The Disney Store makeover continues to move forward at a pace in 2011 as Disney Stores World Wide get the Imagination Park makeover. Not only will Disney be opening new look stores in Europe and the USA they will also be entering new territories.

“Guests told us that we brought the magic back to Disney Store with the launch of our new design and responded by staying in the stores longer and purchasing more,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. “The future of Disney Store is brighter than ever as we expand our reach by opening in new markets, leverage the latest technology to enhance the guest experience and improve efficiency, showcase incredible new Disney content, and bring a magical Disney experience to local communities everywhere.”

In 2011, Disney Store will open newly designed stores in six new North American markets and in three new European countries:

Disney Store Locations: US, Canada & Puerto Rico

* The first newly designed Disney Store in Georgia will open in Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall
* Guests in Washington will celebrate the opening of two Disney Store locations in Seattle’s Westfield Southcenter mall and at Bellevue Square
* Mall of America in Minnesota, the second largest mall in the United States, will open its first ever Disney Store
* For the first time in 10 years, Puerto Rico will have its very own Disney Store when an experiential new store opens at Plaza Las Americas this summer
* The first newly designed Disney Store in Canada will open in the remodeled Square One Mall in Mississauga, Ontario and Metropolis in Vancouver, British Columbia will also open an inaugural store.
* Additionally, Disney Store will open four remodeled stores at Westfield in Culver City, CA; Palisades shopping center in West Nyack, NY; Chandler Fashion Center in Arizona, and Northstar mall in San Antonio, Texas.

Disney Store Locations: Europe

* Three new European countries will unveil a Disney Store for the very first time — Copenhagen, Denmark, which will be the very first Disney Store in Scandinavia, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Antwerp in Belgium
* The new Disney Store location on Oxford Street in London is expected to be a top attraction for both tourists and local guests
* Bromley and Nottingham in the UK, Lyon in France, and Naples in Italy will be remodeled to the new design
* Two Spanish locations, Cadiz in the Southwest and Las Arenas on Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, will also be remodeled locations.

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

6 thoughts on “Disney Store Unveil Plans for 2011”
    1. No exact opening date but it is expected to be sometime towards the summer. They have been working on the site for some time now. I’ll try and find out a more precise date for you.

  1. Mall of America has had a Disney Store since it opened in 1992 – not quite sure what this article is talking about “first ever” Disney Store for MoA

    1. The details have come from an official Disney press release. Unfortunately, if Disney have reported incorrectly then we have the error on our site too. Thanks for pointing it out.

  2. I was in Disneystore Manchester Arnsdale last october and whilst there I spotted some men in suits, who where asked by a staff member wether everything was ok. This was a sign to me that they might be Disney hotshots, so I approached them. They indeed worked for Disney and so I asked(being dutch) wether a Disney store would open in the Netherlands.

    They then told me about the Antwerp store(to open may 8 I think) but they also where looking into a store in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam.

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