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Disney Shopping in the 1980s

Disney Shopping in the 1980s

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In Most Cases Shops and Restaurants Are Listed Under the Decade They Opened


2R’s- Read’n & Rite’n:  The store was now presented by Western Publishing.  The shop would later relocate to the Village Gifts and Spirits building and become known as 2R’s Reading and Riting.

Artespana:  This store was new in 1986 and was located in an building that was added during an expansion between the Christmas Chalet and the Empress Lilly.  It was presented by Arribas Brothers and featured artisan gifts from Spain.  On September 15, 1988 the name changed to Eurospain and it went by that name until the store closed on September 15, 1995.

Bath Parlor: The “u” was now dropped from “Parlor” but the store was still in the same location.

Board Stiff:  A swimwear shop that opened June 25, 1988 in the former It's a Small World After All shop.  It closed April 15th, 1992 and was replaced by The City.

Christmas Chalet store interior at Walt Disney World Shopping Village

Christmas Chalet: This open year-round Christmas shop was located in the former Anniversary Room/Buena Vista Interiors shop.

Conched Out:  This shop opened June 25, 1988 in the former Toys Fantastique location.  It later became the Discover store.  

Country Address: Relocated to a store between Shoe Time and Mickey & Co.   It still sold  clothing for women and also juniors.  It closed on July 23, 1994 and was replaced by The Art of Disney on August 28, 1994.  

Cristel Arts:  This store was still in the same location but now presented by Arribas Brothers.  

Gourmet Pantry: The Candy Factory was no longer listed as a store next to it although Gourmet Pantry still advertised that it had a “candy shoppe”.   

Mickey & Co.: This shop was sponsored by J.G. Hook and featured Disney fashions.  It opened on March 6, 1985 in the former location of Plus You and lasted until April 19, 1987.  It later became part of Team Mickey’s Athletic Company.  

It’s a Small World After All: This shop was now neighbors with a relocated Toys Fantastique.

Potter at the Pottery Chalet Walt Disney World Shopping Village

Pottery Chalet:  Still in the same location as the 1970s, it featured crystal, pottery, porcelain, candles, linens and Florida gifts.  The $7,500 Taj Mahal music box was one of the most expensive things in the store.  It later became You & Me Kid and Personal Message.

Resortwear Unlimited:  Located next to It’s a Small World After All, this sportswear/swimwear store was the former location of Carolyn’s Couture and the original location of Country Address.  It opened in April of 1986 and closed in May of 2000.  There was also a Resortwear Unlimited shop in the Disneyland Hotel.

Team Mickey’s Athletic Club:  This sports shop replaced Shoe Time, Country Address and Mickey & Co on April 19, 1987.  It relocated in 1997 to the former Mickey's Character Shop and the original Team Mickey location became Disney's Days of Christmas.  It closed in January of 2014.  It was replaced by Marketplace Co-Op.  

Team Mickey's Athletic Club button Walt Disney World shopping Village store

Village Character Shop:  The store opened in 1982 in the former Pooh's Place.  It closed on October 24, 1985 so Gourmet Pantry could move into the space.

You and Me Kid:  This children's toy and clothing store opened on May 4, 1988 and was named after a Disney Channel show from 1983.  It closed October 25, 1995.


All American Sandwich Shop:  Formerly Heidelberger's Deli, this restaurant became Minnie Mia's Italian Eatery in 1990 and later Wolfgang Puck Express in 1997.

Heidelberger’s Deli: Now sponsored by Hormel.

Lakeside Terrace Restaurant:  Located in the former Lite Bite, this restaurant opened in 1988 and was replaced by Goofy's Grill in 1993.

Minnie Mia's Pizzera:  Formerly the Verandah Restaurant, it opened August 23, 1986.  It relocated in 1990 into the former All American Sandwich shop space and was renamed Minnie Mia's Italian Eatery.  

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