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Robert Niles

New World of Disney store opens at Disneyland Paris

Published: July 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM

PARIS - A new World of Disney store just opened this past week at the Disneyland Paris Resort, and it's clearly the place to shop in the resort's Disney Village.

Paris' new World of Disney store

Unlike the other stores in Paris' Disney Village - which comprise building materials and maintenance far below Disney's typical theme park standards - this World of Disney would fit right in at Disney's resorts in Anaheim, Orlando, or Tokyo.

Inside Paris' World of Disney

There's even a welcomed place for family and friends to sit and rest while others shop.

Resting in World of Disney

But it's the murals surrounding the central rotunda that caught my eye. Appropriate for a store named "World of Disney," these 10 scenes depict famous Disney characters from settings around the world. We start in France, home of Ratatouille's Remy, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Aristocats, who helped my daughter fall in love with France, when she watched the movie daily as a toddler.

Remy, the Hunchback, and the Aristocats in France

Toy Story and Cars in the USA

Carl and the Three Caballeros in South America

The Lion King in Africa

Aladdin in Arabia

Nemo and Friends under the sea

Lilo and Stitch in Hawaii

Mulan in China


Peter Pan in London

Replies (4)

Jeffrey H

Published: July 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Those murals are really cool, but I like the ones that have characters from more than one film in them the best. Why no Basil of Baker Street in the London Mural?
Chris Crawford

Published: July 17, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Those murals look fantastic. Shame the World of Disney store wasn't open when I visited Disneyland Paris last month. It certainly needed something to jazz it up.

My concern is that this store will just be selling the same mechanise as the other Disney stores in the village, which in turn is a repeat of the limited selection that you can buy in the parks. If this is the case then the point of this shop, whilst looking more impressive, is somewhat lost on me. I'm sure that something to provide an additional entertainment hotspot would have brought more people to the village, I certainly found it lacking after a single visit.

Brandon Townsend

Published: July 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I love the murals. They are very similar to the ones at Disney's Vacation Club Sales lobby which show scenes from the parks.
Dominique Mol

Published: July 20, 2012 at 4:34 AM

I am so much looking forward to browsing this store!
I'll be there the first weekend of August.. hopefully they will still have the artwork from the store availlable!
Disneyland PAris can really use some original merchandise!

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