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Congratulations to our Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Set Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 30, 2011 10:42 AM

The lucky winner of the Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Set  is…Jennifer Chambers from Jefferson City, Missouri!

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Here are the answers to the sweepstakes questions:

Questions:

  1.        Who was the first ever Disney Princess?  Snow White
  2.        Which Princess “tames the heart of the beast”?   Belle

 

Thank you to all who participated in the sweepstakes!

You have a chance to win more Disney Store giveaways! Enter to win a Cars 2 Siddeley Spy Shoot Out Jet here and check back on The Buzz for the next 3 weeks for amazing giveaways! Check out DisneyStore.com for our favorite holiday products and then YOU can "Share the Magic" with your friends and family.

SWEEPSTAKES: Week 2 of Countdown to the Holidays with the Top 5 Gifts

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 28, 2011 9:25 AM

Today starts Week 2 of our Countdown to the Holidays with the Top 5 Gifts! We are giving away toys from one of our favorite movies from this past summer, a Cars 2 Siddeley Spy Shoot Out Jet! Master spy Finn McMissle and his crime-fighting partner team up on this Cars 2 Siddeley Spy Shoot Out Jet! Finn stows away inside Siddeley until you press the button and launch him into the action for more espionage excitement.

202055Enter to win a Cars 2 Siddeley Spy Shoot Out Jet! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends November 28, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on December 5, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.

Questions:

1.       What three countries does Lightning McQueen race through in Cars 2?

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 Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

What did you get this past Magical Friday? If you missed our Magical Friday deals, don’t worry! There will be plenty of deals throughout the holidays in-store and on DisneyStore.com.

For sweepstakes rules, click next.

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Magical Friday Twitter Concierge

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 25, 2011 12:11 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 24, 2011 11:01 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving! 


Disney Store is thankful for our wonderful Guests and Cast Members! What are YOU thankful for?

The Muppets is now playing in theaters!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 23, 2011 11:20 AM

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Who's going to see The Muppets this Thanksgiving weekend?

Disney Store sparkles at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival with over 130,000 sequins!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 22, 2011 9:00 AM

This past weekend, Chicago celebrated the annual Lights Festival at The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue.  The Lights Festival kicks off the holiday season for The Magnificent Mile, where more than one million lights on 200 trees are lit. Mickey and Minnie led the lighting procession as Grand Marshals and our Disney Store at Michigan Avenue shimmered with over 130,000 sequins in the front window! The Buzz wanted to learn more about the display and how our designers came up with this glittering idea. We spoke with Disney Store designer, Jeremy Kirsch to find out how all of this glittering glory came to life!

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 1.       Hi Jeremy! First, can you please tell us what you do here at Disney Store?

A: I am a Designer on the Brand and Image Design Team. I am a graphic designer, but I specifically design all of the in-store signage for Disney Stores. We work closely with the packaging teams to come up with new campaigns and ideas for creative signage. For example, all of the holiday signs around the stores were inspired by the packaging team and the holiday shopping bags they created this year!

2.       So, how did your team decide to start creating special holiday windows at our store on Michigan Avenue?

A:  Last year, our team decided that it would be fun to think of something unique for the Lights Festival in Chicago. After doing some research on the Festival of Lights, we decided to create something special for the Michigan Avenue store, since it sits in the heart of where the festival takes place.

3.       What does the creative process look like for a special window display like this?

A: We were throwing around a bunch of ideas, and one of our team members thought of creating an image through thousands of little pegs, like Lite-Brites. (Do you remember playing with those when you were little?) Eventually, I pitched this sequin technique that I’ve been working on recently, where I create a pattern/sketch on the computer that makes a large image and I then physically re-create that image using thousands of little sequins. With the help of 13 people and over three weeks, we put in each sequin onto a 6 x 6 square by hand by following the pattern I made!  We then sent the 6 x 6 squares (see image of the squares below) to the Michigan Avenue store to be assembled into the masterpiece! (Just like a puzzle!)

4.     What was the inspiration for the window display this year?

A: The image came from our holiday campaign creative design, featuring none other than Mickey Mouse. Ultimately, we wanted to make sure we connected the same signage you see in every Disney Store, but this window has just a little more glitter!

5.       What are YOU asking for this holiday season?

A: I am wishing for more fun projects, like this! :) And one day to go to the Lights Festival.

6.       Lastly, whos your favorite Disney character?

A: Dory from Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo is my favorite movie of all time and Dory is hilarious!

 

Thanks for Sharing the Magic with Chicago and spending time with The Buzz, Jeremy! If you are in the Chicago area, be sure to check out our sparkling window! We also have a chance to be awarded the title of "People's Choice". Please VOTE for our window here

  IMG_0521One of the 6 x 6 squares that were hand pinned with different sequins!

IMG_0519The mastermind behind the Michigan Avenue window display

 

SWEEPSTAKES: Countdown to the Holidays with the Top 5 Gifts of the Season

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 21, 2011 12:01 AM

Magical Friday is finally this week! In anticipation for the holidays, over the next five weeks, The Buzz is “Sharing the Magic” and is giving you the opportunity to enter to win one of the top five gifts every Monday! This week, answer the questions to win the Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Set (SRP: $149.50). The beautiful set makes for a wonderful gift for your little Princess.

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Enter to win the Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Wardrobe Set! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends November 27, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on November 28, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.

Questions:

  1.        Who was the first ever Disney Princess?
  2.        Which Princess “tames the heart of the beast”?

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.

For sweepstakes rules, click here.

Enter to win and check back on The Buzz for the next 4 weeks for amazing giveaways! Check out DisneyStore.com for our favorite holiday products and then YOU can "Share the Magic" with your friends and family!

Make Disney Magic with Augmented Reality Experience at Disney Store Times Square

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 18, 2011 4:20 PM

Pixie Dust is in the air at Disney Store Times Square this weekend! In collaboration with Disney Parks, Disney has created a state-of-the-art augmented reality experience where you can capture an image of yourself making Magical moments with one of your favorite Disney characters. Who says you have to be in Florida or California to share a special moment with Mickey Mouse or Cinderella?

How does augmented reality work? First, you stand in the center of Times Square and look at Disney Store’s 2000 square foot digital sign high above.  Soon you will see Mickey or another favorite Disney character walk onto the screen and appear as though they are standing right beside you. Mickey will then be able to interact with you on screen, although you’ll still be standing alone on the sidewalk. Now smile, and see a photo of yourself with the character on the screen!  Then the photo will be sent to you to share with family and friends.

The fun doesn’t end outside! If you enter into Disney Store Times Square, with a simple download of our Smartphone application you can create a personal, virtual Disney character photo opportunity in a select area of the store. See yourself posing with your favorite character as though they’re right next to you.  This augmented reality experience will continue inside Disney Store throughout 2012.  How cool is that?!

If you’re in the New York area, please bring your family on Saturday, November 19 to create a Disney memory in the center of Times Square.   Feel free to also follow along and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #disneymemories and don’t forget to tag @DisneyStore! (Share your augmented reality pics with Disney fans across the country!)

Check out a few photos and a video that brings the Magical experience to life:

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Cast Members pose with Goofy for a photo inside the Disney Store

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 Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

RECAP: MUPPET CRAFTATIONAL EVENT

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 17, 2011 8:00 AM

There’s less than ONE WEEK left until The Muppets Movie is in theatres on November 23! This past weekend Disney Stores nationwide celebrated the anticipation of the movie release for an “Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppet Craftational Event!” Guests used their imagination to make the most inspirational, celebrational Muppets ever.

Check out the photos from stores across the country celebrating the event:

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We had a blast! Who’s excited to see The Muppets Movie next week? Get your own Muppets to cuddle and snuggle with at DisneyStore.com.

ONE WEEK...

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 16, 2011 6:14 PM

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