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Summer of Souvenirs Continues with New Items at Disney Parks

posted on August 4th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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At the beginning of June, I announced a summer of new souvenirs at Disney Parks with a preview of decorative hand sanitizers. Now that the hand sanitizers are available in a variety of merchandise locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, here is a look at other new and upcoming items.

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The D-Tech on Demand boutique inside the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney Marketplace recently made available two designs for fans of ABC’s hit television show “Once Upon a Time.” Guests can create and customize a case for the following mobile phones: iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6+, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6.

We are also offering a few pre-printed cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 in select locations at Disney Parks.

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One of my favorite things being released this month is a Vinylmation, Jr. set inspired by Adventureland. This limited release mystery set contains 12 figures featuring characters such as birds from Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and, my all-time favorite, the Orange Bird. The set will be released at the D-Street locations in Florida and California starting August 7.

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In the coming months, we will be releasing a variety of new key chains. The first three feature mini-handbags that double as coin pouches.

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I thought you’d enjoy seeing this sneak preview of Disney character inspired key chains arriving later this fall.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom Park?

posted on August 4th, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


Prince Charming Regal Carrousel was an opening-day attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. How familiar are you with it? Test your knowledge below.


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Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom Park

How many wood-carved ornate horses can you choose from on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel?
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How many shimmering lights light up Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at night?
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How many hand-painted vignettes telling the story of 'Cinderella' can be found on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel?
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What was the original name of Prince Charming Regal Carrousel when it was built in 1917?
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What is the diameter of the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel?
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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Show Operations Host

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


Disneyland Resort cast member Adam Rieders helps create a smooth experience for guests watching the “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular. You may have met Adam already if you have been to Disneyland park recently to watch these new nighttime shows for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, especially if you showed up early to choose your spot.

Adam says while his role can be challenging, he is lucky enough to experience these shows nearly every night, and one of his favorite parts is watching the reactions of guests. Now it’s your turn to watch Adam in this “Every Role a Starring Role!”

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#DisneySide Doodle: Kaa Explores Jungle Cruise

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


In today’s #DisneySide Doodle, “The Jungle Book’s” ever-clever Kaa is exploring a whole new jungle at The Jungle Cruise attraction. I wonder which leg of the journey he’ll enjoy most.

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Adam Sandler and Family Visit Walt Disney World Resort

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Anne Macklin, Talent Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


Funnyman Adam Sandler and his youngest daughter, 6-year-old Sunny Madeline, took a break from their recent family vacation at Walt Disney World to meet Disney’s top “Dawg” Goofy at the family’s favorite Disney resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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Top Five: Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Summer is an exciting time for Disney Cruise Line, with brand-new “Frozen” fun and itineraries all over the world. But autumn will be here again before we know it, so we’re already gearing up for another season of ghoulishly good times aboard our Halloween on the High Seas cruises!

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know ‘World of Color – Celebrate!’ at Disney California Adventure Park?

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


“World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” transports guests into the world and works of Walt Disney, including his dreams of Disneyland. This new presentation of “World of Color” is a part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

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Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


It is a little-known fact that my first role with Disney Parks was as a hostess at Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park. Last week, I had a chance to put their service to the test by going to breakfast at Be Our Guest restaurant with some of my fellow cast members and friends.

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Room With A View: Costa Rican Volcanoes With Adventures by Disney

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager


What sort of view do you want on your dream vacation? Rolling hills, epic mountains, serene lakes, lush vegetation, bustling cityscapes; whichever you prefer you can find it with Adventures by Disney. While I have a hard time picking my favorite, I can’t help but be intrigued by this volcano view, found on the Adventures by Disney Costa Rica trip.

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VIDEO – Visiting Ice Palace Boutique at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Frozen Summer Fun

posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


A few weeks ago I shared details about the recently opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a wintry salon where guests ages 3-12 can undergo a magical transformation, as they prepare for Coronation day during Frozen Summer Fun. In honor of National Sister’s Day yesterday, August 2, I thought it would be a perfect time to check out the Frozen fun with fellow teammate Katie Thompson.

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