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Hello Labor Day Weekend!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 30, 2013 11:40 AM





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Planes Prize Pack Winner Announcement

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 29, 2013 5:20 PM

Congratulations to Buzz reader Jeannine for being the lucky winner of the Planes Prize Pack!

A special thank you to all readers who participated! Stay tuned to The Buzz to see what exciting giveaway we'll have next!

Don't forget to check out our Planes Shop at!

Buzz Give-Away: Planes Die Cast Planes

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 28, 2013 2:00 PM

Hello Buzz readers! To celebrate the theatrical release of Disney's animated film, Planes, we're hosting a give-away to win a Planes prize pack! One (1) lucky winner will win a one (1) Turbo Dusty Die Cast Plane, one (1) El Chupacabra Die Cast Plane, one (1) Skipper Die Cast Plane and one (1) Ripslinger Die Cast Plane! The perfect assortment for any high-flying adventure!



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 Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.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


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Disney's Planes is the #1 family movie in America for two weeks in a row! Find movie info and showtimes here


Friday Five

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 23, 2013 4:20 PM

Happy Friday Buzz readers! We have been quite busy over here at Headquarters but with the final summer days wrapping up, we can get back to updating you all on the latest and greatest magic from Disney Store! Check out what's going on below and we wish you all a very magical weekend!



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 Our very talented artists are proud to reimagine your favorite sea princess in our new Art of Ariel Collection!  Celebrating the return of Disney's classic The Little Mermaid with an artful wave of collectibles, apparel, toys, dolls, fashion accessories and home products featuring interpretive visions of Ariel and her undersea friends. Click HERE to see the entire fin-tastic collection!

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Also check out the latest behind-the-scenes video on the Art of Ariel Collection brought to you by  our friends at Disney Geek!





Last Saturday, August 17 we opened our doors to the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, NV. The store hosted members of the local Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas for a shopping experience and meet and greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. The children were so excited to be special guests at the celebration! Hundreds of guests lined up outside the store for the Opening Ceremony and at the character meet and greet with Disney’s most famous couple!



A very special thanks to everyone on the Fashion Show Mall team for doing such a fantastic job on the grand opening!









Check out more photos from our Las Vegas store opening at our official Disney Store Facebook page HERE!






4. “THIS HALLOWEEN, I AM… _________.”

Halloween may be a few months away but it is never too early to start thinking about costumes! See our new Halloween Lookbook for some inspiration:





We recently announced our Disney Designer Fairytale Collection and we are so excited to finally release the first couple of the collection: Snow White and Prince Charming! 



With lips red as the rose and skin as white as snow, the Princess has never looked fairer. Paired with her handsome Prince, this stunning set of Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls will be cherished happily ever after.


Click HERE to shop our Snow White and Prince Charming Doll Set! And click HERE to shop our complementing Snow White Fairytale Journal!

Day 3: Disney Store at 2013 D23 Expo

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 11, 2013 11:21 AM

Who better than Mickey and Minnie to unlock imagination at our Store on the final day of the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California!


On our last day at D23, Disney Store revealed its Frozen Collection with an assortment of products inspired by the latest theatrical release from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Disney’s Frozen is an upcoming epic comedy adventure featuring fearless optimist Anna, her mysterious sister Elsa, mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf. Disney’s Frozen hit theatres this November! Check out our Frozen items below soon to be hitting a Disney Store near you!

Disney Store also revealed its exclusive Artist Series Two collection. The collection of designs celebrates our favorite characters as seen through the eyes of Disney Store creators from around the globe on premium fashion tees and tops, plus accessories of all kinds, including totes, notecards, and phone cases.



For those who weren't able to attend Day 3 of the D23 Expo, we're giving away an Artist Series Two Note Card Set and a Frozen Journal today on Twitter! Be sure to follow @DisneyStore and re-tweet this tweet for your chance to win! Click here to see the rules. Good luck!

And with that, we conclude our coverage from the 2013 D23 Expo! It has been nothing short of magical this weekend and we hope you enjoyed reading our daily recaps! Be sure to follow Disney Store on Facebook and Twitter and continue tuning into The Buzz for the latest news from Disney Store! 

Day 2: Disney Store at 2013 D23 Expo

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 10, 2013 12:42 PM

It’s Day 2 here at the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA and what a fin-tastic day it has been! Our day began with Princess Ariel and Prince Eric stopping by early this morning to help us open up shop.


Our much anticipated Art of Ariel Collection debuted today as well. This fall, Disney Store celebrates the return of Disney's classic The Little Mermaid with an artful wave of collectibles, apparel, toys, dolls, fashion accessories and home products featuring interpretive visions of Ariel and her undersea friends.




Disney Store artists, Quincy Sutton, Enrique Pita, Gerald Mendez and Steve Thompson, signed autographs, smiled for cameras and answered fan questions in a special artist signing event.

For those who weren't able to attend Day 2 of the D23 Expo, we're giving away a signed Art of Ariel Lithograph Set today on Twitter! Be sure to follow @DisneyStore and re-tweet this tweet for your chance to win! Click here to see the rules. Good luck!

Want more? Find more live Disney Store coverage from the D23 Expo on Twitter and Instagram!

Day 1: Disney Store at 2013 D23 Expo

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 09, 2013 3:09 PM

With some help from Snow White and the Prince, Disney Store unlocked its magical doors to Day 1 of the 2013 D23 Expo in sunny Anaheim, California!

Fans were eager to get a first glimpse of our recently announced Disney Designer Fairytale Collection. Guests had the opportunity to meet with the artists behind the Designer Fairytale Collection, Gerald Mendez and Jess Fuchs, who gladly signed autographs and took photos with their biggest fans.


Disney Store also introduced its Mickey and Minnie “1928” Collection today! This collection revisits the golden age of Hollywood animation with a stellar assortment of collectibles, home essentials, stationery, apparel and more featuring Walt Disney's original animated favorites, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. To celebrate the collection, Disney Store artist Oskar Mendez also signed autographs for fans.


The fun didn't stop there, as we also introduced our Disney∙Pixar Collection. Over the years, Disney∙Pixar characters’ stories have inspired laughter, friendship and imagination among fans of all ages. For the first time ever, Disney Store will be celebrating these treasured and iconic characters together on a wide assortment of products. This will be the first time multiple Disney·Pixar characters will be featured on products, check them out below!



For those who weren't able to attend Day 1 of the D23 Expo, we're giving away a few special items on Twitter today:

  • One (1) Disney Fairytale Designer Collection Lithograph Set signed by Gerald Mendez
  • One (1) Mickey Mouse "1928" Vinylmation Figure (3") signed by Oskar Mendez
  • One (1) Steamboat Willie Redux Postcard Set 
Be sure to follow @DisneyStore and re-tweet this tweet for your chance to win! Click here to see the rules. Good luck!

Want more? Find more coverage from Day 1 at the D23 Expo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! See you all tomorrow!

D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA Begins Friday, August 9th

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 08, 2013 12:00 PM

Bummed about not being able to make the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this weekend? Hakuna matata, Buzz readers! We’re bringing the D23 Expo to you!

Beginning Friday, August 9th, we'll bring you daily recaps of the Expo’s events throughout the weekend, and we're giving you a chance to win some of the special items featured here at D23 Expo! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@DisneyStore) for your chance to win!

Buzz readers are our biggest fans, and we hope to bring you all a bit of D23 magic this weekend no matter where you are! Stay tuned!

Introducing the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 01, 2013 1:00 AM




Designed and beautifully crafted to capture the essence of “happily ever after” at its best, Disney Store’s Fairytale Designer Collection celebrates five iconic Disney Princesses and their leading men who, together, magically create a one-of-a-kind Collection that will be treasured keepsakes of collectors, Disney fans, and every princess and prince at heart!


Carefully crafted by artists inspired by Disney's true heritage of the fairytale, beginning with the 1937 classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection is anchored by five Limited Edition Doll Sets. Celebrating the magical moment when these cherished couples fall in love, the five Disney Princesses and their beaus have been re-imagined in exquisite detail, capturing the essence of the fairytale couple.

Introducing the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection dolls…


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The Disney Fairytale Designer Limited Edition Doll Sets include Snow White and the Prince; Rapunzel and Flynn Rider; Jasmine and Aladdin; Belle and the Beast; and Ariel and Eric, all brought to life with careful attention. Featuring stunning details, such as satin gowns with subtle ornate prints, embroidered bodices, golden buttons and rhinestone accents, each set is presented in a special keepsake display case with intricate details on the base, including a golden plate with the name of the specific Disney Princess and her partner. Each doll measures 11.5”.

Limited to an edition of 6,000 of each of the five couples globally, each Doll Set retails for $129.95 US/$139.95 CAN and £100/€120 UK/EURO, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Beginning August 20, a new couple will be available for purchase every two weeks. See below for specific release dates. The dolls will be available in select Disney Store locations in North America and Europe, and online at,, and Check your local Disney Store for availability.

Additionally, for North America only, an online-exclusive set including ALL five couples will be available for pre-order on Monday, August 12, for $649.75. This will be the ONLY opportunity to guarantee a purchase of all five couples. The entire set will be delivered on or shortly after October 15.


Designer Fairytale Doll Collection Release Dates

Snow White Designer Doll Set, available in Stores August 20 and online August 21

Tangled Designer Doll Set, available in Stores September 3 and online September 4

Aladdin Designer Doll Set, available in Stores September 17 and online September 18

Beauty and the Beast Designer Doll Set, available in Stores October 1 and online October 2

The Little Mermaid Designer Doll Set, available in Stores October 15 and online October 16

Be sure to bookmark this post – any future updates on the dolls will be posted here!

“The Disney Fairytale Designer Collection was brought to life by researching our Disney history to come up with the key moments in the fairytales that we’re featuring,” said Nomi Vela, director of design at Disney Store. “We start out with sketches that capture the moments, and then our designers create what these characters would look like if they came to life, capturing every detail like the velvet embroidery on a dress or the stitching on a vest. This is all done by designers and sculptures that love Disney and you can really see that come across in their work.”  

The Disney Fairytale Designer Collection also features exquisite accessories, apparel and home and décor items, available online August 12 and August 19 in select stores – everything you need to complete your “happily ever after” style.

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To see behind-the-scene details on how Disney Store brings products from sketch to shelf, including the Designer Fairytale Collection and a few other Collections that will debut at the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., check out this video from our friends at Disney Geek!