I was able to attend the celebration today held at Mall of Georgia Disney Store located in Buford, GA. I am also a Cast Member at this store. My main role is a member of the Stage Set Team. When you walk in the store and see merchandise moved around or new items on stage, the Stage Set Team has moved fixtures and merchandise usually on a Sunday evening into early Monday morning for new sales or promotions. I began working for The Disney Store several years ago on a part-time basis. However, I had to stop working two times due to full-time job obligations. I started working again for the company in 2008 and reached my three year mark in November of last year.
I attended the celebration with friend, Kelsey F (@Kelskc and N3rdGrl blog founder). When I arrived at the mall, there was already a line and a trivia game was being played to keep the guests entertained. I was allowed in the store early due to Cast Members receiving gifts for the anniversary. I was surprised and pleased to see how the company was showing their appreciation to the Cast Members. Of course I fell in love with everything from the Light-up Sorcerer Mickey Vinylmation to the napkins and cups for us to use with our snacks. I also enjoyed talking to Cast Members who I do not see on a regular basis due to my work schedule at the store. I walked around the store with my Mickey Mouse ears on talking to other guests about Vinylmations, attending One More Disney Day (I had my shirt on) and just going the park.
I had a wonderful time at the “party” with fellow Cast Members and Kelsey. Below are pictures taken at the store as well as the gifts I received. If you attended the celebration at your Disney Store, please feel free to let me know how you enjoyed your experience.