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Happy Leap Day 2012!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 29, 2012 2:52 PM

Welcome back, February 29th!

Today is definitely a day for celebrating! From One More Disney Day to Rapunzel's Royal Wedding, Leap Day 2012 is shaping up to be full of excitement.

How will you be celebrating your extra day? Here at Disney Store we have our hands full with all our cuddly plush toys as our Playtime & Perfect Hugs Event is in full swing! There are tons of fantastic deals for our best soft-stuffed friends, from classic Mickey Mouse to the adventurous Nemo, and we can hardly keep track! We need your help!

Below in the images of our favorite plush toys there is one plush that doesn’t quite belong… can you spot them? Write the plush toys' names in the comments section!


Disney Store Plush Challenge #1

Dolly Plush Toy -- 8" H
Peas-in-a-Pod Plush Toy -- 19" L
Lotso Plush Toy -- 7" H
Peach Mini Bean Bag Plush -- 7" L
Buttercup Plush Toy -- 8" H
Mr. Pricklepants Plush Toy -- 6" H

Disney Store Plush Challenge #2

Small Winnie the Pooh Plush -- 10" H
Small Tigger Plush -- 10" H
Roo Plush Toy -- 11" H
Meeko Plush -- 10" H
Piglet Plush Toy -- 11" H
Small Eeyore Plush -- 10" H

Disney Store Plush Challenge #3

Plush Rapunzel Doll -- 19" H
Plush Jasmine Doll -- 21" H
Plush Aurora Doll -- 21" H
Plush Flynn Doll -- 21" H
Plush Belle Doll -- 21" H
Plush Ariel Doll -- 21 1/2" H
Plush Cinderella Doll -- 21 1/2" H
Plush Pocahontas Doll -- 19" H
Plush Tiana Doll -- 21" H
Plush Snow White Doll -- 21" H
Plush Mulan Doll -- 20" H

Head over to to check out all our adorable plush toys! My favorite is the unbearably cute Medium Dumbo Plush. Which one is your favorite?


Happy Leap Day 2012!


It’s a Royal Wedding Affair!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Feb 28, 2012 4:17 PM

A Disney Princess royal wedding, that is!

Disney Store is proud to present a beautiful new collection celebrating our newest Princess Rapunzel’s Royal marriage to the charming Flynn Rider in Tangled Ever After.

This exquisite collection features the stunning sunburst of the Kingdom of Corona in the gold detail of Rapunzel’s wedding gown, veil and ring, bringing a brilliant glimmer to each piece. Little princesses can even wear their own golden Rapunzel hair piece to bring the perfect finishing touch to the ensemble!  

Rapunzel's Wedding Collection

Rapunzel Wedding Costume for Girls

Rapunzel Wedding Costume Accessory Set for Girls -- 3-Pc.

Tangled Ever After Rapunzel Wedding Shoes for Girls

Rapunzel Hair Piece with Golden Braid

Rapunzel’s Royal Wedding Collection also includes 12” Flynn and Rapunzel dolls, each dressed in their beautiful wedding attire. Rapunzel is a vision in gold and white with her long golden braid, and Flynn looks quite debonair in his well-fitted wedding suit. Maxiumus is also looking his best with a glorious mane and detailed saddle! 

Tangled Ever After

Tangled Ever After Rapunzel Doll -- 12" H

Tangled Ever After Flynn Rider Doll -- 12" H

Tangled Maximus Action Figure -- 11" H

To top off this one-of-a-kind collection is the luxurious Limited Edition Rapunzel Wedding Gown, limited to only 4,000 pieces. This magnificent gown catches every eye with its beaded and pearled lace trims with delicate gold piping. The intricate gold detailing frames the soft lilac ruffled tulle, satin bodice, and flowing embroidered and glittering tulle cape. The epitome of fairytale adventure and romance, Rapunzel's Limited Edition Wedding Gown is the dream of every princess-to-be!

LE Rapunzel Wedding GownRapunzel is truly a princess to be admired for her grace, elegance, and kindness! What do you think of the new Royal Wedding Collection? If you could wear a Disney Princess wedding gown, which one would you choose? Tell me in the comments section below!



*Pascal not included in the collection. Costume, toys, and accessories are not to scale. 

Flashback Friday! Once Upon a Dream…

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 13, 2012 5:26 PM

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I want to introduce a new weekly segment called FLASHBACK FRIDAY! I absolutely love learning fun facts and historical tidbits about all things Disney, so each Friday I’ll bring you some fascinating little stories for your enjoyment, entertainment, and education. 



This month we celebrate the premiere of the sixteenth animated feature from The Walt Disney Company! On January 29th, 1959, the romantic and magical tale of Sleeping Beauty premiered, bringing an iconic Disney Princess and villainous wicked witch to life. The film holds a special place in Disney history, as it was the last fairy tale produced by the wonderful Walt Disney himself.

Did you know that Sleeping Beauty's Castle is the only attraction at Disneyland Park that opened before the animated film?? No mistake here! Aurora’s castle made its debut in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland to generate excitment for the animated film that would follow four years later in 1959. What a fun little tidbit to share with your friends and family next time you visit Disneyland!

Disney Castle
Ever notice a difference in the beautiful Aurora’s eyes during the film? If so, then you are quite the vigilant movie-watcher! Sleeping Beauty is in fact introduced with chocolate-brown eyes; however, when she is awoken by a kiss from Prince Phillip, her eyes open to reveal a vibrant, crystal blue. Looks like true love’s kiss packs quite the magical punch!

Sleeping Beauty with Brown Eyes
Notice that Aurora's eyes are brown here...

Sleeping Beauty Blue Eyes...and blue after she awakes!

Sleeping Beauty products have undergone quite a makeover since 1959. Check out some photos below of paper dolls from the 1960s compared to the Sleeping Beauty Dolls we carry in Disney Store today! 

 Three Good Fairies Aurora and Prince Phillip
Sleeping Beauty BookThese vintage Sleeping Beauty Paper Dolls are beautiful! Anyone else remember Little Golden books?

Aurora Figure Play SetDisney Store Sleeping Beauty Doll

Merryweather, Flora, Fauna
Designs sure have changed! The Aurora Figure Play SetSinging Sleeping Beauty Doll, and Good Fairies Mini Plush are part of the new era of Disney Store.

So there you have it! Some fun tidbits to muse on as we gear up for the weekend. Did any of you already know these facts? Which ones? Do you have any other neat stories or tidbits related to Sleeping Beauty? Please share them in the comments section below!


Sweet princess,
if through this wicked witch's trick,
a spindle should your finger prick...
a ray of hope there still may be
in this, the gift I give to thee.
Not in death, but just in sleep,
the fateful prophecy you'll keep.
And from this slumber you shall wake,
when true love's kiss, the spell shall break.

Sleeping Beauty Kiss

Congratulations to our Disney Animators’ Collection Doll Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 29, 2011 9:39 AM

This is it—the moment you have all been so patiently waiting for! We have a winner for our Top Toy of the Holiday Season, a Disney Animators' Collection Doll, and that person is…

Tiffany B., of Anaheim, CA! The home of our very own Disneyland Park :)

Disney Animators' Doll Collection

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes! We had over 580 total entries, which is amazing!

As we wrap up all our giveaways for 2011, stay tuned in 2012 for even more sweepstakes. You could be our next lucky winner!


Ariel Animators' Doll Sketch

Enter to win the Top Toy of the Holiday Season: Disney Animators’ Collection Toddler Doll!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 19, 2011 12:42 PM

Hey Buzz readers! This is the final week to enter for a chance to win one of Disney Store's top holiday gifts in our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes...and we saved the best for last!

The Buzz is giving away Disney Store's number 1  holiday toy...a Disney Princess doll from the Disney Animator's Collection! Created by Disney Studios Animators, the Disney Animators’ Collection is the most wanted gift this holiday season. With their adorable facial expressions, it’s hard not to love our DisneyPrincesses as toddlers!

  Animator toddler group

Enter to win a Disney Animators’ Collection Toddler Doll! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends December 25, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on December 26, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.


 1.       What city was Rapunzel’s official Royal Celebration held in this year?

2.       Who is the voice of Tiana in Princess in the Frog?


When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with comment). This our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

For official sweepstakes rules, click here.

This is your last week to enter into our Countdown to the Holidays Sweepstakes series! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!


Retweet to Win our Share the Magic Prize Pack

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 16, 2011 10:55 AM

In the spirit of the holidays, Disney Store would like to 'Share the Magic' by offering the chance to win the ULTIMATE Disney Store Holiday Prize Package featuring the Top 10 Gifts of the Season!

To enter for a chance to win our Share the Magic Prize Pack, simply retweet any of our @DisneyStore tweets with the hashtag  #ShareTheMagic this weekend! Rules can be found here.

One lucky winner will receive the following 10 holiday gifts...


     Retweet 2 win


  1. Enchanting Disney Princess Costume Wardrobe Set for Girls -- 12-Pc.  (Size Small)
  2. Vinylmation Villains 2 Figure -- 3"
  3. Singing Rapunzel Doll -- 17'' H
  4. Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette
  5. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
  6. Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure -- 12'' H


To find these amazing gifts and more, visit 

SWEEPSTAKES: Countdown to the Holidays with the Top 5 Gifts of the Season

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 21, 2011 12:01 AM

Magical Friday is finally this week! In anticipation for the holidays, over the next five weeks, The Buzz is “Sharing the Magic” and is giving you the opportunity to enter to win one of the top five gifts every Monday! This week, answer the questions to win the Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Set (SRP: $149.50). The beautiful set makes for a wonderful gift for your little Princess.


Enter to win the Enchanting Princess 5 in 1 Wardrobe Set! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends November 27, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on November 28, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.


  1.        Who was the first ever Disney Princess?
  2.        Which Princess “tames the heart of the beast”?

When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (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 sweepstakes rules, click here.

Enter to win and check back on The Buzz for the next 4 weeks for amazing giveaways! Check out for our favorite holiday products and then YOU can "Share the Magic" with your friends and family!

Thank You from

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 18, 2011 6:00 PM

Dear Disney Store Guests:

We know that every time you visit and shop for your children, family and friends, or for yourself you expect to find quality products matched by a quality online experience.  On Tuesday, October 18th our site experienced technical difficulties as thousands of guests simultaneously attempted to purchase our limited edition doll collection.  Due to the unprecedented traffic to our site,  many guests visiting us online were disappointed by the shopping experience. 

The Designer Doll Collection has been the fastest selling limited edition doll collection in Disney Store’s history. We have learned many lessons with the release of this collection, and are implementing new systems to manage limited edition product sales more effectively in the future. We understand that we are viewed by our guests as more than a retail destination; we are representatives of Disney where exceptional guest service is always expected.

To apologize and thank you for your continued loyalty we would like to give you a special 1-day gift. The discount code, THANKYOU25, allows you to shop online merchandise at 25% off* on Thursday, October 20.  We value our guests and we will continue to strive to deliver a magical shopping experience at every day.

Thank you,

Disney Store 

Here's how to redeem:

  1. Place one or more eligible items in your Shopping Cart.
  2. Type your One-Time-Use Promotion Code into the Special Offers and Discounts field, then click Submit.
  3. The Promotion will be applied, if eligible.
  4. Continue Shopping or Begin Checkout.
  5. Use your Promotion Code by 11.59pm PST Thursday, October 20th, 2011

*25% off Purchase Promotion Restrictions: * Offer is valid 10/20/2011 on any single purchase at Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer excludes Shipping & Handling charges, Gift Cards, CDs, Books, DVD's, Blu-Ray Discs, Video Games, Electronics, Club Penguin, D23 Memberships, Limited-Edition merchandise, Duffy – The Disney Bear Collection, Personalization, Gift Wrap and Gift Boxes and items not in stock. No adjustments to prior purchases. Merchandise must be exchanged for identical item or returned at discounted price with valid packing slip. Offer valid on phone orders and orders placed online at Not valid on purchases from Disney Store retail or outlet locations. Promotion Code may not be redeemed for cash. Limit one Promotional Offer per Household. Promotion Code may not be sold, altered, duplicated or copied and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or corrupted. Use of Promotion Code is acceptance of its terms. Disney E-Commerce reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time. Void where prohibited.


Behind the Scenes of the New Disney Animators’ Collection

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 17, 2011 9:00 AM

The Disney Animators’ Collection is the Holiday 2011 must have! This amazing collection of beautiful princess toddler dolls launched exclusively in stores, on, and at Disney Theme Parks this month. The Buzz had the honor of getting to know Disney Store’s Design Director for Toys, Nomi Vela. Read on to learn more about Nomi and the evolution of the Disney Animators’ Collection from the sketchpad to the shelves at Disney Store.

  Animator toddler group

The Buzz:  Hi Nomi! Can you please share with The Buzz what you do here at Disney Store?

I lead the Disney Store Design Team in developing toys, plush, stationery and home table tops from concept to the final product. The most important part of our job is collaborating with Walt Disney Studios (Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and Disney Toon studios). We collaborate to make sure that the aesthetics in our product assortment are true to the Disney stories they are inspired by. Our goal is for our product to trigger nostalgic emotions in our guests, similar to the emotions they experience when they watch Disney films.

The BuzzHow did the Disney Animators’ Collection come about?

Originally, I had the honor of working with Glen Keane on the Rapunzel toddler doll after Tangled came out (The Rapunzel toddler doll was created in 2010 when the film was released). At many of our meetings, we would talk about Disney Princess’ influences on our daughters and how Disney Princess stories have become almost an heirloom that are passed down from generation to generation. So, to celebrate Glen and Mark’s legacy (Glen and Mark are the creators of 7 out the 10 Disney Princesses) and to honor the Disney Princess heritage, we began to brainstorm about creating an entire collection of toddler dolls. The Disney Animators’ Collection is truly for little girls and the little girl in all of us who love the Disney Princesses!


The Buzz How was Disney Store able to team up with Disney Animators from the Walt Disney Studios?

We have an amazing relationship with the Disney Animation Studios since we started working with them on Princess and the Frog so when Glen, Mark and the Disney Store design team came together to create this collection, it was a natural collaboration. Disney Store’s unique products are created with major influence from our partners at Walt Disney Studios; their team provides us with so much creative inspiration!

The BuzzWhat was the process like working with the Disney Animators’?

Disney Store’s Design team was honored to be in the same room creating a collection with legendary animators like Glen and Mark.  The animators had us do research on each of the Princesses and, as the creators behind each Princess, they provided us with guidance on how a Disney princess like Mulan or Ariel might look and act as a little girl.  

There was a big task put in front of us because each princess is so different. Mark had us research what little girls wear in China and India for Mulan and Jasmine. We also worked very closely with Glen on the facial sculpts of each dolls. It was challenging and fun at the same time, because we had to think outside the box and put ourselves in the shoes of a Disney Princess. For example, with Pocahontas, we had to capture her inner determination and courage at an early age in her toddler expression.

Disney Store designer Steve Thompson described the experience “speechless and timeless!”  

The BuzzDo you see Disney Store collaborating with the Disney Animators in the near future?

Disney Animators’ Collection is an exclusive brand at Disney Store. We are discussing expanding the collection into other categories such as collectibles and ornaments.

The BuzzDo you have a favorite Princess in the collection?

Oh gosh! Pocahontas! Her eyes are so intense and they remind me of my daughter’s.

The BuzzLastly, who’s your favorite Disney character?

Snow White, because she was very close to Walt’s heart and she was the first princess that really started it all. Walt Disney believed and risked everything on this FIRST princess animated feature film. I live by his words “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." The Disney Animators’ Collection reflects that collaboration.



Thank you, Nomi! We love ALL of the new Disney Animators' Collection Dolls! Check out to watch a video of Nomi interviewing Glen Keane and Mark Henn.

Now that you have the inside scoop, which one of the Animator's Collection dolls is your favorite? Announces Designer Doll Release Schedule

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 11, 2011 3:09 PM


On Tuesday morning, October 18, the remaining 5 Disney Princess Designer Dolls will all be available for purchase at will close and be unavailable to Guests starting at 11:15 AM Eastern Time/8:15 AM Pacific Time while we load the product to our website.  All Guests on our site at this time will receive a Site Outage message, and their shopping will be interrupted.  At 12 noon Eastern Time/9:00 AM Pacific Time or shortly thereafter, the site will reopen, and all 5 of the remaining dolls will be available for purchase at that time.  Guests may purchase all 5 dolls but will be limited to just one of each doll.  All purchases must be made online as there will be no phone orders accepted. 

Please note: Information above only applies to Guests in U.S.  & Canada

Read the Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection Release Announcement from 9/23/2011 here.

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