erdnasephile wrote:...don't forget about the other Magic Shop within 200 miles: the Main Street Magic Shop at Disneyland.
I did think of it, but because it's in the park I didn't add it. Geno Munari (Houdini's), who owns the Main Street Shop, used to have a kiosk in Downtown Disney; I'm not sure if it's still there (and I wouldn't count that anyway).
I also heard the shop's days may be numbered. Back in the day I did some shifts in Merlin's Magic Shop in Fantasyland, and I was very sorry to see it go. If the Main Street shop goes as well, it'll be a sad day as a big part of my childhood goes kaput.
This is troubling news if it's true. And if you go back that far (as I do), you'll remember when general admission to the park was $5. We lived close, so my mom sometimes used to go shopping on Main Street if she needed something special for a gift. I'd go and hang out at the magic shop. The first thing I ever bought there were some sponge balls. I still have the Card Frame and the Color Vision Box I got there. So many memories, it would be terrible if the Main Street Magic Shop was no longer there.