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Largest Disney Store to Open in Shanghai

Construction has started in Shanghai on what will be the world’s largest Disney Store, according to Chinese media reports on Tuesday. The 53,000-square-foot complex in the Lujiazui Finance District features a retail store and a Disney-themed outdoor plaza . The store, which will open next year, is the first on mainland by the Burbank entertainment and media company. The store will feature a diverse collection of Disney products by Chinese and international designers and state-of-the-art technology for customers to interact with characters and stories. Characters from Disney, Pixar and Marvel, as well as its recently acquired Star Wars franchise, will be featured, according to a story published by the official English-language website of China News Service. Disney also is separately building in Shanghai a $5 billion theme park with joint venture partner, Shanghai Shendi Group. The park is expected to open at the end of next year. Shares closed down 14 cents, or less than 1 percent, to $83.16 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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