July 1955 – July 1957
Main Street USA – Bluebird Shoes couldn’t have asked for a better spot on Main Street. The tiny shop overlooked the castle on the eastern side of the street, next to the Kodak shop. Today, this space is part of two different shops: the Silhouette Studio and Crystal Arts.
- Merchandise – Juniors size shoes
- Unique Features – marquee on the awning
Bluebird Shoes For Children has been all but forgotten in the Disney history books. This shop catered specifically to children, selling all kinds of shoes for both girls and boys. The shop wasn’t big enough to offer much other merchandise, but its prime location made up for the lack of square footage.
Have you ever had the urge to go shoe shopping for your kids during a trip to an amusement park? Yeah, neither did Disneyland visitors in the 50s. Bluebird Shoes For Children was never a popular shop on Main Street, and with such a great location, there was no way Disney would keep it around. Bluebird Shoes closed just two years after opening, quickly replaced by various different connecting shops along Main Street.
Bluebird Shoes has the distinction of being the only Disney shop to ever sell merchandise exclusively for children.