World of Disney Refurbishment Rumor Tracker

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    TIMEFRAME

    Beginning mid-February 2018

    RUMOR STATUS

    Completed

    The World of Disney store in Disney Springs’ Marketplace neighborhood is set to undergo a major refurbishment beginning in mid-February 2018. During that time, a pop up store called The Disney Corner will be open in the Town Center neighborhood across from the Polite Pig. Additional merchandise from the areas under refurbishment will also be available at the Ever After Jewelry Co., also in Town Center.

    The refurbishment is expected to remove a significant amount of theming from the store in order to facilitate quicker changes to product and floor plans. Half of the store is expected to be refurbished at one time with the products in the section under refurbishment being relocated to the temporary store.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    October 27, 2018: World of Disney officially reopened. InsideTheMagic.net posted a video of the ceremony for the reopening.

    October 18, 2018: The second phase of the World of Disney overhaul has reopned and WDWMagic.com shared a gallery of photos of the new look store. Additional changes are still underway and are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

    January 10, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog confirmed that they will be reimagining the World of Disney stores at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney at Disneyland.

    The changes will begin in mid-February and select merchandise will move to a new retail location in the Town Center called The Disney Corner (opening in mid-February). Additional merchandise will also be carried at the Ever After Jewelry Co, also in Town Center.

    December 21, 2017: WDWMagic.com is reporting that the World of Disney store will be undergoing a major refurbishment in 2018 and a new temporary store will be built in the Town Center neighborhood across from Polite Pig.

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    The refurbishment is expected to remove a significant amount of theming from the store in order to facilitate quicker changes to product and floor plans. Half of the store is expected to be refurbished at one time with the products in the section under refurbishment being relocated to the temporary store.

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