Store is Largest in the World and First in China -
23rd May 2015
Walt Disney Company is one of the largest and most
popular brands in the entertainment business, and
the company opened the largest Disney Store in the
world and the first in China on Wednesday.
to Disney, the giant retail store was built in the
Lujiazui area of Pudong, Shanghai, China, and features
an astounding 5,000 square meters of shopping experiences
and innovative products.
opening of the first store in China was the latest
example of the companys expansion into the nation.
Earlier in the week, Disney officials were on hand
to see the topping of the Enchanted Storybook Castle
at Shanghai Disney Resort.
estimated 40 million tourists visit the Lujiazui area
of China each year, and the Disney Store is sure to
become a hit with close proximity to the family, business,
cultural, entertainment, and tourism destinations
Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific region president,
Paul Candland, released a statement about the opening
of the giant Disney Store in China:
couldn't be more delighted to open our first Disney
Store in China, in Shanghai. Disney Store plays a
critical role in how millions around the world experience
our brand and allows kids, young adults, and families
to have a uniquely fun and immersive experience while
shopping for their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel,
and Star Wars products.
only thing more impressive than the size of the building
is the interior. Designed by Disney's award-winning
staff, the company has brought the most famous characters
to life and tied them in with the local culture and
the building, the store features a 19-foot-tall Disney
Magic Kingdom Castle, a Marvel area complete with
a full-size Hulk, a character balloon area and so
many other unique and special amenities to transport
people into the land of Disney.
a gesture of kindness for the opening of the store,
the Walt Disney Company also made a $100,000 charitable
donation to the Shanghai Charity Foundation, which
supports children and their families in the Pudong