Disney and Havaianas Announce Strategic Alliance


Disney and Brazilian flip-flop creators Havaianas have announced a new strategic alliance that will see dedicated Havaianas retail stores open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort theme parks.

“We are thrilled to have entered into this relationship with the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club because they embody instant joy much like Havaianas,” said Marcio Moura, Havaianas’ USA President. “We look forward to creating a harmonious relationship and further expanding opportunities within the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club in the coming years.”

The alliance will make Havaianas the official Flip-Flop of Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club, and later in the fall, Havaianas will become a sponsor of runDisney races.

Disney and Havaianas have worked together over the past four years creating Disney-themed flip-flops.  This new agreement will see dedicated retail stores open inside Disney’s theme parks, including the Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks and Disney California Adventure. In addition, 22 existing stores through the parks will carry the Havaianas flip-flops.

Havaianas also operates a dedicated retail store in The Landing district of Disney Springs.

Stores for First Phase of Disney Springs The Landing Opening Soon

Disney Springs

The first phase of store openings will begin to take place over the next few weeks at The Landing district of Disney Springs.

This area of Disney Springs is on the land that used to house the former Pleasure Island, occupying the space between Portobello and the West Side. These stores are in addition to the restaurants that were already announced for The Landing, Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE. More restaurants and stores are should be announced soon for the area, which will round out The Landing district.

Here is a list of what you will find in the first phase of openings.

  • APEX by Sunglass Hut – Range of high end sunglasses with a focus on sports from the Luxotica group, including Ray-Ban ,Oakley, Maui Jim and more. Company website.
  • Havaianas – Designer flip-flops, including a station where Guests can create their own flip-flops. Company website.
  • Art of Shaving – A high end shaving and grooming supply store. Company website.
  • Sanuk – Creatively inspired shoes. Company website.
  • Chapel Hats – Hats and headwear. Company website.
  • Sound Lion – Headphones, ear buds, speakers, wireless music players and other digital sound and music products. Company website.
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC – A gluten-free vegan bakery from the creator of BabyCakes NYC. Company website.