Shopping in Italy is surprisingly sparse considering the country is known for its luxury goods whether we’re talking about leather, perfume, fashion, or sports cars. But if nobody is interested in $500 hand-knit sweaters in Norway or $24,000 vases in China, then it’s possible that Lamborghinis wouldn’t be flying off the shelves either. There’s just two stores in Italy – the first of which is located inside the replica of the Doge’s Palace on the left side of the Pavilion.
Luckily, the merchandise that Disney offers here has seen a recent refresh.
Our walk around World Showcase continues with the Italy Pavilion.
Admittedly, this portion of the update will be on the thin side. We’ll take look at merchandise and visit Tutto Italia for a dinner review separately.
After taking a walk around the Germany Pavilion to see what’s new, we set our sights on the merchandise available.
For whatever reason, Germany is often synonymous with Christmas, and you’ll find a large assortment of holiday-related items at the first store on the left side of the Pavilion.
We continue our lap around World Showcase with the Germany Pavilion.
And I’ll cut right to the chase on the biggest happening – Altenmunster Oktoberfest is no longer available.
You’ll find the familiar Refreshment Outpost, now with new signage, in the usual place in between the China and Germany Pavilions. The face painting station is located to the right.
The Outpost primarily serves beer and snacks.
Erin would call your attention to the deliciously-creamy and slightly-fruity Brown Elephant, which is a mixture of Frozen Coca-Cola and Amarula Liqueur. At $11.25, it’s probably $2 overpriced, but it’s an incredibly refreshing drink. Amarula is somewhat unique in that the base is actually made from the distillation of the fruit from the marula tree rather than from a whiskey or brandy. The liqueur is a staple at Animal Kingdom Lodge and the number one reason to stay Club Level there.