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21 posts from September 2011

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BE OUR GUEST, EVERYWHERE: Disney Store’s First Mobile App!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 28, 2011 1:16 PM

Be our guest, everywhere! Yes – on the train, in the park, while you eat, even at a party (if you choose to do so!). Disney Store launches its first mobile application for iOS devices, available for free at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch or at So, what does that mean? Well, basically, shopping for Disney Store products has never been so convenient!

Check out the Disney Store Mobile App Key Features:

  • Browse new arrivals and exclusive Disney Store merchandise with product descriptions and user reviews
  • Search and find toys, clothes, décor, collectibles and more featuring Disney’s most beloved characters
  • Filter product list pages by character, category, size, color and more
  • Shop with the same account
  • Check-out quickly and easily
  • Find the nearest Disney Store through the store locator
  • Seamlessly share favorite products with friends and family via email, Facebook and Twitter


"Disney Store is excited to join the mobile shopping sphere," says Jim Fielding, President of Disney Stores Worldwide. "A recent report* shows that nearly 50 percent of consumers already engage in shopping-related activities on their mobile phones, and with the launch of the Disney Store App we are able to extend our shopping experience to today's tech-savvy moms and all our guests at any place and any time."

To learn more about Disney Store’s mobile application, please visit Mobile web users can also access for improved site navigation on  Do YOU have your phone out already? 

What are you going to be this Halloween?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 27, 2011 9:39 AM

Still don't know what to be this Halloween? Go onto to be your favorite Disney character this Halloween!

Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection Release Announcement

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 23, 2011 12:40 PM


Dear Disney Store Guests:

As you may be aware, our new limited edition Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection has generated a good deal of excitement.  While many of you love the new dolls, you have also expressed frustration in securing your favorite Princess, and brought to our attention ways we could make the process fair for all Guests.  We want you to know that we read your comments on Facebook, saw your Tweets, and our Cast Members have told us what they heard from our Guests who visited our Stores.

Quantities of these dolls are very limited, and we realize that not everyone will be able to get the doll of their choice even with a new process in place. Our aim is to increase the chances of as many of our Guests as possible to obtain the dolls that they are seeking. Therefore we have updated our release plans as follows: 

  • We will now release for purchase all 5 remaining Disney Princess Designer Dolls: Tiana, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Pocahontas on one date in Stores on 10/17/11. 
  • We will then have a release of all 5 Disney Princess Designer Dolls: Tiana, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Pocahontas, the following day on 10/18/11, at a time to be determined – the time will be released here, on the Buzz, continue to check back for updates.   
  • We will be limiting the purchase to one doll per Princess, per Purchasing Guest. This limit applies both in-store and at NOTE: Purchasing Guests are Guests present at Store age 17 and older.
  • We will implement a line queue and ticketing procedure (first come, first served) in Stores on the release date and the dolls will be sold at store opening.
  • Guests that are not successful in obtaining the Princess Doll of their choice at the Stores will be able to try on 10/18/11 at

We thank you for your continued support and loyalty. We hope you have a Magical day.

Note: This information is valid at Disney Store locations in the United States and Canada, excluding Outlet locations.  Due to recent openings, the following stores will NOT participate in the distribution of dolls on 10/17/11: La Plaza Mall, McAllen, TX; Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Roseville, CA; Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, CA.


Photo Recap: New York 9” Bridges Vinylmation Artist Signing

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 21, 2011 5:43 PM

The Buzz was also able to capture some moments from the Times Square Vinylmation Artist signing event from this past weekend with Oskar Mendez!



Oskar Mendez



Newest addition to the New York Vinylmation Collection



Oskar with some of his fans


Have you entered into our 3” Windy City Vinylmation Sweepstakes on The Buzz yet?

Photo Recap: San Francisco 9” Kaleidoscope Vinylmation Artist Signing

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

This past weekend, Disney Store launched three new city specific Vinylmation series. The three series include: 9" Bridges Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Times Square Disney Store in New York, 9" Kaleidoscope Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Stockton Street store in San Francisco, and 3" Windy City Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago.

At the San Francisco Stockton Street and New York City Times Square stores, we celebrated the launches with Vinylmation Artist signings.

The Buzz was able to capture some photos of the signing festivities at the Stockton Street Disney Store with Vinylmation Artist, Enrique Pita. 

  _DSC0034Enrique Pita, Vinylmation Artist


_DSC0053Enrique interacting with his fans


_DSC0013We love all of the colors in the San Francisco Kaleidoscope Vinylmation!


_DSC0062Can you name what Vinylmation series movie is playing in the background?


Don’t forget to enter into our 3” Windy City Vinylmation Sweepstakes on The Buzz!


Message from Jim

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 19, 2011 1:00 PM


Due to the overwhelming demand for the Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection, experienced a system malfunction and the limited edition Snow White doll was oversold. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and recognize that this did not meet the high quality guest service that our Guests have come to expect from Disney Store. To ensure a Magical guest experience in the future, we have delayed the release of the next Designer Doll, as we reevaluate our process to ensure that all guests have a fair opportunity to purchase these highly coveted dolls. Please check and and we will provide an update on the new release schedule by Friday, September 23. On behalf of the Disney Store team, we thank you for your continued support.

-Jim Fielding, President of Disney Stores Worldwide

Enter to Win a 3” Windy City Vinylmation!

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Hey Buzz Readers!

For those of you who are not able to make it to the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago and hope to get your hands on a new 3” Windy City Vinylmation, here’s your chance to WIN one! Today, we are giving away THREE 3” Windy City Vinylmation Figurines, one to each of THREE lucky winners!


Enter to win a 3” Windy City Vinylmation! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below in the comments section. Sweepstakes ends September 25, 11:59 PDT and on September 26, three winners will be randomly selected from the correct entries.

When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with the comment). This is our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.


1.)    Which Disney Store Vinylmation Artist designed the 3”Cruella De Vil from the Vinylmation Villains series?

2.)    Who was the Chaser in the Vinylmation Villains series?

The 3” Windy City Vinylmation series launched on September 17,  exclusively in the Michigan Avenue Disney Store. The series was designed by Vinylmation Artist, Oskar Mendez.

For sweepstakes rules, click here.

Check back on The Buzz for a recap of the Vinylmation Artist signings from this past weekend in San Francisco and New York! Go to to check out more Vinylmation series



Presenting the Fifth Disney Princess from the Designer Collection, Snow White

By Official Disney Store Blogger,


One song,

My heart keeps singing,

Of one love,

Only for you…


This week, The Buzz is thrilled to present to you, Snow White. This elegant Designer Collection Snow White doll was carefully crafted by Disney artists to re-imagine the magic and style of the classic Disney Princesses. Inspired by the iconic fashions of these beloved characters, this limited edition Snow White doll was brought to life with thoughtful attention to detail to uniquely capture the essence of the Disney Princess, creating a one of a kind doll collection that will be a treasured keepsake of collectors, Disney fans, and every princess at heart!

The Snow White Designer Doll features Snow White done up with dramatic make-up and rooted eyelashes. A red jeweled bow headband tops her beautiful dark hair. She wears a beautiful halter style dress with shirred bust and blue rhinestones on bodice, full skirt and flowy cap.

Her beautiful ensemble is accented with white gloves and an apple-shaped clutch.

The doll is sold as a special keepsake display case with intricate details on the base, including a golden plate with Snow White’s name. The Snow White Designer Doll includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

The dolls and accessories are available in stores and online at Want to more about the collection? Read more about the Disney Princess Designer Collection here .

There are only five more Disney Princesses left in the Designer Collection! Who do you think will be next week? 

Magic was in the air yesterday at Saint Louis Galleria

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 15, 2011 7:00 AM

Yesterday, over 300 guests waited in line to unlock their way into the newly-designed Disney Store at Saint Louis Galleria in St. Louis, Missouri. Cast Members and Guests shared a special morning unlocking the store and exploring the new, interactive experiences inside.

Take a look at a few snapshots from yesterday’s celebration:

StLouis6Cast Members welcome the Disney Store Guests



Unlocking Imagination



The first 250 guests in line received free Mickey Ears!


StLouis8Here comes the key to Unlock Imagination at the new St. Louis Disney Store!

StLouis12Young Guests enjoy the Disney Store Theater


Welcome, Saint Louis Galleria!

Did you know that by the end of 2011, we will have 60 new concept stores in 16 major cities in North America and eight countries worldwide!? Wow!

Look for a Disney Store near YOU at


New Tri-City Specific Vinylmation Series Launch THIS SATURDAY: San Francisco, New York & Chicago

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 14, 2011 1:25 PM

The Buzz is excited to announce this Saturday, September 17, Disney Store will launch three new city specific Vinylmation series. The three series include: 9" Bridges Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Times Square Disney Store in New York, 9" Kaleidoscope Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Stockton Street store in San Francisco, and 3" Windy City Vinylmation exclusively sold at the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago.

To celebrate the launch, Disney Store Stockton Street and Times Square will be opening the store early at 8am on September 17 for Vinylmation artist signings. Vinylmation artist, Enrique Pita, will be present for signings from 8am-11am at Stockton Street and Oskar Mendez will be signing from 8am-11am at Times Square.


9" Bridges Vinylmation by Oskar Mendez


9" Kaleidoscope Vinylmation by Enrique Pita


3" Windy City Vinylmation with Box by Oskar Mendez

In addition, for those visiting Stockton Street or Times Square, Disney-Pixars CARS two-figure set featuring Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater will be available for purchase. The set will be released nationally on September 19.

We kindly ask that fans do not line up prior to 7:00 am. Oskar and Enrique will sign only figures that they designed themselves. There will be a purchase limit of two (2) 9” Vinylmation figures per guest and signing limit of two (2) figures per guest, while supplies last (Note – talent appearance is subject to change without notice).

Who’s planning on coming to the Vinylmation Artist signings? You won’t want to miss out on this fun event! Which city specific series do you like best? We love them all :)

Go to to check out more Vinylmation series!

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