Soon my colleague, Donna Fisk, will introduce a new series here on the Disney Parks Blog where you’ll meet the current stable of beautiful horses at the Disneyland Resort. But, because I know you’re champing at the bit for a horse story …
I’m sharing this photo I recently came across from April 1957 of Walt Disney greeting one his four-legged cast members in the Central Hub at Disneyland park – a reminder that horses have been a part of the magic from the very beginning.
I’ve found it’s no secret that Disney’s “Frozen” continues to be popular with guests of all ages visiting Disney Parks. Recently, my son made a drawing for Anna and Elsa, which he gave to them during a visit to Norway Pavilion at Epcot. On the back of the image, he wrote that he “couldn’t wait for their film to be released on DVD.” With the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release for this award-winning, animated feature on March 18, I wanted to give you an update on where to find “Frozen” merchandise at Disney Parks.
You may recall my previous story last fall that gave an overview of merchandise created for the film. Since that time, we’ve received some additional shipments of guest favorites and introduced several new things.
Two of those favorites are the dresses for Anna and Elsa created especially for Disney Parks. We have additional orders arriving at locations in the coming weeks. Once available, the dresses will also be offered as a part of the Castle Package at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
In the category of new items, there are new Anna and Elsa T-shirts for girls. I also found T-shirts for kids and adults featuring Olaf. You should also look out for new D-Tech on Demand cases for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5s, and some new Disney books such as “An Amazing Snowman” or “The Art of Disney’s Frozen.”
The popular Anna and Elsa dolls have also returned along with several action figure playsets.
Finally, I learned that additional items are currently in development. For ladies, we will have four new T-shirts available around the beginning of summer. I convinced the softlines team to let me give you a sneak preview of the artwork for those shirts.
Here is a list of locations where you may find select merchandise during your next visit. Please note that availability of inventory may change without notice.
Walt Disney World Resort
This week’s “All in the Details” photo was snapped by Walt Disney Imagineering inside the Mine Scene at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction in New Fantasyland. In this scene, the Dwarfs are hard at work in the mine and this chalkboard is how they keep track of the treasures they find.
When you ride through the attraction, you’ll see that jewels appear in four different sizes and in six different colors: red, green, amber, purple, blue and clear.
Just how many jewels have our Imagineers positioned in the mine? You’ll just have to wait and see!
Click on the links below for more on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from Walt Disney Imagineering:
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have always been a place where kids and adults create family experiences together – it’s how Walt Disney himself envisioned the park and it’s an integral part of our heritage. So we’re excited to support an opportunity for families to share how they like to spend time together through a contest by KaBOOM! called America’s Most Playful Family Contest.
Big news for Disneyland Resort guests today … Disneyland Today is growing! Beginning today, the official source for in-park social media updates and information, Disneyland Today, will expand to cover the entire Disneyland Resort.
The “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” has arrived at Magic Kingdom Park!
One of Disney Cruise Line’s differentiators is the way we bring destinations alive on our ships. During our Mediterranean voyages this summer, you’ll get a taste of the area’s culture through various onboard offerings like entertainment and dining.
Disneyland Resort guests can now enjoy a unique Starbucks location near World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District! The new store offers a first-of-its-kind Starbucks experience through its expanded size and outdoor patio, engaging guest experience and sustainable materials, including a massive living wall built with more than 1,000 plants in the shape of a coffee cup.
“Space shuttle, this is flight safety…” I can still recall my first ride on Space Mountain during my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in July 1983. The attraction was my first Disney coaster and, despite some tears after that first ride, it quickly became a favorite thing at Magic Kingdom Park.
On October 1, 1991, Magic Kingdom park welcomed a brand-new nighttime parade: “SpectroMagic”