There are vacations and there are vacations. There are cheap vacations and there are expensive vacations. There is also a saying: “A change is as good as a cure!”
But just what is a vacation? And what is it supposed to do for us? Definition: an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.
So as long as we are entertained and away from home, it’s a vacation! So why can’t a tour of Disney Store locations be a vacation? It can! And here are my Top 5 Reasons why:
Most Disney Stores are in mega-Malls. And what do you find in mega-Malls? Lots and lots of unique shopping opportunities! Not everyone in your family may be as enthralled with shelves and shelves of Disney merchandise as you are, but you may be able to get them to go along with your Disney Store vacation plans with the promise of other retail options!
New York City. Did you know that when you visit The Disney Store there, it’s only a few short steps to a NY museum, of sorts? It’s more like a visitors bureau. But right in the middle of the room is the actual ball that they drop on New Years Eve in Times Square! Now, this may or may not be your kind of thing, but it makes the point that with a little exploration, you can find some interesting things around a Disney Store location.
There may be a happier bunch of employees working somewhere, but I have as yet to find them! From a friendly greeting upon entering the store (something that is sadly missing from most retail businesses) to a willingness to help, these folks take customer service to the next level. I’ll have whatever they’re having!
Each Disney Store has a slightly different layout, or at least some different decor, although some standardization did happen after the last renovation period. So for shutter bugs, there will be something different to photograph in each location.
OK, only The World of Disney at a Downtown Disney location can rival the sheer amount of merchandise at The Disney Store. Don’t forget that you can also pick up items exclusive to The Disney Store, and some locations are designated as outlet stores for official park merchandise from Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
So if a full-on Disney vacation isn’t in your budget in the immediate future, why not get your Disney fix at, not just one, but at multiple locations of The Disney Store?