PHOTOS: WonderGround Gallery and Disney Home Reopen in Original Locations at Downtown Disney District

Malia Minckler

WonderGround Gallery and Disney Home Reopen in the Downtown Disney District

PHOTOS: WonderGround Gallery and Disney Home Reopen in Original Locations at Downtown Disney District

Two shopping destinations, WonderGround Gallery and Disney Home have returned to their original locations in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. They closed in January of this year, with WonderGround Gallery moving to a temporary home, but both of the former locations have now reopened to guests.

WonderGround Gallery

WG Temp Location Closed

The temporary location for WonderGround Gallery was the former ESPN Zone store, but this shop, too, is now closed. This building was also once home to the Soul of Jazz exhibit.

WG Moved Signage

A sign on one of the front doors directed us back to WonderGround Gallery’s original location next to Jazz Kitchen.

WonderGround Original Location

From the outside, the WonderGround Gallery looks exactly as we remember it here in its original space.

WonderGround Original Location

When we first walked by, WonderGround Gallery was closed but fortunately, it later opened. Let’s have a peek inside.

WonderGround Interior

WonderGround Gallery sells merchandise, paintings, and prints from Disney artists like Joey Chou.

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The store’s design utilizes white walls and display shelves, allowing the colorful, artistic designs to pop.

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Joey Chou artwork is featured on some of the signage and wall decals.

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Disney Home Store

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The Disney Home store is right around the corner. It also looks the same as it did before the closure.

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It has hardwood flooring and homey merchandise displays that resemble cabinets and bookshelves.

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This is where guests can find kitchenware, mugs and bottles, welcome mats, and more Disney-themed wares for their homes.

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In fact, there’s an entire wall dedicated to Disney mugs and bottles.

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Subtle Mickey Mouse motifs are featured throughout the store, including this wood-paneled mouse head with “home” in the center on the wall behind the cash register.

Downtown Disney District

Concept art of Downtown Disney District

The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a transformation that includes several new shops and restaurants on their way. The new spaces set to be constructed are inspired by the mid-century space age look which was incredibly popular in California during the 1950s and 60s. A new Downtown Disney District logo was seemingly revealed when the above concept art was released.

Downtown Disney District concept art

So far we’ve heard about plenty of new outlets, such as the award-winning Din Tai Fung, which serves Chinese food including bao buns, wontons, and more. Other outlets on the way include the beloved Porto’s Bakery and a new permanent home for Earl of Sandwich. Currently, a temporary Earl of Sandwich Tavern sits in the former home of La Brea Bakery, which will be the site of Porto’s in the near future.

What do you think of the Downtown Disney District overhaul? Let us know in the comments below.

In the meantime, check out some of our other articles regarding the changes happening in Downtown Disney:

A photo spot featuring National Geographic is currently available next to the Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney District.

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