I just found out that this Saturday, January 12th, the Disney Store will celebrate the grand opening of its award-winning new concept store at Queens Center in Elmhurst, NY. Since this is happening on Shabbos, I will not be there for the grand opening. However, I am really excited to know that an indoor destination of this magnitude is available in Queens.
The Disney Store’s new design aims to deliver “magical moments for guests of all ages” through immersive experiences, including a Disney Princess castle with magic mirror, translucent magical trees, Disney∙Pixar CARS neighborhood, and the Disney Store Theater, featuring the latest in Disney entertainment. The interactive shopping destination features magical experiences for Disney fans of all ages to enjoy. This sounds outstanding! Even for this Disney fan!
When it comes to Disney and grand openings, every piece of spectacular is in the plan. For example, one child will “unlock imagination” with a beautiful oversized lock and key and officially open the Scarborough Disney Store location at 10a.m. on January 12th. I was glad to know that Disney Store’s signature opening ceremony will take place every day at the Queens Center location, giving many more children an opportunity to create an unforgettable Disney Store experience. Observing the Sabbath is the highlight of my week. However, for those of you who don’t and plan on attending, I have been informed that the first 500 guests to attend the grand opening celebration will receive a free gift. From noon to 4 p.m. a meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie Mouse will take place in the main Court area of the shopping center, with an opportunity for guests to take photos with the characters*.
“Disney Store brings the magic of Disney to life every day in Elmhurst,” said Paul Gainer, senior vice president of Disney Store North America. “We’ve created an interactive shopping destination that offers technology-infused, engaging experiences for the entire family to enjoy.” The only other magic needed her is the ability for my kids to walk out of the store without breaking the bank!
Since launching its new design in 2010, Disney Store has been transforming its stores into magical retail experiences to the delight of guests around the world. As guests enter the store and look above, they will see a unique skyline with iconic Disney storytelling scenes and Elmhurst landmarks.
In celebration of this new Disney Store, I am giving away a Disney Store Gift Bag:
Leave a comment below with what you would love to find at the Disney Store for a chance to win. This giveaway will end on Friday, January 18. This contest is open to US residents only.
To find a Disney Store location, guests can visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798.
Guests can also sign up for email alerts at http://www.DisneyStore.com/Updates , become a fan on http://www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow them on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/DisneyStore to stay connected to your favorite destination.
*Characters alternate every 30 minutes. Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.