My dear readers,
I had been MIA on my blog last week after suffering from heat exhaustion. I’d forgotten that I’m very sensitive to heat and have learned that spending more than 5 hours in the sun greatly affects my health. So I’m going to start this week with some photos from my visit to the Disney UK Store on Oxford St in London, England back in April 2015.
Visitors to the Disney UK Store are greeted with a banner inviting them to Ella’s Royal Ball.
The Cinderella castle is in the basement, with Cinderella (the Disney animation version) standing in the middle of the balcony.
The staircase leading to the ‘Royal Ball’ is dark blue and sparkly, as if one is walking down a glittering night sky. Sadly, my photo does not do the staircase (or the castle, for that matter) any justice.
Once visitors have arrived at the castle, they can hear the film score by Patrick Doyle as they wander around the kitchen to see the bell pulls and the great pumpkin carriage.
As you can see from the photo of me inside the carriage (below), half the carriage is gilded whilst the back is an enormous pumpkin!
Visitors can also see a replica of Ella’s glass slipper in a display case. However, I noticed that the slipper in the store did not sparkle as much as the one I’d seen in a toy store in Munich. 😦
My short visit to the Disney UK store on Oxford St was nothing short of magical. I hope the castle and carriage are still in the store for all Disney princesses and princes to enjoy for months to come!
Costume Drama Update
Cinderella (2015) will be available in Blu-Ray, DVD, digital HD on 15 September!
In August, I noticed that Rapunzel stood in Cinderella’s place at the castle:
During my recent visit to the Disney store in October, I noticed these fleur-de-lys tiles behind the castle:
I love all things Disney and Disney Princesses, and this post just made me squee. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures of the store, and yourself in a pumpkin carriage –I have yet to step into a Disney store as fancy as this! Did you leave with anything magical?
I’m so glad you liked it! I wish I’d taken a photo of the gilded carriage but I had to run and completely forgot to. 😦 If you think this one’s fancy, there’s one in Barcelona that is simply stunning! It’s in a historical building with what looks like 18-19th Century interiors. No carriage but the interiors were stunning!
I was tempted to buy something (those mini snowmen from Frozen!) but I resisted! Have to save money!