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!
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.
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:
Um, which Disney park are you going to? The one in Florida or California? (Or Tokyo, or Paris, or Hong Kong…?)
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!
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…
I just googled ‘yarn shop, Celebration, FL’ and found this that may help…have fun
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 !
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: !
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.
That’s what we thought, that it was just a clothing store…I’ll have to tell Lonnie that we were 75% correct 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: