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The Friday Five

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 26, 2013 2:35 PM

We made it to Friday Buzz readers! But before heading off for the weekend, here's five things you need to know!



To celebrate parents and guardians who foster their child's creativity and teach valuable life lessons through storytelling, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has launched a nationwide search for the Winnie the Pooh "Storyteller of the Year." To enter, all parents and families need to do is create a simple, one-minute video that's sweet like "hunny," full of wonder, or funny, as they read a select Winnie the Pooh story to their child and show their favorite Pooh items. From April 22 through May 15, 2013, videos can be submitted online at or from any mobile device. 

Disney Consumer Products will select the winning video that best showcases creativity, integrates Pooh items, and captures the essence of Winnie the Pooh. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles, Calif. for a family of four and an assortment of Winnie the Pooh products including toys, books, and other gifts. As an added bonus, the winning video will be added to an upcoming version of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Wonder and Wander app and everyone who downloads the free app will see the "master storyteller" in action.

For more information about this exciting new contest, click here.







Disney Pixar's, Monsters University, doesn't hit the theatres until June 21 but in the meantime, you can get your  official scare gear by visiting the MU Student Store at which is now open! 



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In March, we invited five lifestyle bloggers to Disney for an immersion into the history and timeless style of Minnie Mouse as a kick-off to their new roles as "Minnie Messengers." Minnie Messengers are bloggers who will act as Minnie's eyes and ears, sharing live updates from fashion shows, music events and more, blogging about Minnie-inspired style.


Starting THIS Saturday, follow our Minnie Messengers on your favorite social channels to find all things Minnie, using the hashtag, #MinnieStyle. Click here to meet and learn more about the Minnie Messengers!




The Radio Disney Music Awards is this Saturday, April 27 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, Denise Richards, R&B artist Jason Derulo, Jessica Sanchez, NASCAR Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne, Zendaya and Bella Thorne are among the presenters, while Bieber and Ryan Seacrest will make special appearances. Gomez, Cher Lloyd, Mendler, Cody Simpson, Mindless Behavior, Austin Mahone and Coco Jones are also scheduled to perform. 

Other presenters include YouTube’s Austin Mahone, Debby Ryan, recording artist Ariana Grande, Tatyana Ali, Laura Marano, Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, China Anne McClain, Olivia Holt, Jeff Corwin, Fifth Harmony and IM5. Nominees include One Direction, Taylor Swift and The Wanted.

Who will win? Tune in Saturday, April 27th! Learn more about the Radio Disney Music Awards here


Iron Man 3 Gift Pack Winner Announcement

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 25, 2013 3:25 PM

Congratulations to Buzz reader Marvin R. for being the lucky winner of the Iron Man 3 gift pack give-away! 

A special thank you to all readers who participated. We have some great prizes to give in May so be sure to stay tuned and keep reading the Buzz for more chances to win!

You can find all our Iron Man products here and be sure to suit up and see Marvel's Iron Man 3 when it hits theatres next Friday, May 3! 

Buzz Give-Away: Iron Man 3 Gift Pack!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 24, 2013 2:10 PM

Get your repulsors ready Buzz readers! We're only a week and half away from the theatrical release of Marvel's latest installment, Iron Man 3. To get you suited up for the big day, one (1) lucky winner will win an Iron Man 3 gift pack which includes our Iron Man backpack, lunch tote, water bottle, beach towel, iPhone 4 case and toy mask. 


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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. For complete rules, click here. We will then announce the winners right here on The Buzz tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned! Good luck!

In the meantime, check out our other Iron Man products here and be sure to find showtimes and movie tickets here!

Iron Man 3 opens in theatres on May 3, 2013


Celebrate Earth Day With Us and Visit Your Local Disney Store TODAY!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 22, 2013 9:45 AM

Happy Earth Day Buzz Readers! Don't forget to go by your local Disney Store TODAY (Monday, April 22) and exchange five plastic grocery bags for one FREE reusable tote bag (up to 200 guests per store)! Guests can choose between a Brave themed tote and a Cars themed tote.

Together, we can carry forward the Disney legacy to strengthen the communities and planet that we call home.





Click here to find out more about Disney Store's green initiatives, including our "Track My T" program, and find your local Disney Store here!


The Friday Five

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 18, 2013 3:30 PM

TGIF Buzz readers! Before you check out for the weekend, see below for five exciting new events and announcements from Disney Store!

Recyle Plastic Grocery Bags in Exchange for a FREE Reusable Tote on Earth Day!


Don't forget to stop by your local Disney Store on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd and exchange five plastic grocery bags for one free reususble tote (up to 200 guests per store)! Guests can choose between a Brave themed tote or a Cars themed tote. Find out more about our Disney Store Earth Day celebrations here.


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How adorable are our Disney Animators' Collection dolls?!  


You can find our Cinderella Animators' Collection doll and more of our Princess items here! Find deals up to 35% off  costumes, dolls, and more going on right now! 


Disney's The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-Ray and Blu-Ra 3D Pre-Orders Now Live!

 With its unforgettable characters and thrilling adventures, The Little Mermaid has been spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound. Pre-order The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D online beginning today to receive a FREE lithograph set & more! Learn more here.



Mickey's Wild West Vinvylmation™ Release & Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California TOMORROW!

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Meet Gerald Mendez & Enrique Pita, Disney Vinylmation™ Designers 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Carousel Court, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California

10:00am - 1:00pm 

*Purchase limit: two (2) trays or eight (8) 3” Wild West Vinylmation singles per guest. Autograph limit: six (6) items signed per guest. Artist will only sign Vinylmation figures they have designed. Guest must be present to receive a signed figure. Artist appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice. While supplies last. ©Disney



 Release of Mickey's Wild West Vinvylmation™ Series to Debut Nation-wide on Monday, April 22nd



The Mickey’s Wild West Series features some of Disney’s most famous characters all dressed up in their western attire. The series also features the Vinylmation debut of Donald Duck’s lovable nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.


While the series is making its debut on Saturday, April 20 in Costa Mesa, California, those of you that cannot make it to the event will have the opportunity to purchase the series on Monday, April 22 at Disney Stores across the country or on  









Disney Store Celebrates Grand Opening Of Newly-Designed Store in New Orleans

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 17, 2013 10:10 AM

Last Saturday, we were very excited to celebrate the grand opening of the newly designed Disney Store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, LA. Lakeside Shopping Center is the first newly-designed Disney Store in Louisiana and one of many newly-designed locations to open across North America in 2013, offering interactive and magical experiences for Disney fans of all ages. Special guests Mickey and Minnie Mouse were also in attendance to celebrate the grand opening!





To see more photos from our New Orleans opening, check them out at our official Facebook page here!


By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Disney Store recently  received some guest feedback regarding the tagline of a Marvel Avengers adult women’s t-shirt that stated “I Need a Hero”.  While the t-shirt was designed  to be a witty, playful interpretation of the Super Hero theme, there were some that did not see the humor and felt it could send the wrong message. We decided to remove the t-shirt from and, however, we do offer other Marvel t-shirts including ones with the tagline “Girl Power!” which are currently sold out but will again be available this summer.




The Friday Five

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 12, 2013 3:55 PM

Happy Friday Buzz readers! Here's the latest going on at the Disney Store. Be sure to comment below and let us know what you think! 

1. We are so excited for the grand re-opening of the Disney Store at the Lakeside Shopping Center in New Orleans tomorrow, April 13! The redesigned store is part of a companywide makeover, announced in 2009, to turn the shopping experience into an entertainment experience. With a more high-tech edge, highlights of our newly designed stores include "storytelling neighborhoods" featuring a Disney princess with magic mirror, an in-store theater featuring the latest Disney entertainment, and a Cars-themed area.


2. Haven't had the chance to shop in our parks lately?? NO PROBLEM. We just got some new inventory from our friends over at Disney Parks! Check out the new arrivals here.

75090558800213. Did you know select Disney Store tees come with a label with a special code? The special code allows guests to follow their shirt's creation from the very beginning! Learn more about our organic cotton tees and Disney Store's Track My T program here!


4. As we continue to celebrate Earth Month, don't forget to stop by your local Disney Store on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 and recycle FIVE plastic grocery bags in exchange for a reusable Brave themed or Cars themed tote! Spread the word to your family and friends!

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5. Do you collect?? We have a great event coming up and we want to see you there! Save the date and stay tuned next week for more details!

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Last chance-- Spring Spectacular Swim Sale Ends TODAY!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 11, 2013 10:46 AM

Spring break may be over but are you ready for summer?! 

We here at the Buzz want to make sure our readers are taking advantage of the Spring Spectacular Swim Sale going on right now in the Disney Store Swim Shop! Dive into discounts on swimwear and accessories featuring your favorite Disney characters before the sale ends tonight.

Like us on Facebook and check out our swim catalog here to find splash-tastic savings. Happy shopping Buzz readers!



In Memoriam: Annette Funicello

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 09, 2013 4:35 PM

Hello Buzz readers, we want to take a post to pay tribute to beloved Mouseketeer and Disney Legend, Annette Funicello. Annette passed away yesterday, April 8 at the age of 70. Her star will continue to shine bright forever in our hearts.

Read more about Annette and her successful life at The Official Disney Fan Club page here.