Get an inside look at the new interior of the renovated World of Disney store at Walt Disney World‘s Disney Springs ahead of the store’s official opening on Saturday, October 27.
World of Disney is the flagship chain of specialty retail stores owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. Currently, there are five of these magical shopping centers located around the world. And earlier this year, the location at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs underwent major renovations, which completely overhauled the layout of the entire store. The first half of the renovation was completed in July and today we have a look at the second half.
When first announcing the renovation earlier this year, Disney released few details about what the store’s new layout would look like. The only comments the company officially made on the renovations was that the new layout would provide guests with a “dynamic and distinctly Disney retail environment.”
Upon experiencing the new interior of the store for the first time, it can be said the new look is very clean and modern and really captures the feel of the rest of Disney Springs, which has seen many major improvements and additions in the past few years.
Some eye-catching design elements found throughout the store include neon lights, scenic displays and an open floor plan for easy walking around the shop.
When walking around the store for the first time, it is obvious the company wanted the new design to be much more open than the previous version. With this new design, store aisles and displays have been placed much farther apart from one another than in the prior design.
This will help a lot during the holidays, when Disney Springs and the rest of Walt Disney World Resort experience a surge in visitors. For guests who have visited the resort during the holidays, you might be familiar with the cramming and overcrowding that usually comes during this time of the year.
Below are more images from the new interior:
One fun little detail that stands out as part of the new design are sketches of famous Disney characters on the store’s register counters. Below you can see Captain Hook, The Three Caballeros and Minnie Mouse.
In addition to seeing the store’s newly finished interior this Saturday when it officially opens, guests will also be able to check out the special “Mickey Mouse Club” merchandise collection. This new collection will be making its premiere exclusively at the World of Disney stores at both Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs and Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District.
World of Disney officially reopens on Friday, October 26 at Downtown Disney District and Saturday, October 27 at Disney Springs.
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