In 2018, we were all forced to grow up—even though we really never planned on doing any such thing—when Toys “R” Us closed all its doors. But earlier this year we felt like kids again, when the chain’s parent company announced they were bringing back the beloved store in time for the holiday season with a new modern concept. Now we know when, where, and what that will look like, and you can start planning to go on a Toys “R” Us Adventure.
Tru Kids has announced it will team up with the confectionery pop-up company Candytopia (in news we first heard at People) for what it describes as “an all-new, totally immersive” experience that will be more than just a toy shop. Toys “R” Us Adventure will invite kids (and adults) of all ages to play in the store.
“Toys“R”Us Adventure brings to life the joys of childhood! Explore over eight mind-blowing rooms and celebrate play with brands you know and love. Zoom into adventure, trek through a Schleich safari, show off your medieval moves in the disco castle, test your house-building skills in a huffy-puffy fairytale come to life and SO much more! Get ready for a whole lotta fun, play, dancin’, jumpin’, zippin’ and selfie-snappin’ action.”
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The first two pop-up locations, which will encourage patrons to take many photos, will open in late October. Toy lovers can visit Toys “R” Us Adventure in Chicago and Atlanta. Tickets for both locales are $28 for adults, $20 for kids 4-12, and free for anyone younger.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and both stores will be open (during their respective time zones) Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8:30 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 8:30 pm. Each “adventure” will last roughly one hour, and only 12 tickets can be bought together. More information for both the Chicago and Atlanta stores can be found at the Toys “R” Us Adventure website. Future cities where Adventure will visit next have not yet been announced.
But even if you won’t be near one just yet, just knowing Toys “R” Us is back in any capacity makes us feel like kids again.
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