First-Ever Disney Store is closing its doors next month. Glendale Galleria Disney Store has the distinction of being the first-ever Disney Store. Opening up in 1987, and located blocks from Walt Disney Studios headquarters in Burbank.
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. You can see the image posted below.
Disney announced back in March they were closing up to 60 brick and mortar stores, with this explanation. 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. Along with the Company’s full range of brands, including adult apparel collections and artist collaborations. Including, trend-forward streetwear, premium home products, and collectibles.
“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.”
We are saddened by all these store closings. Where else can a person go to get their Disney fix if you don’t live so close to Cali or Florida? I understand it is simple to shop online. Undoubtedly, the stores were more than just a place to buy Disney merchandise. It was a whole mood. Furthermore, it was fun, brilliant and a great place to feel that Disney vibe. First-Ever Disney Store closing seems like the final nail for the Disney Store.
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