Disney Stores Finally Arrive At Target
In 25 cites, finding a Disney Store just got a whole lot easier. Target has opened special Disney sections and added more magical merch to their website.
Talk about an enhancement to your Target run; we gave an update on this project during D23.
Disney Comes To Target
New Disney stores in 25 Target locations opened Friday across the country in time for Frozen Fan Fest and Triple Force Friday, the global rollout of merchandise from “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
Items also went on sale at Target.com/Disneystore and on the Target mobile app.
The Disney store at Target locations have a “shop-in-shop” layout with an average of 750 square feet. They are located near Target’s kids clothing and toy departments and have more than 450 items, including more than 100 products previously only available at Disney retail locations.
Check out a full photo gallery from USAToday.com:
USA Today added:
“We’ve brought the magic of Disney to Target, bringing together great merchandise amidst an experience that’s truly immersive and unique,” said Mark Tritton, Target executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, in a news release.
Another 40 locations are likely to open by October 2020, and a new Target store is planned for 2021 at the western entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.
“Now that an enhanced Disney product assortment is available at Target – including new merchandise from ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ – I know fans are eager to discover and explore everything this collaboration has to offer,” Ken Potrock, Disney’s president of consumer products commercialization.
Better Than The Mall?
As we reported in August, the initial store locations are as follows:
- Allen North in Allen, Texas
- Austin in Austin, Texas
- Bozeman in Bozeman, Montana
- Brighton in Brighton, Michigan
- Chicago Brickyard in Chicago, Illinois
- Clearwater in Clearwater, Florida
- Denver Stapleton in Denver, Colorado
- Edmond in Edmond, Oklahoma
- Euless in Euless, Texas
- Houston North Central in Spring, Texas
- Jacksonville Mandarin in Jacksonville, Florida
- Keizer in Keizer, Oregon
- Lake Stevens in Lake Stevens, Washington
- Leesburg in Leesburg, Virginia
- Loveland in Loveland, Colorado
- Maple Grove North in Maple Grove, Minnesota
- Mobile West in Mobile, Alabama
- Murrieta in Murrieta, California
- New Lenox in New Lenox, Illinois
- Pasadena in Pasadena, Texas
- Philadelphia West in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- San Jose College Park in San Jose, California
- South Jordan in South Jordan, Utah
- Stroudsburg in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
- Waterford Park in Clarksville, Indiana
Now, in comparison to my heading to my favorite, hometown Disney Store (which has since closed), this would be nice (although I am nowhere near any of these places). But I am wondering if having such close and easy access might take the allure out of these spots if they proliferate. In fact, waltzing through the shops at the parks is a favorite passtime.
But what do you think? Let us know in the comments.