Online Music Kills Virgin Megastore at Downtown Disney

| March 2, 2009 | 10 Replies

Virgin Megastore CEO Simon Wright announced that they would be closing all Virgin Megastores around the country this summer, including the one at Downtown Disney West Side. The projected closing date is May 31, 2009.  Located near House of Blues and Disney Quest, this is one of the largest buildings at Downtown Disney West Side and its closing will leave a major void in that area. I am sure it won’t be long until Disney accepts a bid to fill that spot. With the new age of online music stores catering to iPods and mobile devices, the brick and mortar music establishments are having trouble keeping up with the “download era”. If you own an iPod, when was the last time you purchased a CD?

It is said that roughly 100 corporate employees will be laid off in addition to hundreds of retail workers. Downtown Disney is one of six stores across the country.

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I was born and raised in New Orleans and received my degree from Louisiana State University in Graphic Design. I did the WDW College program during the summer of 1997 as a Blizzard Beach Lifeguard. Moved to Orlando immediately after college and started with the DIS shortly after in 2001. I am currently the President of the DIS, including and, and a member of the DIS Unplugged podcast team. I am the proud father of two beautiful children (Ferris and Finley) and husband to an incredible wife and mother. I have a passion for Art, Design, Technology, Photography, Social Media, and Sushi. Other organizations I am involved with include the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and the LSU Alumni of Central Florida.