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11 posts from February 2012

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Happy Leap Day 2012!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 29, 2012 2:52 PM

Welcome back, February 29th!

Today is definitely a day for celebrating! From One More Disney Day to Rapunzel's Royal Wedding, Leap Day 2012 is shaping up to be full of excitement.

How will you be celebrating your extra day? Here at Disney Store we have our hands full with all our cuddly plush toys as our Playtime & Perfect Hugs Event is in full swing! There are tons of fantastic deals for our best soft-stuffed friends, from classic Mickey Mouse to the adventurous Nemo, and we can hardly keep track! We need your help!

Below in the images of our favorite plush toys there is one plush that doesn’t quite belong… can you spot them? Write the plush toys' names in the comments section!


Disney Store Plush Challenge #1

Dolly Plush Toy -- 8" H
Peas-in-a-Pod Plush Toy -- 19" L
Lotso Plush Toy -- 7" H
Peach Mini Bean Bag Plush -- 7" L
Buttercup Plush Toy -- 8" H
Mr. Pricklepants Plush Toy -- 6" H

Disney Store Plush Challenge #2

Small Winnie the Pooh Plush -- 10" H
Small Tigger Plush -- 10" H
Roo Plush Toy -- 11" H
Meeko Plush -- 10" H
Piglet Plush Toy -- 11" H
Small Eeyore Plush -- 10" H

Disney Store Plush Challenge #3

Plush Rapunzel Doll -- 19" H
Plush Jasmine Doll -- 21" H
Plush Aurora Doll -- 21" H
Plush Flynn Doll -- 21" H
Plush Belle Doll -- 21" H
Plush Ariel Doll -- 21 1/2" H
Plush Cinderella Doll -- 21 1/2" H
Plush Pocahontas Doll -- 19" H
Plush Tiana Doll -- 21" H
Plush Snow White Doll -- 21" H
Plush Mulan Doll -- 20" H

Head over to to check out all our adorable plush toys! My favorite is the unbearably cute Medium Dumbo Plush. Which one is your favorite?


Happy Leap Day 2012!


It’s a Royal Wedding Affair!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 28, 2012 4:17 PM

A Disney Princess royal wedding, that is!

Disney Store is proud to present a beautiful new collection celebrating our newest Princess Rapunzel’s Royal marriage to the charming Flynn Rider in Tangled Ever After.

This exquisite collection features the stunning sunburst of the Kingdom of Corona in the gold detail of Rapunzel’s wedding gown, veil and ring, bringing a brilliant glimmer to each piece. Little princesses can even wear their own golden Rapunzel hair piece to bring the perfect finishing touch to the ensemble!  

Rapunzel's Wedding Collection

Rapunzel Wedding Costume for Girls

Rapunzel Wedding Costume Accessory Set for Girls -- 3-Pc.

Tangled Ever After Rapunzel Wedding Shoes for Girls

Rapunzel Hair Piece with Golden Braid

Rapunzel’s Royal Wedding Collection also includes 12” Flynn and Rapunzel dolls, each dressed in their beautiful wedding attire. Rapunzel is a vision in gold and white with her long golden braid, and Flynn looks quite debonair in his well-fitted wedding suit. Maxiumus is also looking his best with a glorious mane and detailed saddle! 

Tangled Ever After

Tangled Ever After Rapunzel Doll -- 12" H

Tangled Ever After Flynn Rider Doll -- 12" H

Tangled Maximus Action Figure -- 11" H

To top off this one-of-a-kind collection is the luxurious Limited Edition Rapunzel Wedding Gown, limited to only 4,000 pieces. This magnificent gown catches every eye with its beaded and pearled lace trims with delicate gold piping. The intricate gold detailing frames the soft lilac ruffled tulle, satin bodice, and flowing embroidered and glittering tulle cape. The epitome of fairytale adventure and romance, Rapunzel's Limited Edition Wedding Gown is the dream of every princess-to-be!

LE Rapunzel Wedding GownRapunzel is truly a princess to be admired for her grace, elegance, and kindness! What do you think of the new Royal Wedding Collection? If you could wear a Disney Princess wedding gown, which one would you choose? Tell me in the comments section below!



*Pascal not included in the collection. Costume, toys, and accessories are not to scale. 

One More Disney Day!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 27, 2012 3:16 PM

Happy Monday, Buzz Readers! Today I must begin by asking a very important question…

What would YOU do with one more Disney day??

One More Disney Day
This Wednesday, February 29th is Leap Day, 2012, and for the first time ever, both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park will be open for one whole day starting February 29 at 6:00am until March 1 at 6:00am. That is 24 nonstop hours of Disney magic and memories! 

24 Hours of Disney Magic
For any trip to Disneyland, it’s always fun to dress up in your Disney best! Disney Store offers the perfect products to compliment your Park visit, from beautiful Princess gowns to character tees for the whole family!

Disney Store Princess Costume Collection
The Disney Princess Floral Costume Collection is the perfect way to make every little princess feel like the Belle of the ball!

You and your family can be Disney-ready with these fun outfits and accessories!

Disney Store for Boys and Girls

1. Buzz Lightyear Hoodie for Boys
2. Customized Time Teacher Watch
3. Lightning McQueen Sneakers for Boys
4. Classic Minnie Mouse Ears Headband
5. Minnie Mouse Sunglasses for Girls
6. Cap Sleeve Minnie Mouse Tee for Girls

Disney Store for Women and Men1. "The Art of the Disney Princess" Sleeping Beauty Tee for Women by Disney Couture
2. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
3. Canvas Snow White Tote
4. Nostalgia Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap for Adults
5. Costume Pirates of the Caribbean Hoodie for Adults
6. Vinylmation Backpack

Take a look at our wonderful Guests in their Disney Store best below and then head over to your nearest Disney Store or to get all ready for your Disney trip!

Ready for their Disney adventures!
Are you planning on attending One More Disney Day? If you could dress up as any character for your trip to a Disney Park, which one would it be? Tell me in the comments section below!


Our Guests are the Best! Take 25% Off and Watch our 25th Video

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 17, 2012 10:00 AM

It is with much excitement that I now present to you our 25th Anniversary Commemorative Video, celebrating 25 years of Magic and Memories with our Disney Store Guests! Enjoy!


Continuing on in the spirit of celebrating 25 years of wonderful Disney Store Guests, we’d like to extend an offer of 25% off your entire Disney Store purchase! Click here to print out the coupon. 

25th Anniversary Coupon
Find a Disney Store near you using our Store Locator or visit and enter Promotion Code: HAPPY25 to take advantage of this amazing deal!

From all of us at Disney Store, thank you for a wonderful 25 years. Our Guests truly are the best!


Flashback Friday! A Cinderella Story

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

On the 15th of February we commemorate the anniversary of the debut of Walt Disney’s 12th animated feature film in 1950, Cinderella. This enchanting tale tells us the story of the sweet Cinderella, who although mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, receives the magic of her Fairy Godmother that allows her to meet and fall in love with Prince Charming.

Cinderella Movie Poster

According to Disney history, Walt Disney admitted to Ilene Woods, the voice actress for Cinderella, that this young princess was his favorite of the Disney heroines. Walt claimed that there was something about Cinderella’s story that he could associate with. Not surprising, since Walt himself experienced a sort of rags-to-riches experience with his own story, as he risked everything to make his dreams come true!

It is fitting then, that Walt’s favorite scene from all his animated feature films is the one in which the Fairy Godmother transforms Cinderella’s torn pink gown into the gorgeous, iconic blue gown that she wears to the ball. Understandably so, as the magic swirls that frame the beautiful Cinderella are nothing short of breathtaking!

Cinderella's Gown Transformation

In the film, Cinderella’s step sisters, Anastasia and Drizella, wear magenta and green clothing, respectively, all throughout the film. This includes their night dresses and ball gowns. The only exception is the very first scene in which young Drizella is wearing a yellow dress as she stands next to her mother and sister. Story has it that these colors reflect their equally terrible attitudes towards Cinderella’s grace, beauty, and elegance—Anastasia being “red with rage” and Drizella being “green with envy.”

Not So Sweet Nightengale
Red and Green Ballgowns
Red and Green Nightgowns
Disney Cast Members were sure to keep this in mind during the construction of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. In the gorgeous mosaics that line the interior walls of the castle and illustrate the story of Cinderella, the evil stepsisters are depicted in subtle shades of green and red. Look closely in the images below for this exquisite attention to detail!

Glass Slipper Mosaic
Cinderella Castle Mosaic Closeup

It is no secret that throughout the course of The Walt Disney Company’s history, Cast Members have kept the Magic of Disney alive by placing “Hidden Mickeys” in all things Disney. From the parks’ architecture to animated films, artfully inserted Mickey silhouettes add even more fun and excitement to the Disney experience. Cinderella was no exception to this rule! There are several Hidden Mickeys in the film… do any of you know where they are?

Tell me where the Hidden Mickeys in Cinderella are placed in the comments section below! Time to test your Disney eye!

Wishing you all a safe weekend of magical dreams,




Visit to shop our wonderful assortment of Cinderella items!

Happy Valentine's Day from The Buzz!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 14, 2012 9:38 AM

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day with all those special people in your life! Thank you for continuing to be a part of our Disney Store family.


Minnie & Mickey Love

Congratulations to our “I Heart Minnie” Winner! And ANOTHER chance to win!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 13, 2012 1:55 PM

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
We have a Buzz winner,
So congratulations to…

Kimberly Searcy, of Winter Park, FL! She is the lucky winner of our fabulous “I Heart Minnie” prize package! Kimberly will take home:

Minnie Mailer Set

Here are the answers to the Minnie Mouse questions:

  • In which animated short film by Walt Disney did Minnie Mouse first appear? Plane Crazy
  • What kind of flower was in the red bowler hat that Minnie Mouse wore in her original design? Daisy

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Minnie-themed sweepstakes! We loved the enthusiasm in everyone’s responses!


Didn’t get the opportunity to enter our giveaway this past weekend? Don’t fret!

Head over to our official Twitter, @DisneyStore, for your chance to win another “I Heart Minnie” Valentine’s Day gift set! You can find the rules here.

Are your plans for Valentine’s Day finalized? Did you make any sweet treats for friends, family, or coworkers? Tell me how you’re going to spend Cupid’s holiday in the comment section!

Happy tweeting,


Enter to Win an “I HEART MINNIE” Gift Set!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 10, 2012 11:40 AM

Hi there, Buzz Readers! Love is in the air and hearts are in our eyes as we near the sweet celebration of Valentine’s Day! From boxes of chocolates to creative cards, it’s the perfect time to show those special people just how much you care.

And that’s exactly what we here at Disney Store want to do for all our blog readers!

Starting today, you can enter to win our “I Heart Minnie” Gift Set, which includes the following fabulous items:

  1. Rhinestone Minnie Mouse iPhone 4 Case
  2. Minnie and Mickey Mouse Clutch Wallet
  3. Reusable Minnie Mouse Tote
  4. Rhinestud Burnout V-Neck Mickey Mouse Tee for Women
  5. Minnie Mouse Plush Toy -- 17" H
  6. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie DVD

I Heart Minnie Gift Set

To enter, correctly answer the Minnie Mouse trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends February 12, 2012, 11:59 PDT and on February 13, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.


  • In which animated short film by Walt Disney did Minnie Mouse first appear?
  • What kind of flower was in the red bowler hat that Minnie Mouse wore in her original design?

When entering in the 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 next.


How are you planning on spending this Valentine’s Day? Be sure to head over to to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for all the sweethearts in your life!

Good luck to all who enter!


I Heart Minnie Gift Set Display

The "I Heart Minnie" Gift Set, perfect for this Valentine's Day!

The Muppets Presale is happening in Disney Stores now!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 07, 2012 1:21 PM

Gary and Walter seem to be very excited about something! But what could it be?

Gary and Walter

Starting today you can pre-order your very own copy of The Muppets Blu-ray 2-disc combo pack in all Disney Stores as well as online at!

What’s that, Rowlf? What comes when you pre-order the combo pack today?


Not only will you receive 1 DVD Disc and 1 Blu-Ray Disc (SRP $24.99) in your Blu-ray combo pack, but you can also receive 4 exclusive full-color Muppets lithographs as well as $10 off your next Disney Store purchase up to $39.99 or $20 off a purchase of $40 or more (hurry, while supplies last!). Take a look at the lithographs below! Miss Piggy thinks it’s her best side.

Muppets Lithograph Set
Muppets Blu-Ray Combo

Have you made your pre-order for The Muppets yet? What are your favorite scenes from the movie? Tell me in the comments section!



Have you submitted your photos and videos yet?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 06, 2012 4:55 PM

There’s still time to be a part of Disney Store’s 25th Anniversary celebration!  Help celebrate 25 years of Magic and memories by sending in your home videos or photos for an opportunity to appear in our 25th Anniversary commemorative video.  

25th Thank You
To gather as many entries for consideration as possible, we’ve extended the deadline to Wednesday, February 8.

Break out those old videos and photos – from your first Mickey Plush to your daughter in her new Princess dress – we want to see it, and so will millions of Guests in Stores, online, and even in Times Square! Take a look at the examples below for ideas!

Visit to receive detailed information. Instructions for uploading content are provided on the site.

Thank you for celebrating with us!