American Girl opens new store at The Florida Mall

by Banks Lee

American Girl store Orlando

There’s a new store in Orlando for girls to shop and celebrate with their dolls. American Girl has unveiled its new 15,000-square foot retail experience at The Florida Mall.

American Girl Orlando features a fun, casual environment where girls and their family members and friends can shop for their favorite American Girl products, enjoy lunch, dinner or a dessert in the Bistro, treat their doll to a new ‘do in the Doll Hair Salon, and celebrate birthdays or other special events.

“We’re delighted to debut a beautiful new store in Orlando and welcome our American Girl fans in the area to a special place designed just for them,” said Jean McKenzie, executive vice president of American Girl. “Whether they’re celebrating a birthday, shopping for the latest American Girl products, or sharing a meal in the Bistro, girls and their families will find that the new store promises to provide a lasting memory they’ll treasure for years to come.”

The American Girl store features a complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with a selection of doll outfits, accessories, Dress Like Your Doll clothing, and a variety of the company’s best-selling books. Beyond shopping, girls who want to treat their dolls to a new look can visit the Doll Hair Salon, where they can choose from a variety of salon services — from ponytails to pampering to pierced ears.

American Girl store Orlando

For fashionable young fans, the store features a “Creativi-tees” boutique, where girls can create stylish T-shirts for themselves and their dolls. Girl-friendly events and activities based on the American Girl characters and award-winning books will also be available throughout the year.

Guests can also drop in for a relaxing meal, a dessert, or for Anytime Tea service in the casual 60-seat contemporary Bistro. Whether it’s familiar favorites like Cheesy Cheese Pizza and Best-Ever Chicken Tenders, or more adventurous dishes such as Herb-Roasted Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc, the Bistro menu features choices with playful twists. To enhance the dining experience, favorite dolls are seated next to their owners in American Girl’s trademark “treat seats” and provided their own doll-sized menus.

The new American Girl store is also designed as the ultimate place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. Girls can have a Bistro party or opt for a deluxe celebration in a private party room where they can enjoy an organized game and craft, special food and cake, and party favors.

American Girl store Orlando

For more information on the new American Girl store or to make dining or party reservations, call 1-877-247-5223. The entrance to the store is from the outside of the mall, near the food court.

Watch the Nov. 20, 2014 episode of “Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show” for our tour of the store.


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