Disney stores in California are among the dozens nationally that are set to close in the coming weeks.
Seventeen Disney stores in the Golden State are listed on the company's store locator as one that will close soon as Target plans to open more than 100 Disney shops inside a variety of their stores nationwide, USA Today reported. Nationwide, 57 Disney stores are closing before Sept. 15, according to the report. Disney said earlier this year it was closing 40 other stores nationwide.
The announcement brings the number of stores Disney plans to close to 97.
Stephanie Young, the president of consumer products, games and publishing for Disney, told USA Today in March the company has "been focused on meeting consumers where they are already spending their time, such as the expansion of Disney store shop-in-shops around the world."
"We now plan to create a more flexible, interconnected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all our franchises," Young said.