The Disney Village is the main commercial section in Disneyland. Engaging shopping, premium entertainment and a break in an enjoyable setting are a few of its advantages. Once you find yourself in Disney Village, you’d inevitably get lost in its stores, restaurants and bars, never willing to find your way out. However, if you manage it somehow, you can take advantage of an IMAX theatre, cinema or even a balloon ride.
Unforgettable atmosphere and shopping in Disney Village
Before you make a decision to launch yourselves in an unforgettable shopping experience, make sure to have as many additional hands with you as possible, you’ll surely need them. Each store offers a wide range of products in an interesting ambiance, and Peter Pan fighting Captain Hook above your heads or other Disney characters flying in a balloon are some of them.
Interesting items and souvenirs can be found here
As for the assortment, each store offers imaginative, and nearly infinite number of items. Gowns of favourite characters (Cinderella, Snow White, Elsa, Anna…) for your little ladies, stuffed toys (Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse…), ceramic cups with various motifs, figures, music boxes, helium balloons, etc., are ever present. When surveying the rich assortment of the Lego store, for example, your attention would be drawn at some point to the wall pictures. Just like the figures on the entrance and dragons hanging from the ceiling, they are made of Lego cubes.
Places to take a ‘deserved’ break
If you have put aside some cash for a meal or drink, there are some special places where you can enjoy a “deserved” break. Disney Village disposes of several dining facilities, but the Rainforest Café is certainly the most imaginative and original one, followed by the King Ludwig’s Castle. Both edifices are quite recognizable.
The Rainforest Café is marked by a giant mushroom, next to a “cage”, from which a crocodile roars on the onlookers. Once inside, a giant anaconda with a darting tongue, hanging from the dense rainforest branches, welcomes the guests, as well as other wildlife, such as monkey, parrot, or else.
Some other facilities are the Earl of Sandwich and Steakhouse, to mention a few, and you can also have a Starbucks coffee on the go.
Other interesting features of Disney Village
At the end of the Disney Village’s promenade, a huge balloon, anchored at the Disney Lake, awaits visitors willing to experience the magic of Disneyland from the bird’s perspective. The ride takes a couple of minutes, and the balloon can receive a few dozen passengers. Note, however, that the balloon takes off only when weather conditions are good.
Movie aficionados won’t be disappointed too. Planet Hollywood and Gaumont’s 15 cinemas show various movies and shows throughout their premises, including newly released blockbusters. Newest technologies make jumping on the seat very possible.
Recommended time for Disney Village
The Disney Village is not especially large. You can make it from the start to the end and back within 15 to 20 minutes, given you do not make any stops. However, you can easily spend half a day or more here, if the promenade is not your main objective.
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