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August 19

August 19, 2011 – Rock Star Mickey is Unveiled at the D23 Expo

“It’s great to see how Rock Star Mickey can get kids rockin’ at an early age.” – Constantine Maroulis

On August 19, 2011, representatives from Fisher-Price and Disney Consumer Products, along with former American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, and Mickey Mouse, were on hand at the D23 Expo to present the new Rock Star Mickey interactive plush toy. The toy, a sequel to the previous year’s Dance Star Mickey, features Mickey performing specialty rock moves, including the “Mickety-Split,” where he performs a split while playing the guitar with his nose. Mickey also performs a version of the classic rock song “You Really Got Me.” It was also announced at the event that the toy would be available at retailers nationwide starting September 6, and would retail for $54.99. Maroulis entertained crowds and performed with Mickey to promote the toy, while representatives showed the toy’s dance moves and answered questions.

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July 30

July 30, 1956 – The Mineral Hall Store Opens in Disneyland

“An exciting display of minerals glowing in the beauty of black light!”

On July 30, 1956, the Mineral Hall store and display opened in Disneyland’s Frontierland. Guests could enter the hall and see a variety of minerals under regular light and black light; there was a bonus of guests being able to see how their clothes would glow under the black light. Guests were also able to purchase the types of minerals on display. The store closed in 1963.

July 8

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July 8, 2013 – Disney and Old Navy Announce Clothing Line Partnership

“By combining Disney storytelling with Old Navy’s relaxed, playful styles, we’ve achieved a product line that truly celebrates our classic characters.” – Jodi Rosenblatt, director of sales for Disney Consumer Products

On July 8, 2013, Old Navy announced a special partnership with Disney through the creation of a new clothing line called “Mickey Through the Decades.” The line features rare artwork from the Walt Disney Archives to highlight the changes Mickey and the gang have gone through over the years. Prices for the clothes ranged from around $13 to $15; during the sale of the shirts, customers could enter to win a custom Disney tour and download several digital Disney items.

June 30

June 30, 1984 – The Merchandise Shop South Seas Traders Opens in Disneyland

On June 30, 1984, the merchandise stop South Seas Traders opened in Disneyland’s Adventureland. The shop, located near the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost and the Adventureland Bazaar, featured varieties of clothing, including South Seas-themed clothes. It was closed  in 2017 as a part of the Adventureland renovations.

June 29

June 29, 1990 – The Merchandise Shop Bonanza Outfitters Opens in Disneyland

“From the minute you step through the door of Bonanza Outfitters, you will feel immersed by its cozy, yet quaint and rustic ambiance.”

On June 29, 1990, the merchandise shop Bonanza Outfitters opened in Disneyland. Located in Frontierland, the store features a mix of classic and modern takes on Western clothing. It replaced the Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store, and, in a nod to its predecessor, features Pendleton plaid button-down shirts.

June 28

June 28, 1991 – Mickey’s Star Traders Opens in Walt Disney World

“Journey with Mickey to the future for a cosmos of character goods at one of the largest shops at Magic Kingdom park.”

On June 28, 1991, the merchandise shop Mickey’s Star Traders opened in Walt Disney World. Located in Tomorrowland, the store replaced the former Mickey’s Mart. It is one of the largest merchandise stores within Magic Kingdom, and features a variety of merchandise ranging from the Star Wars franchise, to characters from classic Disney film characters.

June 22

June 22, 2005 – Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store Opens

On June 22, 2005, Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store opened right next to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. Created like an old-fashioned soda fountain, it was a combination ice cream shop and Disney Store, where guests could eat specialty sundaes promoting Disney movies and events, while purchasing limited edition pins and merchandise. It turned into a Ghirardelli’s Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop on November 15, 2013; part of the space was redesigned to be a Disney Studio Store.