Montebello Disney Store “Imagination Park” Grand Opening Photo Report

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Disneyland News Today’s Jamie Nakagiri was able to attend the grand opening of the brand new Disney Store in Montebello, California earlier today. This Disney Store is the first in the new generation of high-tech, interactive stores that will be popping-up around the world in the coming months and years. Here’s a photo report from the grand opening of the new store:

Poster advertising the new store


This wasn’t the line to get in the store


This line was for a Meet and Greet with Jessie, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear. It was a few hours long…


Every branch of Disney was there to celebrate



This was the line to get into the store, it was about a hour long


Something to keep the kids entertained



Free Ear hats… Score!!!


A Radio Disney Rep pumping up the crowd


Another look at the line FOR MEET AND GREETS


Woody and Jessie took a stroll through the mall



Changing Billboard


There it is!!!

Free keychains if you answered a question correctly


In we go…



Public notice of filming


The changing trees


The tree had projections on it, it changes every few minutes



In the magic mirror, your favorite Disney Princess will tell you her story and make you a princess.



Keeping the park theme, a gazebo holds an activity area


The small screen on the right allows guests to choose what went on the big screen in the back



Here on the Interactive screens you can see film trailers, animation, and music videos

Those projectors are well hidden



The changing trees again


Toy Story and Have a Laugh Vinylmation


Another storytelling mirror

They ask who your favorite princess is, and they give you a special magic wand to awake your inner-princess


Toy Story 3 toys


There is a Ridemakerz location where you can build a custom car from Pixar’s Cars



Making Mater


Multiple Lotso’s


It was Heather’s birthday and the whole store had this on every touch screen


What’s next on the big screen

Choice of clips on one of the touch screens



Club Penguin merchandise


Disneyland Resort tickets sold at the store


Pook-a-looz


Tron Legacy trailer

The registers


Muppets Merchandise


Someone is having fun…


Looks like the park fountain


A silhouette from the Absent Minded Professor? Really? That’s cool!

The old mill? Gotta love these references!





One more look at the changing tree


John Smith!!



Walking out of the store, the line for meet and greets with Buzz goes on

and on

Hope you enjoyed this photo report, stay tuned for a video from the grand opening!

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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