The Disney Store

Largest Disney Store in North America opens in Times Square with a Celebrity Filled Event

I know we’ve had a lot of coverage of The Disney Store here on the blog recently. However, it’s a great location and a good showcase for the Walt Disney Company right on the modern day equivalent of Main Street USA, aka Times Square NYC. Therefore, I think it deserves some attention. Yesterday morning Mayor Bloomberg joined Disney Characters, celebrities and top Disney executives to “Unlock Imagination” and officially open the doors of largest Disney Store in North America.

There was a celebrity filled parade, a few performances, and, of course, a dedication ceremony. More details on that and photos are below the cut:

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Disney Store prepares to roll out new concept

We’ve heard a little about the new State-of-the-Art store design coming to The Disney Store brand. Inspired by Walt Disney’s legacy of innovation and Steve Job’s Apple Stores, interactivity and personalization will be the name of the game at these new locations. The first location… Read More »Disney Store prepares to roll out new concept

Disney Consumer Products strikes Gold

TheStreet.com TV has an insightful interview with Simon Waters, vice president and general manager, Disney Consumer Products North America. Waters explores how vast and varied the company’s product lines now are. What I would have liked to see covered is where Waters sees The Disney… Read More »Disney Consumer Products strikes Gold

Disney Links – Wednesday Edition

Today has been one of those days. I’m sick and have been just hanging out in bed most of the day. But the world goes on… like that great Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa special on NBC tonight. Not quite as good as the classic… Read More »Disney Links – Wednesday Edition

Disney Store Black Friday Deals and Rumors

With one of the nations biggest shopping days right around the corner, The Disney Store has been erroneously included in a rumor that is circulating the internet about stores that are closing locations. The Disney Blog has not been one of those sites. You may have seen the email which warns consumers not to buy gift cards this holiday season. Just to be clear the Disney Store is NOT closing 98 stores and gift cards will still be honored.

“As you may know, Disney Store closed 88 locations earlier this year to adjust our overall store portfolio,” said Jim Fielding, president, Disney Stores Worldwide. “This occurred during the transition from being a licensed business separate from The Walt Disney Company to becoming part of the Disney family once again. Disney Store has no current plan or announcement to close 98 Stores. This is inaccurate information that has been circulated via the Internet.”

Disney Store currently has locations in more than 220 malls across America. Like many other stores, they are gearing up for the day after Thanksgiving and stocking the shelves with toys and items for Disney fans across the nation. More than 100 locations are opening at midnight this year. To find out if a store near you is opening at midnight, please go to www.disneystore.com and click on the store locator or call 800-757-5933.

The full press release with details on the special deals available beginning on Friday at The Disney Stores, click below the cut:

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