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September 7

September 7, 1984 – Tangier Traders Opens in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

On September 7, 1984, the clothing store Tangier Traders opened in the Morocco Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. It features traditional Moroccan clothing, including tunics, dresses, and shoes; it also features a variety of trinkets and Moroccan treats.

August 3

August 3, 1933 – The First Mickey Mouse Watch is Introduced

On August 3, 1933, the first Mickey Mouse watches were introduced for sale by the Ingersoll-Waterbury Clock Company at the low cost of $3.25 (about $64 today, adjusted for 2019 inflation). This price would eventually be lowered to about $2.95. The watch was a stroke of genius for both Ingersoll-Waterbury and Disney, with merchandising genius Kay Kamen inking a deal between the two and starting a lucrative partnership for both (and kick off the beginning of Disney’s merchandise empire). This watch also saved both companies from bankruptcy.

August 1

August 1, 1997 – Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries Opens in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

“Chase down Disney souvenirs, native crafts, and more at this Three Caballeros-themed store named for the Mexican charro rooster.”

On August 1, 1997, the gift shop and general goods store Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries opened in Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort. Named for the character from Saludos Amigos, the store features a variety of Disney apparel, pins, and general snacks and amenities.

July 21

July 21, 2018 – The Confectionary Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff Opens in Disney’s California Adventure

“Visit this special shop featuring Bing Bong’s sweet candy tears – and feast on the sweet stuff you love!”

On July 21, 2018, the confectionary Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff opened in the Pixar Pier area of Disney’s California Adventure. Named after the character from the Pixar film Inside Out, the shop features sweet treats of all sorts, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. The shop also features Pixar merchandise, including apparel and toys.

July 8

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July 8, 2008 – The Themed Store Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

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On July 8, 2008, the popular shop Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opened in Tokyo Disneyland. Originally opening in Walt Disney World on April 5, 2006, the store is a salon that styles girls to look like princesses. Little girls can pick from one of seven packages, ranging from being styled like Anna and Elsa from Frozen, to a premium Cinderella package that features a special dress. This was the third version of the salon to open in Disney parks, with others opening in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland.

June 29

June 29, 2018 – The Beverly Sunset Boutique Opens in Hollywood Studios

“Shop from a show-stopping selection of Pixar merchandise and pre-packaged, tasty treats inside this whimsical ‘theater.’”

On June 29, 2018, the Beverly Sunset Boutique merchandise store opened in the Beverly Sunset Theater within Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park. Replacing the confectionery Sweet Spells, the shop sells Pixar-related merchandise, with its opening coinciding with the opening of Toy Story Land. Guests can also purchase a variety of packaged sweets.

June 28

June 28, 1988 – The Shop M. Mouse Mercantile Opens

“Enter the house of the mouse for all things Mickey: apparel, toys, jewelry and more – plus princess wear and pin trading!”

On June 28, 1988, the resort souvenir shop M. Mouse Mercantile opened in Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. Located on the resort’s mezzanine level, this shop sells a variety of toys, apparel, and park essentials, such as pins.

June 27

June 27, 1991 – The Shop Mickey’s Mart Closes

On June 27, 1991, the souvenir shop Mickey’s Mart officially closed. Open since October 1, 1971, the store was located in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland area, and sold a variety of general park merchandise. After closing, the area became Mickey’s Star Traders.

June 14

June 14, 1985 – Card Corner Opens in Disneyland

On June 14, 1985, the greeting card shop Card Corner opened on Disneyland’s Main Street. The shop sold cards from Gibson Greetings, the nation’s third largest greeting card company; it also served as the official Disneyland information and registration center. Gibson had a long relationship with Disney, owning a greeting card shop from July 17, 1955 to 1959. Card Corner closed in October, 1988.

June 6

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June 6, 2014 – The Marketplace Co-Op Opens in Downtown Disney

“Discover unique new shops, products, and retail concepts being tested in this shopper’s paradise in Disney Springs.”

On June 6, 2014, the Marketplace Co-Op area opened in Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs). The area serves as a merchandise hub where several boutiques come together to sell their wares. The current lineup includes Cherry Tree Lane (a Disney-inspired designer line), Twenty Eight & Main (an exclusive collection for men), D-Tech on Demand (accessories for smartphones), Disney Centerpiece (home furnishing collections), and the WonderGround Gallery (a collection and display of Disney-inspired art).