In honor of the second season’s premiere of ‘Once Upon A Time,’ which returns on Sunday, September 30, 2012, ABC and Bloomingdale’s teamed up to bring the experience to stores nationwide and to the famed window displays at its 59th Street flagship store in New York City To commemorate the windows’ unveiling, Jennifer Morrison — best known to her legions of fans as Emma Swan, Storybrooke’s reluctant heroine — was on hand to meet and greet with fans.
While fans eagerly awaited the opportunity to meet Morrison, they were treated to ‘Once Upon A Time’-inspired (read:primarily apple-based) hors d’oeuvre and drinks, along with other treats such as the cookie pictured below.
The windows themselves are filled mannequins posed as some of the show’s more popular characters from the first season, in vignettes inspired by iconic imagery from the series. Though the mannequins themselves look disturbingly nothing like the characters they represent, they are each dressed in clothes ‘from and evocative of’ the show. Labels on the windows identify each of the mannequins and which of the popular fashion designers featured at Bloomingdale’s dressed them.
Below is our gallery of images from the event featuring Jennifer Morrison as well as the windows and other photos of the ‘Once Upon A Time’ experience at the New York store. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the photo:
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With the curse broken, the residents of Storybrooke remember their lives in the Enchanted Forest and fantasy and reality begin to merge. However, they are not transported home. Mr. Gold has introduced magic back into Storybrooke to gain the upper hand against Regina. In the Enchanted Forest, Prince Phillip awakens Aurora (Sarah Bolger) and discovers that his companion Mulan (Jamie Chung) must face a deadly foe.
Singer and U.K. radio presenter Emma Bunton, known as “Baby Spice” as a member of the all-girl pop group The Spice Girls, poses September 25, 2012 with Goofy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The Spice Girls recently reunited to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London.
Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
The reigning ‘American Idol’ champion Phillip Phillips poses August 2, 2012 with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at ‘The American Idol Experience’ attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Phillips, who is currently touring the U.S. as part of the ‘American Idols Live!’ concert series, surprised park guests by making an appearance on-stage during one of ‘The American Idol Experience’ shows.
Photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
Via its official blog, Disney Parks and Resorts today unveiled the first few of a new series of portraits by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz portraying celebrities in iconic classic Disney roles.
The new images feature Russell Brand poised as Captain Hook facing his nemesis, the crocodile known as Tick-Tock with the caption ‘Where every moment leaves you hungry for more’ and Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as the Haunted Mansion ghosts, Phinease, Ezara and Gus with the caption ‘Where you can go on the ride of your afterlife.
The images have been added to the beginning of our gallery of Disney Dream portraits below:
Additional images from the series will be included as special inserts in the fall 2012 issues of GQ, O – The Oprah Magazine, People, People En Espanol, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, Essence and InStyle.
In a photo taken July 24, 2012, five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Carrie Underwood and her husband, NHL Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, pose with Minnie Mouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Underwood and Fisher took a vacation with friends to Walt Disney World Resort before she continues preparation for her upcoming concert tour of North America, ‘The Blown Away Tour,’ in support of her latest number one album, ‘Blown Away.’
Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
Ireland is CEO and chief designer for “kathy ireland Worldwide,” a global design and marketing firm she founded in 1993.
Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy Walt Disney World
In honor of the release of ‘Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance’ soundtrack, featuring music from the hit Disney Channel show, ‘Shake It Up,’ stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya will be offering the opportunity for fans to attend a signing being held at Studio Disney 365 in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort on March 24.
The event will being at noon at which point Bella and Zendaya will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Radio Disney’s own Jake Whetter. The signing portion will take place beginning at 1 pm.
To attend the signing, guests must first purchase either a ‘Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance’ CD or ‘Shake it Up’ tee shirt at Studio Disney 365 beginning at 8 am that day. Each guest may purchase up to two CDs, but will receive a maximum of one voucher to return for the signing, at which point two purchased items can be signed (no personal items from home will be allowed). Only 200 vouchers will be distributed on a first buy, first served basis.
Singer Jordin Sparks poses with Minnie Mouse March 11, 2012 during the fifth annual Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Sparks, who is starring in the upcoming movie Sparkle opening this summer, served as a speaker during the commencement ceremony. Disney’s Dreamers Academy is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students across the U.S.
Photo by Phelan Ebenhack, courtesy Walt Disney World
Singer and former ‘American Idol’ champion Kelly Clarkson poses with Princess Belle and Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast yesterday in the Rose Garden area of the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
Also visiting the Magic Kingdom was Grammy Award- and seventeen-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Juanes who received a special welcome to the theme park from Minnie Mouse on Feb. 18, 2012. Juanes is expected to release a new album in May 2012, and he will be featured on MTV’s Tr3s network on March 6, 2012. During his career, the Colombian-born performer has sold more than 12 million albums. He was named Latin music’s “Artist of the Decade” by Billboard and one of TIME Magazine’s ’100 Most Influential People in the World.’
Photo by Preston Mack, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort
For the day, Minnie Mouse wore her special “Valentine’s Day” dress, with white hearts replacing her usual white polka dots.
Photo by Gene Duncan, courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.