Unlike the other stores in Paris' Disney Village - which comprise building materials and maintenance far below Disney's typical theme park standards - this World of Disney would fit right in at Disney's resorts in Anaheim, Orlando, or Tokyo.
There's even a welcomed place for family and friends to sit and rest while others shop.
But it's the murals surrounding the central rotunda that caught my eye. Appropriate for a store named "World of Disney," these 10 scenes depict famous Disney characters from settings around the world. We start in France, home of Ratatouille's Remy, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Aristocats, who helped my daughter fall in love with France, when she watched the movie daily as a toddler.
My concern is that this store will just be selling the same mechanise as the other Disney stores in the village, which in turn is a repeat of the limited selection that you can buy in the parks. If this is the case then the point of this shop, whilst looking more impressive, is somewhat lost on me. I'm sure that something to provide an additional entertainment hotspot would have brought more people to the village, I certainly found it lacking after a single visit.
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