Our history

Long ago, in the Spanish town of Corunna, there lived a family of master glassmakers. Their knowledge was handed down from generation to generation.

It was in the 1960s, under the guiding influence of their father and grandfather, that two young brothers Alphonse and Tomas learned the techniques and secrets of the art of glassblowing.

The Spanish government, in search of young artists, appointed them to represent their art and their country at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

It was on this occasion that the Arribas brothers met Mr Walt Disney for the first time, and their lives were turned upside down.

The affiliation between the Arribas brothers and Disney began as early as 1967, with the opening of their first boutique and studio at Disneyland in California.

Since then, the Arribas family has continued to expand its expertise in the art of glassmaking, offering ever more spectacular demonstrations, from glassblowing with cane and blowtorch, to crystal and glass cutting.

Arribas France was created in October 1991, in preparation for the opening of Disneyland Paris.

To this day, Arribas France works in the utmost secrecy to create glass collectibles for you to discover.

Come and watch our new generation of Arribas glassblowers practise this rare and demanding craft.