Disney Store announced for Mall at Millenia in Orlando, among 13 new and remodeled locations for 2012

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Disney Store announced today 13 new and remodeled locations are scheduled to open in 2012, including a second newly-designed story in Orlando. Following the opening of the recently-remodeled store in the Florida Mall, the Mall at Millenia will this year be home to Orlando’s second Imagination Park style store.

Beyond Orlando, new United States locations for 2012 include:

  • 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-design Disney Store in the state of Utah
  • 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
  • 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, California.

    Overseas, Disney Store is preparing newly-designed stores in China and Italy. Milan, Italy will open a newly designed Disney Store location on Corso Vittorio Emanule II in February of 2012. Shanghai, China will open its first ever Disney Store in fall of 2012.

    It is all part of Disney Store’s 25th anniversary year.

    “We take great pride in bringing the magic of Disney to families around the world through Disney Store destinations,” 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.”


    1. Duncan

      Thats cool, will be interested in seeing how it will be set up

    2. OT

      Isn´t ‘the best 30 minutes of a child’s day’ attention from loving parents and enough food?

    3. wildolddan

      Howdy Pards,

      When will these young whippersnapper executives at Disney ever learn that Disney is NOT just about kids!

      If you walk into a Disney Store these days you walk into a sea of pink and blue princess plastic and a small Island of “Cars” plastic for little boys?

      What about the adults? Back in the good ol’ days, when Walt was still around, Disney wasn’t about pre-teen
      little girls in princess outfits. It was about so much more! It was about Davy Crockett, Zorro, real adventure…
      and thrilling stories from the old frontier, from the world of tomorrow, from the world of fantasy, and real adventure like Treasure Island and Swiss Family Robinson…

      Nostalgia too was a big, big part of Disney. Patriotism. Remember Johnny Tremain? How about Toby Tyler?

      The point is Disney has lost so much of the magic of Walt’s original formula…it seems Disney Executives today have spent way too much of their time under the hair dryers at the Bibbity Boppity Boo Boutique!

      And don’t get me started on the vast wasteland that is today’s “Disney Channel”…

      For gosh sake, go back and take a look at the original Mickey Mouse Club. Variety was the key to it’s success…not mindless things…but stories like Spin and Marty…genuine talent round-up…safety and learning things with Jiminy Cricket…and quiet thoughts to grow by with Jimmy Dodd.

      Take a look at what Walt did with his Disneyland show. It wasn’t just for little girls…it was for the WHOLE family!

      That is what the Disney Store should be all about! The WHOLE family! Bring back adult clothes, Mickey Mouse and other character watches, art prints, collectibles, the Walt Disney Classics Collection…and throw out the beach towels and cheap plastic!

      Not that I have a strong opinion on the matter mind you…but I grew up experiencing Disney magic from the guy who invented it all…and I will always remember just how wonderful, how delightful, how special that magic was for the WHOLE family.

      It’s time to remember the magic…and bring it back…not just for new generations…but for all of us…young and old.

      I still get a thrill when I remember those magic words from long, long ago… “Walt Disney Presents…”

      Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

      Wild Ol’ Dan

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