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Mandy Moore models Rapunzel Singing Doll at Disney Store

Today’s celebrity sighting is singer/actress Mandy Moore, who voices Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled, visiting the new Disney Store in Times Square to celebrate the release of the Rapunzel Disney Store Singing Doll. The doll features Moore’s a cappella voice performing “When Will My Life Begin,”… Read More »Mandy Moore models Rapunzel Singing Doll at Disney Store

Bringing the Disney Magic Back to the Big Apple

Editor: Please welcome guest author Jennifer Lazzaro to The Disney Blog. The events of the grand opening were this morning, I apologize for not posting it until now. All my fault, not Jenn’s. One more day before the official grand opening of the brand new… Read More »Bringing the Disney Magic Back to the Big Apple

Big Apple Pixie Dust: D23’s Sneak Peek at Times Square Disney Store

Ed: I’m very happy to welcome back guest author Daniel Wanderman. Yesterday morning, myself and fellow Disney groupie Jenn (twitter.com/DisneyGirlinNJ) had the privilege of attending a very unique event at the brand new Times Square Disney Store. Just two days before the grand opening celebration… Read More »Big Apple Pixie Dust: D23’s Sneak Peek at Times Square Disney Store

Why The Disney Stores are so Important

The Atlantic magazine has a very interesting article on how Apple stores are really an entertainment destination, much like Disney’s theme parks. As part of the story they include a chart that shows 74.5 million visitors to Apple stores compared to Disneyland and Disney World… Read More »Why The Disney Stores are so Important

Disney Brings Magic Back to the East Coast with new Disney Store

Please welcome guest author Daniel Wanderman and photographer Liz Degen. All photos are from Liz unless otherwise noted. A big thanks to them both.

As a Disney aficionado and frequent visitor to the parks, I jumped at the chance to experience the grand opening of the freshly redesigned Disney Store at my local mall.

Over 80 years ago, Roosevelt Field was the site of an airfield where Charles Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis for his historic transatlantic flight to Paris. Today, the area is home to the eighth largest shopping mall in the country and the first Disney Store on the East Coast to undergo this magical makeover.


Disney Store North America General Manager Molly Adams

Our day started with a tour of the store led by Molly Adams, Vice President and General Manager of Disney Store North America. She showed us around the 4,500 square foot facility and reminded us that it’s “not just another place to buy Disney products; it’s really about being immersed in the Disney experience and feeling the magic.” This became apparent as she led us down a trail of pixie dust, one of the signature icons of the new stores.


Photo by Daniel Wanderman

Lots more below the jump:

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