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It's a Disney World After All: Shoppers in Santa Monica and Workers in Glendale Get Notable New Digs

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One of the Mickeys in Disney's army in Times Square (ChrisGampat via Flickr)
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The Mouse is on the move again, this time going bigger and, ideally, better for two new projects in the area.

First up will be their ambitious retail venture in the renovated Santa Monica Place Mall that aims to treat shoppers to a technology-infused "theme park" experience, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press, and to re-vamp the concept they consulted with the Apple Store folks.

This "re-booted" shop is what Disney Stores Worldwide president Jim Fielding calls "the Disney Store of the future." Of course, the future according to Disney happens to be about entertaining customers so that they'll stay longer and spend more money. Have your Piglet Piggy Banks ready to break open for an August launch.