|Post Mixer Lunch, Photo from Michele!|
We left for the city bright and early, since the meet started at 10, and we wanted to meet up with Michele around 9:45. James and I left school around 7:30, and we got to the train station around 8. (We decided to go to the train station near home rather than school, since there were more trains from there, and the trip is shorter.) Our train was at 8:0-something, and we were at the city around 9:15. After walking to Times Square from Penn Station and James getting an overpriced breakfast at McDonald's, we made our way to the Times Square Disney Store. We found Alison and Dana waiting in line outside the store, so we hung out with them for a while. Soon, we met up with Michele and her friend. After waiting for 10 or 15 minutes, we went into the store to sign in, and we were directed up the escalator to the second floor.
|Trivia and D23 CMs! Photo by Michele|
|The gifts we got: a keychain, a magnet, and|
a set of 23 vintage Disneyland postcards.
After the event was over, we explored the Times Square Disney Store for a while. Here is the highlight reel of what we saw: Magic mirrors are cool. They have the Harveys bags but no Dooneys. There is one 3 inch and three 9 inch special edition New York Vinyls. They also were carrying Villains, Animation, and I believe Nightmare Before Christmas Vinyls. They had some Urban 5 9 inch Vinyls. There was a lot of kid stuff, including one section full of princess merch and one section full of Marvel and other superhero merch. There is a section devoted to "I [Mickey] NY" merchandise. There is a section with the couture princess merch that they sell in TrenD. Although I was tempted, all I bought was a 3 inch New York Vinyl.
Leslie, James, and I. We discusses D23, and they made me really want to join (though I haven't bit the bullet yet). After lunch, we were ready to head our separate ways, and before we knew it, James and I were back on the train home. It was a fun event, and although some people were a little disappointed with the actual content of the event, we knew it was a one-hour, free event. I thought it was great all things considered.
Have you ever been to the Times Square Disney Store? Have you ever been to a D23 event? Are you a D23 member? Why did you become one, or why did you decide not to? Let me know your thoughts in a comment, a tweet (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!