The Disney Store in Leeds was no longer happy as it was now closed for the last time.

We had previously informed you about the closing plans for the White Rose Shopping Center branch. It was suggested by Mickey Mouse and his team as part of an online shopping focus.

The White Rose branch closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, and many loyal customers are disappointed.

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A former employee, Calum Martin, posted on Facebook: “I was fortunate enough to work for Disney in Aberdeen, Leeds and Orlando for four years and the memories I made will last a lifetime.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with the most incredible, memorable, and caring people you could ever meet. I owe it to each of you I have come to know over the years for making me who I am today.

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“It was an absolute blast, and while it is heartbreaking to see our store and most other stores close, I know I will look back on my time at Disney with only amazing memories.”

When we first brought you the news of the Disney Store in Leeds closing, we asked for a comment to clarify the decision.

“While consumer behavior has shifted towards online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president, Consumer Products Games and Publishing.

“Over the past few years we’ve focused on meeting consumers where they already spend their time, such as expanding Disney Store shop-in-shops around the world.

“We now plan to create a more flexible, connected e-commerce experience that gives consumers easy access to unique, high-quality products across all of our franchises.”

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