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Ghirardelli chocolate shop to open at Disney California Adventure in 2012

Ghirardelli's concept art

Renowned chocolatier Ghirardelli is to open a shop at Disney California Adventure in spring 2012, as the overhaul of Disneyland's sister park continues.

The Disney Parks Blog reports that the store will be located in the Pacific Wharf area of the park, and will house a soda fountain as well as a range of chocolate treats. Every guest will be given a sample of Ghirardelli Squares chocolate, with hot fudge sundaes being one of the shop's signature products.

The Ghirardelli branch will be the first to open in a Disney theme park, although the company already operates a chocolate shop in the Downtown Disney area at Walt Disney World.

Describing the new addition, Disney California Adventure's Vice President Mary Niven said: "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. 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."

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