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Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Handbags (and Wallet!)

By RRicks, Oct 28, 2010 1:43 PM

Kermit Bag Fashion trends may come and go, but one thing fashionistas of all ages can agree on is the cool factor of The Muppets.    I grew up watching The Muppet Show as a kid and all of the characters have a special place in my heart.   One of my favorite characters has always been Kermit and that’s why I’m especially excited about the new Muppets crossbody bags.  I’m always running from here to there and these totes are a  fun alternative to a handbag or perfect for holding magazines, crafty projects, snacks or anything else an on the go gal like myself might need.  Kermit Wallet The checkerboard background and keyboard strap capitalize on the 80’s retro trend that’s happening right now too.  Can I tell you I’m also loving the matching Kermit wallet?  It’s super slim so it will hold everything securely without taking up too much room.  Now if I could only keep my teenage niece from permanently borrowing them from me.  I guess the perfect solution would to get her the Animal crossbody bagMuppets Bag #1 She’s up on all the new, cool stuff and I know she’d just love the hot pink and yellow graphic of Animal’s face.  It’s perfect for after-school errands with mom and dad or hanging out with friends over the weekend.   We’ll both be putting our best, most fashionable foot forward with our cool new cross-body bags from!

Enter to Win a Trip to the Disney Store Times Square Grand Opening Celebration!

By Gina, Oct 22, 2010 5:51 PM

 Unlock the Magic Sweepstakes 
The Big Apple.  Manhattan.  Gotham.  The City That Never Sleeps.  These are just a few nicknames for New York City, all of which evoke images of energy, sophistication, culture, color and excitement.  And, on November 9th, Father Knickerbocker (another New York nickname that dates back to the city's dutch roots) will be able to add "magic" to his list of descriptors because, on that date, the crown jewel of the new Disney Stores will celebrate it's Grand Opening in Times Square.  The festivities will include celebrity appearances, live musical performances, a parade of Disney's most beloved characters and interactive experiences store-wide.

And right now, you can enter an online contest on to win a trip to the grand opening celebration and a starring role during the magical opening ceremony.  That's right.  The winning family of 4 will join the fun in-person, receive a $250 shopping spree, and have the distinction of their child taking the stage to turn the key to imagination and officially unlock the all-new Disney Store in Times Square. The lucky family will also meet award winning singer Jordin Sparks during a private VIP reception after she performs Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" theme song, which she rerecorded to celebrate the 2010 release of the Blu-Ray and DVD.  They'll then join VIPs, celebrities, tourists from around the world and New York guests in exploring the magical new store.  Pretty fabulous, right?

So hurry over to to enter the sweepstakes.  The lucky family of four will be notified on October 27th.  Best of luck, everyone!

Dress up in Dreams at a Disney Store Halloween Dress Rehearsal Party

By Gina, Oct 19, 2010 4:00 AM

Hallo-partyRemember when you were a kid and you already had your Halloween costume, but Halloween was still over a week away?  Maybe you would sneak your holiday guise out of whatever closet held it so you could hold it up to yourself in the mirror.  Perhaps you even tried it on for the umpteenth time, peacocking around the room and dreaming about how much fun trick or treating was going to be.  Remember how you just couldn't wait to show off your costume to all your friends?

Well, next weekend your kids can sneak in some early Halloween celebrating at the Disney Store Dress Up in Dreams Halloween Dress Rehearsal Party 2010.  This  fun event offers kids a chance to wear their Halloween costumes for some pre-holiday fun.  Guests can come to the festivities dressed in costume, and kids dressed up in a Disney costume of their favorite character will receive a special free gift while supplies last. At each session, children ages 3 and up can participate in games, win prizes, and take part in a fun costume parade.

Here's the skinny:

Dress up in Dreams at our Halloween Dress Rehearsal Party

Join us for games, prizes and a costume parade! Wear your favorite costume and receive a FREE gift!*

Friday, October 22nd
Session 1 - 4:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 23rd
Session 1 - 11:00 am
Session 2 - 12:30 pm

*Minimum age requirement for free gift is 3 years. Limit one per child in costume, while supplies last. Event limited to a maximum of 50 children per session. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call your local store to confirm participation.

What are you going to wear?


8 Fun Ideas for Getting Into the Spirit of (a Disney) Halloween

By Gina, Oct 15, 2010 5:36 PM

Minnie Mouse Candy Corn Ear Hat 
There are only a couple of weeks left until Halloween, and if you are anything like me, you're already getting giddy with excitment.  But why wait until October 31st to start enjoying the holiday?  Here are 8 ideas for ways you and your family can start getting into the spirit of things.

T Rex Costume 1        If you haven't done so already, start shopping for Halloween costumes with your kids  and let them choose their favorite one.  No kids?  Find a spooktacular costume for yourself. 

2        Pick out a fun Halloween trick or treat bucket to hold all the goodies collected on the big night.

3        Have a contest to see who can come up with the corniest Halloween jokes.  Here's one to get you started:  What do you call a fat Jack-O-Lantern?  A Plumpkin.

JackSkellingtonCupcakes 4        Bake a delicious batch of Jack Skellington cupcakes.  Frost some devils food cupcakes with white buttercream frosting and using a toothpick, lightly etch the outlines of two large Jack Skellington eyes in the frosting.  Carefully pipe black decorator's icing (available in tubes at many grocery stores) onto the etched lines and then fill in the inner circles.  Use another toothpick to spread and smooth the icing.  Pipe on two short lines for a nose.  Next, pipe a long line across the bottom of the cupcake for the mouth.  For the finishing spooky touch, randomly top the mouth with a bunch of short icing barbs.  Yum!

5        Decorate your home in frightfully fun Halloween decorations.

Mickey & Friends Halloween Sweatshirt 6        Incorporate some Halloween into your wardrobe during the weeks leading up to the big day.

 7        Invite some friends over for a miniature pumpkin hunt.  It's like an easter egg hunt, only with miniature pumpkins.  After all the pumpkins have been found, you can have fun decorating them using markers.

8        Plan an evening with family and friends to watch Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas  on dvd. 



What are some of the fun things you and your family to celebrate Halloween? 




The Latest on Disney Epic Mickey

By Gina, Oct 09, 2010 7:00 AM

If you're a regular reader of The Buzz, you know that I'm pretty excited about Disney Epic Mickey for Nintendo Wii which is on track for a November 30th release.  So, I wanted to share this nearly 4 minute long trailer just released by Disney Interactive Studios.  Comprised of pre-rendered sequences and interview clips (and a bit of actual game-play footage toward the end) this latest video serves as a behind-the-scenes look at the storytelling of this "epic" single-player adventure.  Check it out. 

Disney Epic Mickey for Nintendo Wii and Disney Epic Mickey Collector's Edition for Nintendo Wii  are available pre-order at


Free Shipping at with the Magic Word

By Gina, Oct 07, 2010 12:00 PM

Mickey ShoppingIn case you haven't heard, from now through Sunday, October 10th, you can have Free Shipping on your entire order at by simply typing the MAGIC word in the Special Offers and Discount field at checkout.  And by "MAGIC word," I mean the word MAGIC.  So, what are we waiting for?  Let's go shopping!


30 Disney Costumes in 30 Seconds

By Gina, Oct 06, 2010 6:03 PM

In addition to having the most popular costumes in store and online, Disney Store is offering more family fun with its new "Disney Store 30 Costumes in 30 Seconds" YouTube Halloween Sweepstakes, on DisneyLiving, showcasing 30 costumes from this year's spectacular collection.

Think you have a good eye? Try and name all 30 Disney Store costumes in the video and send your list to for your chance to win a Disney Store costume. See rules here before entering sweepstakes.  (Psst.. Here's a clue, some costumes may appear more than once!)  Oh, and the sweepstakes ends Friday, October 8th, so you'd better hurry and good luck!


Which Disney Costume is your favorite?