In late spring 2012, the Disney California Adventure theme park at the Disneyland Resort will add a Ghirardelli soda fountain and chocolate shop in the Pacific Wharf area. The new location will be similar to the location at 13-year-old Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World in Florida, down to the complimentary chocolate samples given out.
The new Ghirardelli shop will take place of the former Mission Tortilla Factory, which closed at Disney California Adventure in June. Since its closure, rumors were frequent that a Ghirardelli location would move in, though not confirmed until Disney announced it today.
Here is a rendering released by Disney of the new Ghirardelli shop:
“The addition of a world-renown brand like Ghirardelli highlights our focus on providing quality, immersive experiences that transport our guests to a different place – in this case to San Francisco,” said Mary Niven, vice president of Disney California Adventure park. “With the culmination of our expansion only a few months away, it is an exciting time at Disney California Adventure and we look forward to partnering with Ghirardelli in bringing this delicious chocolate experience to our guests.”