View Full Version : Going to Disney in Sept. Any yarn stores in or near park?
03-29-2006, 10:55 AM
Just wondering. I'm planning on bringing along a project for the plane ride but I may finish it and need some more yarn for the trip home! ;)
03-29-2006, 11:15 AM
The last time I went to Disney World, I was 18 years old, so I can't help much.
But, if you look on the Yarn Shops Map, I bet you'll find something. I see a few that are in or near Orlando.
03-29-2006, 11:59 AM
I just went a after Christmas and looked for LYS along our route, I don't remember any right around Disney, but I believe that there were shops in the towns around Disney. Have fun :cheering:
03-29-2006, 01:58 PM
Um, which Disney park are you going to? The one in Florida or California? (Or Tokyo, or Paris, or Hong Kong......?)
03-29-2006, 02:38 PM
I used to live at disney world in FL as an intern. This was almost two years ago, but there used to be a yarn shop in Kissimie. I was run by a really lovely lady who spun most of the yarn she sold. It was really well priced, too. I think it was around eight dollars for a handspun merino/silk blend. Just take 1-4 to the Kissimie exit and turn left. It was somewhere along the strip there, I think near a Holiday Inn. Warning: It's not the best area to get lost in, so please make sure you mapquest good directions if you can.
Also, when I left they were in the process of building a yarn store into the town square in Celebration, the disney-owned town. It looks basically like Pleasentville and kinda creepy in it's cuteness, but definately safer than Kissimie. Once again, take I-4 to the Celebration exit (about 5 miles from the parks) and there should be signs telling you how to get to the town square.
Good luck, have fun on your vacation!
03-29-2006, 02:42 PM
I could NOT find the yarn shop in Celebration. Then, after we had left I saw it advertised somewhere else & realized that we had gone right by it & it didn't look like a yarn shop! I will have to look for the name of it..... ;)
03-29-2006, 02:43 PM
I just googled 'yarn shop, Celebration, FL' and found this (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&rls=SUNA,SUNA:2005-51,SUNA:en&q=yarn+shop&near=Celebration,+FL+34747&sa=X&oi=local&ct=title) that may help....have fun ;)
03-29-2006, 11:52 PM
Orlando is VERY LYS deprived. I have not been to the one in Celebration, and if you can find it, that would be the closest. I think the best one is KNIT in Longwood ... but that is quite a treck from the parks, and it is very small.
03-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Thanks so much for all your help! If I have time I'll have to try to find the shops. We're going with my son who will be 4 so I doubt we'll have much time away from the parks. Not that I mind. I have been to Disney more times than I can count and LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see what is new. It's been about 6 or 7 years since I've been there.
03-30-2006, 05:39 PM
Have a good time. I love it there. My brother worked for Disney for 10 years and still lives there. My parents moved there about 4 years ago and are now going to be moving back since my dad is sick. Have fun and let us know what you find.
Disney is my fav. :heart:
04-01-2006, 11:40 PM
Hey I just left Disney, and I went to the YS in Celebration (called Hopskotch). It was HARDLY a YS, but I bought some Lamb's Pride yarn in grey and pink...it's not even worth making the trip to tell you the truth!!
04-02-2006, 07:32 AM
Thanks for the heads up Andrea ... I won't bother to drive all the way out there. I get very jealous reading about everyone elses LYS ... especially the ones who offer great classes !
04-02-2006, 09:31 AM
When we went by Hopstotch in Celebration we didn't even get out of the car bc we didn't think it was a yarn shop :shock: !
04-02-2006, 09:58 PM
The yarn was on a couple shelves in the back of the store. And all they had was basic yarn, no fun notions or anything :( My sister did buy me socks that said "Knitting Girl" on it from there though. The store is mainly women's clothing.
04-02-2006, 10:01 PM
That's what we thought, that it was just a clothing store...I'll have to tell Lonnie that we were 75% correct :D Anyway, by the time we had gotten there I had already spent all of my Christmas $ going down I-95 & stopping at towns (shops ;) ) along the way :roflhard: :rofling: