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The First-Ever Disney Store Is Closing After 34 Years

We previously shared the news that Disney has stated they will be closing 20% of their Disney Store locations before the end of the year to shift focus to online shopping. While we understand the cost savings and the online trend, there’s still something special about walking into a Disney Store and having a slice of Disney near home. Sadly, the first-ever Disney Store has announced they will be closing after offering Disney merchandise for 34 years.

When visiting shopDisney, you’ll see Glendale, California listed as scheduled to close under the store locator. The message states “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”


According to DisneyFandom, the first Disney Store opened in the Glendale Galleria, Glendale, California on March 28, 1987. It’s hard to think after 34 years, this location is one of the Disney Stores closing. The Glendale Disney Store description includes, “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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We’ll keep you posted as Disney continues the closure of 20% of their store. Here’s a list of Disney Store closures we know of thus far, now with the addition of Glendale.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.