American Girl Store Opens in Orlando

American Girl opens their 18th store this weekend in Orlando at the Florida Mall, and little (and big!) girls everywhere are squealing with delight. Their 15,000 square foot store features not only every type of doll imaginable, but a doll hair salon, a Bistro, T-shirt design studio, and bookstore.

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

The Dolls
Bitty Baby dolls come in singles, or as Bitty Twins. They look so much like a real baby, and can be customized with different skin tones, hair, etc.
BeForever is the historical line of American Girl dolls. Dressed in period-style clothing (and with incredible accessories!), girls can even have coordinated fashions! (Did you see the Project Runway episode where the contestants were tasked to come up with outfits inspired by the BeForever dolls?) Too bad there’s an adult version of the Kaya-inspired outfit. Totally cute!
Girl Of The Year for 2014 is Isabel Palmer, a dancer. She has her own section of the store, and is available (as are all Girl Of The Year dolls) until the end of the calendar year.
My American Girl dolls can be customized to look just like the little girl who will own her, or configured in any way she desires. Hair color and style, eye color, and skin color can be chosen, as clothing, accessories, furniture and, new this year, pets!

AmericanGirlBistroAmerican Girl Bistro
Make your reservations to dine in the Bistro. Dolls get their own special clip on seats, so little girls can have tea (and food suitable for both children and adults), with both their dolls and parents. A private dining room is perfect for birthday parties or other celebrations.

Hair Salon
Is your American Doll looking a little… well loved? For $25 (and up depending on service), she can be combed, coiffed, and given a whole new look, including having their ears pierced if she so desires.

T-Shirt Design Studio
Make a custom tee for the doll, and the special little girl who owns her. It costs about $34 to make the two.

Book Store
American Girl was started by a teacher, so it’s no surprise that there are books that follow some of the most popular characters, as well as activity books, and more.

Celebrate their grand opening this weekend both in the store, outside the store, and throughout the Florida Mall.



Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • 8:50 a.m. – Ribbon cutting ceremony
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – American Girl arts & crafts stations (exterior)
  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Family-friendly activity stations throughout the mall, live entertainment (interior)
  • 6 p.m. – American Girl movie showings (interior, exterior)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – American Girl arts & crafts stations (exterior)
  • Noon – 5 p.m. – Family-friendly activity stations throughout the mall, live entertainment
  • 6 p.m. – American Girl movie showings (interior, exterior)

WHERE: The Florida Mall, 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 420, Orlando, FL 32809