Our adopted Taylor/Nerdy Boys sister, Jessica from If We Can Dream It, sent us this post about the villains from the World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney. Jessica gets to spend a lot of time wandering (and wondering) the parks and her site is full of great details and hidden treasures. She is also the founding member of the WDW Crate Appreciation Society. (I am still waiting on my application!) Take it away, Jessica!
The World of Disney is filled to the brim with characters interacting with each other, but the Villains, true to fashion, have kept to themselves in the Jewelry room. Various icons, including Jafar’s snake staff, serve as medallions on ends of the fixtures.
Ursula stands watch over the jewelry cases, with her tentacles actually going through the glass to surround the merchandise.
Flotsam and Jetsam also make appearances, as well as some of Ursula’s “poor unfortunate souls”.
Behind the jewelry case hangs the Snow Queen’s Magic Mirror, which, if one looks carefully, changes an image of the Snow Queen into the Old Hag.
Even the small mirrors on the counter take on an enchanted appearance with tendrils seemingly winding their way around the heart shaped frame.
Two lenticular portraits hang on the walls, one changing between Cruella and Maleficent, the other between Captain Hook and Jafar.
To finish off the room, four villains have their arms displayed like trophies, displaying their trademarks.Jessica, thanks for such a great post about the villains at Downtown Disney!
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3 thoughts on “Daily Figment 171: Where all the Villains Shop!”
I was unimpressed by the vague sorta’ purple-painted “villains” area at the Anaheim World of Disney store, but that one looks cool!
Villains in Vogue – quite the conundrum…. While I love the look of the store, and some of the wonderful elements that Jessica pointed out, the lack of new, and specifically adult merchandise in the store (not THAT kind of adult merchandise, George) has always been a sore point with me. With franchises that are still so popular, especially with my generation, one would think that they would make merchandise that would appeal to an older crowd.
I can take or leave the Nightmare sweatshirts, as one might point out, but give me something with my man Captain Hook on it, and you’ve got yourself a sale… or ten.
Make that Captain Hook with lantern a working wall sconce and I’m all over that!
I actually visited this store yesterday while I was down there… was that you lurking behind the candy counter, Jess? 😉
I think Lou just admitted he was old.
One of these days I’m going to look around the store more to appreciate all the details instead of spending all my money. I did take pictures of the ceilings on my last trip since they are different in each room.