Duncan’s Toy Chest is not a real store; it was a made-up name for the movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” The fictional toy store was named after the movie’s executive producer, Duncan Henderson.
The inside of the toy store in the movie was modeled after the real New York toy store FAO Schwarz. The exterior of another store, the downtown Chicago, Illinois, store The Rookery, was used in the film as the exterior of Duncan’s Toy Store.
According to IMDB, other than the toy store’s exterior, the rest of the movie was filmed in Central Park at the Plaza. ADVERTISEMENT
Is Duncan’s Toy Chest in Home Alone 2 a real store?
Duncan’s Toy Chest is based on a real store in New York – but filmed somewhere else.
When the movie was shot, it was called FAO Schwarz toy store and was situated near The Plaza on Fifth Avenue and 59th street.
The toy retailer closed in 2015 but reopened in 2018 in a new location at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan.s.
The store famously featured in Tom Hanks’ 1988 box office hit Big, when he and co-star Robert Loggia dance on the store’s giant dance-on piano.
Is Duncan’s Toy Chest a real place?
Though the set looks completely real, unfortunately Duncans Toy Chest is fake, and it is not a real place in New York or any other city.
Thats not to say you couldnt visit NYC and be amazed inside a mega toy store. Duncans Toy Chest is based on the FAO Schwartz store. Formerly on Fifth Avenue, the store provided the setting for the famous Tom Hanks piano scene in the movie Big. FAO Schwartz relocated to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 2015.
Is the toy shop in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York real?
Here’s the bad news. Duncan’s Toy Chest sadly does not exist – and in fact it wasn’t even filmed in New York.
In fact, the scenes set in the toy shop were actually shot in Chicago, with the exterior of the store being the Rookery Building – a historic landmark in the city that’s also been in such movies as The Untouchables.
As for the inside of the store, where Kevin is gifted a pair of ceramic turtle doves?
That was filmed at Chicago’s Uptown Theatre – which has also been featured in movies including I Love Trouble and Backdraft.
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