Magic Kingdom's Merchant of Venus reopens as a relaxation zone

Aug 12, 2022 in "Merchant of Venus"

Merchant of Venus relaxation zone - August 12
Posted: Friday August 12, 2022 11:08am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The former Merchant of Venus store in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom has reopened as a rest zone and seating area for the adjacent ice cream shop.

The store has been cleared of all shelving and registers and is equipped with tables, chairs and much needed air conditioning.

All decorations include some of the posters that can be found throughout Tomorrowland.

The room is still open to the adjacent Galactic Goodies, so expect it to also become a seating area for people buying treats. The new seating area opens at the same time as Galactic Goodies, which is currently 11am.

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Grumpy4196Aug 15, 2022

Its a lot easier to remove small shops like this when the merchandise is generic, not to mention the supply issues.

wdwmagicAug 15, 2022


RSoxNo1Aug 15, 2022

Did this ever re-open post COVID?

AndyS2992Aug 15, 2022

Who thought this was a good idea? 😶

tcool123Aug 15, 2022

I knew about Merchant of Venus, didn’t know about Auntie Gravity 😅 Any other puns around Disney? Is the Disney Studio Store at Animation Courtyard secrectly a meta commentary on the state of capitlism and merchandising of one’s youth and intrinsic imagination?

ThumbelinaAug 15, 2022

I am loving that they reopened this. I cant wait to go in there and get photos of the posters! I am glad to see a nice spot to sit and eat icecream.

raymusiccityAug 14, 2022

Sure hope they just covered up the murals and didn’t tear them off. They were great art interpretations of an earlier Tomorrow Land…….and a Hidden Mickey, too !

Br0ckfordAug 14, 2022

Oh we're getting the (fuel) rod alright.

JoeCamelAug 14, 2022

They want you to buy fuel rods....

The Great GonzoAug 14, 2022

Great a seating area! .... I'm being sarcastic.

CoasterSnoopAug 14, 2022

Charging ports in a "decompression zone" are such an important point. If Disney wants guests to use their phones for everything in the parks including obtaining quick-service food, they better have plenty of spots to charge those phones. This would've been a perfect opportunity to put in some and it was apparently completely missed.

HauntedPirateAug 14, 2022

“Are you exhausted from your activations? Come sit in our new decompression zone!”

Witchy ChickAug 13, 2022

If there isn’t glass here, this might be the best seat in the place. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

MrPromeyAug 13, 2022

You must have missed the part of the article that went into the pricing of the ILL for this experience. 😏