With the absence of Toys R Us, retailers from Amazon and beyond are filling the void with everything from creating their own brands of toys, to super discounts and beyond. Two powerhouse entities are combining forces to throw their hats together into the retail market, just in time for the fall holiday shopping season.
Disney and Target recently announced that they are teaming up to open 25 Disney stores inside of Target stores. The first location will open October 4th and and others will follow across the country.
“Our fans are always telling us that they want more Disney,” Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, commented during a call with reporters. “We believe that by extending our Disney footprint to Target stores we’re going to be able to give our guests that opportunity.”
In addition to the new stores launching in October, Disney/Target plan to open 40 more locations by October 2020. The Disney shops will be conveniently located near Target’s children’s/toys section and will house more than 450 items.
“We know there’s a very strong overlap between both Disney fans and Target shoppers so we’re looking forward to reaching Disney fans when and where they want to shop,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. “It’s an opportunity for us to bring our brands together and delight our guests for years to come.”
And of course, Disney isn’t stopping there. In addition to the new Disney stores located in Target, Disney fans are counting down to when the new streaming service, Disney+, is released. According to the buzz, there are several new projects that will solidify the media company’s top spot in the industry. So, just where will these first 25 new Disney/Target stores be located? Well, check out the list below. Don’t worry, if there isn’t one near you. Be patient, it will come.
- Allen North #2516 (Allen, Texas)
- Austin NW #1797 (Austin, Texas)
- Bozeman #1237 (Bozeman, Montana)
- Brighton #922 (Brighton, Michigan)
- Chicago Brickyard #1924 (Chicago, Illinois)
- Clearwater #1820 (Clearwater, Florida)
- Denver Stapleton #2052 (Denver, Colorado)
- Edmond #1398 (Edmond, Oklahoma)
- Euless #1368 (Euless, Texas)
- Houston North Central #1458 (Spring, Texas)
- Jacksonville Mandarin #1300 (Jacksonville, Florida)
- Keizer #2110 (Keizer, Oregon)
- Lake Stevens #1331 (Lake Stevens, Washington)
- Leesburg #1874 (Leesburg, Virginia)
- Loveland #1178 (Loveland, Colorado)
- Maple Grove North #2193 (Maple Grove, Minnesota)
- Mobile West #1376 (Mobile, Alabama)
- Murrieta #1283 (Murrieta, California)
- New Lenox #2028 (New Lenox, Illinois)
- Pasadena #1396 (Pasadena, Texas)
- Philadelphia West #2124 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- San Jose College Park #2088 (San Jose, California)
- South Jordan #2123 (South Jordan, Utah)
- Stroudsburg #1260 (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
- Waterford Park #2068 (Clarksville, Indiana)