Monday, August 27, 2012
Hong Kong Disneyland opened a brand new shop in Main Street U.S.A and it is called "Victorian Collections". The shop is located on the east side of Main Street and was built between two existing shops. One of the existing shop next to it, the Curiosity Shop, is owned by someone named "Victoria", and chances are that in WDI storyline this new "Victorian Collection" shop is an extention of the other shop owned by Victoria.
The reason why they've built this shop is of course to link the two previously existing shops. From what i've been told HKDL wants to manage more easily the merchandise business on Main Street, because the Emporium and Curiosity Shop are separated, and some of the merchandisings are overlapping to each other. Victorian Collections is making the link and now two shops are becoming one. It's interesting to know that in HKDL Main Street backstory the street is divided into two sides, the left one is "the American residents" and the right one is "the new immigrants". That is the reason why HKDL still have the Indian Native Statue on Main Street in tribute to the harmony of Americans in 1900's.
Apparently, Victorian Collections doesn't have yet many exclusive goods but this should change anytime soon and this new shop is not temporary and is here to stay. That said, i'll have to see it by myself to be sure that its exterior style fits well with the others Main Street shops and, to say the truth, so far i'm not totally convinced. But the interior theming looks good, so let's have a look at it with "day and night" pictures.
Among the items you can see in the shop are old newspapers and magazines all with Main Street official date: 4th Aug, 1898. Very unfortunately you can't buy them, they're here only as part of the shop theming.
See you soon for more news of HKDL, and in the meantime, don't miss the great HKDL Wallpapers HD App for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!
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