From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
This was announced at the D23 Expo in August, and now it’s here!
There’s a whole new world at select Targets today.
Target has just become the happiest store on Earth.
The 25 dedicated Disney stores are set to open their doors on Friday — most of them at 7AM — with a swathe of new “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” merch.
The collaboration was announced on August 25, when fans rushed online to see if their local Target was one of the lucky ones to gain one of the new Disney Stores!
Texas Targets took the lion’s share with five, at Allen North, Austin North West, Euless, Pasadena, and Spring in Houston North Central.
California (Murrieta and San Jose College Park), Florida (Clearwater and Jacksonville Mandarin), Colorado (Denver Stapleton and Loveland), Illinois (Chicago Brickyard and New Lenox) and Pennsylvania (Stroudsburg and Philadelphia West) each got two.
Montana (Bozeman), Michigan (Brighton), Oklahoma (Edmond), Oregon (Keizer), Washington (Lake Stevens), Virginia (Leesburg), Minnesota (Maple Grove North), Alabama (Mobile), Utah (South Jordan) and Indiana Waterford Park, Clarksville) meanwhile got one apiece.
If your home city or state is not on the list, fret not; Disney plans to open a further 40 stores at Targets in October of next year, too.
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida meanwhile is set to get its very own Target in 2021.
“Disney is among our largest and most admired [brand] relationships. We have spent a lot of time thinking about how to grow,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said.
While Target has long sold Disney merchandise, the new in store-stores will stock items only previously available at dedicated Disney retail locations.
Each store will stock about 450 items ranging from $2 to $200, with most on sale for under $20, and will boast photo areas, interactive displays, and an area where families can watch Disney clips.
Stay tuned for more details as we get them!
Thanks to toofab.com for the info!
Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.