Not everything that is happening for the Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary is attraction or show related.  In fact, one of the more impressive elements will be the new World of Disney Store.  The lovely, Art Deco beacon, constructed at the exit of both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studio parks and positioned at the entrance of Disney Village area promises to bring some much needed cash flow to the resort.

Thanks to our good friends Alain Littaye and News Parcs, we have some recent pictures to show you of the World of Disney project. We’ll show you some exterior and interior shots as well as concept-art provided by Disneyland Paris. At the time of photography, the store was still being built, stocked, and sprinkled with pixie dust by Tinker Bell.  So please forgive the lack of finished show.

The entrance is flanked by a Mickey and Minnie stature.

The Tinker Bell atop the dome will rotate.

Here is some of the concept art for the front of the store.

Inside, Mickey and Pluto hover above what will soon be the main shopping floor. You can see that the fixtures are now in the shop, but have not yet been merchandised.

Near the entrance is another domes with constellations of Disney characters.

Here is concept art from the entrance.

A few registers

As you can see, close to the ceiling, there are some art deco frescoes showing Disney characters.

Along the rim of the ceiling are artistic representations of Disney scenes.

The level of artistry is right in line with what visitors to the resort have come to expect from the resort.  We can’t wait to show you the finished product when the store opens on July 12th.

Much thanks to Alaine Littaye of Disney and More and to the wonderful News Parcs


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  • Jeff Heimbuch

    Wow, it does look pretty nice!

    • Sam4D23

      Agreed I wish that the states would get a store like this its absoulutly beautiful and will give DLRP the cash flow for WDS remodelization.

  • DLP doesn’t usually build at this level of quality any more. I’m really impressed.

  • DisneySarah

    Fancy! That is exactly what that Downtown Disney area needs. If only they could get rid of the people selling swap meet-style toys off of blankets on the ground 50 feet away…

  • DisneySarah

    Also, this is the first time I’ve seen Norm Gidney’s bio on an article. It’s great to see some recognition for this hard-working man!!!

    • Actually, this article was sent to us by Alain Littaye as we mentioned above. While we did rewrite it since Alain is French, Norm was just presenting it to you, he wasn’t really the main author. You’ll find Norms articles every Friday and Saturday in the In The Parks column.

      • DisneySarah

        Oh, we’ll then thank you to Alain as well! 🙂

  • yoyoflamingo

    Those Mickey and Minnie statues look like the ones from the 5th Avenue World of Disney Store that sadly closed. If they are the same ones, glad to see they’re reusing them!

  • victoriaskitten

    I really like the art deco style of the store. The paintings are beautiful.

  • bananazm

    @yoyoflamingo : the statues are coming from the Disney Store the 5th avenue World of Disney.
    you can watch this video that give you details about the World of Disney, it s in french with subtitles in english