Today, at the National Retail Federation’s "Big Show” in New York City,
Disney Store announced that its award-winning store design will be in 12
countries by the end of 2012. The store opening slate includes an
inaugural location in Shanghai, China opening in the fall, making it the
twelfth country to receive the interactive retail model. More guests
than ever before in North America will experience the immersive shopping
destination as 13
new and remodeled Disney Store locations are
scheduled to open in 2012, and Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah,
and Virginia will each receive its first new concept store in the state.
In February 2012, a new showcase Disney Store in Italy will be unveiled
in the capital, Milan, the second newly-designed store to open in the
country. The city of Sendai recently held the grand opening of its first
newly-designed location in Japan as thousands of guests shared in "the
best 30 minutes of a child’s day”. Disney Store’s 25th
anniversary year is off to an exciting start, building on its success as
a leading global specialty retailer.
Global specialty retailer, Disney Store, announces plan to bring its new interactive concept stores to 12 countries in 2012. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We take great pride in bringing the magic of Disney to families around
the world through Disney Store experiences,” said Jim Fielding,
president of Disney Stores Worldwide. "As we reflect on 25 years of
accomplishments, we also look forward to all of the new and exciting
places Disney Store will go in the future and we’re excited to create
‘the best 30 minutes of a child’s day’ for the next generation.”
"We have laid a solid foundation and set a new standard for specialty
retailer since launching our new store design in 2010,” said Paul
Gainer, senior vice president of Disney Store North America. "Our
momentum continues to grow, and with the partnerships we have built with
our landlords we have our best store opening slate to date, opening in
premiere locations across the US and Canada.”
Store Locations: US and Canada
Remodels and Relocations
Disney Store launched the entertainment retail model in 1987 by
opening its first store at Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA featuring
exclusive products inspired by Disney characters and stories. In
spring 2012, Disney Store’s Glendale Galleria store will relocate to a
new location within the mall and open with the new design ready to
deliver an authentic Disney experience for fans of all ages.
Disney Store in the beautiful Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
will relocate to a new location and open the first Disney Store in the
state to feature the new interactive design.
From spring 2012 through fall, Disney Store will remodel and relocate
several locations to feature its new design aesthetic including stores
at Tyson’s Corner Center in McLean, Virginia; Christiana Mall in
Newark, Delaware; South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California; Queens
Center in Elmhurst, New York; West Field Valley Fair Mall in Santa
Clara, California; and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia,
Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree will receive the first newly designed
store in Colorado.
City Creek Center in Salt Lake City will get the first newly-designed
Disney Store in the state of Utah.
Disney Store will also open its second newly-designed store in
Orlando, Florida at the Mall at Millenia.
Scarborough Town Centre in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada will open a
new Disney Store in the summer of 2012.
Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Connecticut will open the first
newly-designed store in Connecticut in summer 2012.
Store Locations: Japan, China and Italy
The Disney Store location in Sendai, Japan was visited by thousands of
excited guests when doors opened in December 2011.
Milan, Italy will open a showcase Disney Store location in February of
Shanghai, China will open its first ever Disney Store in fall of 2012.
To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator
or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates,
become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyStore
or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyStore
to stay connected to your favorite destination.
ABOUT DISNEY STORE
The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and
operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. Disney Store is
the retail merchandising arm of Disney Consumer Products, the business
segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that
extends the Disney brand to merchandise. Disney Store carries
high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support
and promote Disney's key entertainment initiatives and characters.
Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California and, in
doing so, originated the themed retail business model. There are
currently more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America; more
than 40 Disney Store locations in Japan; and more than 100 Disney Store
locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain
and the United Kingdom, plus online stores www.DisneyStore.com,
Each Disney Store location offers a magical shopping experience that can
only be delivered by Disney, one of the world's largest and most
successful entertainment companies. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com/press/us/disneystore
or follow us at www.facebook.com/DisneyStore
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