Disney Store opened their first and largest Disney Store in the world in Lujiazui area of Pudong, Shanghai, China on Wednesday, May 20. The new store is the largest Disney Store in the world featuring more than 9,257 square feet of immersive shopping experiences and innovative product, and also features an outdoor plaza.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to open our first Disney Store in China, in Shanghai,” said Paul Candland, President, The Walt Disney Company, Asia-Pacific region. “Disney Store plays a critical role in how millions around the world experience our brand and allows kids, young adults and families to have a uniquely fun and immersive experience while shopping for their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars products,” he added.
The store has numerous design features unique to Shanghai which include:
- A Disney Magic Kingdom Castle, measuring 19 feet high at the heart of the store, featuring an hourly musical and projection show
- A one-of-a-kind Marvel area complete with hand-sculpted statues of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and an 8-foot-tall Hulk
- Unique Mickey Mouse-shaped roof sculpted with over 8,000 LED lights visible from key tourism vantage points such as the Pearl Tower
- One-of-a-kind sculpted hot air balloons featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Daisy, Donald, Pluto, and Chip and Dale
To celebrate the opening of the store, The Walt Disney Company in China has announced a $100,000 charitable donation to the Shanghai Charity Foundation (Pudong Chapter) to support programs that benefit kids and families in the Pudong District, where the Store is located.
Also happening that week was the topping off of the new Shanghai Disneyland castle.