For Families on a Budget - Disney Marketplace - Orlando / Florida Guide
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If you’re looking for a great inexpensive family outing with the children on an off day from the parks, Disney Marketplace is a good choice. The afternoon is the best time to go as it gets very crowded as you get closer to evening. You will find a lot to do amidst the fabulous restaurants and exclusive shops.
You can visit Disney Marketplace and enjoy a few hours with the family for no cost at all. Parking is free and there is no admission. Bring your swimsuits and some towels and you and the children can cool off in the ground fountains that randomly shoot up through the sidewalk. The Lego Imagination Center is a family favorite. The Lego creations surrounding the store are massive and intriguing especially the giant serpent in the lake right out front. The largest selection of Legos I have ever encountered is in this store. Out front, your family will find stations with Lego bases and bins full of all shapes and sizes of Lego blocks. Here you can build to your heart’s content. Try building a car and race it against others on the ramp with 4 racing lanes. Take your littler ones over to the toddler play area- they have probably never gone down a Lego slide before!
Check the events calendar for free live family entertainment. There are free daily performances at the Dock Stage and you may even catch a street performer who will amaze you with juggling, magic, and other tricks.
Wander through the World of Disney store – it probably has the largest collection of Disney merchandise you will find anywhere. The children will enjoy the Disney décor and may even catch their favorite characters or Disney actors on the TV. Step into Ghiradellis and grab a free sample of their delicious chocolate. Check out the amazing window displays at Disney’s Days of Christmas.
Once Upon a Toy is not to be missed! Your children will be amazed at Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell flying overhead. Here, your kids can play with toys and you don’t even have to buy them! They can build their own Disney-themed Mr. Potato Head and build at the Tinker Toy and Lincoln Log play stations.
Disney Marketplace opens daily at 9:30 a. m. From Sunday through Thursday, closing time is at 11:00 p. m. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open until 11:30 p. m.
Have a great time!
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