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Visit Your Local Disney Store to Celebrate Disney Reads Day on Saturday, Feb. 6

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 05, 2016 5:05 PM



Saturday, February 6, is the first-ever Disney Reads Day! Celebrate by visiting your local U.S.-based Disney Store for special story time readings and other family-friendly activities at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. During the events, Guests will receive Disney Reads Day activity sheets* that will include a code to download one of three storybooks for free, in addition to gaining access to the entire library at no cost for one day only. 

Additionally, for each book purchased at a U.S. Disney Store location or online at on Disney Reads Day, February 6, 2016, First Book will direct a book donated by Disney, up to 250,000** books, to an organization in the region where the purchase was made. Information about First Book can be found at

To find a Disney Store location near you, visit

*While supplies last.

**250,000 limit is cumulative for eligible books purchased across all retail sales channels.

Event times subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Disney to Donate its 50 Millionth Book and Announces First ‘Disney Reads Day’

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 05, 2016 10:54 AM


Today, Disney announced that it will donate its 50 millionth book to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families. To celebrate this milestone, Disney and ABC are inviting fans to join the fourth annual “Magic of Storytelling” campaign through a number of activations between now and March 31, 2016, including the first annual Disney Reads Day on February 6, 2016.

The Magic of Storytelling campaign is a collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney|ABC Television Group to help First Book put brand new books into the hands of children in communities nationwide. The campaign features a public service announcement, special events, an extensive media campaign, social media activations and a 50-State online challenge.

The inaugural Disney Reads Day on February 6 will kick off four weeks of events and special promotions at participating retailers and other organizations, including story time events at Disney Store’s 180 U.S. locations, to raise awareness of the importance of reading.

People are encouraged to participate and share the magic of storytelling through a number of ways:

  • In-Store Events: Guests are invited to celebrate Disney Reads Day at Disney Store locations and other select retailers nationwide. Participating locations will feature family-friendly events and activities, including story time. A full list of all Disney Store locations and participating retailers is available at  
  • Book Donation: For each eligible book guests purchase at a Disney Store or other participating locations on February 6, 2016, a book will be donated to an organization in the region where the purchase was made, up to 250,000 books. A full list of all Disney Store locations and participating retailers is available at
  • Social Media: People can also participate by posting a “shelfie” – a selfie with a favorite book or in front of a bookshelf. For each shelfie posted to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MagicOfStorytelling, First Book will direct a book donated by Disney to an organization in need, up to 500,000 books.
  • Digital Activation: Through March 31, 2016, consumers can visit to vote online in the “50-State Challenge” to win a donation of books for kids in need in their state.

To learn more about the Magic of Storytelling campaign and Disney Reads Day, please visit

Happy New Year!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 04, 2016 2:42 PM

We here at The Buzz want to wish you a happy New Year! We’re looking forward to a magical 2016, so be sure to check back here for Disney Store updates throughout the year!


Introducing Disney Animators’ “it’s a small world” Collection

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 04, 2013 10:10 AM

Let's celebrate our "small world" with a new collection of Disney Animators' dolls inspired by the original Fantasyland attraction and one of the best-known Disney tunes of all time, “it’s a small world.”

Drawing from designs and illustrations by the legendary Disney artist Mary Blair, each doll is dressed in traditional costume and sings in English and its native language.

All seven “it’s a small world” dolls and complementing books and plush are available at Disney Store locations and


Disney Store Halloween BOOtique

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 19, 2013 4:55 PM

On Monday, September 16, we hosted Disney Store’s Halloween BOOtique Party at the Glendale Galleria in California. We had a number of celebrities stop by with their family members to enjoy the festivities, including Constance Marie (Switched at Birth), Mia Talerico (Emmy-nominated Good Luck Charlie) and Baylie & Rylie Cregut (Raising Hope), among others.

In addition to a night full of shopping, Guests enjoyed Halloween-themed snacks, a story time reading of Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Sofia the First: Halloween Ball and posed for pictures with Minnie Mouse!

Check out some photos from our BOO-tiful event below! 

JBS_2423Constance Marie (Switched at Birth) and daughter, Luna, as Sofia the First.

JBS_2596Enjoying a reading of Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Sofia the First: Halloween Ball.

JBS_2689 The boys have a little superhero fun as Thor and Hulk. 

JBS_2623Beth Littleford (Disney Channel's Dog With a Blog) and her daughter as Princess Ariel.

JBS_2715Angel Parker (Disney XD's Lab Rats) and her daughter taking a moment to say hi to Minnie.

JBS_2849 Left to right: Baylie and Rylie Cregut (FOX's Raising Hope), Mia Talerico (Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie),Mckenna Grace (Disney XD's Crash & Bernstein) and Luna Lopez (daughter of Switched at Birth's Constance Marie).


Hal Sparks (Disney XD's Lab Rats) hamming it up with Minnie Mouse.

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Thank you!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 24, 2013 12:35 PM

Happy Friday Buzz readers! Before kicking-off the weekend and the beginning of summer, we first would like to honor and remember the many men and women who served our country to protect and defend our freedoms this Memorial Day weekend. Our thoughts are especially with the many members of the military family, we thank you for sharing your heroes with us.

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Ellen DeGeneres Sends Rosie and Sophia Grace to Meet The Disney Princess Characters at Walt Disney World

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 20, 2013 5:25 PM

On Saturday, May 11, Ellen DeGeneres of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" sent kid correspondents, Rosie and Sophia Grace to Walt Disney World for a weekend full of fun and memories. Rosie and Sophia Grace also had the magical opportunity to meet with a variety of Disney Princess characters and perform at Merida's Royal Celebration. The girls even had a special lesson on how to shoot a bow and arrow with Merida herself! Check out the segment below!

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Be sure to find your favorite Brave toys, like Merida's Archey Set, at!


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!


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.


Oz the Great and Powerful Signed Movie Poster Winners Announcement

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 04, 2013 5:40 PM

Congratulations to Buzz readers Mollie R, Jason L, Jamie, Nancy and Jeff, because they are the five winners of yesterday's Oz the Great and Powerful signed movie poster giveaway!

A special thank you to all readers who participated. Be sure to stay tuned and keep reading the Buzz for more chances to win!


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