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RUMOR: Almost All Disney Stores in North America Closing This Year

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An announcement will reportedly be made tomorrow addressing the impending closure of nearly all of the remaining Disney Stores across North America. A few Disney Store Outlets will remain open for the time being, but most standard Disney Stores will close by the end of September.

Disney had originally announced the closure of 60 stores earlier this year as they shift focus to online retail with shopDisney.com. That announcement was soon followed by more closures throughout the year.

Disney has also partnered with Target to bring miniature Disney Stores to the popular retail chain in select cities.

The closure of most Disney Stores in North America will affect many Cast Members in divisions across the company, especially those front-line Cast Members employed at Disney Store locations.

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Matt
Matt
3 months ago

This is so disappointing. I hate the shopDisney Site.

Sarah
Sarah
3 months ago

Freakin jerks! Why do they have to take everything away??! Ugh.. my kids are not going to have any nostalgic memories because everything is closing and/or changing. Thanks a lot, Disney.

Amber Nietupski
Amber Nietupski
3 months ago

If Disney plans to close all their stores and use shop Disney. They better be ready to do a lot of damage control because shop Disney shipping and ordering is a chaotic mess!! Chapek is ruining the magic of our beloved Disney

Chance
Chance
3 months ago

Ruined. Past tense.

Kat
Kat
3 months ago

Exactly, the only thing the online store had going for it was the free in-store returns. Who knows maybe their Target partnership will be picking that up as well…

Lelo
Lelo
3 months ago

If this happens, Disney absolutely must begin doing Free Returns on items from shopDisney.com. They can certainly afford it, and it’s ridiculous how much it costs to mail items back to them. Or make free returns to Target stores like Amazon does with Kohls.

Allison B
Allison B
3 months ago
Reply to  Lelo

Very true. Their sizing is very inconsistent and the quality of some items is terrible. Necessary to see it in person and try on, and with almost no free shipping options, it sucks to order online.

jfrosello
jfrosello
3 months ago

Disney store Palma (Mallorca-Spain) is scheduled to close October 2021. 😩 Shop is filled with ads encouraging people to buy online …

Mark
3 months ago

Reducing the cost of Operation + increase of the prices = more dividends
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Victoria Tolivar
Victoria Tolivar
3 months ago

It’s sad to see Disney stores closing. Because in a way, going to a Disney Store in the mall for some, is it close to some people can get to going to Disney World. Let’s face it, not everybody can always afford a trip to the Disney parks. So in a little way it’s like having Disney parks close to you in your hometown. Also please save Splash Mountain. The stories based in Splash Mountain are from African culture, Mayan culture, and stories from Cherokee tribes. Just expand the parks, and add a princess and the frog attraction.

Amber Nietupski
Amber Nietupski
3 months ago

This is my thoughts exactly! There has been so many times this past year I have been sad and down and that was my place to go to bring Joy to my soul

Marie M
Marie M
3 months ago

There is a certain thrill that you get when you walk into a Disney store. My kids are grown but I was always drawn in even so. Finally grands came along and although not grown they just became a bit to old. I found that I left all the stress of the world at the entrance of the store and put no limit of time on myself as I walked around. On line it is just so limited and selection is lame. Nothing compares to, I have to admit, just being compulsive and going out of the store with a… Read more »

Jonathan Harriman Lhota

They may close their online store and people will be buying things on Amazon.

Tristan
Tristan
3 months ago

Can confirm that both Charlotte, NC, area stores are closing by September 15th. Allegedly will be announced to the media on Monday.

Mary
Mary
3 months ago

I can confirm it will happen a lot sooner than end of the year. Liquidation at some locations begins tomorrow. It is worldwide except for Japan.

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

This has already happened in the UK. Cast members who had worked for years in their stores and truly loved their work were devastated

Travsam
Travsam
3 months ago

Chicago store is closing on September 1st :(

Pat
Pat
3 months ago
Reply to  Travsam

Hello
Which Chicago store is closing?
Statestreet or Watertower?