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The Art of Glass Cutting at Disneyland Park

Shannon Swanson

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

There is a shop in Disneyland park that some say is a cut above the rest – and no doubt that’s crystal clear to glass cutter Manuel Arribas who has worked there for 47 years. Manuel is part of a family of artisan glass cutters at Crystal Arts on Main Street, U.S.A. His brothers Alfonso and Tomas met Walt Disney at the 1964 New York World’s Fair where Walt was introduced to the Spanish brothers’ business of glass cutting and eventually brought the family trade to Disneyland Resort. They specialize in personalized glassware, figurines and jewelry. The next time you’re window shopping down Main Street, U.S.A., stop by and watch these artists in action.


  • Thanks for the info Candace! I’m local in so cal so this will be perfect for the next wedding gift I need to get.

  • Jaime, I ordered the Mickey and Minnie set from Arribas in Disneyland (you can get WDW ones online at Disney Store). I ordered them by phone and had shipped to Northern California.
    The flutes were $45.
    Etching was around $7 if I remember right.
    With tax and shipping they were still cheaper than the WDW ones were on the Disney Store.
    No AP discount, I think they would do a Disney Visa but the flutes didn’t reach the $50 minimum for me and etching isn’t included in the minimum.

  • What a wonderful unique gift those wedding glasses are! I have given and received a few pieces of theirs. Can I ask what the retail price of the wedding glasses are? Thanks!

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