Posts Tagged With: The Disney Store

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Disney Store I Remember

When I was a kid (not to sound old, but – might as well say “back in MY day”…), the mall was quite the place to go – the 90’s were certainly a height of the “mall” era – and it was always packed full of people shopping for anything and everything – that perfect gift, new shoes, back to school clothes – you name it, the mall had it. And one thing they had that I always, always had to check out was of course the DISNEY STORE. They had it ALL – toys, movies, a TON of stuffed animals, and of course – DISNEY movies playing all day every day!

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The oh-so-90’s look of the old Disney Stores – I LOVED the Mickey “film strip” style border

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There were adorable animated scenes depicted in the store windows

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Even more characters awaited you inside the store

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THE STUFFED ANIMAL MOUNTAIN!!! The best part! It was always a mess but was still always amazing anyway

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OMG that carpet – haha – it was something, wasn’t it?

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Pooh – meeting and greeting fans with hugs outside the Disney Store at MY local mall!

This is the pic that actually inspired this post – I was going through some old photos and found this – they used to have characters come to the Disney Store, and I remember standing in line to meet Mickey, Minnie, and Pooh too (this one was taken when our local Disney Store opened back in the early 90’s)

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The more modern Disney Store design we see in today’s malls

The Disney Store is still a magical place – but it’s WAY different than I remember. The magic is still there though – and kids still LOVE it – the stuffed animals, the movies and music playing, the fun lighting and décor – even though it’s changed, I still wish we had one at our mall (sadly it closed years ago). These days, not only are Disney Stores closing more than they are opening, but malls themselves are kind of going by the wayside – as people buy a TON online now (myself included!). Ordering online from the Disney Store’s website is pretty great – they have TONS of stuff, and are always running deals/specials – but let’s face it, it’s just not the same as going into the store and picking it out yourself.

Ah, well – times change, and while it’s fun to reminisce – I have to admit, online shopping is convenient, and can be fun in it’s own way, too! What about you – Are you lucky enough to still have a Disney Store in your local mall? Or do you prefer to get your Disney fix online (like me!)?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney-Themed Mother’s Day Ideas

Hard to believe it’s already May, isn’t it? But here we are – another Spring upon us – the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the rain is falling (depending on where you live, it may be falling a LOT), and the temperature is slowly inching upward. Spring brings with it plenty of great things to look forward to – picnics, long strolls around the neighborhood, playing outside, longer days, and of course – Mother’s Day! In case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is May 10th this year (yeah, as in NEXT SUNDAY!) – but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten a gift for mom yet, because I’ve got some great ideas for you (with a DISNEY flair, of course!)

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Photos are always a great gift for mom – a framed memory of a great Disney trip perhaps? These frames are great because they can be personalized, but there are plenty of other choices too – check out the Photos and Memories section of the Disney Store online for a whole bunch of album and frame options

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What woman doesn’t love receiving jewelry as a gift? This set is really affordable, but if you’re looking for something a bit fancier, don’t worry – The Disney Store has got you covered there, too

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Vera Bradley bags and accessories are super popular right now – so if your mom is a fan, then I suggest you check out the Disney Vera Bradley Collection for a new tote or cute crossbody purse for Mom

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I don’t know many mothers who can survive without coffee (myself included!). Order mom a cute mug and gift it paired with a bag of her favorite brew

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I personally can’t wait to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and my little guy this year – and I really hope she likes the gift I got her, and hopefully you’re inspired by this to pick out a great Disney gift for your mom too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Back To School Cool With Mickey (And Friends!)

Not many kids really countdown to the start of a new school year – and why would they? It signals the end of carefree sunny days spent outside playing, and the start of another year of books, assignments, and routine. There are some ways to get kids excited though – and I personally am a big fan of using a little bribery to make things go smoothly – bribery in Disney form perhaps? Why not outfit your kids with some awesome Disney school supplies that will make going back to school way more fashionable:

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How about an adorable snack box you can fill with treats to tide them over between school and soccer?

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Heck, I am not going back to school but even I want this awesome stationary kit featuring the ultimate villian himself – Darth Vader

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Maybe your little princess needs a royally styled backpack to make going back to school more bearable

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I don’t know where you are, but here in Upstate NY the fall mornings can get a bit crisp – so keep them warm with a personalizable hoodie featuring their favorite character

Check out the Disney Store’s full Back to School collection here, and check out your local Wal-Mart/Target/grocery store for plenty of other Disney themed clothes, folders, pens, pencils and much more to get them into that “back to school” spirit!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Check Out This New Disney Merchandise!

One way to kill the LONGGGGG stretches of time between Walt Disney World vacations is to buy more Disney stuff! Seriously though – its awesome to check out the Disney Store’s website and see what new things they have and what Parks Merchandise they offer. I was browsing the other day and saw some AWESOME new stuff – check it out!

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This new line of Beautifully Disney cosmetics features one of my favorite Disney Classics – Alice In Wonderland! Nail polish, eye and lip products themed after Alice and pals – sign me up!

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This pot holder is part of a whole new set of “Mickey’s Diner” themed merchandise – cups, plates, mugs – they all have a great vintage feel to them and great graphics too

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In honor of Star Wars Weekends, Disney has come out with some great new items – shirts, action figures, and what little (or big!) boy wouldn’t want to tote their clothes to Disney World in this Darth Vader suitcase?

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I can totally see myself sipping coffee out of this Ursula Mug – and if she isn’t your fave villain, don’t worry – there’s plenty of others to choose from!

Check out all their New Arrivals Here!

TGIF!

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Hurry And Get Your Disney Faves On Sale!

 

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to vacation at Walt Disney World as much as I would like, which means that I have to get my “Disney Fix” in other ways – and one of them is to check out The Disney Store website regularly – not only to shop (which I definitely LOVE to do!), but to see what’s new in the world of Disney merchandise. Lucky for me, the Disney Store is currently running an amazing promotion – 25% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE!!

Now would be the perfect time to stock up on T Shirts for your next trip, back to school essentials like backpacks and lunch bags, or even to do some super early Christmas shopping perhaps?

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Personally, I took advantage of the sale to stock up on some kitchen essentials, like these adorable measuring spoons, which I will add to my growing Mickey kitchen collection, and I also snagged some adorable stuffed animals for my BFF’s baby – because they were on sale, and also because every kid should have a plush Winnie The Pooh (I had 4 when I was a kid!)

Just add all your favorite items to your cart, and then use promo code “DISNEYPAL” at checkout. Oh, and did I mention they are also doing free shipping on orders of $75 or more? The offer ends tonight, so you best get online and get shopping!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Reunited With The Disney Store

This weekend my husband and I are in Minnesota for a wedding. What does this have to do with Disney World, you might ask? Well it just so happens that they have a Disney Store at the Mall Of America, and since I hadn’t been to one in over ten years, I was very excited to check it out!

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…needless to say, it has changed quite a bit from what I remember as a kid. But it was still fun, and it reminded me just a little of that Disney magic that I love so much (that you can usually only get at the Parks!)

Unfortunately, they did NOT have what I was seeking – Disney Pins to add to my collection, but the long cashier did give me a coupon with a code for free shipping at DisneyStore.com – which I will certainly be putting to good use!!

They did have some adorable Brave memorabilia though, which I thought was cute!

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TGIF!

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