Disney Store Accelerates 2011 Store Opening Schedule

by Nate Hunter

Pasadena, CA — Disney Store plans to open 60 new concept stores in North America and eight countries by the end of 2011. The retailer also plans to remodel many existing locations.


Pasadena, CA — Disney Store plans to open its new interactive concept stores in more than 40 locations. The innovative design was launched in 2010 and now, fueled by demand from retail property owners eager to bring Disney Store to their centers, the retailer plans to open 60 new concept stores in North America and eight countries by the end of 2011.

In spring 2012, the original Disney Store location at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif., will be remodeled to celebrate the retail chain’s 25th anniversary. First built in 1987, the Glendale store will be one of many planned remodels in 2012.

New and remodeled Disney Store locations to open throughout the fall and winter of 2011 include:

• Disney Store’s Florida Mall location in Orlando will be remodeled this fall with the new design, and Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, Fla., will open an all-new location.

• Locations in Canada’s West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, and Southcentre Mall in Calgary will open this fall.

• Kenwood Towne Center in Cincinnati will receive the first newly-designed Disney Store in the state of Ohio.

• Texas will celebrate the opening of Disney Store locations at La Plaza mall in McAllen, and Houston Galleria in Houston.

• The first newly-designed Disney Store in Missouri will open at the St. Louis Galleria.

• California will get two new locations this fall with stores opening in the Galleria at Roseville in Roseville and Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks.

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 the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Portugal, plus online stores www.DisneyStore.com and www.disneystore.co.uk.



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