We've been writing a lot about Toys R Us making a comeback...there's one in Ocean County and now I just got word of an enormous version of the childhood favorite opening at American Dream Mall just in time for the holidays.  It is over...the...top!

This location is going to be a two-story global flagship store, it other words, the mothers of all Toys"R"Us stores.  It's going to be 20,000 square feet right by Nickelodeon Universe and DreamWorks Water Park.  Just look at the artist renderings that American Dream sent me!

Photo credit: American Dream
Photo credit: American Dream
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I've been told that they will have interactive experiences (you're thinking of Tom Hanks in "Big" right now aren't you?!?) and there will be cool additions like Geoffrey's Café and ice cream parlor, a two-story slide and more!

Toys“R”Us has totally changed since I was a kid...in fact I'm actually jealous of what my kids get lol. Geoffrey is way cooler now...dude has swag. You can follow the progress on their socials: @toysrus on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.  I can't wait to kick off my holiday shopping here!

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