January 9, 1976 – The Disneyana Shop Opens on Disneyland’s Main Street
“For collectors and the curious alike.”
On January 9, 1976, the Disneyana Shop opened on Main Street of Disneyland. The store featured rare and valuable pieces of Disneyana; after a few years, however, it became increasingly difficult to find pieces to sell. With this and other problems, the shop decided to change tactics and sell only limited edition pieces and collectables. The store has moved several times since its opening: once on May 30, 1986 to across the street to where the former jewelry shop resided, also on April 14, 2013, to replace the Disney Gallery location. Disneyana shops have been opened in other Disney Parks, with Walt Disney World’s opening in 1983 (and closing in 1996), and Disneyland Paris’ opening in 1992.