More than three dozen Disney Store locations will shut their doors within the next two weeks.
The first round of store closings come one week after The Walt Disney Co. announced it would close at least 60 Disney stores in North America this year. The company updated its store locator tool to identify stores closing “on or before” March 23. At least 38 stores in the U.S. are slated to close in this round.
The company said it was reducing the number of stores to focus on its e-commerce business. The 60 closures amount to about one-third of the stores in North America.
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Disney stores in 16 states are closing with California losing the most locations with nine closing stores and seven in Texas are closing.
“While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” Stephanie Young, president of consumer products games and publishing, said in a statement.
The closings won’t affect more than 600 Disney Parks stores and other locations, including small Disney shops inside Target stores.
“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,” Young said. “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 officials did not provide an official list of the closures and directed USA TODAY to use the store locator tool on its website to find the closing stores.
Disney Store closings March 2021
The following stores are slated to close on or before March 23, 2021, according to the store locator.
Arizona Disney Store closing locations
- Chandler: Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W Chandler Blvd.
- Glendale: Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center
- Scottsdale: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014-2216 East Camelback Road
California Disney Store closings
- Arcadia: Westfield Santa Anita, 1400 South Baldwin Ave.
- Mission Viejo: The Shops at Mission Viejo: 555 Shops at Mission Viejo Drive
- Montclair: Montclair Plaza, 5060 East Montclair Plaza Lane
- Montebello: The Shops at Montebello, 2134 Montebello Town Center
- Roseville: Westfield Galleria at Roseville, 1151 Galleria Blvd.
- Salinas: Northridge Mall, 720 Northridge Mall
- San Diego: Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friar Road
- San Jose: Oakridge Mall, 925 Blossom Hill Road
- Santa Monica: 4Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place
Colorado Disney Store closure
- Broomfield: FlatIron Crossing, 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive
Florida Disney Store closing locations
- Miami: Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd.
- Tampa: International Plaza, 32223 NW Shore Blvd.
Illinois Disney Store closures
- Chicago: State Street, 108 North State Street
- Rosemont: Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Indiana closing Disney Store locations
- Indianapolis: Castleton Square, 6020 East 82nd St.
- Merrillville: Southlake Mall, 2144 Southlake Mall
Kansas Disney Store closure
- Overland Park: Oak Park Mall, 11447 West 95th St.
Maryland Disney Store closures
- Baltimore: White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.
- Hanover: Arundel Mills, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Missouri closing Disney Store
- St. Louis: St. Louis Galleria, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria
New Jersey Disney Store closing
- Freehold: Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route 9
New York Disney Store closures
- Riverhead: Tanger Outlets Riverhead, 1770 West Main Street
- Staten Island: Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave.
Ohio Disney Store closure
- North Olmsted: Great Northern Mall, 564 Great Northern Mall
Oregon closing Disney Store
- Portland: Clackamas Town Center, 12000 Southeast 82nd Ave.
Pennsylvania Disney Store closings
- Pittsburgh: South Hills Village, 421 South Hills Village
- Springfield: Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike
Tennessee closing Disney Store
- Knoxville: West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike
Texas Disney Store closures
- El Paso: Cielo Vista Mall, 8401 Gateway Boulevard West
- Houston: Memorial City, 303 Memorial City Way
- Houston: Willowbrook Mall, 2000 Willowbrook Mall
- Laredo: Mall Del Norteo, 5300 San Dario Ave.
- San Antonio: Ingram Park Mall, 6301 Northwest Loop 410
- San Antonio: North Star Mall, 7400 San Pedro Ave.
- San Antonio: Rivercenter Mall, 849 East Commerce Street
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Contributing: Mike Snider, USA TODAY
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