Pasadena, Calif. -- The Disney Store on Tuesday announced its 2012 store opening plans, which includes 13 new and remodeled locations in North America, and the company's first ever store in China, opening in the fall in Shanghai.
The North American openings include the debut of Disney's new interactive store format in the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Utah and Virginia.
In Japan, the city of Sendai recently held the grand opening of its first newly designed location, and Disney Store in Milan, Italy will host the grand opening of its newly designed store in February 2012.
“We have laid a solid foundation and set a new standard for specialty retailers since launching our new store design in 2010,” said Paul Gainer, senior VP of Disney Store North America. “Our momentum continues to grow, and with the partnerships we have built with our landlords we have our best store opening slate to date, opening in premiere locations across the United States and Canada.”
Remodel and relocation plans in the United States and Canada call for a relocation of the Disney Store in Glendale (Calif.) Galleria that will reopen in the new design, a relocation of the Ala Moana Center store in Honolulu that will also debut with the new design – the first in Hawaii – and the remodels and relocations of stores in Tyson’s Corner Center in McLean, Va.; Christiana Mall in Newark, Del.; South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.; Queens Center in Elmhurst, N.Y.; West Field Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, Calif.; and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia, Calif.
New locations include Park Meadows Mall in Lonetree (Denver), Colo.; City Creek Center in Salt Lake City; Mall at Millenia in Orlando; Scarborough Town Centre in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; and Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Conn.