Over 3 Dozen Disney Stores Coming to a Close


Jazlyn Valentin

When the lockdown first began last March because of Covid-19, people utilized online shopping more than ever. As it is not one hundred percent safe for all businesses to open quite yet, customers have been showing their support through online purchases. Although we may not realize it, businesses all over the world were greatly affected by this. More surprisingly, it affected the business of Disney stores. Over three dozen Disney stores in the U.S are said to be closing “on or before” March 23rd. Disney says that the reason they are bringing so many stores to a close is so that they can focus on its e-commerce business. Disney tells us not to fret nonetheless, as the closings will not affect its parks. More locally, the beloved, nostalgic Disney store located in the Freehold Raceway Mall is one of the many stores that will be closing by March 23. Listed below are other stores across the country, as listed on the “store locator” section of the Disney website, that will be closing; just to give you an idea of how many stores are shutting down. Or, if you have family in these locations, you can give them a heads up! On the bright side, you may be able to get your hands on some wishlist items with their liquidation sales:


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


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


Broomfield: FlatIron Crossing, 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive


Miami: Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd.

Tampa: International Plaza, 32223 NW Shore Blvd.


Chicago: State Street, 108 North State Street

Rosemont: Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way


Indianapolis: Castleton Square, 6020 East 82nd St.

Merrillville: Southlake Mall, 2144 Southlake Mall


Overland Park: Oak Park Mall, 11447 West 95th St.


Baltimore: White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.

Hanover: Arundel Mills, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle


St. Louis: St. Louis Galleria, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria

New Jersey:

Freehold: Freehold Raceway Mall, 3710 Route 9
New York:

Riverhead: Tanger Outlets Riverhead, 1770 West Main Street

Staten Island: Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave.


North Olmsted: Great Northern Mall, 564 Great Northern Mall


Portland: Clackamas Town Center, 12000 Southeast 82nd Ave.


Pittsburgh: South Hills Village, 421 South Hills Village

Springfield: Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike

Knoxville: West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike


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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