Main Street USA Hidden Treasure: The Glassblowing Studio

Ladies and Gentlemen… I am proud to present the inaugural guest blog post by none other than our resident Disney foodie expert… AJ from!  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!

Glassblower Studio

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.

Glassblower Waits as a Piece Fires

Glassblower Waits as a Piece Fires

The Glassblower's Tools

The Glassblower's Tools

You can see — and purchase — his work in the Crystal Arts store as well.
Here are some examples:

I Bet These Colors Look Familiar

I Bet These Colors Look Familiar

Some Other Glass Arts Options

Some Other Glass Arts Options

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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  • Jon says:

    I remember the first Disney trip when I actually explored Main Street. Prior to that, MS was just something to run down as fast as possible on the way to the rides! There is so much of Walt Disney in every detail… it's like walking in his footsteps. (I'm in CA so all my experiences are at DL. I know WDW is even bigger and more amazing. Someday… *sigh*)

    What a great guest post. Thanks, AJ and Amanda for bringing this to us!

  • Disney says:

    This is a cool place to visit. Thanks for reminding me about it. It's nice to have some activities without lines when you have been to the parks a bunch of times already.

  • Jon…I have never been to DL….someday ::sigh::

  • I can't even count how many times I have been to the parks and not gotten on a single ride all day. I love to just meander around. and WDW is a great place for meandering

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