So I took a walk on my lunch hour to say goodbye to World of Disney on 5th Ave. The store is closing tomorrow. It was quite depressing. My small home away from home, the place I would visit before every Walt Disney World trip to get me in a Disney frame of mind is closing. My little piece of Disney magic has been snuffed out. I have never been to Disneyland, and I live to far from WDW to go more than once a year (well, this year I went twice), so this was the closest thing I had to a Disney experience here in NY. It was a place to get my Disney fix.
I walked into the store today and the only floor that was opened to guests was the first floor. And there was not much left. Just a couple of racks and bins of stuff- quickly tossed together for final sale (which was 75% off- not bad!) I did go there last week and bought myself a sweatshirt- sort of a souvenier of the place- that says NYC with a Mickey head on it. I am glad I went when I did becuase there was none left. Today I did get the cast member behind the counter to give me a bunch of stickers they use to close the boxes that says NYC World of Disney 55th and 5th Ave on it to keep as a momento. It was sad leaving the store to see the cast members standing at the door turning people away who wanted to come in- telling them the store is closed. It was only 12:30
I truely hope they re-open the store as rumored at Times Square. And soon!