Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Parasols in Paris, France Epcot!

As beautiful as the bright and sunny weather is in Florida, it's important to break out that sunscreen and the sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.  But why not add a little flair to managing the sun rays?  Stop along the Epcot World Showcase walkway in France for a beautiful, custom designed, hand-painted parasol!
I first purchased my parasol over two years ago.  It has had a lot of use during my many trips to Walt Disney World.  Not only does it block out the glare from the sun, but it is FUN and goes well with all tiaras for you fellow princesses out there.  
Parasols come in two sizes.  The Large size (16.95) that is useable and the Mini size (10.95) that is more of a souvenir size.  The base price includes hand-painting of a name and flowers.  Additional designs such as characters are 5.00 per design.
Goldy painting parasols

If you plan on ordering a parasol, expect to wait at least 20 minutes for painting and drying time.  The wait may be longer if the stand is busy.  You can return any time later to pick up your purchase.

Friendly French parasol expert, Bruno
Parasols are waterproof.  I have used mine in light rain, but I try not to use it as a "real" umbrella so that the paint is not damaged.  The painted design has remained undamaged for over two years of use. I use mine so much that I decided to get another.  I may just start collecting them in every color!

*The France Parasol stand is handicap accessible.
*Thank you to Bruno and Goldy for all of the help and pictures for this article!
*Follow Jeanie on Twitter @PrincessPapers

My sincerest apology for misspelling Goldy's name in the previous posting of this article.  Thank you for being such a good sport Goldy-Glory!

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