|The entrance to Club Cool. Photo by Michael Gray.|
|Opening date|| July 1998 (as Ice Station Cool) |
November 18, 2005 (as Club Cool)
|Formally Known As||Ice Station Cool (1998-2005)|
The shopping location that is currently known as Club Cool originally opened as Ice Station Cool in July 1998 . Ice Station Cool was themed as an arctic research station and sponsored by Coca-Cola. Guests would enter the store through a snowy cave, before passing through an ice tunnel with real snow . During their entrance into the main area, guests would also see a frozen caveman holding a bottle of coke . Once inside the shop, guests could sample various Coca-Cola flavors from around the world.
In June 2005, Ice Station Cool closed for refurbishment. At this time, the location was completely redone, eventually reopening on as Club Cool on November 18, 2005 . This new Coca-Cola sponsored location still allows guests to sample Coca-Cola flavors from around the world, however it is now has a modern urban theme.
In 2013, Club Cool got entirely new flavors for guests to sample. Although all the other flavors were replaced at this time, the popular Beverly remained .
In July 2019, Disney confirmed that Club Cool would be closing on September 8, 2019 . The company later clarified that the store would eventually be returning in some capacity, although a new location was not given .
On April 9, 2021, Disney announced that Club Cool would be opening in its new location (next to the Creations Shop in World Celebration) in the Summer of 2021 . According to Disney, the new location will "celebrate Coca-Cola in a fresh new way, while keeping the fan-favorite experience that invites you to explore tasty drinks from around the world. This space will also have some new magic to bring the global experience of Coca-Cola to life for you" .