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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.

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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).

May 31

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May 31, 2012 – The Ink & Paint Shop Opens in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

On May 31, 2012, the general merchandise store Ink & Paint Shop opened in Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort. Stylized like an ink and paint repository, complete with giant colorful paint pots, the store provides a variety of Disney-themed merchandise ranging from apparel, to toys, to keychains.

May 29

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May 29, 1998 – Disney Places Mulan Merchandise in Disney Stores

“From Disney’s 36th animated feature, Mulan, comes an all new musical masterpiece that will capture the emotion and adventure of this compelling film.”

On May 29, 1998, to promote the upcoming animated feature film Mulan, Disney Stores released special merchandise inspired by the film. Pieces ranged from costumes, to plush toys of characters such as Mushu, to dolls of the titular character. The film would go on to be released on June 5, 1998.

May 27

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May 27, 2017 – The Merchandise Shop Windtraders Opens in Walt Disney World

“Discover exotic merchandise and souvenirs celebrating the flora, fauna, and culture of Pandora.”

On May 27, 2017, the specialty merchandise store Windtraders opened in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park, in the Pandora – The World of Avatar land. The store sells Avatar-themed merchandise, including Alpha Centauri Expeditions apparel, science kits, and interactive banshee toys.

May 25

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May 25, 1983 – The Specialty Store Mickey’s Christmas Chalet Opens in Disneyland

On May 25, 1983, the specialty Christmas store Mickey’s Christmas Chalet opened in Disneyland’s Fantasyland area. The shop sold Disney-themed Christmas ornaments and décor year round until it closed on May 17, 1987. The store could be seen as a promotional shop for the featurette Mickey’s Christmas Carol, which was released in December of 1983.