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13 posts from December 2012

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What is your New Year's Resolution?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 31, 2012 9:00 AM

What changes do you want do make for 2013?

 

Flashback Friday: Disney in the Rose Parade

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

Pasadena, California is home to two of our favorite things: Disney Store home base, and the annual Rose Parade! This Flashback Friday, we're putting the two together and telling you all about Disney's history with the Rose Parade.

The Rose Parade has been inspiring creativity with its all-flower floats since 1890, but Disney's involvement with this Southern California tradition blossomed on New Year's Day of 1938. Can you guess why this particular year was chosen?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
On December 21, 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in Los Angeles, so a Rose Parade float was the perfect way to introduce the characters and the film to the nation.

Walt Disney
In 1966, Walt Disney had the honor of acting as the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade. Sadly, it was his last New Year's, as he passed away on December 15, 1966. Since then, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney, and Mickey Mouse have both served as Grand Marshal.

Tower of Terror
Disney has held a few records during its history with the Rose Parade. In 2004, our float celebrating the new Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure became the tallest in Rose Parade history, at 110 feet. It captured the thrill of the attraction by including live performers trapped in an elevator dangling from the top. Our 2006 float celebrating Disneyland's 50th Anniversary also took the record for the longest float at the time it debuted.

This year, the theme of the Rose Parade is "Oh, the Places You'll Go," and Disney is going to Cars Land! Tune in to the 124th Rose Parade on January 1 on ABC to see Radiator Springs turn flower-power into racing horsepower like never before, or better yet, come visit us in Pasadena and watch the parade live.

Lightning McQueen, Sally, Guido, and all the rest of the gang from Cars will be zooming down the parade route sooner than you can say "ka-chow!"

Merry Christmas!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 25, 2012 9:00 AM

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas

And a happy New Year

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

Good tidings for Christmas and a happy New Year!

Walt Disney World Christmas
Merry Christmas, Buzz readers! We hope you and your families have the happiest of holidays.

What do you love most about the holidays?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 24, 2012 9:00 AM

Are you the one who always throws the fires the first powdery shot in any snowball fight? Do you fast all day to make more room for Christmas dinner? Do you plan out the perfect holiday light design for your house every year? Then tell us what your favorite holiday traditions are!

Disney Store Fans Share Holiday Finds on Instagram

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 19, 2012 10:06 AM

This holiday season we've shared some gift guides full of our favorite home decor, budget-friendly, and stocking stuffer treats, but what better gift guide is there than tips from your fellow Disney Store fans?

We've been keeping a close eye on Instagram, and some of our guests have been sharing photos of their Disney Store finds this holiday season. Today, we're passing a few of their favorites on to you!

Monsters, Inc. Plush Monsters, Inc. Mugs

Monsters, Inc. is a big hit with Typegirl and Theaceofjades, who love these adorable plush and mug sets.

Animators' Collection

Buddhaforwicked wants every single Animators' Collection doll.

Princess Dresses
Dad Amarocreative hit the jackpot with our girls' costume collection! These outfits bring a new meaning to dress shopping for your little princess.

Toy Story Blaster
Bigcsez07 got his nephew this awesome Toy Story blaster set, the perfect choice to do battle with Emperor Zurg's blaster.

Holiday Window
Anabananaorama really enjoyed our holiday decorations. What better reason to go shopping than to take in the Christmas cheer?

Next time you're at Disney Store, check in and take a picture of your favorite finds! We might just post your photo on The Buzz.

Off to Disney Store! Peter Pan In-Store Pre-sale Starts Today

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 17, 2012 9:00 AM

If you haven't already taken advantage of our online pre-sale for Peter Pan Diamond Edition, you're not too late! You can now head to your local Disney Store to reserve your copy, and be among the first to receive it when it's released on February 5, 2013.

If you pre-order online or in-store before February 5, you'll receive a coupon for $10 off any purchase, or $20 off any purchase of $40 or more. The coupon will be valid between February 5 and February 17, and valid via whichever method you pre-ordered the film (online coupons for online pre-sale, in-store coupons for in-store pre-sale).

You'll also receive a set of four collectible lithographs featuring some of the most beloved moments from Peter Pan.

                                Litho 1    Litho2

                                Litho4     Litho3

 Never Land awaits! Get your copy today, and get ready to fly with Peter, Wendy, and Tinker Bell on February 5. Off to Disney Store!

Disney Animators "Wreck-It" at Disney Store

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 14, 2012 2:00 PM

Everyone loves Disney animation, and that includes the people who make the magic happen! Last week at the Disney Store on the Disney Studio Lot in Burbank, Calif., Disney employees and their families had a special opportunity to meet some of the artists behind The Art of Wreck-It Ralph.

The Art of Wreck It RalphThe Art of Wreck-It Ralph, a new book by Jennifer Lee and Maggie Malone, explores the story development and artistic vision of Walt Disney Feature Animation's latest film. Art directors Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding and visual development artists Lorelay Bove and Cory Loftis were on hand to sign copies of the book, and meet Ralph's biggest fans.

Wreck-It Ralph
One of the first excited fans meets Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding.

 

 

Wreck-It Ralph
There's always time to make some extra magic while waiting in line!

Wreck-It Ralph
One young fan came dressed in fashion inspired by Vanellope Von Schweetz!

Wreck-It Ralph
She can't help but show off that Lorelay Bove and Cory Loftis just signed her book.

Wreck-It Ralph
We can't think of a better combo than a newly-signed book and a fresh sheet of Wreck-It Ralph stickers.

We always list upcoming in-store events at DisneyStore.com, so take a look to see what's happening in your area! We just might be bringing some extra magic to your local Disney Store sometime soon.

 

Holiday Prize Pack Winner and the Best Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

First things first: the winner of our holiday prize pack is Alisha! Congratulations Alisha, and we hope it makes your holidays a little merrier.

Today we're featuring our third and final holiday gift guide (take a look at our previous guides to holiday home decor, and gifts for under $20), and  we've saved the smallest and sweetest gifts for last. Stocking stuffers are a great way to bring a smile to the faces of friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers for the holidays, and Disney Store has the perfect little treats for everyone on your list.

                      Jingle Smells Mickey Jingle Smells Minnie Jingle Smells DonaldJingle Smells Goofy
Our popular Jingle Smells scented ornaments are back and better than ever! They feature Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy dressed in holiday garb, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the neighbor whose beautiful Christmas tree you admire every year. Jingle Smells are now $12.95 each.

Cinderella journal Frankenweenie journal

You can never have too many notebooks around the house, so a cute Cinderella or Frankenweenie notebook would make a great gift for a friend or family member to jot down grocery lists, to-do lists, and everything in between! Each notebook is less than $15.

Brave pen setIf you're looking for a classic and elegant gift for a coworker, our beautiful Brave pen set fits the bill. It includes two pens in an embossed faux-leather case that anyone would be proud to keep in their office. The Brave pen set is $16.50.

Mickey Mouse plush
All the kids in your life will love a little Mickey Mouse that they can carry with them anywhere. This mini bean bag plush is just $9.50.

Brave Finding Nemo

No matter who you're giving to this holiday season, a great film is a gift that stands the test of time, and one that can be shared with everyone that you love. Brave and Finding Nemo are now available on Blu-ray, and make great stocking stuffers for all your family and friends. Each Blu-ray combo pack is $24.99.

All of these great stocking stuffers are still available on DisneyStore.com, but what would they be without some adorable holiday stockings to put them in? Don't worry, we have you covered there too.

Tinker Bell stocking Mickey Mouse Believe Stocking  Mickey Mouse stocking Mickey Mouse Peace stocking


Happy shopping, and we hope you find all the magical holiday gifts you're looking for!

Holiday Prize Pack Winner and Another Chance to Win

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 13, 2012 10:21 AM

Congratulations to @PetersonCraig, the winner of yesterday's @DisneyStore holiday prize pack retweet to win sweepstakes!

In the spirit of the season, we're giving blog readers another chance to win today! Click here to see the complete set of prizes, which includes a ten-piece Disney Princess Doll CollectionCars World of Racing Die Cast SetEmperor Zurg and Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure SetVanellope PlushTalking Taffyta DollMickey and Minnie Holiday Plush, and a complete set of Jingle Smells ornaments!

To enter, post  your first name and email address in the comments section below (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.

The contest ends tomorrow at 8:59:59 am PDT, and we'll select and announce a winner shortly after that.

For contest rules, please click here.

Good luck, and happy holidays!

 

Retweet to Win on @DisneyStore

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 12, 2012 9:00 AM

We're spreading extra holiday cheer today on @DisneyStore, our official Twitter account. We're giving away a holiday prize pack full of goodies to one lucky follower! You could win a ten-piece Disney Princess Doll Collection, Cars World of Racing Die Cast Set, Emperor Zurg and Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure Set, Vanellope Plush, Talking Taffyta Doll, Mickey and Minnie Holiday Plush, and a complete set of Jingle Smells ornaments!

Disney Princess Doll Collection Cars World of Racing Die Cast Set

Vanellope PlushTalking TaffytaEmperor Zurg and Buzz Lightyear

Mickey Holiday Plush Minnie Holiday Plush Jingle Smells Goofy

Just follow @DisneyStore on Twitter, and retweet the below tweet before 8:59:59 am PST tomorrow morning. For complete rules, click here.

Holiday Prize Pack Tweet
Tomorrow we'll announce the winner, and another holiday surprise!