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Old 11-09-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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New Times Square Disney Store

Too bad i will not be there! first 1000 customers will get a gift!

See here the ad: New Interactive Store | Disney Store
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They're supposed to be looking for a new location in the Times Square area, very scaled down though
I heard promos for the new location on TV today. I don't think they're considering it "scaled down"
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I saw a message on the intranet that the new store opened yesterday.

A link to article about the store opening:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Disney...pf-career-work
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The new store seems to be really cool and have interactive stuff for the children and adults. I can't wait to go see the store.
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Wow. That sounds really cool.
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We're heading down to NYC at the end of the month. Of course the new Disney Store is at the top of our list of "must dos" this trip!
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I'm 45 minutes out of NYC and was sooooooooo very excited about seeing the store. I LOVED the 5th Avenue Store.

What a disappointment?!?! It is basically the Disney Store from the malls, selling the exact same merchandise. It's much smaller than the 5th Avenue Store. Now, the first floor has the NYC/Disney merchandise with a few Broadway show gear as well but head upstairs and it's the Children's Place Disney Store to the max!! There is a little spot for the kids to watch short clips/music videos of their choice and some coloring ... but that's it!

I don't know ... I really liked that the Fifth Avenue store sold the Goofy Candy, some park merchandise toys, it had the Disney Art upstairs ... and the character Meet&Greet!! It was one of the reasons I went into the City!!! I'll still drop by but it's not the same.
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We are going to the City the middle of March from Arkansas. I have not read any good reviews. Has any one had any positive feedback on the new store?
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Oh I was hoping to hear that this was great!
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Nope. Liked the Fifth Avenue store better - there was a lot more. There's no separate area for character greetings, for example. There seems to be a lot less "Disney" and more everything else - I may be out of touch, but what does Marvel comics have to do with Disney? (Iron Man and Spider-Man items can be found in the store.) Not a whole lot of parks merchandise, like the monorail playsets. Really disappointing.

If memory serves me, the new store is in the space which was the Virgin Megastore. I realize real estate space is expensive, but I'm wondering why Disney didn't use most of that space.

(And if you take the store's elevator, apparently the high ceiling on the first floor is why they don't have a "second" floor - because the second floor is labeled as the third floor in the elevator. There's also a labeled fourth floor in the elevator, but unaccessible by the public.)
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