Dream Work LocationsApril 23, 2009
Since I’m going to be working Merchandise, and I love lists, I thought I would share my list of the top 5 stores I think I would like to work at. I’m not even sure if CPs usually work at all of these stores, but oh, well. This is just for fun. Ready? Here we go!
Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind –Hollywood Boulevard, DHS
Like many people, my first Disney love was their animated movies. I have a true soft spot in my heart for these films, and a true appreciation for the art that goes into them. So I think I would also truly appreciate this store, which sells authentic cels, and other Disney animation collectibles. I loved shopping here as a guest, why not working here as a CP?
These two stores may represent the epitome of “Disney merchandise” to many people: girly and glittery. It’s really one large building, divided up into two sides: Castle Couture sells dress-up get-up, while Tinkerbell’s Treasures sells…well, I don’t actually know. The last time I was there, it was all one store, and they sold mostly princess stuff. While I was looking for pictures for this entry, I came across the news that it was now two stores. I’m assuming that, since Tinkerbell and her fairy friends have their own franchise now, Tinkerbell’s Treasures sells fairy stuff. I think this would just be a really fun, fun place to work. Little girls shopping for tiaras, tea sets, and those little plastic dress-up shoes. What could be more sweet? Plus, over in Castle Couture, you can see Princess Aurora’s color changing dress really changing colors, and at Tink’s…well, if you have a really good eye, you might just spot Tinkerbell herself flitting around the store! No kidding! You’ve just gotta love the Disney magic. 🙂
World of Disney–Downtown Disney
I like to think of this store as the Wal-Mart of Disney. They sell absolutely EVERYTHING. If they can slap a Disney character on it, they sell it. This size of this store is truly unbelievable, though. It’s hard to know for sure because of the way the store is divided into themed rooms, but it may be even bigger than your average Wal-Mart Supercenter. I mean, it…is…huge! This store is always jam packed, which would make it a very, very exciting place to work. Plus, it’s actually not located in a Disney park–it’s a part of Downtown Disney. This has its downsides, of course, but I think it would be kind of neat to save the actual parks as a place for pure fun and days off. So this mega-store makes my list.
Tower of Terror Gift Shop–Sunset Boulevard, DHS
I can’t have a list of Disney shopping without an attraction gift shop, right? Basically every ride at WDW has at least one gift shop that you must exit through to get back out onto the street. Some sell very generic merchandise, while others sell merchandise that is specifically themed to their attraction. By far, my favorite of these shops is the one attached to the Tower of Terror. The elaborate theming from the ride pours out into the gift shop, where you can buy all kinds of hotel-inspired merch: bathrobes with the Hollywood Tower Hotel logo, bellhop bells, and even this…
Mickey, my face looks the exact same way every time I ride. 🙂