When Disney first announced the opening of the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs, it seemed a bit curious. The idea was to roll out five different “shops within a shop”;  in other words, five different stores under one roof.

Some folks wondered if Disney was just cobbling together a store from left-over ideas and merchandise. Others wondered if Disney would present a hodgepodge that didn’t make sense.

Fortunately, the end result of the Marketplace Co-Op is neither left-overs nor a hodgepodge. Instead, it is an interesting mix of merchandise that will appeal to a wide audience and will allow Disney to change things up as trends dictate.

The Co-Op is a mix of stores all under one roof.

The Co-Op is a mix of stores all under one roof.

Let’s take a look at each of the different stores in the Co-Op:

Centerpiece

For Disney fans who love Disney Parks but don’t necessarily want their house to look like a kid’s room, the Centerpiece shop will become a must-visit location in Disney Springs. The idea for the Centerpiece store is to provide trendy home décor items with a bit of sophisticated flair that adults will enjoy bringing into their homes.

There is a wide variety of merchandise including glasses, plates, salt and pepper shakers, decorations, and throw pillows.

Disney covers a wide range of theme park attractions and characters. You will see merchandise that pays homage to the lands in the Magic Kingdom, to specific attractions like Space Mountain and the Tiki Room, and to characters like the Orange Bird.

I’ve seen some of the items around the parks, but other pieces seem new. All of the stuff is pretty cool.

Let’s take a look:

Centerpiece offers a wide array of home goods, Disney style.

Centerpiece offers a wide array of home goods, Disney style.

You will find fun merchandise that references Disney parks, like this Polynesian plate.

You will find fun merchandise that references Disney parks, like this Polynesian plate.

Orange Bird is making a comeback.

Orange Bird is making a comeback.

I think this Tomorrowland plate is cool.

I think this Tomorrowland plate is cool.

Trash can salt and pepper shakers.  Brilliant.

Trash can salt and pepper shakers. Brilliant.

There is lots of Tiki merchandise on display.

There is lots of Tiki merchandise on display.

Cherry Tree Lane

Cherry Tree Lane provides accessories for ladies including jewelry, handbags, and scarves. I’ve seen some of this merchandise at other Disney shops, but Cherry Tree Lane pulls all these accessories together in one place.

Let’s take a look:

Some Cherry Tree Land merchandise is highly related to characters.

Some Cherry Tree Land merchandise is highly related to characters.

Other merchandise references the parks.

Other merchandise references the parks.

Some merchandise is not directly Disney-related.

Some merchandise is not directly Disney-related.

Beautifully Disney

This shop offers the official Disney line of make-up and features things like perfume, lipstick, and nail polish. There are also beauty supplies that are not specifically branded as Disney.

Let’s take a look:

Makeup by Disney.

Makeup by Disney.

It looks like Minnie is into makeup these days.

It looks like Minnie is into makeup these days.

More makeup merchandise.

More makeup merchandise.

D-Tech on Demand

If you want to accessorize your smart phone with a custom Disney case, this is the place to visit. You can design your own custom phone case at computer terminals, and Disney will print your custom design onto your case. You can also choose from a large selection of ready-made cases.

Let’s take a look:

Welcome to D-Tech On Demand.

Welcome to D-Tech On Demand.

Design your own phone case (Beach Club anyone?).

Design your own phone case (Beach Club anyone?).

Select a pre-designed phone case.

Select a pre-designed phone case.

The phone cases are very nice.

The phone cases are very nice.

The Trophy Room

This is a great stop for the sports fan in your life. The Trophy Room offers logo merchandise for many different professional sports team as well as athletic collectibles.

Let’s take a look:

Welcome to the Trophy Room.

Welcome to the Trophy Room.

This is the place for sports fans.

This is the place for sports fans.

You will find plenty of professional team merchandise.

You will find plenty of professional team merchandise.

Zoey & Pickles

If you know a young girl who likes trendy and colorful clothes, you will be sure to find something she will love at Zoey & Pickles.

Let’s take a look:

Attention young ladies: this is your place!

Attention young ladies: this is your place!

The merchandise is very colorful.

The merchandise is very colorful.

You will find plenty of Disney character products here.

You will find plenty of Disney character products here.

Stores On Wheels?

I know that Disney wanted these shops to be able to adjust quickly to changing trends. The display cases all seem to be on wheels, which should allow Disney to literally roll out old displays and roll in new ones very quickly. This is a very interesting design approach.

Do you like the new Marketplace Co-Op Shop?