Disney Store has announced that its Times Square (New York City), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Stockton Street (San Francisco) locations will open their doors at at 12:01 a.m. local time on ‘Force Friday,’ September 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more from the upcoming film, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.
Additionally, on Thursday, September 3, the Disney Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago will play host to one of the 14 live toy unboxing events happening around the world. Starting at 8:30 am CDT, HobbyKidsTV, a YouTube channel part of the Maker Studios network, will be broadcasting live from inside the Store, unveiling new products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com.
For all Disney Store locations throughout North America, doors will open for business on ‘Force Friday’ with Star Wars-themed opening ceremonies, offering a galactic twist on the traditional ‘Unlocking Imagination’ ritual. Other activities taking place at Disney Store locations (excluding Disney Store Outlets) on Force Friday include:
A free commemorative Star Wars: The Force Awakens pin for the first 100 guests who make a purchase on Force Friday
Numerous Star Wars events taking place, including:
- R2-D2 craft activity
- Ways of the Force
- Star Wars Story Time
- Art of Drawing: R2-D2
- Free Topps vintage trading card giveaway upon completion of an in-store event and while supplies last
- Epic Star Wars theming that pays homage to both the Dark Side and the Light
On DisneyStore.com, fans can enjoy special Limited Edition product, as well as free shipping on all Star Wars items from Sept. 4 – Sept. 6.
Additional details about Disney Store’s activities surrounding Force Friday are available at www.DisneyStore.com/ForceFriday.