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15 posts from November 2012

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Flashback Friday: Disney and the Muppets

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 30, 2012 12:32 PM

Our post earlier this week about the Muppets stopping by Disney Store Times Square put us in a very Muppet-ational mood, so today we're taking you on a Kermit the Frog-filled journey through the Muppets' and Disney.

MuppetVision 3D
The partership between Disney and the Muppets began with Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The attraction opened in 1991, and was the last Muppet project produced by Jim Henson (he passed away before it opened). Today guests can also experience MuppetVision at Disney California Adventure.

Muppet Christmas Carol
The first Muppet film distributed by Disney was The Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992. It was also the first feature-length production in which Jim Henson did not perform as Kermit the Frog.

Muppets Wizard of Oz

In 2005, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz aired on ABC. It starred singer Ashanti as Dorothy Gale, but do you remember which Muppets played her helpers in Oz? Kermit the Frog was the Scarecrow, Gonzo was the Tin "Thing," and Fozzie was the Cowardly Lion.

The Muppets

Most recently, the Muppets starred in a new self-titled film with Amy Adams and Jason Segel. The end of the film features celebrities who made cameos in the film singing "Mahna Mahna," a well known song that the Muppets sang on the Ed Sullivan show and in the first season of "The Muppet Show." The pink creatures that sing background are called "snowths."

Hopefully our Muppet trivia made your Friday a little more inspirational and celebrational. 

Happy Friday, Buzz readers!

D23 Members Meet the Muppets at Disney Store Times Square

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 28, 2012 9:00 AM

Members of D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, get a lot of cool opportunities, but we'd be hard-pressed to think of one more inspirational and celebrational than meeting the Muppets in-person at Disney Store Times Square.

Yesterday, almost 100 D23 members gathered to meet the legendary Kermit the Frog, and the always entertaining Pepe the King Prawn at an exclusive, private event. They got the chance to preview the Muppets' new video featuring Cee Lo Green, "All I Need Is Love," compete in a Muppet trivia contest to win Muppet-ational prizes, and ask Kermit and Pepe all the questions they could think of.

Waiting for the Muppets
Waiting for the Muppets...


Applause for the Muppets
Applause! Applause!



Asking Kermit and Pepe a question
Tim Young asks Kermit and Pepe a question.



Couple with Kermit and Pepe
Rebecca McBride and Marty Allen pose for a picture.


If you could ask the Muppets a question, what would it be?

More Discounts for Cyber Monday

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 26, 2012 11:25 AM

Today we have special Cyber Monday deals at, so you can take advantage of great discounts without ever leaving home!

Today only, with the discount code CYBER, you receive 25% off any order of $100 or more, 20% off any order of $75 or more, and 15% off any order of $50 or more. Plus, you'll receive free shipping on any order of $75 or more. still has discounts on the hottest toys so you can finish your holiday shopping early.

Emperor Zurg and Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figures Set
This Buzz Lightyear and Emperor Zurg talking action figure set is 20% off and now just $39.50.

Cinderella Doll and Carriage Set

Our Cinderella Doll and Carriage set is now $49.50, a $10 discount.

Talking Perry Plush

For Phineas and Ferb fans, our Talking Perry Plush is now only $10! has the best Cyber Monday deals around, and so take advantage of them before they go away.

Happy shopping!


Magical Friday is Here!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 23, 2012 12:30 AM

The day you've all been waiting for is here! It's Magical Friday, and we have our best discounts of the year in store and online at Many Disney Stores are already open (click here for a complete listing of Magical Friday store hours), and we invite you to stop by for door busters plus our incredible discounts! You can preview some of our great Magical Friday deals before you arrive by checking out our in-store ad.

If you can't make it to a store in-person, take a look at some of the great deals we have online at

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit plush
For a retro yet adorable gift, check out this Oswald the Lucky Rabbit plush in our $5 deals.

Rapunzel sleep set for girlsThis Rapunzel sleep set is such a steal at $15, it's sure to give you sweet dreams.

  Cinderella Doll Gift Set

We also have deals on bigger gifts, and our Cinderella Doll gift set is sure to bring extra magic to your little princess' holiday. 

Happy Magical Friday! We appreciate you choosing Disney Store for your holiday shopping, and we can't wait to hear about all the great gifts you buy for your loved ones.

Tell us, what's your favorite Magical Friday deal at Disney Store?

Extra Discounts to be Thankful For

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 22, 2012 9:26 AM

This Thanksgiving, we're giving you THANKS! Just enter the discount code THANKS at and you'll receive an extra 20% off of products that are already discounted, for a total discount of up to 50%! 

Here's a look at some of our favorite turkey-day deals. Keep in mind that you get an extra 20% off the prices listed here by entering discount code THANKS at check out.

Evil Queen Disney Villains Designer Collection Doll

For the fashionistas looking for an extra glamorous gift, all of our Disney Villains Designer Collection Dolls are now 25% off, and just $59.50! Maleficent has already sold out, so get the rest while you still can.

Toddler Brave Merida DollFor doll lovers who want something less sinister and more sassy, our Merida toddler doll from Disney Pixar's Brave, is now only $20. A cuddly Merida plush also makes a great stocking stuffer for $10.

Mickey and Minnie tree skirt
If you were waiting until Thanksgiving to start shopping for Christmas decor, you're in luck, because many of the home goods in our holiday collection are already on sale! We love this Mickey and Minnie tree skirt.

Magical Friday is tomorrow! We'll be back early tomorrow morning with our best deals of the week, but if you want a sneak peak, take a look at a preview of our in-store ad. Happy Thanksgiving, and have a merry Magical Friday's Eve!

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you enjoy spending today with your loved ones and reflecting on what you are thankful for.

 Here at the Buzz, we're thankful for...

Our close friends (sometimes a little too close)...

  Tigger and Pooh

Our families (or "ohana," if you prefer)....

  Lilo and Stitch

And the Disney Magic that brings all of you to us every day!

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Thanks for reading, and have a very happy Thanksgiving.


Big Deals Come in Even Bigger Packages During Magical Week

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 21, 2012 8:53 AM

We all fondly remember being a kid and receiving a really big gift during the holidays. Everyone loves stocking stuffers, but there's nothing quite as magical as seeing a giant box under the tree and frantically unwrapping it to see what's inside.

During Magical Week, we have some great deals for incredible prices as low as $5, but we're also offering big-ticket items for less! Here are a few of our favorite big gifts that are sure to draw oohs and ahs when they're opened.

Disney Princess Doll Collection
Our complete Disney Princess Doll Collection is now 20% off, and just $79.50. It includes all ten Disney Princesses and will certainly make your little princess' dreams come true.

Cars World of Racing Die Cast Set

Young racers will love the Cars World of Racing Die Cast Set, now $20 off and $99.50. It comes with 22 die cast racers from the World Grand Prix, Piston Cup Championship, and the streets of Radiator Springs.

Mickey Mouse Plush Minnie Mouse Plush

There's something uniquely special about giving a child an extra-large plush of their favorite character, our Mickey and Minnie plushes fit the bill perfectly. Each is almost 50% off, and now only $20.

With this post, we're now more than halfway to Magical Friday. Keep checking every day this week, because the deals are going to get better and better, and don't forget to take a look at our in-store ad. The best is yet to come, Buzz Readers.

Happy shopping!

Personalized Gifts for Less During Magical Week

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 20, 2012 10:20 AM

Yesterday we revealed the first deals we're offering during Magical Week, and today we have even more to share with you! Tuesday is all about personalizing your holiday gifts, and is now offerring discounts so everyone you love can have something truly unique for the holidays.

Today, kids' personalizable fleece pullovers are marked down from $19.50 to just $12.00 (plus $5.95 to personalize)!

Personalizable Disney Princess Fleece Pullover for GirlsEvery little princess will love this personalized fleece pullover, complete with her favorite princesses and her name! If she loves Rapunzel, Tinker Bell, or Minnie Mouse, we've still got you covered: those styles are available, too. 

Personalizable Spider-Man Fleece Pullover for Boys
To keep little web-slingers warm during the winter, we have personalized Spider-Man fleece pullovers. Check out similar styles featuring Mickey Mouse, Lightning McQueen, and Buzz Lightyear.

While you're shopping for the kids, don't let yourselves get left out in the cold. Personalized fleece pullovers also come in a variety of styles for men and women, and this week they're marked down from $24.50 to just $15 (plus $5.95  to personalize)!

Personalizable Eeyore Fleece Pullover for Women Personalizable Grumpy Fleece Pullover for Men
More deals are available at, and on our Magical Friday page. Stay tuned for tomorrow's hottest deals, and take a look at a preview of our in-store ad for Magical Friday! Until then, keep calm, and shop on.

The Most Magical Week of the Year Begins Today

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 19, 2012 10:45 AM

We know you're working hard on creating the perfect centerpieces, whipping up home made stuffing, and choosing the coziest of sweaters for Thanksgiving dinner, so this week we're adding fabulous new deals on, leading up to our best deals of the year on Magical Friday. 

Reward yourself with a little break from all your hard work for Thanksgiving and stop by every day this week to see what new deals we're offering, and preview our in-store ad for Magical Friday.

Here's a look at a few of the hot deals we debuted today!

Cinderella Doll Set
Our Animators' Collection Cinderella Doll Set is $10 off, and now only $39.50.

  Monster Truck Mater Deluxe Figure Set

One of our $15 deals is the Monster Truck Mater Deluxe Figure Set.

  Nostalgic Disneyland iPhone 4 caseIf you love Disney Parks, we have Disney Parks Authentic merchandise, like this adorable Disneyland iPhone 4 case,  for 25% off or more! Plus, for a limited time, we're offering free shipping on all Disney Parks Authentic merchandise with the code PARKFREE at check out.

What are you waiting for? Give yourself a break from Turkey Day and start getting excited for Magical Friday by taking advantage of all the early deals at

Happy shopping!

Flashback Friday: Steamboat Willie

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 16, 2012 3:18 PM

November 18, 1928, Steamboat Willie premiered at the Colony Theater in New York City, so naturally this Flashback Friday we're celebrating the anniversary of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse being introduced to the world!

Here's what Mickey and Minnie looked like in Steamboat Willie...

Steamboat Willie

... And here's how they look today!

                    Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse

Mickey and Minnie have stood the test of time, and they're always a classic choice for your home, wardrobe, or toy box. Just take a look at all the great Mickey and Minnie products on!

                    Best of Mickey Mouse Cookie Jar Minnie Mouse Hairclips Mickey Mouse Plush Minnie Mouse Tee for Women

To close out this Flashback Friday, here's some cool trivia to impress your friends with: what were the first words ever spoken by Mickey Mouse? "Hot dogs!"