I was SOOOO bummed to hear that tomorrow (2/14/09) will be the last day EVER that the NYC WoD store will have character greetings in the “Friendship Room.” :sad: :nonono2:
For those of you who have been in the Friendship Room, you know it’s gorgeous & offers a little piece of Disney 1,000’s of miles away from the parks. Bright colorful backgrounds, an array of ever-changing characters, plenty of time to take photos, etc.
Well, I was told by a cast member at the store today that getting rid of the ‘Entertainment Department’ in this store is just another one of the cuts Disney is making.
Seems crazy to me because the characters meetings are SUCH a huge draw to the store on 5th & 55th. There are ALWAYS families & tourists lined up bythe dozen outside the Friendship Room. They even offered PhotoPass & sometimes there were as many as 3-4 characters to meet with at a time.
Such a shame. :sad: Anyway, for those of you who live close, I was also told that tomorrow after 4pm there is going to be a HUGE ‘character goodbye menagerie.’ It will be the last opportunity to meet characters at the NYC WoD store & they are going out with a bang so to speak. Supposedly it will be a big goodbye party in the Friendship Room. Wish I could go but I was just there today.
Anyway, so these are probably the last photos I’ll ever have with a character at the WoD store. :sad: I am just SO bummed 'cause Daniel and I would always stop by the store & ‘get a dose of Disney’ close to home.
Here are a couple pics from today :sad: