After being closed for about five months due to a reimagining, the World of Disney store at Disney Springs has partially reopened. The full store is expected to open later this fall.
The new look for the signature Disney store reflects much of Disney Springs’ industrial, minimalist warehouse theme, though an anonymous source told us that “there’s a lot of new technology and magic to come when the full reveal happens this fall.”
The newly reimagined store feels much more open now, with clearly separated store sections, and plenty of walking room to get around the store. The store no longer feels as chaotic as its original incarnation.
There is still much to be done before World of Disney officially reopens this fall, and this is evident by the construction tarps found throughout the store.
Heading over to the checkout area, the queue line to get to one of the many registers feels much more organized, and not as crowded as before.
The checkout counters themselves are themed, as well, and are supposed to be animator’s work desks. They feature small doodles and line drawings of some of your favorite Disney characters, and storage sections made to look like flat file cabinets.
Despite much of the store being open to guests now, there is still one section of World of Disney that is under refurbishment. The grand reopening of the entire store will be later this fall.
It is likely that the coach could come down as the old World of Disney sign is changed out, but it could return afterward – as the spitting Stitch did not too long ago.
World of Disney in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort also opened up part of its store after a period of reimagining.
The Disneyland location features the same industrial warehouse style as that of its Florida counterpart.
The grand reveal for the Downtown Disney location will also be this fall, and could happen at the same time as the location in Disney Springs. However, no official date has been announced.
With so much magic still to come, and half of both stores still under refurbishment, we have much to look forward to come the grand reveal of the new World of Disney later this year.