Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of the newly redesigned Disney Store located at the Bayside Marketplace here in Miami. Disney Store’s newly designed store includes a Disney Princess castle with magic mirror, translucent magical trees, Disney∙Pixar CARS neighborhood, a “pixie dust trail” and the Disney Store Theatre.
The grand opening was buzzing with kids of all ages & their excited parents, there was a meet and greet with Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and Woody, were guests had the opportunity to take photos with the characters. The interactive shopping destination, “Creates a Magical Moments for Guests of all Ages”, this is more relevant and amplified at all new Disney Stores with a unique opening ceremony which takes place everyday. One lucky child is chosen each day to take part in the opening ceremony and officially unlocks the store with an oversized lock and key. The chosen child also receives their own replica key to commemorate this special day.
The Pixie Dust Trail serves as a guide through the different neighborhoods and is the store’s signature attraction. Speaking of the neighborhoods the Disney Princess neighborhood & Disney Princess castle with Magic Mirror are truly magical. This neighborhood features a “real” magic mirror, once a child enters the castle a beautiful magic mirror awaits to be awaken, with the wave a wand the mirror “comes to live”. Disney store’s “Magical Trees” sets the mood of the store, the tress change with the four yearly seasons. Watch for Disney’s favorite characters from Tinker Bell to hidden Mickeys. The Bayside Marketplace store has a custom and unique Miami Skyline, which perimeters the store above the product displays. The Skyline includes landmarks from around Miami and the world. and Finally the Disney Store theatre is the heart of the store, it is where the community come together, all Disney store events will happen here. Guest will be able to enjoy drawing workshops, storytelling, trivia events and choose from the Disney film library containing film trailers, film clips, music videos, classic animation and more. The Disney Store is truly an extension of the “Magical” entertainment of the Disney parks.
Disclosure: I received a Sully Plush doll as a thank you for attending the grand opening. All opinions above are 100% mine and not influenced by anything or anyone. No Monetary compensation was received.