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On May 31, 2014,Disney Store will celebrate the grand opening of its newly-designed store at Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan. To help celebrate the newest location, children from the Boys and Girls Club of Troy will enjoy a special shopping experience and Disney Store will make a donation of 10% of its merchandise sales revenue on Grand Opening day to the local chapter. Also, one lucky child from the chapter will “unlock imagination” and officially open the Somerset Collection Disney Store location at 10 a.m. on May 31. This signature opening ceremony will take place every day, giving guests an opportunity to participate in an unforgettable Disney Store experience. Additionally, the first 500 guests to attend the grand opening celebration will receive a free gift, and from noon to 4 p.m., a Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take place in Grand Court, with an opportunity for guests to take photos with the characters*.
Unique to the Somerset Collection location, as guests enter the store and look above, they will see a customized skyline incorporating local landmarks, classic Disney features and magical storytelling moments. The Pixie Dust Trail guides guests through “Storytelling Neighborhoods” featured on either side of the path, highlighting favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters. The Disney Princess Neighborhood is home to the Disney Princess Castle, bringing the stories of the brave, kind and adventurous Disney Princess characters to life through costumes, accessories, dolls and more.
Disney Store’s signature Magical Trees line the Pixie Dust Trail, and are an integral part of the immersive storytelling experience, with iconic characters hidden throughout the overlapping patterns of blue foliage. The Disney Store Theatre is found at the end of the Pixie Dust Trail, where guests can choose from an ever-changing library of more than 50 different clips consisting of Disney, Marvel and Star Wars film trailers, film clips, music videos, classic animation and more.
From storytelling elements woven throughout the Store design and an exclusive product assortment, to Cast Members dedicated to making every Store visit memorable, Disney Store loves ‘creating magical moments for guests of all ages.
*Characters alternate every 30 minutes. Character appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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 www.DisneyStore.com, www.disneystore.co.uk, www.disneystore.fr, www.disneystore.de, www.disneystore.se, www.disneystore.dk, www.disneystore.it, www.disneystore.es and www.disneystore.co.jp. 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 BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation’s largest building-centered, youth-focused provider of after-school programs. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly four million young people, through membership and community outreach, in more than 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated youth centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Led by paid, trained youth development professionals, Boys & Girls Clubs provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of America, visit bgca.org.