The Glass-Blowers Are Back at Crystal Arts In the Magic Kingdom
One of my favorite things about a visit to Walt Disney World are those random, unexpected moments that just sort of sneak up on you. If you’ve ever paid a visit to Crystal Arts on Main Street U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom then you know what I’m talking about.
This slightly unsuspecting storefront is actually home to some of Disney’s most skilled artisans – the Glass Blowers!
If you manage to pop into Crystal Arts at just the right time, you can catch them hard at work coming up with some incredible crystal creations (and some are even Disney themed.)
It’s a real treat to watch them be able to melt and mold the glass, add color and use some incredible techniques to help there creations come to life! Best of all, if you’re lucky, you may be able to purchase one of the extraordinary pieces being made right in front of your eyes!
Run by the esteemed Arribas Brothers, this is also a fantastic shop to find porcelain giftware, crystal glassware, Pave Crystal and so much more. They even do custom engraving/personalizations!
If you drop in at a time when the glass demonstrations aren’t happening just speak to a cast member and they should be able to tell you when to come back to catch them in action!
And if you can’t make it to Magic Kingdom don’t worry, there is a sister location at Disney Springs which offers a very similar selection as well as demonstrations. You’ll find them in the marketplace area of Disney World’s downtown shopping district.
Here at MickeyBlog we think now, more than ever, its important to support all of those that bring their unique craftsmanship to make your Disney experience more magical. From those making caricatures and silhouettes to some of the incredible artisans you’ll find hidden away at Epcot, let’s make sure that they’re able to continue to add that extra layer of awesomeness for years to come!
And before we go, here’s a quick video of the demonstration given by Miguel at Crystal Arts this morning!
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