If you have an American girl that loves Addy, Samantha Parkington or Molly McIntire give them a special treat and take them to the grand opening of the American Girl Doll Store opening at Tysons Corner in McLean, Va. The store at Tysons will be one of only ten American Girl Doll stores in the country. There is much for girls and their dolls to do at the store. They can have lunch at the Bistro or share an ice cream while the dolls sit in pink girly chairs and enjoy their meals with doll sized utensils. The custom t-shirt studio and hair salon is where girls and their dolls can go for a doll hair makeover from the nearly two dozen styles available and design matching t-shirts.
Since the release of the first three American girl dolls in 1986 the passion of little girls and women for these dolls has been a positive one. The dolls are loved, collected and played with by moms and daughter. Mother daughter play time has helped mothers to teach their daughters many lessons. In addition to the play time girls also learn about history; the the dolls are from various time periods and cultures. Addy, the first African American Girl doll in the collection escaped from slavery with her mother in 1864. She is dressed in period clothing from the era and all things Addy reflect the period in which she lives. Josefina is a New Mexican girl whose mother has just passed away. In 1824 she struggles to hold onto memories of her mom.
American Girl dolls are reflective of the diversity of America and that perhaps is the secret to their popularity. Dolls are not prototypes of perfect bodies but reflect images of real girls and their lives. American Girl dolls allow girls to embrace their culture and the richness of the culture of others as well. Among the American Girl experience is a bookstore with award winning titles which encourages girls to read. There is also a room for birthday parties.
In a time when girls are growing up too fast, have little interest in the past and focus too much on the material things of the present and future, the American Girl Doll experience can be a great new and positive experience for any girl. For those that already have been bitten by the American Girl phenomena no enticement to Tysons is required.
The address of the Tysons store is 1961 Chain Bridge Road in McLean , Virginia . The store is located next to Bloomingdales and is expected to have more than ten thousand visitors during the grand opening. Doors open Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9:00am on Saturday and will close Saturday at 9:00pm . Hours on Sunday, June 19, 2011 are 10:00am ‘” 7:00pm . During the grand opening the Bistro hours will be also have special hours. The toll free number to American Girl Doll Stores is (877) 635-2563 and the company’s website is http://store.americangirl.com/. For directions to the store visit http://www.americangirl.com/stores/popups/map_wdc.php.