many visitors rush down Walt Disney World’s Main Street in search of
character autographs, to grab fastpasses, or to wake Tinkerbell from her
beauty sleep; but there are some wonderful hidden secrets for those of us
who are able to stroll down America’s most famous Main Street.
About halfway up Main Street on the right-hand side is a little shop
called Crystal Arts. In front, it carries beautiful crystal pieces styled
to remind you of your favorite Disney memories. But in the back is a whole
other world. There is actually a functional glass blowing studio — fully
visible to anyone — in the rear of the shop!
You can usually get the glassblower’s schedule from any of the cast
members so that you can come back to catch the “show,” but even if he’s
not there when you are, check out the fascinating glassblowing tools on
the wall as well as the gorgeous artwork he’s in the midst of creating.
You can see — and purchase — his work in the Crystal Arts store as well.
Here are some examples:
This is just one more of the fascinating, “free with the price of
admission” attractions you can find in the Disney Parks. It’s an
educational experience for families and a fun and interesting pause for
adults and solos! Enjoy!
Until Next Time,
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