Despite an advertised opening date of early to mid April The World of Disney store at Disney Worlds Downtown Disney District is already opening its door for guests and more importantly Business.
The Adventure Room... is more like the Adventure section of a larger room. Upon entering the room from outside the store you are greeted by Pirates Skeletons from inside an old prison cell. Theres the trademark Pirates fire burning in the window behind them and they rattle the bars of their cell in what I assume to be an attempt to get out. Straight ahead on top of a merchandise display sits an old Scallywag. This is the famed AA thats been getting all the buzz. He comes to life every so often and entertains the crowd with a recital of "A Pirates life for me" and entices people to buy stuff. Underneath the pirate is the booty! the three sided display houses everythign you need come away feeling like a real pirate. there are two different hats to choose from as well as a bandana. Then theres many more options to choose from that help you "pimp" out your pirate hat. Theres jewels and coins and many different patches that attach to the pirate hat via small plastic clasps. Its really kinda cool. Theres even some dread-locks that are made to snap on the hats if you so desire. Aside from the hats theres small empty treasure chests and hollow skulls that can be filled with small rubber lizards or snakes. you can even grab some jewels or rubber skulls or eyeballs to fill your chests or skulls with... all for a small fee. To the left of this main centerpeice is a wall that is nicely decorated with everything pirates. theres even a nice water effect projected onto the wall. As for the rest of the room... well... i think they forgot about the rest of the room. It pretty much looks and feels like the rest of the store. Nothing special or different.
The Princess Room & Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique... has much more consistancy than the adventure room. its much bigger and although doesnt have the type of detailing that is in great abundance in the pirate section of the adv room it flows much better and holds its theme more readily. there a small station around which sit 3 "magic mirrors" (from snow white. they look like the ones they used to sell in the disneyland main st store disneyana. its just like the one i bought and now have at home on my wall.). the purpose of these mirrors is so little (and not so little) girls can see how they look in the customizable crowns they just made. Similar to the pirates hats the girls have their option of 4 (blue, white, pink or gold) crowns to choose from and decorate, via the same small plastic clasps, with beads, jewels, flowers and pins. Toward the back left corner of the princess room, very discrete, is the boutique. Inside is a very plush setting. Its pretty much like a small salon. Theres about 6 stations in which young girls cansit to get a Princess makeover. For $35 youre young one will get her hair "did" and her make-up drawn on. for $45 you can add a nice new set of nails. And for $175 you get all that plus a disney princess costume of her choice plus a photo shoot. Im not sure how that works but thats what the flyer says. For an appointment you can call 407.WDW.STYLE.
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