Video: Disney Store Unveils State-of-the-Art Marquee in Heart of Times Square

Through their official Facebook page, Disney Store has released the following video which features Mickey Mouse taking center stage in the heart of Times Square as the new state-of-the-art marquee is turned on. In addition to a large video screen which shows upcoming promotions related to the store and company, the Disney logo itself as well as the facade of the building have video elements.

Making its official grand opening on November 9, the Disney Store Times Square will be the largest of its kind in North America, featuring a two-story Princess castle, the Imagination Park experience and an entire floor dedicated to merchandise that can only be found at the location.

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Disney Online Offering Chance for One Family to Win Opportunity to Open Disney Store Times Square

Disney announces an online contest on Family.com to win a trip to the grand opening celebration of Disney Store’s Times Square, New York City location on November 9 and a starring role during the star-studded opening ceremony. The crown jewel of Disney Store’s slate of store openings around the world this year, the Times Square location will be celebrated with magical festivities including celebrity appearances, live musical performances, a parade of Disney’s most beloved characters and interactive experiences storewide. Beginning October 19, Disney fans will have just one week to register online for the chance to join the fun in-person, win a $250 shopping spree, and have the distinction of their child taking the stage to turn the key to imagination and officially unlock the all-new Disney Store in Times Square. The lucky family will also meet award winning singer Jordin Sparks during a private VIP reception after she performs Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” theme song, which she rerecorded to celebrate the 2010 release of the Blu-Ray and DVD.

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Disney D23 Announces Sneak Peek at Disney Store Times Square in New York City, November 7

Disney Store Manhattan, New York City © Stitch Kingdom. All Rights Reserved.On Sunday, November 7, Disney D23 members and their guests are invited to attend a sneak peek at the newest and largest Disney Store, the two-level level store in the heart of Times Square in New York City.

Beginning at 8 am ET (check-in at 7:30), D23 members will be served a complimentary continental breakfast inside the store. Jim Fielding, President of Disney Stores Worldwide, will share behind-the-scenes stories of the design, development, inspiration and evolution of this unique retail design. Disney Store cast members will also be on hand to show off the store’s interactive exhibits.

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Disney Living Announces Disney Store Gift Card Video Contest on YouTube

Disney Living, the official YouTube channel of Disney Consumer Products, has announced a new YouTube video contest in which the winners will each receive a $100 gift card good at any Disney Store or DisneyStore.com.

To enter the ‘Happy Halloween from Disney Living Contest,’ create a video up to two minutes in length and submit it as a video response to one of the three new videos from Disney Living spoofing iconic moments from classic horror films, such as this one for The Shining:

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Disney Store Celebrates Halloween with Costume Contest and In-Store Event

Disney Store has announced a contest in which five correct entries will receive a free Halloween/roleplay costume from Disney Store. To enter, watch the video below and identify the 30 different Disney costumes in the order they appear in the video (costumes may appear more than once).

Once you have your list, email it to [email protected] with the subject line of ’30 in 30.’ Entries must be received by the end of October 8 and are limited to one per person/address. For full details and rules, click here.

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Complete List of Disney Stores to Carry Vinylmation Products Published

The Disney Design Group and Disney Store have released a full list of Disney Store locations that either currently sell or will sell Vinylmation products. According to the entry on the Vinylmation blog, all the stores listed will carry Vinylmation items by the end of September 2010, but not all stores will carry all available Vinylmation items. The blog also alludes to the fact that Disney Store will soon be offering its own Vinylmations exclusive to Disney Store, as we first revealed on Twitter when we were told about select stores selling Vinylmation at a Disney Consumer Products event back in June.

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Photo Gallery: Paige O’Hara Joins D23 Tea Party at Disney Store San Diego Grand Opening

Paige O'Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney's

In celebration of the new Disney Store Imagination Park grand opening in San Diego, Disney D23 members were invited to a private tea party event in which Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast appeared to meet and greet with fans. O’Hara was also presented with her very own Mrs. Potts limited edition tea set, part of the Disney Store limited edition Beauty and the Beast collectible line that was launched at the event.

Below is our gallery of photos from the event which features Paige O’Hara and the new limited edition collection.

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First Look: Limited Edition ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ‘Life-size’ Enchanted Collectibles

Back in June, we first revealed that as part of the celebration for the Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition on Blu-ray/DVD in October, Disney Store would introduce a line of limited edition ‘life-size,’ fully functional collection of the characters from the film in their enchanted forms. Today we are pleased to get a first look following the debut of the Mrs. Potts tea set at the Grand Opening of the new Disney Store Imagination Park in San Diego.

Disney Store Limited Edition Mrs. Potts Tea Set Mrs. Potts Tea Set

  • Limited to an Edition of 1,600 pieces
  • Tea Set includes: Mrs. Potts, Chip and three cups
  • Clay fine china
  • Mrs. Potts 8” H. Cups 4” H
  • Arrives in satin lined presentation box
  • Each cup features distinctive off kilter design
  • Mrs. Potts and Chip have features molded in bas relief
  • Imported
  • Trimmed with 24K gold, every detail of this limited edition tea set was meticulously designed by a Disney character artist.
  • Includes certificate of authenticity

Retails for $99.50 – For more information or to pre-order, click here

Disney Store Limited Edition Cogsworth ClockCogsworth Clock

  • Limited to an Edition of 1,500 pieces
  • Resin with metal on the pendulums and clock
  • Felt on bottom
  • Faux wind-up key in back
  • Requires 1 x AA battery, included
  • 12” H x 8 7/8” W x 4 1/2” D
  • Imported
  • Every detail of this limited edition clock was meticulously designed by a Disney character artist.
  • Includes certificate of authenticity

Retails for $99.50 – For more information or to pre-order, click here

Disney Store Limited Edition Lumiere Candle Stick HolderLumiere Candle Stick

  • Limited to an Edition of 2,000 pieces
  • Resin/metal
  • 14” H x 8 1/2” W x 5” D
  • Center candle features battery-operated light
  • 2 Side candleholders are the perfect size for tea light candles or LED tealights, not included
  • Requires 3 button cell batteries, included
  • Imported
  • Every detail of this limited edition candlestick holder was meticulously designed by a Disney character artist.
  • Includes certificate of authenticity

Retails for $79.50 – For more information or to pre-order, click here

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Disney Store vs. The Credit Card Consumer Round Two

An article recently appearing on Psychology Today‘s website takes something as minute as a medium-sized purchase at the Disney Store and places it under the psychological microscope. The virtual non-event involved a Disney Store cast member asking to see the purchaser’s identification, noting the request was being made only because the card wasn’t signed. Providing the reason for the request, according to the article (which then goes on to discuss the psychology of trust), made all the difference in the world. Point: Disney Store.

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D23 Members Invited to ‘Belle’s Tea Party’ with Paige O’Hara at San Diego Disney Store Opening

On Monday, September 13, D23 is inviting its members and their guests in the San Diego area to join the voice of Belle herself, Paige O’Hara, for a private tour of the new Imagination Park Disney Store model at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego to be followed by a mid-morning tea party.

Available for the purchase at the event will be the new limited edition Beauty and the Beast gold-trimmed Mrs. Potts teapot set ($124.50) which has a run of 1600 pieces worldwide.

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