As thousands of Cast Members return to work in the parks this year, unfortunately, many Disney Stores have announced they will be shut down permanently.
We recently provided a list of which Disney Stores would be closing in the United States, as well as two Canadian stores. Now, additional locations that will be permanently closing have been announced.
Disney Stores continue to close
We recently shared that at least 60 stores across North America would be shut down due to the dwindling sales and a worldwide pandemic. In March 2020, it was announced that stores across 16 states were closing their Disney Store locations including California, Florida, and Texas.
In addition, we knew of two Canadian Disney Store locations would be permanently closed — Mississauga Square One and Disney’s CrossIron Mills location in Calgary, Alberta. Now, it is being reported that all of the Canadian stores will be closing their doors.
According to Retail Insider, all 18 stores that are located in Canada will be permanently closed. These Disney Store closures include Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba, with the biggest hit being in Ontario.
The following stores in Canada will be shut down by the summer:
- CF Toronto Eaton Center
- Yorkdale Shopping Center
- Scarborough Town Center
- Vaughan Mills
- Upper Canada Mall
- CF Lime Ridge
- CF Rideau Centre
- CF Masonville Place
Retail Insider reports:
In Alberta, Disney currently operates four stores, two of which are located in Edmonton at West Edmonton Mall and Kingsway Mall as well as two stores in Calgary at CF Market Mall and Southcentre. A location at CrossIron Mills near Calgary shut last month. In British Columbia, Disney’s three storefronts include CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby and Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. Disney also operates its smallest Canadian location at CF Polo Park in Winnipeg.
Where can you shop now?
So where can you find some Mickey Mouse and Star Wars merchandise now? Disney lovers will still have the opportunity to shop for their favorite Disney items either online on shopDisney.com or by visiting any of the four parks or Disney Springs in Walt Disney World, or in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort as well as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure when they reopen on April 30.
With the ongoing pandemic, it seems that this is bad news for Disney Canadian fans as many are not traveling right now and are not visiting the parks. The good news is that shopDisney.com does provide many of the Disney merchandise that Guests can find in the parks. And right now, The Walt Disney Company included a shopDisney offering applying free shipping over $75, and that includes Canadian shoppers! However, keep in mind that Canadian shoppers will be charged an international fee.
Is your favorite Disney Shop store closed? Where are you shopping now? Let us know in the comments below!