Which nighttime spectacular is your favorite to view at a Disney Park? Tell us in the “Comments” section below!
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
Don’t you always feel like you’re in need of a vacation? Thankfully, from time to time I get to show some of the amazing new merchandise offerings from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, so it’s a little bit of a vacation for me, at least for a moment, in my head.
So what can you expect to find on your next trip? Take a look!
The new Brights collection, which as you can see is very colorful, features beloved characters and icons on a variety of different items including T-shirts, frames, magnets, tumblers and mugs. My favorite part is that it reads “Aloha from Aulani,” in a throwback to some of the vintage style postcards we have all come to know and love.
Is there more? You bet! New items are hitting Kālepa’s Store and Hale Manu all the time. Here’s a peek at another collection themed to floral Minnie Mouse that is sure to be a fan favorite of your island princess. The T-shirt’s, tank, dresses and accessories are embellished with a flower giving it a little bit of an extra touch, making them feel as special as they are.
If it’s not obvious that I love the products we are offering at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, perhaps I should tell you about and show you a few more things. There is a selection of new Nike polo shirts and T-shirts that can easily be added to your travel attire, making it your go-to look for vacation. For our Disney Vacation Club members who frequent the resort, don’t despair! I have some good news for you, too. Here’s a look at the new logo that will appear on an array of new items including ladies and men’s T-shirts, a hat, ornament, window cling and more.
What’s next, travelers? Look for a post in the coming weeks on some additional releases this spring, including newly themed Duffy the Disney Bear costumes and unique offerings from our Disney Dream jewelry collection.
For any of you visiting Aulani, look for Aunty Lorna May Pacheco (Lau hala Plaiting) and Dalani Tanahy (Kapa Printing) to appear this month as part of our Artisan Showcases.
There’s so much coming your way and so much to share. Until then … Aloha!
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager
With the 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival officially underway, I stopped by the Festival Center to get a first look at the set up. This location, found in Future World between the Universe of Energy and MISSION: Space pavilions, is home to a variety of things including demonstrations and a merchandise shop. When I arrived, the event team was putting finishing touches on several areas inside the pavilion. I snapped a few photographs of the merchandise store that I thought you may enjoy.
The sound of running water filled the air as I walked around the merchandise shop. The center of the shop had a nice garden-like setting complete with trees and fountains. I spotted several garden items throughout the display including wind chimes, garden stakes and other decorative goods.
In a previous article, I shared a look at some of the new merchandise we’ve created for this annual event. I enjoyed seeing the two different visual statements of these items displayed along the walls.
There were a few other things that caught my eye including new, instant photograph-inspired T-shirts for adults, kids and Passholders. There was also a jar-shaped plastic tumbler complete with the event logo. I particularly liked the calendar that contains images of the character topiaries featured throughout Epcot. This is the first time we’ve offered a calendar like this for the event.
Here is a gallery containing a few other items that I liked. The 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs through May 18, 2014. I invite you to join the conversation on social networks by using the hashtag #EpcotInSpring. You can also find more information about the event by visiting EpcotInSpring.com.
I hope to see you at Epcot; I’ll most likely be at my favorite Outdoor Kitchen, the Pineapple Promenade!
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World
Think you’re super fit? Want to find out?
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort
Two years ago this month, we were looking ahead to big expansions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. Let’s take a look back at March 2012 in this “Disney Parks Blog Time Capsule.”
posted on March 6th, 2014 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center
The Journey into Imagination attraction, opened during this week in 1983. As a treat, here’s a photo we’ve never released on the Disney Parks Blog before.
posted on March 5th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort
I’m sure many of you have your favorite Muppets characters. Which one do I relate to the most? I don’t know – I love them all! However I may have a little ‘Animal’ in me. So naturally, when I found out we were going to have new Muppets themed product at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts I knew it was time to play the music and light the lights, because Muppets Most Wanted is opening soon.
posted on March 5th, 2014 by Michelle Stepney, PR Content Director
This winter has looked a lot like scenes from the film Frozen in many parts of the country. Thankfully, spring is just around the corner and you’ll soon be ready to shed some layers and soak in some sun.
posted on March 5th, 2014 by Arnaldo Zanonato, Port Adventures Manager
Last week I shared with you some of the adventures your family can have with us this summer in Sicily, Italy, and now I want to tell you about what we have planned in Greece. We are visiting several new destinations in the Greek Isles and on the mainland, so check back all this month to learn about what is offered in the different ports. Today, let’s start with Corfu, Greece, an island in the Ionian Sea.
posted on March 5th, 2014 by George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
This year marks the 50th anniversary of a previously undiscovered region at Disneyland park (now navigable on the Jungle Cruise) known as the African Veldt. So intrigued by this discovery, Walt Disney himself decided to pay a visit to the region to checkout the wildlife.