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Most Disney Stores Have Permanently Closed – Only These Stores Remain

Visiting the Disney Store was a huge part of my childhood, and Disney fans of all ages are surely in agreement with me that seeing the majority of Disney Stores across the country close this year was a depressing sight. A number of stores that did hold on for some time just closed earlier this week and with so many locations permanently shuttered you may be wondering where your closest store is now.

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Many states unfortunately were left without a single Disney Store at least as of early this week. (Looking at a map of what’s available in my region for instance, I think the Times Square store is the closest Disney Store to much of New England now. That is not exactly the kind of shopping trip a New Englander could make in the spur of the moment.)

New York Disney Store

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With hundreds of Disney Stores shuttered, the Walt Disney Company has directed Guests to shift their focus to shopDisney, which admittedly does offer a substantially larger amount of products than the stores ever could, albeit without the magical in-store experience. In addition to online shopping, Target and Disney are collaborating on opening 100 Disney Stores within Target Stores by the end of this year.

New York Disney Store

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In addition to the list below, you can typically count on finding some Disney apparel, accessories, and toys from in-store retailers like Walmart, the Paper Store, and Hot Topic, along with Barnes and Noble and crafting stores like Michaels depending on what you are looking for.

Still, if you are hoping for the nostalgic Disney Store experience, here’s where you’ll need to look:

California

  • Camarillo
  • Commerce
    Livermore
  • Ontario
  • San Diego

Florida

  • Destin

Missouri

  • Branson

Nevada

  • Las Vegas

New Jersey

  • Elizabeth

New York

  • New York City

Ohio

  • Monroe

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City

Oregon

  • Woodburn

Pennsylvania

  • Hershey
    Lancaster

South Carolina

  • Myrtle Beach

Tennessee

  • Sevierville

Texas

  • Canutillo
  • Cypress
  • Grapevine
  • San Marcos

Washington

  • Bellevue
  • Tulalip

Will you be making a trip out to visit a Disney Store, or waiting to see what the new stores inside Target are like?

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."