Disney Store says its 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 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 guests shared in “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day”.
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Disney Store’s 25th anniversary year is off to an exciting start, building on its success as a leading global specialty retailer, says the company.
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.
The Disney Store retail chain is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan.