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Press release from Business Wire Launches New Design and “Disney Magical Message” Video

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Launches New Design and “Disney Magical Message” Video13:04 EDT Tuesday, October 16, 2012 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- With the launch of Disney Store's new site design, the specialty retailer is also introducing “Disney Magical Message” video capabilities and enhanced social media tools. The Disney Store site redesign delivers a franchise-focused, streamlined shopping experience for guests. For the first time ever, guests can record and customize a special “Disney Magical Message” video to send along with their gift purchases for friends and family. Gift recipients will receive an email notifying them of a special delivery, then once the gift arrives at their door, a card will provide them a site URL and a personal ID where they can view their personal “Disney Magical Message” video. This unique feature comes at a perfect time with the holidays just around the corner. also makes it easier for guests to shop for products by character, with enhanced filtering options for search and social media sharing capabilities. Guests can experience the new design whether they are on their desktop, tablet or mobile phone. The new site also features animated content to entertain and surprise guests while they browse. The animation feature allows guests to interact with favorite characters and moments from classic Disney films while they shop on Disney Store's franchise pages. “The new delivers a magical shopping experience that guests can only receive from Disney,” said Paul Gainer, executive vice president of Disney Store. “From the animated content designed to entertain guests while they shop, to the ‘Disney Magical Message' video feature which we anticipate will be especially popular this holiday season, allowing guests to customize and deliver a video message to loved ones along with their gift.” The New Site Features: Record and send a customized “Disney Magical Message” video when purchasing a gift from Shop with ease using enhanced filtering options to narrow product search by price, character, collection, age, etc. Seamlessly share favorite items across the social media spectrum via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. Create wish lists of favorite items for future visits or special occasions. To find a local Disney Store, guests can visit or call 866-902-2798. To stay updated on all the exciting news at Disney Store, guests can visit the official blog, the Buzz, at Guests can also become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter 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 the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Ireland, Italy and Portugal; plus online stores and 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 or follow us at and Disney Store North AmericaMarisa Martinez,