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Video of Disney Store Closing For Final Time Goes Viral

We previously shared the sad 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. Consumer behavior with online shopping trend is one that seems to be the cause for the Disney Store closures as shopDisney is booming and new pop-up Disney merchandise are landing at Target locations around the globe. Even though we understand there is a bottom-line cost saving to the Disney Store closures, it’s hard to see physical stores go! There’s just something special about visiting a Disney Store… like having a slice of Disney close to home. Now, a video of one Disney Store location closing for its final time in a mall in Cardiff, Wales is going viral as the Cast Members say their goodbyes.

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Cardiff Disney Store (Photo Credit: WorldOrgs.com)

A Disney fan, @expeditiondisn1 took to Twitter to share the following video with: “Such a sad night at the Disney store Cardiff as it closed its shutters for the final time. #disney #shopdisney #disneystore #cardiff @shopDisney”.

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In another tweet, @expeditiondisn1 shares the touching photo below with the note “Livvy has really made a friend with this fabulous Cast Member @elizaashford. She always makes time for her even when she’s busy in-store, it’s such a shame that the store has now closed and we won’t be able to pop in and visit her, but she’s always welcome for Mickey waffles.”

@expeditiondisn1 continues with: “I’m so proud of the way these guys worked their magic on the last day at the Disney store in Cardiff. It really makes you appreciate how amazing these people are. After all the hugs and tears they still managed to smile and make other people smile. #disney #disneyland #disneyworld”

Our hearts break for all the Disney shop Cast Members and Disney fans that have to say goodbye! If you’re curious to see if your local Disney Store is closing, you can check the store locator tool on shopDisney.com. Many of the store closure listings have a notation on when they will close for good. It seems like the vast majority of the shops have a closing date of September 15th, 2021. Thank you to @expeditiondisn1 for sharing the special moment on social media for all of us Disney fans!

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.