ANAHEIM, Calif. – August 9, 2013 – Disney fans attending the D23 Expo – the ultimate Disney fan event – held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. from August 9-11, will get an exclusive first-look at several new product lines from Disney Store. The new collections, featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters, will be unveiled throughout the course of the three-day event at the 2,400 sq. ft. Disney Store located in the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion. In addition, fans will have the chance to meet and hear from the artists and designers who created these exciting new collections.
Disney Store guests will get a first look at seven new collections that will be debuting at D23, including the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection, Introducing Mickey& Minnie, Art of Ariel, The Art of Steamboat Willie Redux, The Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary Collection, new products featuring your favorite Disney∙Pixar and Frozen characters and Artist Series Two. Additionally, daily at the convention, Guests will be treated to the official Disney Store opening ceremony, where a special attendee will be chosen to “unlock imagination” at 9 a.m. alongside some of Disney’s most famous fairytale couples.
Highlights of these new Disney Store collections include:
Disney Fairytale Designer Doll Collection:
At D23, Disney Store will debut the much-anticipated Limited Edition Disney Fairytale Designer Doll Collection, featuring five iconic Disney Princess characters and their leading men who, together, magically create a one-of-a-kind Collection.
Including Snow White and the Prince; Rapunzel and Flynn Rider; Jasmine and Aladdin; Belle and the Beast; and Ariel and Eric, these dolls have been brought to life with careful attention. Featuring stunning details, such as satin gowns with subtle ornate prints, embroidered bodices, golden buttons and rhinestone accents, each set is presented in a special keepsake display case with intricate details on the base, including a golden plate with the name of the specific Disney Princess and her partner. Each doll measures 11.5”.
Each couple doll set is limited to an edition of 6,000 globally and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Beginning August 20, a new couple will be available for purchase every two weeks. The dolls will be available in select Disney Store locations in North America and Europe, and online at http://disneystore.com, http://disneystore.co.uk, http://disneystore.fr and http://disneystore.de.
Additionally, for North America only, an online-exclusive set including ALL five couples will be available for pre-order on Monday, August 12, at DisneyStore.com.
The Limited Edition dolls are a part of a larger Disney Fairytale Designer Collection which includes exquisite accessories, home products and more, available online August 12 and in Stores August 19.
Art of Ariel: Celebrating the return of Disney's classic The Little Mermaid, the Art of Ariel collection features an artful wave of Vinylmation collectibles, apparel, toys, dolls, fashion accessories and home products featuring interpretive visions of Ariel and her undersea friends.
Disney∙Pixar: Over the years, Disney∙Pixar characters’ stories have inspired laughter, friendship and imagination among fans of all ages. For the first time ever, Disney will be celebrating these treasured and iconic characters together on products.
At D23 Expo, Disney Store will introduce a special run of Disney∙Pixar products, including a journal, mug sets, note cards, tees and an iPhone case.
In addition to all the events and guest appearances, fans can keep up with all the exciting happenings at D23 via Disney Store’s social channels and get a behind-the-scenes look at the D23 experience by checking Disney Store’s blog, The Buzz, at http://blog.disneystore.com.
Disney Store at D23 can be found in the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion. Check the D23 Expo website for event schedule details and locations.
To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates, become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/DisneyStore to stay connected to your favorite destination.
About Disney Store
The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. Disney Store is the retail merchandising arm of Disney Consumer Products, the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support and promote Disney's key entertainment initiatives and characters. Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California and, in doing so, originated the themed retail business model. There are currently more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America; more than 40 Disney Store locations in Japan; and more than 100 Disney Store locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom , plus online stores http://disneystore.com, http://disneystore.co.uk, http://disneystore.fr and http://disneystore.de. Each Disney Store location offers a magical shopping experience that can only be delivered by Disney, one of the world's largest and most successful entertainment companies. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com/press/us/disneystore or follow us at www.facebook.com/DisneyStore and www.twitter.com/DisneyStore.
About D23 Expo 2013
The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks. For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit www.D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; and member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.
Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at D23.com and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.