When we travel with our children, we usually think of certain tourist places where they can also be entertained. So toy stores are a place that we have to visit, yes or yes. You may not only end up providing a great experience for your children, but you may walk away with many gifts for them.

The good news is that New York has several toy stores, many of which are famous worldwide. Where to buy a toy will be the least you will think about. Entering them is a rewarding and exciting experience. Not just for our children. You will most likely go back to the times of your childhood and want to go back on each trip.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most exciting toy stores in New York.

TOP 7 best toy stores in New York’s most famous

Here you can find a list of the 7 best toy stores in New York. They are fascinating!

fao Schwarz

fao Schwarz

This is one of the most visited toy stores in New York. It was formerly located on 5th Ave but closed in 2015 to move elsewhere. In 2018 it opened its doors and placed the store in Rockefeller Center.

FAO is quite versatile in what it offers. You will find dozens of shelves with stuffed animals of all animals, sizes and colours. It also has a section for Barbie, one for Lego and another for baby dolls.

FAO is like a tourist centre in New York since it is home to the famous piano from the movie Big, the one that is played with the feet. Movie in which Josh, played by Tom Hanks, played the piano with his feet with his boss.

Sometimes the toy store employees play the piano to put on a show for visitors. And visitors are allowed to play it, although it probably doesn’t sound so good.

American Girl Place

American Girl Place

American Girl Place is quite a resort for girls who love dolls. There are dolls of all kinds. Although what is most striking is that you can customize the doll so that it is identical to the girl who buys it. They dress them the same, they put the colour of their daughters’ eyes and their skin, they comb their hair in the same way, and they place the same accessories on them.

They also have several departments to meet the doll’s needs: a beauty salon, a clothing and accessories section, and a hospital to repair dolls for any damage they have suffered.

The toy store has a restaurant so you can visit it completely with great peace of mind. The dishes cost $20 to $26. American Girl Place used to be on 5th Ave but is now at 75 Rockefeller Plaza.

Nintendo WorldNew York

Nintendo WorldNew York

This is an ideal place for video game lovers, especially Nintendo. It is not only a dream for children but even for adults who played with the classics of this brand as children.

You will find everything related to Nintendo characters: Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, etc. But Mario Bros is the main one. There are games, toys, stuffed animals, posters, etc.

A plus is that they have several consoles connected so everyone visiting the store can play on them. It is located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza.

Disney Store

It is located in Times Square (1540 Broadway) and is a store dedicated to all Disney lovers. Here you will find all the Disney characters in costumes, stuffed animals, dolls, clothes, games, and everything! Although, as in all Disney stores, the price is a bit high. But the experience is worth living, even if you are not going to buy anything.

The store is open from 8 am to 1 am, so you can visit it almost any time of the day.

Lego store

As the name suggests, this store is entirely dedicated to Lego. Entering here is exciting: various figures, constructions, shop windows, characters, buildings, cars, famous cartoons, etc., made entirely of Legos! There’s even a Statue of Liberty made out of LEGO…

They also have columns of Legos of all sizes, shapes, and colours. Manhattan has two Lego Stores: one on West 50th Street, 620 5th Ave in Rockefeller Center, and the other at 200 5th Ave.

Build a bear

This is a highly sought-after store for those with small children. The workshop is large and has shelves dedicated to stuffed animals of all kinds, mainly bears.

The store allows you to create your stuffed animal, put a heart on it, buy clothes for different occasions and even add accessories and accessories. It is very difficult to go to this store without your little one wanting to keep one.

It is located on 34th St., between 6th and 5th Ave.

Line Friends New York

Line Friends are the characters from a Japanese messaging app. These characters have become so famous that they have opened stores all over the world, and this is one of them. His main animals are a bear, a duck and a bunny, all very cute.

As soon as you enter, you find the giant teddy bear so that customers can take pictures with it. In addition, this store offers stuffed animals, dolls, clothes, pyjamas, and even mobile accessories focused on Line Friends.

It is located in Times Square, 1515 Broadway Ave.

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