When an expanded “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique” opened at Disney Springs earlier this year, it did so by moving into space that had previously been part of the “Once Upon A Toy” store. As part of this changeover, oversized statues of Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinker Bell in flight over what was then girls department were removed. This trio of “Peter Pan” characters actually rotated around the upper level of room, circling it just as they did in the Darling’s nursery before flying off to Never Land.
While Peter Pan performs much of Disney’s 1953 film’s heroics, Wendy’s conflict of having to grow up yet wanting to remain young provides its heart. In the end, she returns to her home in London ready to become an adult, albeit one who still believes in the magic of Peter Pan and Never Land. Wendy shows us that even though we all have to grow up eventually, it doesn’t mean have to completely leave that sense of wonder we feel during our youth behind.