PHOTOS: World of Disney at Downtown Disney Anaheim Reopens with New Design

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World of Disney over at Downtown Disney in Anaheim opened today the first phase of refurbishment with a brand new redesign featuring a more industrial look and feel. This new design is very reminiscent of the design style at Disney Springs in Florida if you’ve had a chance to visit. 

Below we have photos showing off some of the new open design featured at World of Disney. Overall the feel and look of the store is now very clean and open, saying goodbye to that 90’s and early 2000’s feel that the old store had.

The second phase should be complete by Fall 2018 completing the new redesign of World of Disney.

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Walter
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Walter

Well, it’s nice and all, but it looks like every other store that’s been built/rehabbed lately. Doesn’t exactly scream “Disney,” and may be trying to be too modern, which Disney never does well.

Amber
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Amber

Looks like any Starbucks, at least the old character scenes were unique and different from other stores. I think people are more likely to make impluse purchases in a fun moving store then a buttoned up consertive store. Disney misses again they should had went retro steampunk or even 60s tomorrowland. Having a store that looks just like other stores is boring and hurts the brand

Ramo
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Ramo

Looks to me like they were trying to go with Disney’s Burbank studio feel that was built in the 30’s. Arts & Crafts meets modern but it doesn’t look very “magical”. When the Studio was planning the Team Disney building then CEO Michael Eisner told the architect it looked like a bank and to “lighten up”. Looks like the imagineers should have followed the same advice.

J2GO
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J2GO

Disney seems to be trying to copy what is currently trending in retail which I think is a mistake because what is going to get me interested enough to shop in a store with the same or similar Disney merchandise I could have ordered on amazon or at walmart, Target or The Disney Store? The World of Disney Store in WDW has been a destination for many tourists because it has the widest selection of merchandise but also each room had its own theme and was a way to help guests navigate and find each other.lets all meet in the… Read more »