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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.

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June 17

June 17, 2015 – Zuri’s Sweets Opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

“After an amazing day of tracking animals and trekking forests, reward yourself with some homemade sweets and treasured treats!”

On June 17, 2015, the confectionary Zuri’s Sweets opened at the Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. As with many stores and attractions within Disney Parks, Zuri’s Sweets tells the story of Miss Zuri, the owner, who started her business decades earlier and is considered an inspiration to others in Harambe for her entrepreneurial and imaginative spirit. The shop features about 80 kinds of treats, including several kinds of candy apples, animal-themed sweets, and a gourmet cocoa set.

June 16

June 16, 2016 – Be Our Guest Boutique Opens in Shanghai Disney

“Put our service to the test!”

On June 16, 2016, the themed store Be Our Guest Boutique opened in Shanghai Disney’s Fantasyland area. Taking its design cues from the animated feature Beauty and the Beast, the store sells various home décor pieces, collectibles, and other princess-themed toys and costumes for children.

June 15

June 15, 2012 – Big Top Toys Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Big Top Toys features innovative and interactive toys, games and plush inspired by Disney characters.”

On June 15, 2012, the merchandise stop Big Top Toys opened in Disney California Adventure park. Themed after the animated feature film Dumbo, the shop was a gigantic toy store, featuring all sorts of Disney toys, ranging from princess dolls to plush toys.

June 1

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June 1, 1993 -The Photo Shop Splashdown Photos Opens in Walt Disney World

“Take home a photo memory of your ride on Splash Mountain or pick up a rugged western-themed souvenir.”

On June 1, 1993, the photo shop Splashdown Photos opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Located at the end of the Splash Mountain attraction, it gave guests the opportunity to capture the moment that they went down the flume of the popular attraction. The area has expanded a bit to sell attraction-themed and general Frontierland merchandise. This shop is similar to the Professor Barnaby Owl’s Photographic Art Studio that opened in Disneyland on January 31, 1992.

May 17

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May 17, 2013 – The Archive Shop Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Curate a collection of Lord Henry’s most mysterious curiosities before your enchanting adventure comes to a close!”

On May 17, 2013, the Archive Shop opened in Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Point area. The shop mainly deals in souvenirs from Mystic Point, including plush figures of Albert, the young monkey companion of Lord Henry. The shop also features luggage clothing, and specialty pins.

April 29

April 29, 1990 – The Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store Closes in Disneyland

On April 29, 1990, the Frontierland shop Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store closed in Disneyland. It was one of the longest-running original shops and sponsor participant in the park, having opened on July 18, 1955. The shop was popular amongst guests, particularly for its selection of leather and woolen goods that fit the theme of the area. The store eventually became Bonanza Outfitters, which specializes in Western-themed clothing; the store also continues to carry Pendleton button down shirts.