In 2012 34.1 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.6 million). Irish was the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only German.
There are 16 places in the United States that share the name Dublin, including nearby to me Dublin, California with a population of 47,156.
First things first, I have been a big Disney fan since childhood and love the stories and magic and that enthusiasm gets passed down to my nieces and nephews. One of my favorite memories is seeing my nephew’s face light up the first time he saw Mickey Mouse “in person.”
When I worked in San Francisco’s Union Square, a quick trip to the Disney Store would brighten my day. I love the immersive feel and the admire the attention paid to all the tiny details that made the place magical. So when I was invited to get a sneak peek inside the new Disney Store in the Santa Clara Valley Fair mall, I jumped at the chance.
The interactive details amazed me:
You can wave a wand to get a special message from a Disney princess in the castle with the magic mirror
Little ones can help turn the mobile and watch plush Mickeys, Donalds, Daisys and Minnies circle above.
They’ve designed the central theater area so guests can use a touch screen to choose from over 50 video clips, music videos, movie trailers to display on the large screen.
If there’s a birthday coming up – just ask one of the Cast Members to help you out and they will put together a special message for the birthday boy or girl of any age.
And there’s an extra special show – that includes fireworks in the trees!
The Grand Opening of the Westfield Valley Fair Mall Disney Store will be this Saturday. Head on down and the Disney Store will donate 10 percent of the the grand opening day’s sales to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
And if you’re there between 12 pm and 4 pm you will see that Mickey and Minnie have come all the way from Disneyland to celebrate the opening. This could be a chance for you to share that magical moment in a child’s life when she see’s Mickey Mouse for the first time.
I'm Tricia, a cheeky, geeky, crafty, librarian who enjoys traveling the web and the world. I like to find things, make things, and share them with you. I've been updating my website
CheekyAttitude.com since 2003.