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
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
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
Update: the correct day is now mentioned. Sorry for any confusion. The grand opening of Disney’s newest Disney Store will take place in the world famous Times Square of New York City Nov 9th Tuesday morning. The event will feature a parade that will require… Read More »Times Square Disney Store in New York City Grand Opening Nov 9th
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
A new Disney Store is coming to New York City’s Times Square with a grand opening on November 9th. However, last night they debuted the bright new video marquee for the store. It fits right in with all the other video heavy displays in Times… Read More »Disney Store debuts new Marquee in New York City’s Times Square
SF Weekly reports on rumors of Disney buying a 100,000 sq foot building in the Mission District for purposes of opening a studio. This strikes me as odd as Disney has just closed a location in Novato. On the other hand, I know Disney has… Read More »Disney making real estate moves in San Francisco Mission District?
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
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