Out with the old and in with the new? Walt Disney World Resort has quietly replaced not one but two fan-favorite shops at Disney Springs.
Disney Springs, the massive dining, shopping, and entertainment district, seemingly grows in popularity year after year. The once quiet Downtown Disney has been renamed and overhauled, adding many more restaurants and shops throughout the property.
With free parking and Disney Resort transportation, Disney Springs is the perfect place to enjoy a day shopping and eating still within the Disney bubble but away from the Disney Parks.
Now, Guests visting the Marketplace portion of Disney Springs have seen a change to its ever-so-popular Marketplace Co-Op shop. The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree and WonderGround Gallery stores have been removed from Marketplace Co-Op. The two spaces have instead been replaced with National Geographic and Marvel merchandise.
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The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree offered trendy dresses, outfits, and purses for Disney fans, while WonderGround Gallery held unique artwork inspired by Disney films and characters.
Check out the updated shops in the video below:
@ThrillGeek took to social media to share several pictures of the shop overhaul, noting, “National Geographic and Marvel merchandise have taken over the former locations of The Dress Shop and Wonderground Gallery in Marketplace Co-op. #DisneyWorld #DisneySprings”
While Marvel and National Geographic may be seeing a huge push from Disney as they are star channels for Disney’s massive streaming network, Disney+, we can’t imagine National Geographic merchandise doing better than The Dress Shop or WonderGround Gallery.
Marvel merchandise may do well, but there is already plenty of Marvel merchandise to be had throughout Disney Springs and the rest of Walt Disney World’s Parks and Resorts.
Why the change? Disney has yet to provide an update on the quiet replacement.
Currently, The Dress Shop webpage is still live, but the page’s title has been changed to “Marketplace Co-Op – National Geographic Lifestyle Collection.” Oddly enough, The Dress Shop image and description remain on the page with only the title change. Meanwhile, the WonderGround Gallery page is still listed as usual with no changes.
As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about this store replacement.