Mister and Sister and I headed out to the St. Louis Galleria yesterday morning, to join the celebration of the opening of the Disney Store.
Before getting started with our tour, one of the cast members noticed that Mister had his shoes on the wrong feet. Mister frequently puts his shoes on the wrong feet, and insists that they feel better that way, so sometimes that little detail slips past me—especially when it is early and I haven’t had much coffee. Anyway, he asked if he could help Mister switch his shoes around, and I said, “Sure, if he will let you.”
In no time at all, he had Mister laughing and comparing shoe sizes, with his shoes on correctly. I was impressed.
Once inside, the Disney Store delivered on it’s mission to be “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day.” Mister was immediately enthralled with displays that were on his level and contained moving parts.
Sister loved the coloring area…
And the Mickey ears were a hit!
Having frequented the old Disney Store in St Louis as a teenager, I wasn’t sure what I would think about the new store. I can tell you, I loved it. I was impressed that the media is so interactive. Whereas before, in the old store, the media all played on a loop—now kids can pick what movie they want to watch by the coloring area, and it tells them how long it will be until that movie starts. They also have cool laser doomiflotchies (i.e. I don’t know what they are called) that have Buzz and Dumbo flying by and waving at the kids on the wall. It is pretty spectacular.
So, if you are visiting the St. Louis area anytime soon, I would definitely recommend stopping by the Galleria and perusing the Disney Store. There is something for everyone, and you can find things in all price ranges, too. Eighty percent of the products sold in Disney Stores are exclusive to the Disney Stores.