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    Thanks dame. Glad that one was saved.
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    Thank the Lord! I remember when we used to be able to get watches, nicer pins, more adult clothes, the HUGE Disney plushes were almost always there, and the Disney stores were ALOT nicer!
    I personally was OK with the new store design, but when i saw that the store in Myrtle beach was the exact same as the store here, i wasn't very happy. Even though the stores were kinda similar before, they were never this generic! Sure, the big sorcerer mickey and princess section is cool, but i really think they need to bring back more of the old stores with characters all around, and alot "cooler" things like i remember how they used to have this scafolding (sp?) with disney chrarcters hanging from there. I also miss the Big round displays with the pins and little toys. now you have the buckets around mickey with a selection of... maybe 8 different toys? The old stores had alot more creative displays and it was more like a DISNEY store, not a regular store. like i said, i enjoyed the big mickey and the lights on the ceiling, and the winnie the pooh section with the screen was cute, but that shouldn't be the generic store. They closed a Disney Store (old one) within 5 miles of me, and the closed it when TCP bought DS. I was told by the cast there that that was one of the biggest stores around! There were always disney characters all moving around, and peaking out from everywhere lining the ceiling (not Meet and greet characters LOL) and you just felt almost like you were in DTD!

    Oh well i guess we need to hope for the best
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    i'm just getting myself really confused Lol! Are any Pittsburgh/near pgh stores closing?
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    It is very confusing, especially since the "closing" list is "Annex G: USA Remaining Stores Schedule" - it's not the stores 'remaining' open, it's the list of leases that are 'remaining' after they take over the ones they want.

    Let me see if I can post the closing list like Amanda did the staying open list.
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    Okay, again, reminder that this list was subject to change. This is the list of stores that Disney identified as not buying back and may be closing.


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    This is good news, indeed. My son and daughter-in-law and I were just talking about Disney possibly buying back the stores when we were at Disneyland on April 12. I am very happy and hope the remaining stores regain the Disney magic they had before the sale to CP. I also agree that they need to bring back Disney Catalog.

    The not-so-good news...the one and only Disney Store left in Austin is slated to close However, it looks like the Disney Outlet Stores in Round Rock and San Marcos will remain open as well as a couple of San Antonio stores.

    Thanks for the updates! I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread.
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    Unfortunetly the store that I work at is on the closing list, but everyone that works at my location is pretty hesitant about this list. We find it kind of hard to believe that certain stores are staying open over others, and we're hoping that the list change at some point.

    Also, I'm not sure if there are any other store cast members reading this thread, but is anyone aware of what kind of benefits the cast members will get once Disney takes over? This is what everyone talks about at work lol.

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    Freckles, we'll keep fingers crossed for you , hopefully this list has/will change.
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    Unfortunately the Disney Stores have just lost a lot of customers here. The store that is 10 minutes away (Mishawaka, Indiana) is being closed. I absolutely refuse to drive 2 hours to go to one of 3 stores that are open. There are at least 9 people I know after just telling them today that will no longer purchase anything from the Disney store. Not even online if they don't care enough to keep ours open. The only place I will buy something is if I go to WDW itself. If they don't care about me at a guest then I don't care to drive and shop there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    Freckles, we'll keep fingers crossed for you , hopefully this list has/will change.
    Thanks! I'm working quite a bit this week, so if I find anything out I'll keep you guys posted.

    Also, I know there has been a lot of discussion about the quality of merchandise in disney stores, I really think that the summer stuff is pretty cool. The adult shirts are the best they have been in a LONG time (very cute Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Tinkerbell, Snow White shirts), and we have some decent looking dresses too. I'm also assuming that most stores will be start to get newer merchandise after May 1 so it might be something to look forward to

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    Thanks for the list. I tried and it hated me.

    I'm between 3 stores. One survived on the list. One of the ones going good-bye was by far the nicest but nobody was ever in it, so it stands to reason. The one that did survive is in a mall with the Maiden DVC sales center so I understand why they would keep the retail store there.

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    the only one near me is closing and the one scheduled to open in June at the Prime Outlets Williamsburg is also on the chopping block!! now I will have to go all the way VA beach to buy my Disney Tickets not unless I buy them from WDW. The one in Tyson's square and Roanoke is staying open
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    Another site I'm on has this list as the one of stores closing...

    767 Northwest Arkansas Mall Fayetteville AR
    6480 Paradise Valley Mall Phoenix AZ
    6471 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Baldwin Hills CA
    6579 Capitola Mall Capitola CA
    6592 Post Street San Francisco CA
    6504 The Oaks Thousand Oaks CA
    7006 Danbury Fair Mall Danbury CT
    6366 The Pavilions At Buckland Manchester CT
    6574 Westfield Meriden Meriden CT
    6536 Westfield Trumbull Trumbull CT
    6549 Regency Square Mall Jacksonville FL
    6602 Coastland Center Naples FL
    6487 Tyrone Square St Petersburg FL
    6441 Gwinnett Place Duluth GA
    6531 Northpark Mall Davenport IA
    6508 Stratford Square Mall Bloomingdale IL
    6621 Circle Centre Mall Indianapolis IN
    6509 Towne East Square Wichita KS
    6469 Holyoke Mall At Ingleside Holyoke MA
    6561 Lakeforest Mall Gaithersburg MD
    6833 Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD
    6523 St. Charles Towne Center Waldorf MD
    6372 The Maine Mall South Portland ME
    6507 Genesee Valley Center Flint MI
    6338 Twelve Oaks Mall Novi MI
    6694 Somerset Collection Troy MI
    6320 Chesterfield Towne Center Chesterfield MO
    6634 Crestwood Court, St. Louis, MO
    7031 Zona Rosa Kansas City MO
    6782 St Louis Galleria St Louis MO
    6810 Mid Rivers St Peters MO
    6440 Four Seasons Town Center Greensboro NC
    6631 Valley Hills Mall Hickory NC
    6444 Quaker Bridge Mall Lawrenceville NJ
    6596 Crossgates Mall Albany NY
    6595 Boulevard Mall Amherst NY
    6360 Walden Galleria Buffalo NY
    6474 Galleria At Crystal Run Middletown NY
    6569 Sangertown Square New Hartford NY
    6537 Poughkeepsie Galleria Poughkeepsie NY
    6618 Greece Ridge Center Rochester NY
    6547 Jefferson Valley Mall Yorktown Heights NY
    6373 Tri-County Mall Cincinnati OH
    6514 The Mall At Fairfield Commons Dayton OH
    6747 Logan Valley Mall Altoona PA
    6603 Capital City Mall Camp Hill PA
    6886 Exton Square Mall Exton PA
    6559 Westmoreland Mall Greensburg PA
    6583 Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg PA
    6473 Park City Center Lancaster PA
    7041 The Mall At Robinson Pittsburgh PA
    6588 Ross Park Mall Pittsburgh PA
    6511 The Mall At Steamtown Scranton PA
    6481 Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre PA
    6426 Willow Grove Park Willow Grove PA
    6470 Town East Mall Mesquite TX
    6609 Chesapeake Square Chesapeake VA
    6604 Virginia Center Commons Glen Allen VA
    6347 Mayfair Mall Wauwatosa WI


    I hope Pat's is correct, because my store is not on that one. If this list is correct then there will be no stores left in CT.

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    Although I am not complaining, I'm rather surprised they are keeping all the stores in my tiny state open.
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