An announcement will reportedly be made tomorrow addressing the impending closure of nearly all of the remaining Disney Stores across North America. A few Disney Store Outlets will remain open for the time being, but most standard Disney Stores will close by the end of September.
Disney had originally announced the closure of 60 stores earlier this year as they shift focus to online retail with shopDisney.com. That announcement was soon followed by more closures throughout the year.
Disney has also partnered with Target to bring miniature Disney Stores to the popular retail chain in select cities.
The closure of most Disney Stores in North America will affect many Cast Members in divisions across the company, especially those front-line Cast Members employed at Disney Store locations.