Disney Store will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new store in the Westfield Culver City Mall on Nov. 14, 2009, at 10 a.m. with a very special appearance by Princess Tiana, from Disney’s upcoming holiday film The Princess and the Frog. Guests can meet and take photos with Disney’s newest princess, enjoy music provided by Radio Disney and browse Disney Store’s extensive product assortment inspired by the film. This will be one of the only opportunities to see Princess Tiana in person before the film’s Los Angeles/New York release on November 25 and nationwide opening on December 11.

To kick off the celebration, Disney Store will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the first 100 kids in the store will receive free kid-sized Mickey Mouse ears (while supplies last). From 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests can meet the beautiful Princess Tiana and take photos with her in the mall’s center court.

Disney Store wanted to do something truly special to welcome the Culver City community, and having Princess Tiana in person to meet parents and their children will make this an amazing event. We offer a wide array of Disney character merchandise and a variety of products only available at Disney Store including the all-new The Princess and the Frog collection, and we’re thrilled to bring the Disney Store experience to the Westfield Culver City Mall.
Molly Adams, vice president and general manager, merchandising and marketing

Guests visiting the new store location can join in the celebration and also get a head start on their holiday shopping. Disney Store’s Holiday 2009 lineup includes a wonderful assortment of new products inspired by The Princess and the Frog. Kids will love the Deluxe Tiana Doll and Wardrobe Play Set (SRP $29.50), featuring Tiana in her sparkling blue masquerade ball gown and four outfit options to recreate all of Tiana’s adventures in the film; the Mardi Gras-style Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set (SRP $24.50), an 8-piece set, including a trumpet, ukulele, and Lightning and Bug Shaker, to create the fun jazzy sounds of the bayou; and the gorgeous Tiana Deluxe Costume (SRP $89.50) with its flower petal-shaped layers of tulle and satin skirt making this a girl’s dream costume for dress-up play all year long. The Princess and the Frog Snowglobe (SRP $89.50) or the Princess Tiana Doll Ornament with Holiday Gown (SRP $14.50) make great holiday gifts for the home.


Disney Store will also offer a wide assortment of seasonal gifts such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse holiday home decor, Disney-themed holiday ornaments and stockings, and new sleepwear. Event guests will receive a coupon good for 20% off any item of their choice at the new Disney Store location (valid Grand Opening weekend only).

The new Disney Store is located at Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230; for more information please call (310) 390-8014 after Nov. 6.