On March 28, 2012, Disney Store will celebrate its 25th anniversary. For a quarter of a century — since the day it first opened its doors at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California — Disney Store has been helping to bring the magic of Disney to neighborhoods around the world. In honor of the momentous occasion, Disney Store has been rolling out special merchandise to celebrate the anniversary and we are pleased they have offered to provide one lucky Stitch Kingdom reader with a gift pack of just some of the items featuring the commemorative artwork by Jim Valeri.
Disney’s hugely popular duck-billed, beaver-tailed, teal-colored character Perry the Platypus, as seen on “Phineas and Ferb,” the #1 animated series for kids and tweens, will be the main attraction on Platypus Day, Saturday, March 3. The celebration includes the introduction of “The Platypus Walk,” a catchy spy-surf-rock song and dance designed to encourage fun physical activity as part of Disney’s commitment to inspire kids and families to lead active lifestyles. The day also includes 11 hours of “Phineas and Ferb” programming including two new Perry-focused episodes on Disney Channel and Disney XD, an interactive website dedicated to Perry the Platypus, a fun giveaway and special Platypus Takeover at all Disney Stores in the U.S. & Canada and events via local Radio Disney stations across the nation.
This year, Disney Store will be helping guests prepare for the holidays on more than ever before on Black Friday (November 25), offering more hours and special offers than ever before. For ‘Magical Friday,’ as Disney Store calls it, more stores than ever in North America will open at Midnight on Friday morning — representing more than 75% of the shops nationwide! And most exciting of all, three of the Disney Store locations will actually be open on Thanksgiving Day!
As an added bonus, ‘Magical Friday’ 2011 marks the return of the Black Friday Freebie. This year, select guests at select stores will have the opportunity to receive a free Muppets plush (while supplies last).
We have learned that Walt Disney World will be hosting a ‘Disney Memories’ event this Saturday, November 19, in the New York City Times Square area, as part of its ‘Let the Memories Begin’ / ‘One More Disney Day’ campaign. Details are sketchy, but sources have told us the event will take place at
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm by the Disney Store location and will involve virtual appearances by Mickey Mouse and some of his friends.
In response to backlash stemming from frustrations trying to purchase the limited edition Disney Princess Designer dolls online, Disney Store has announced a new release policy via its Facebook page. The new release policy replaces the one doll per week, online and in-store simultaneous release.
On September 17, 2011, Disney Store will release three new city-exclusive vinylmation figures, for the New York Times Square, San Francisco Stockton Street and Chicago Michigan Avenue stores. In honor of the releases, the vinylmations’ respective artists, Oskar Mendez (Times Square, Michigan Avenue) and Enrique Pita (Stockton Street) will be making in-store appearances for signings in New York and San Francisco. For the special event, both stores will be opening early, at 8 am local time (the signings will run from 8 am – 11 am). Along with the event, the Disney/Pixar Cars 2 two-figure 3″ Vinylmation set will be available, two days before it becomes available to most Disney Store locations.
With exception to the Fashion Week-long ‘In-Flight Experience‘ from ABC’s ‘Pan Am’ which we shared yesterday, last night’s epic third annual Fashion’s Night Out event had me
running cabbing uptown and downtown, east side and west side throughout Manhattan in an attempt to catch everything I could Disney. From Disney Store, who participated for the first time, to Lisa Perry hosting ‘Pan Am’ to Opening Ceremony’s Muppet X collection with Miss Piggy, it was all one huge thrill ride of ‘E Ticket’ proportions (bad airline/Disney theme park double entendre-intended).
Although billed as a global event, eyes, ears and wallets will be focusing on New York City tomorrow evening as Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York team up for a third year to ‘celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping’ and here’s just a few spots you can experience a dose of your Disney favorites throughout the night.
It appears that those eager to catch a glimpse of the new ‘Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection’ won’t have to wait until Disney D23 Expo after all. The dolls, which re-imagine all ten Disney princesses as runway fashion models, were scheduled to be unveiled at the Expo next weekend with one princess per week being released at Disney Store locations beginning on Monday, August 22.
The picture quality doesn’t appear to be that great, but considering they probably weren’t taken with consent, one has to forgive that just a little.
Disney Store Times Square has announced that as part of the third annual Fashion’s Night Out, they will be throwing a ‘Stylish Ever After’ bash at the flagship Times Square store located at 1540 Broadway.
What’s promised is a magical evening of pampering and accessorizing as guests are invited to get a sneak peek at the latest Disney-inspired lifestyle product lines while being treated by royalty. Guests will receive an exclusive mini-manicure with the Disney Princess Designer Collection nail polish and have the opportunity to customize their very own charm bracelet with celebrity jewelry designer Kidada Jones at the Kidada for Disney Store charm bar. Fashionistas will leave smelling as whimsical as Tinker Bell with a special sneak preview of the latest Disney Store Fragrance, Pixie Dust, the first scent that will be available as a personal scent, in eau de toilette (EDT) form.