The First-Ever Disney Store Is Officially Closing

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The Walt Disney Company announced that Disney Stores across North America will be shutting their doors this year. And now, it has been revealed that the first Disney Store to ever open will be permanently closing.

Related: As Disney Stores Continue to Close, Fans Speak Out

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Glendale Galleria Disney Store Officially Closing

The official shopDisney website is where you will find the news of which Disney Store locations are closing down. After examining the Store Locator tool and searching for the Glendale Galleria Disney Store, we found the following message:

See Ya Real Soon! 

This location is closing on or before July 14, 2021. But don’t Worry! You can still find the whole gang at another Disney store location or shopDisney.com

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Credit: Screenshot via shopDisney

The Disney Store at the Glendale Galleria is the very first Disney Store to ever open. Back in 1987, the first Disney Store opened in Glendale, California, just a quick drive from the Walt Disney Studios headquarters in Burbank, where Walt himself set up shop decades ago. Though the store later moved to a different location within the mall, the Glendale location is still the first Disney Store location to ever open, and a Disney Store has been located in Glendale since the beginning. To this day, the Disney Store at the Glendale Galleria has delighted Disney fans young and old and made magic for anyone who came to visit.

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Credit: Inside the Magic

The Glendale Disney Store is only one of dozens of Disney Store locations shutting their doors. In March 2021, Disney announced that over 60 Disney Stores in North America would be closing this year. And in May, Disney announced that almost every Disney Store in Europe would be closing, as well.

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Earlier this year, Disney shared the following reasoning for closing the Disney Stores:

Over the next year Disney will focus on providing a more seamless, personalized and franchise-focused ecommerce experience through its shopDisney platform which will be complemented by greater integration with Disney Parks apps and social media platforms. This will be coupled with an assortment of new and elevated merchandise from the Company’s full range of brands, including adult apparel collections and artist collaborations, trend-forward streetwear, premium home products and collectibles.

If you are concerned about whether the Disney Store near you is closing or has closed already, we encourage you to use the Store Locator tool on the shopDisney website, found here.

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List of Disney Stores

As of August 2021, the list of Disney Store locations is as follows, per the official shopDisney website.

Note: At this time, a majority of these locations have closed or are in the process of shutting their doors. Click here for more information on how to find out if your local Disney Store is closing.

United States

  • Arizona
    • Tempe
    • Tuscon
  • California
    • Brea
    • Camarillo
    • Carlsbad
    • Cerritos
    • Commerce
    • Concord
    • Costa Mesa
    • Daly City
    • Fresno
    • Gilroy
    • Glendale
    • Lakewood
    • Livermore
    • Los Angeles
    • Modesto
    • National City
    • Northridge
    • Ontario
    • Riverside
    • Sacramento
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
    • Santa Clara
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Temecula
    • Thousand Oaks
    • Torrance
    • Valencia
    • West Covina
  • Colorado
    • Lone Tree
  • Connecticut
    • Danbury
    • Farmington
  • Delaware
    • Newark
  • Florida
    • Destin
    • Doral
    • Lutz
    • Miami
    • Orlando
    • Pembroke Pines
  • Georgia
    • Buford
  • Hawaii
    • Honolulu
  • Illinois
    • Aurora
    • Chicago
    • Chicago Ridge
    • Gurnee
    • Schaumburg
  • Louisiana
    • Metairie
  • Massachusetts
    • Burlington
    • Wrentham
  • Maryland
    • Clarksburg
  • Michigan
    • Auburn
  • Minnesota
    • Bloomington
  • Missouri
    • Branson
    • Chesterfield
  • North Carolina
    • Charlotte
    • Concord
    • Raleigh
  • New Hampshire
    • Merrimack
  • New Jersey
    • Deptford
    • Edison
    • Elizabeth
    • Jackson
    • Paramus
    • Wayne
  • New Mexico
    • Albuquerque
  • Nevada
    • Las Vegas
  • New York
    • Central Valley
    • Elmhurst
    • Garden City
    • Lake Grove
    • New York
    • Niagara Falls
    • West Nyack
  • Ohio
    • Cincinnati
    • Columbus
    • Monroe
  • Oklahoma
    • Oklahoma City
  • Oregon
    • Woodburn
  • Pennsylvania
    • Hershey
    • Lancaster
    • Limerick
    • Whitehall
  • South Carolina
    • Myrtle Beach
  • Tennessee
    • Nashville
    • Sevierville
  • Texas
    • Canutillo
    • Cypress
    • Dallas
    • Grapevine
    • Houston
    • McAllen
    • Mercedes
    • Round Rock
    • San Marcos
    • Texas City
  • Utah
    • Salt Lake City
  • Virginia
    • McLean
    • Woodbridge
  • Washington
    • Bellevue
    • Tukwila
    • Tulalip

Canada

  • Alberta
    • Calgary
    • Edmonton
  • British Columbia
    • Burnaby
    • Surrey
    • Vancouver
  • Manitoba
    • Winnipeg
  • Ontario
    • Hamilton
    • London
    • New Market
    • Ottawa
    • Scarborough
    • Toronto
    • Vaughan
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Credit: Mall of America

Below is the official description of the Disney Store:

The widest selection of authentic Disney Merchandise

Disney store is a premier destination to meet the gifting needs of girls, boys, men, & women. Find Disney Princess dresses inspired by Ariel, Moana & more. Like Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers? We have cosplay & costumes, too, from Rey & the Child, affectionately known as Baby Yoda to Spider-Man, Captain America & Black Panther. Our magical experience includes everything for adults & kids. Find Disney clothing, toys, games, & stuffed animals from Elsa & Anna to Lilo & Stitch to Buzz Lightyear & Woody. Find National Geographic merch when you are feeling adventurous or turn your home into a Disney castle with home décor inspired by Cinderella. Shopping can feel like a magical Disney vacation, so wear your Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse ears.

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Credit: Disney Parks Blog (Screenshot ITM)

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This article has been updated since it was originally published.

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