My kids and I had a fun tour this afternoon- a tour of the brand-new Disney Store that is opening tomorrow at Bellevue Square! Here's a bit about this wonderful new store and tomorrow's opening:
WHAT: Disney Store will celebrate the opening of the newly designed store at the Bellevue Collection in Bellevue, WA, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. This is the first newly-designed Disney Store to open in Washington and is one of many newly designed Disney Stores to open in 2011. The first 250 guests who attend the public celebration will receive FREE Mickey Mouse ears.
The new Disney Store offers a one-of-a-kind, interactive and magical experience for Disney fans of all ages. Disney Store’s new design concept aims to deliver “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” through immersive experiences including a Disney Princess with Magic Mirror, Translucent Trees, Disney●Pixar CARS-branded Ridemakerz experience and the Disney Store Theatre featuring the latest Disney entertainment.
|Ethan was ready for his tour!|
|The very cool "Magical Trees"|
|Hey! There are fairies in those trees!|
|Vivian heads in to the Princess Castle|
|Ethan checks out the CARS Ridemakerz (you can build a custom car with your favorite CARS character!)|
|The manager showing off the Disney Theatre, where you can pick clips from your favorite Disney film trailers, music videos, films, classic animation and more, all for watching on the 12-foot long screen!|
|Vivian watches a Bambi clip while coloring|
We had an absolute blast touring the store today. My kids spent most of their time just standing and staring. There was so much to see- my photos don't do it justice, so if you're close to one of these newly designed Disney Stores, you really need to check it out for yourself. There's everything from a princess castle where you can meet your favorite Disney princess in a magic mirror, a sparkly pixie dust trail, trees and lights overhead, a big area to design your own CARS vehicle, and a fun coloring area with a giant screen for watching clips from your favorite Disney shows and movies.
This new Disney Store takes everything that I loved about the old Disney stores and kicks it up a bunch of notches. It's interactive and fun and eye-catching and I think you and your kids will love it! In addition to this location, Disney Stores will be opening in other locations in the US, Canada and Europe this year! We can't wait to head back to this new store and to check out the others in the area as well!
Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post, just the opportunity to check out the new store in person! All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.