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Ghirardelli Chocolate Coming to Disney California Adventure Park

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. will open a soda fountain and chocolate shop inside Disney California Adventure park in late spring 2012, adding yet another layer of traditional San Francisco flair to the Pacific Wharf area of the park.

"The addition of a world-renowned brand like Ghirardelli highlights our focus on providing quality, immersive experiences that transport our guests to a different place - in this case to San Francisco," said Mary Niven, vice president of Disney California Adventure park.

ghirardelli"With the culmination of our expansion only a few months away, it is an exciting time at Disney California Adventure and we look forward to partnering with Ghirardelli in bringing this delicious chocolate experience to our guests," she added.

The new location will feature Ghirardelli's world-famous hot fudge sundaes and decadent chocolate products. Each guest will be able to enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli Squares chocolate. The Disney California Adventure store follows the 13-year success of a similar location at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World.

"We are very excited to expand our successful relationship with Disney, particularly as we prepare to celebrate our 160th anniversary next year," stated Martin Thompson, Ghirardelli president and CEO. "Our rich heritage, which began in California, combined with our premium brand of high-quality chocolate is a perfect fit with the quality experience Disney offers their guests."

Ghirardelli currently owns and operates 18 retail stores in seven states, including the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop located in San Francisco's historic Ghirardelli Square.

Ghirardelli joins Disney California Adventure as it completes an expansion that began in 2007. New attractions include the nighttime spectacular "World of Color" and a classic dark ride, The Little Mermaid / Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

The project's culmination is the 12-acre Cars Land, which opens in summer 2012 along with the newly designed Buena Vista Street entrance to the park, the iconic Carthay Circle Theatre and the Red Car Trolley.

The expansion builds upon the transformation of Disneyland Resort into the premier multi-day Southern California vacation destination.

For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, visit
www.disneyland.com .

 
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