Sigh. Will you be able to avoid this place if you’re traveling with a girl under the age of 8? Probably not, though many people find the experience underwhelming and overcrowded (despite the fact that this is a 43,000-square-foot store). To “do” the whole experience, you’ll want to eat at the cafe, get a doll makeover at the salon, and head to the on-site theater.
- Pauline Frommer