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Walls of World of Disney begin to rise, goodbye to grey old Gaumont

Monday, 28th February 2011 at 00:19

World of Disney construction

Great news for Disney shopaholics: the brand new World of Disney store at the entrance of Disney Village, scheduled to open in early 2012, just took a major step forward. Right as the huge steel sub-structure of the new flagship shop was completed a couple of weeks ago (see MagicEmotion’s 19th Feb photo below) the first concrete walls are already rising. And at last, that bleak grey façade of the Gaumont multiplex cinema is being hidden from the landscape of Disneyland Paris! At least… partly so. According to the concept art, the new store will mostly cover the wall above (will they take down the jaunty posters first?), but the side of the building seen below will certainly remain visible in the gap between World of Disney and the IMAX, added in 2005, at least until those resort expansion plans finally get going with a second Disney Village street, whenever that might be.

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  • With most of the first floor already constructed and working on the project 7 days a week it looks more like the start of the Christmas season. With main construction finished by July-Early August fit out August-Early october 2011.

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