I recently shared with you a first look at the Big Top Souvenirs merchandise location which is now open in the Storybook Circus area of New Fantasyland. The other merchandise location coming to New Fantasyland is called Bonjour! Village Gifts. Located in Belle’s Village, the shop is just a few steps away from Gaston’s Tavern and the fountain of Gaston and LeFou. This quaint village store will house a variety of “Beauty and the Beast” themed items including some that were inspired by the details found in New Fantasyland.
Three of my favorite items were inspired by details found outside of Beast’s Castle and the Be Our Guest Restaurant (you may recall seeing some images in my fellow author Jennifer Fickley-Baker’s “All the Details” article). The Minotaur candle holder is genius, and I intend to carry my gargoyle chalice everywhere I go! And when I get a photo of me holding my chalice, I will display it in an amazingly detailed frame featuring the beasts found outside the entrance to the restaurant.
Be Our Guest Restaurant also inspired an elegant dishware collection of plates, coasters and stemware. Look for a Gaston’s Tavern stein and light-up castle-themed chalice also in the location.
The Enchanted Tales With Belle experience inspired several new Belle shirts for kids and women. The location will carry an assortment of fine decorative items, home goods, costume accessories and more. As we approach the December 6 grand opening of New Fantasyland, there will be a few additional items (and quantities of items shown in this article) offered for guests.
Like Big Top Souvenirs, I was again impressed with the details found in the shop. The use of warm colors, rustic lamps and wood beams gave the shop a nice, cozy feeling. You can see a few additional images from my visit in the gallery.
We are delighted to soft open this location during the next several weeks. Please note you will see new merchandise arriving weekly as we prepare for the grand opening on December 6. As a result, we will be limiting some of the newer merchandise items only found in this location to a limit of two (2) or four (4) items per guest. These items are marked within the location for your shopping convenience.