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Disney Store Grand Opening in Miami, Florida

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 21, 2013 4:35 PM

On Saturday May 18, we celebrated the grand opening of the newly designed Disney Store at Bayside Marketplace in Miami, FL. Bayside Marketplace is the first newly-designed Disney Store in Florida 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. The first 500 guests recieved free gifts and Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie were also in attendance to celebrate the grand opening!

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

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!

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

 

World Wish Day Vinylmation

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

World Wish Day is tomorrow and Disney Store is proud to be sponsoring two very special wishes at our Glendale Galleria grand opening, happening on the same day!

World Wish Day
To honor Make-A-Wish and the fantastic foundation they are, our newly-designed Glendale Galleria Disney Store will be hosting two wish kids and their families to provide a magical Disney experience in addition to all the exciting festivities we have planned for the grand opening. Guests will be able to watch the magical opening ceremony of “Unlocking Imagination” as well as meet and take photos with Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Belle and the Beast! The first 500 Guests to visit the store will also receive free Mickey Mouse ears!

World Wish Day
A special Jiminy Cricket Vinylmation™ figure will also be released on World Wish Day, and for each one sold (from April 29 — May 31, 2012), Disney Store will donate $1 (up to $15,000) to Make-A-Wish America. Take a look at Jiminy below, he is so adorable! Be sure to check out your local Disney Store and DisneyStore.com to purchase your own!

Jiminy Cricket for World Wish Day
We cannot wait for all the festivities tomorrow! Are any of you planning on attending the Glendale Galleria grand opening? How are you celebrating World Wish Day?

Liz

 

Flashback Friday: A Look Back at Glendale Galleria

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 27, 2012 11:30 AM

Happy Friday, Buzz Readers!

For the past few weeks I've taken you behind-the-scenes to watch the construction of the newly-designed Disney Store at Glendale Galleria. From the initial installation of the Pixie Path, to the final assembly of the Princess Castle, it has been quite the journey bringing the magic to life!

Today's Flashback Friday is a special one, as we will be revisiting the complete Disney Store construction process with before and after photos of all the newly-designed store features. I won’t be showing you the final images of the store— I don’t want to ruin the surprise of the big reveal! But don’t worry, I’ll be featuring all the magic of the Glendale Galleria grand opening on The Buzz next week.

Let's go back to the beginning and walk through the Disney Store transformation once again!

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MURALS

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THEATER & GAZEBO

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PRINCESS CASTLE & MAGICAL TREES

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FRONT ENTRANCE

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Thank you for pardoning our Pixie Dust during this time of construction! I am so excited for the Disney Store magic to be back in full swing on Sunday!

Liz


Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse: Princess Castle & Magical Trees

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 24, 2012 11:45 PM

Can you believe that we are in the final 5 day countdown to the grand opening of the newly-designed Disney Store in Glendale Galleria? Time flies when you’re having fun constructing a new Disney Store!

I am excited to share with you time lapse photos of two of my favorite newly-designed Disney Store installments, the Princess Castle and magical trees. I was able to watch the assembly of these two features first hand, and the transformation was amazing! Scroll through the pictures below to watch the first part of the magic come to life. 

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Magic Mirrors

Magical Trees

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Later this week I will reveal the second part of the Princess Castle and magical trees construction, as well as before and after photos of all the installments in the newly-designed Disney Store. It will be neat to view the complete transformation, from the first days of an empty space to the now glowing, colorful, innovative, and magical interior of the Disney Store.

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To tie in the Princess Castle construction with our wish-themed week, can you identify the wishes of each Disney Princess listed below? Check back for the answers on Thursday!

 

1. This Princess with the golden tresses had a dream of seeing the glowing lanterns gleam.

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2. This strong-willed Princess with the striped best friend wishes run away from home rather than marry the snobbish princes her father suggests.

Who is _ _ _ _ _ _ _? 

3. This intelligent Princess wishes to read books and live a life beyond her small French village.

Who is _ _ _ _ _?

4. This Princess with the evil stepsisters wishes to attend the royal ball.

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5. This warrior Princess wishes to take her elderly father’s place in the imperial army to protect him from danger.

Who is _ _ _ _ _?

 

Good luck!

Liz

Wish Week Begins Today! What Do You Wish For?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 23, 2012 7:20 PM

Happy Monday, Buzz readers!

Disney Store is celebrating the grand opening of the newly-designed store in Glendale Galleria, located in Glendale, CA on Sunday, April 29th, which is also World Wish Day®.

What is World Wish Day®, you ask?

World Wish DayWorld Wish Day® is a global celebration of wish granting, with celebrations and events taking place in the 48 countries where Make-A-Wish® currently serves children. On this day, the very first wish was granted in 1980 to seven-year-old Chris Greicius, whose wish was to be a police officer. From this first wish sparked a global wish-granting movement that has lead to more than 290,000 granted wishes globally since that very first day. To learn more about this amazing foundation, click Make-A-Wish®.

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We here at Disney whole-heartedly believe in making dreams come true, so we hereby embark on a week-long celebration of wishes leading up to World Wish Day® 2012!

Disney Store has been a World Wish Day® sponsor since the inaugural year's celebration in 2010 and Disney Stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe host unique promotions in stores during the year to raise money to help make wishes come true.

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Disney Store, World Wish Day 2011
Join me here at The Buzz all week as we celebrate making dreams come true. Remember—a dream is a wish your heart makes!

So tell me, what do you wish for? 

Liz

Disney Wishes

"When you wish upon a star..."

Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse: Theater

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 19, 2012 9:30 AM

Hello, Buzz readers! It's time for another “installment” of our Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse photo series!

Construction is moving right along, and the grand opening of the newly-designed Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria Mall is only 10 days from now. Today we’ll take a look at the transformation of the Theater and Gazebo, located at the end of the sparkling blue pixie path. The Disney Store Theater is a giant video library containing Disney film trailers, film clips, music videos, class animation and much more. Additionally, Disney Stores host a number of family-friendly activities and events in the Theater, such as character drawing workshops and storytelling experiences.

Let’s take a look at the building of the Disney Store Theater!

Some before images...

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And some after images...

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We’re almost to the big reveal of the newly-designed store! Next week I’ll have two “installments” of our series for you on The Buzz, so keep an eye out for more behind-the-scenes construction photos.

Pardon our Pixie Dust!

Liz

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse: Murals

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 11, 2012 11:30 AM

Happy Wednesday, Buzz readers!

We’re back with the second “installment” in our Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse photo series, where we follow the construction of a newly-designed Disney Store leading up to its grand opening.

This week our time lapse features the magical and majestic Murals that adorn the skyline of the newly-designed Disney Stores. These art pieces feature a range of Disney characters, silhouetted against a skyline of prominent and famous architectural structures from the city in which the Disney Store itself resides. By incorporating local iconic features in the design, the Disney Store murals create a wonderful hometown feel mixed with the magic of Disney.

Come with me as I take you back inside the construction site of the newly-designed Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria Mall!

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In the back corridor leading to the Disney Store. Ready to head inside!

Disney Store Murals
Disney Store Murals

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Can you spot a certain mischievous cat’s grin?

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Dumbo is featured in the mural! My favorite Disney character!

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Check out the walls before and after the murals!

Construction is well under-way! Next week I’ll be back with more photos of the transforming Disney Store interior featuring the theater and gazebo.

Pardon our Pixie Dust!

Liz

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

New Photo Series! Glendale Galleria Disney Store Sneak Peek

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 04, 2012 11:00 AM

Greetings, Buzz readers!

Today I am pleased to introduce a new photo series on The Buzz, the Glendale Galleria Disney Store Time Lapse! It is always very exciting to celebrate the grand opening of a newly-designed Disney Store and see the “after”—but what about the “before”? What does it take to bring the magic to life?

For the next month I’ll be posting time lapse photos of the construction of our newly-design Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria Mall, located in none other than Glendale, CA. Take a visual tour through the installation of the iconic fixtures of our stores, from the character skylines to the princess castle.

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Me on site at Glendale Galleria!
The first part of our time lapse features the Tinker Bell-approved blue Pixie Path that leads Guests from the store entrance into the heart of the magic—the Disney Store Theater. I was on site to snap some photos of the very early stages of the Pixie Path installation as well as the initial “blank canvas” of the Disney Store interior.

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Looks like they are well on their way to completing the Disney Store magic in time for the location’s grand opening on April 29th! Check back next week to see the next “installment” of our series—the character skyline and murals.

Pardon our Pixie Dust!

Liz

Pardon Our Pixie Dust

Newly-Designed Disney Store at Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, FL

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 09, 2011 5:07 PM

New Disney Store opening alert! Yesterday we opened our third newly-designed Disney Store in Florida at Pembroke Lakes Mall! More than 300 guests came out to celebrate the soft opening with us, and the first 250 guests received a free pair of Mickey Ears!

The new store opens just as the holiday season kicks off and will be the perfect one-stop location for the season. The top toys of the season include the recently launched Disney Animators’ Collection princess toddler dolls, Cars 2 Remote Control Cars and much, much more! Come into the store or go to DisneyStore.com to check the top toys out for yourself!

Here are some memories that were captured at today’s opening in Pembroke Pines, FL:

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Welcome, Pembroke Lakes Mall!

 

Hey, kids. Only grown-ups can buy stuff at DisneyStore.com