The House of Good Fortune is the shopping destination located in the China Pavillion in Epcot. We always love stopping in and perusing the mrchandise. they have a bit of everything here: clothing items, home decor, decorative items, sculptures, art work, jewelry, toys and the like.
During our most recent visit in September2015; we stopped in bacause our nephew wanted a stuffed "baby panda". After holding very panda; he found the one he wanted. He also found an intricate, decorative mirror that he wanted to get for his "Auntie Liz"; so I obliged and told him it was just a quarter which he handed me from his pocket. He wanted to give her a gift so I made it possible. He was very happy to see his Auntie love his present.
There is sooo much to offer the shopper in DISNEY SPRINGS.
I will name a few here and what they have to offer:
Something Silver - Jewelry
Sunglass Icon - sunglasses and accessories
Orlando Harley-Davidson - Harley t-shirts and gifts
Shop for Ireland - Authentic Irish collectibles and clothing
The LEGO Store - Every LEGO toy imaginable
World of Disney - Disney character store with apparel, collectibles and more
Goofy's Candy Company - Candy, cookies, cupcakes and slushes
Rainforest Cafe' Retail Village - jungle themes clothing and collectibles
The Art of Disney - Disney paintings, prints, sketches and figurines
Address: Disney Springs
When I saw the store many years ago I knew I would love it.Now everytime we visit Orlando we come here to shop. The outside and inside of the store has really cool Lego figures that they change up all the time. The only permanenet fixture throughout our many visits has been the Lego Dragon outside. During this last visit in February 2015 they had a Hulk, Buzz and Woody figures inside the store. Outside was Snow White & the seven Dwarves and a large fire breathing dragon fighting a knight in armour. Inside is Lego heaven. They have a large collection of Star Wars Legos, Harry Potter, Lego Movie, World Landmarks and an entire room of loose Legos in a variety of shapes and colors.
Our last trip here we purchased some Lego sets from the Lego movie; whcih both my wife and I loved. When we went to pay at the register the cashier asked "how goes it?" My wife's response; "Everything is Awesome!". He found that amusing since no one ever says that line from the Movie. Guess they haven't seen it yet...
What to buy: Anything Lego you want.
What to pay: Inexpensive
Directions: Disney Marketplace
Located in the T-Rex restaurant in the Downtown Disney area; Build- A -Dino is much like the Build -a- bear store. Kids can select from a variety of dinosaur stuffed animals. They can them have them stuffed with filler and pick from an assortment of clothing to dress their dinosaur. We saw many children during our stay carrying their newly made dinosaur toy with a big smile on their faces.
This shop is located in the France Pavillion of the Epcot World showcase. This store carries a variety of items from the movie Ratatouille; french cooking products, herbs, spices, wines, and Disney themed merchandise with a bit of French flair.
My wife and I love the movie Ratatouille and purchased a magnet with the movie's title character on it. We also purchased a Stitch themed item which we just had to have.
This is a Disney and a chef's dream store. They have Disney themed dishes, cookware, glasses, aprons, serving pieces and other fun kitchen items. We always stop in this store when we are in the Marketplace.
Our most recent visit was in Fenruary 2015 and we found some new additions for our kitchen. We found some cool Mickey shaped Ice cube molds, a Mickey sandwich cutout and some Mickey glasses.
What to pay: Inexpensive.
Address: Disney Marketplace
Liz's favorite holiday is Christmas and she loves the Disney Days of Christmas Store. This is always a stop for us when shopping in the marketplace. They have every type of Disney Christmas item you could imagine from Christmas Houses, tree ornaments, stocking and stuffed animals.
There is a separate room for just Frozen merchandise and an area for customized ornaments.
We had fun looking at the displays and selecting items. We spend about a half hour in the store and bought some really cool items. I liked the special attention the staff paid to wrapping and packing each ornament to ensure the ornaments would not break.
What to buy: We bought some 2015 themed ornaments for us and family. We also bought some Mickey Nutcracker figures for our house.
The World of Disney Store is the ultimate store for souvenirs. There is a huge figure of Stitch dressed as a pirate on top of the building that spits water below onto the people passing by.
The store has everything Disney themed from housewares, clothing, jewelry, artwork, bathing suits, baby items and children's costumes. The store is deivided into different departments which makes it easy to find what you are looking for. The main attraction here is the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where little girls can get all dressed up like their favorite Disney princess complete with hair and makeup. This area of the store is a madhouse!
The staff here is very friendly and eager to help you with your purchases. If you can't find something just ask and they will direct to to the right location or tell you what store has that merchandise.
Our last visit here was in February 2015 and as usual we go Disney crazy. We bought many items during this trip: tee shirts, hats, Alex and Ani Disney themed bracelst, key chains, housewares, books and a few other trinkets for the folks back home.
What to pay: Inexpensive to expenisive (the jewelry and art department)
Address: Disney Marketplace
Alex and Ani bracelets are avialble in Disney themes throughout Disney World. My wife and I found several locations throughout the Parks as well as in The Disney Marketplace. The bracelets are available in a variety of characters in both silver and gold tones. My wife picked up a few in the Marketplace: a magic Kingdom charm bracelet, a mickey and pluto bracelet and a Mouse ears bracelet. We also purchased a bracelet for our friend's daughter that featured the characters from the Disney Movie Frozen. While in Epcot we found a 2015 bracelet with a Mickey figure.
All the bracelets were reasonably priced in the $28-$38 range.
The Main Street Emporium is the main souvenir shop located on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. The place is chocked full of tee shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, bags, stuffed animals and more. We always stop in this store to see if something catches our eye.
Our last visit in February 2015; we bought several items: a Mickey tee for me, a hooded zip up sweat shirt for my wife and a Pirate themed Stitch stuffed animal for our nephew.
The Merchant of Venus Store is located right by the Stitch's Great Escape ride in Futureland. If you ride the attaraction; it lets you out into this gift shop. The them of the merchandise here is Disney Aliens(such as Stitch) and Star Wars. If you are a fan of these genres then you will find something to purchase.
Both my wife and I are big Star Wars fans and fans of the movie Lilo and Stitch. My wife found herself a little stuffed Stitch that she just had to have for her SUV. So less than $20 later; a new little Stitch was packed up in my wife's bag. I also found a Stitch tee shirt for myself at a nice price of $24.99.
Mouse gear is the largest souvenir store in Epcot. They carry everything you could want from clothing; luggage, jewelry, toys, housewares, stuffed animals and Magic Bands. There is an abundance of merchandise here.
Our last visit to this store in February 2015; we bought several items. I found a Mickey 2015 Magic Band that I had to have. My wife bought a Finding Nemo tee shirt as well as a Tropical Mickey shirt for me.
**just a shopping hint: every store in every park has special items you might not find at other stores. Word to the wise: if you see it and want it; just buy it.**
This is one of the newest stores in the Disney Marketplace. It is a unique store carrying an array of Disney Themed merchandise.
The store itself is separated into six different boutiques:
*Beautifully Disney carries women's accesories, makeup and perfume.
*Cherry Tree Lane carries Women's clothing, jewelry and handbags.
*D-Tech on Demand carries electronic accessories, phone cases, etc.
*The Trophy Room carries sports apparel and collectibles.
*Disney Centerpiece carries Housewares; furnishes, etc.
*Zoey and Pickles carries women's and girls clothing
My wife and I really like this store and have made several purchases here from this boutique. During our trip in February 2015; we purchased a Disney themed Dooney and Bourke weekender bag that my wife just had to have. We also purchased some glasses, and plates from their housewares collection for outdoor dining.
What to buy: Anything a Disney fan could want
What to pay: The Disney Dooney and Bourke Weekender bag was priced at $298 and my wife received a 10% discount on this item for having a Dosney Visa Card.
The plates were $12.95 a piece as were the glasses. The appetizer plates were $39.95 for a set of 4.
This store is located in the Disney Marketplace and is a must for Disney crazed fans. There are beautiful oil paintings, animation cells, statues, porcelain figures, vintage posters and prints. They had some really great stuff here. Evertime we visit Disney we find ourselves in this store checking out the latest pieces.
Our most recent visit in February 2015; we found a piece of Lennox that my wife had been searching for many years now. It is a teacup with Minnie and Mickey figures inside that resembles the tea cup ride in the Magic Kingdom. This is a piece my wife has wanted for quite some time but it was discontinued by Lennox and has been impossible for her to find until now. I happily bought this piece of Disney for her at a reasonable price of $185 before tax.
We went off and went through a few stores and looked around. I tried to explain who the Blues Brothers were - I knew John Belushi was one of them, but it was difficult for me to do as I've never seen the movie. They did not want any photos taken inside because of the 'original artwork'. So I just took photos of the outside.
There was also a House of Blues restaurant, and a stage show, but we were pretty much fully booked with going to Cirque de Soleil
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
What to buy: Kid's Goods; Collectibles; Men's Goods; Women's Merchandise; Accessories; Food and Candy; Apparel & Accessories; Food & Spirits; Art & Collectibles. One-of-a-kind designs inspired by the classic film The Blues Brothers, including Jake and Elwood bowling shirts, Blues Brothers mug shot tees and even a suit-and-tie-printed romper for your Blues Baby!
What to pay: Jake and Elwood Mug Shot White Tee $25.00
Address: 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Directions: Downtown Disney
Phone: (407) 934–BLUE (2583)