The Walt Disney Company China, today (Oct. 25) announced plans to build the company’s first, and the world’s largest Disney Store in Lujiazui in Shanghai.
Marking the occasion was the official signing ceremony between Mr. Stanley Cheung, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China and Mr. Li Jinzhao, General Manager Shanghai Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Co., Ltd.
The event took place at the Pudong Government offices with Governor Mr. Jiang Liang and Vice Governor Madam Liu Zhengyi present at the ceremony.
Slated to open in early 2015, the 5,000 square meters (or 53,000 square feet) Disney Store Lujiazui site will be located in Shanghai’s financial hub, and will feature a state-of-the art Disney Store retail space (approximately 1,000 square meters or 10,800 square feet) and a Disney-themed outdoor plaza area.
The Disney Store made its debut in 1987 and now spans 340 locations around the world. The store in Shanghai will represent the first store on the Chinese mainland.
In the picture at top: Mr. Stanley Cheung, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China and Mr. Li Jinzhao, General Manager of Shanghai Lujiazui Finance And Trade Zone Development Co., Ltd sign the agreement to build mainland China’s first Disney Store in Shanghai.
Photo courtesy: The Walt Disney Company