Recently we shared the news of how Disney was going to be shifting from brick and motar stores to more online sales, which meant many Disney Stores in the US would be closing.
“While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president, Consumer Products Games and Publishing.
“Over the past few years, we’ve been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world. We now plan to create a more flexible, interconnected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all our franchises.”
Disney will remain flexible in its approach and continue to evolve its retail strategy to best meet the needs of consumers when and where they want. Guests will continue to have access to Disney shopping experiences in 600+ Disney Parks stores, shop-in-shops, lifestyle and outlet locations, as well as third-party retailers around the world.
We were able to track down a partial list of Disney Store closures here in the US. While not quite at the magic number of 60 we expect more to be added to the list soon.
Chandler – Arizona
Glendale – Arizona
Scottsdale – Arizona
Arcadia – California
Montclair – California
Roseville – California
San Diego – California (Fashion Valley
Mission Viejo – California
Montebello – California
Salinas – California
San Jose – California
Santa Monica – California
Broomfield – Colorado
Miami – Florida (Aventura)
Tampa – Florida
Chicago – Illinois (State Street)
Rosemont – Illinois
Overland Park – Kansas
Baltimore – Maryland
Hanover – Maryland
St. Louis – Missouri
Freehold – New Jersey
Riverhead – New York
Staten Island – New York
North Olmsted – Ohio
Portland – Oregon
Pittsburgh – Pennsylvania
Springfield – Pennsylvania
Knoxville – Tennessee
El Paso – Texas
Houston – Texas (Memorial City)
Houston – Texas (Willowbrook Mall)
Laredo – Texas
San Antonio – Texas (Ingram Park Mall)
San Antonio – Texas (North Star Mall)
San Antonio – Texas (Rivercenter Mall)
If there are any missing from our list in your area please let us know and we will add them.
As you can see a majority of closing are in California and Texas. I lucked out here in North Carolina as both the Disney Stores in Charlotte and Raleigh will remain open for now.
Please remember you can still find your favorite Disney Items on Shop Disney, however, we will miss having a piece of the Disney Magic close to home.