New Merchandise Offerings Now Available at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Earlier this week, Zawadi Marketplace (which recently changed its operating hours to 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.) revealed two new offerings: "Animal Masks" and "Name Works." At this shop found at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Guests can also purchase items from everyday to exotic: sundries, snacks, African art, African-themed clothing, toys, Disney wares, and much more. Continue reading this post to learn more about the exciting new offerings that you'll be able to find at this location.


Animal Masks

In the city of Venice, the Balocoloc workshop has been creating hats, cloaks, theatrical costumes and original papier-mache masks for more than thirty years. Continuous accurate historical research enables Balocoloc in collaboration with other highly skilled masket artisans to proudly hand-make a delightful range of fine pieces of art. The papier-mache masks are made following the same techniques practiced by traditional theatrical mask makers and the inspiration itself stems from the rich cultural tradition of the "Commedia dell'Arte." 


All masks are made of papier-mache, handmade in Italy by expert artisans. To make the masks, they use a negative plaster mold to put the wet paper in. After a day in the mold, the paper is dry and they're ready to be painted. The masks are painted with acrylic colors and artisans occasionally use stucco to create a texture.

Discounts are available for Cast Members, Disney Vacation Club members, and Annual Passholders.

Name Works

Name Works is a unique offering for Guests, where each letter of their name is transformed into something specific. Each artist takes their time creating each letter, so Guests can come by the lobby later on to pick up their finished piece. Name Works will be available from 6–10 p.m.


A Name Works piece is $30 for up to 10 letters, and an additional $10 for a character. Add-ons are available, including a frame for $20 and an art protector for $5.

Cast Members receive a free art protector with their purchase. No other discounts are available for Name Works.

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