Saturday, March 14, 2009

TrenD boutique

We saw the TrenD boutique in DTD while we were in Disneyland this past December. It was nice, but too $$$$ for me...
Details of the new TrenD boutique opening at
Downtown Disney

Mar 12, 2009
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A stylish boutique with designer flair and
eclectic offerings becomes a premier shopping spot at Downtown Disney
Marketplace with the March opening of TrenD. The urban-inspired Walt Disney
World specialty store is a one-of-a-kind, hip destination for fashion-conscious
shoppers seeking trendy apparel and novel accessories.

“This unique environment, filled with textured fabrics, new silhouettes,
and whimsical art and design allows us the opportunity to push the creative
envelope as it relates to fashion and our characters,” said Mark Perrotta,
director of Product Development and Design. “Our guests continue to respond to
trend merchandise and novel products that they can’t purchase at home. TrenD
speaks to what is happening today with a blend of vintage and hip with stylized
Disney influences.”

Offerings include organic loungewear, embroidered handbags, jeweled
sunglasses and trendy accessories set among stylish art and unique furnishings.
The eclectic environment offers a raw and unfinished feel with jeweled
chandeliers, distinct fixtures and mod furnishings.

Much of the merchandise will not be available anywhere else at Downtown
Disney. Designers such as Kidada Jones, Tarina Tarantino and Roxy will showcase
their artistry – blending it with Disney-inspired creations.

“With its exclusive product lines and new environment, we think TrenD will
complement the existing merchandise offerings at Downtown Disney,” said

TrenD is in a 2,500-square-foot venue near Pin Traders and Once Upon A Toy.
The space previously was used by Summer Sands.

You can read more about TrenD here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Disney Dining Restaurant coming in May

Saana Restaurant serves African cuisine with Indian flavors for lunch and dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas — Kidani Village in Walt Disney World Resort. Just as its name — in Swahili — means "work of art," Sanaa offers its Guests beautifully prepared food in an artistic atmosphere. The restaurant is slated to open May 1, 2009.

Read more about Saana here.

I'm very excited about this and hope we can get reservations while we're down in May. After all, AKV - Kidani Village is our DVC home resort!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Are you 23?

D23 – Unveiled at Last

The rumors have been flying – just what do those three intriguing characters, D 2 3, stand for? And what is brewing at Disney? Ever since those mysterious "Are you 23?" posters, buttons and ads began popping up and tantalizing us in the most unexpected places, there have been whispers and debates among fans as anticipation went sky-high.

Well, the wait is finally over. D23 is here – and it is revealed as the ultimate organization for Disney fans, offering a glorious behind-the-scenes publication, special collectibles, an annual exposition, an all-new Web site, and much more. Many savvy fans guessed correctly what the name stands for -- D for Disney, and 23 because the Company was founded in 1923.

Read all the details here.