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Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon Merchandise at Disneyland Resort

posted on January 24th, 2012 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Ready, Set, Go!

I know that many of you saw my fellow author Darrell Fry’s post back in April about the newest runDisney event, the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, scheduled to take place at the Disneyland Resort just a few days from now. As the merchandise blog author for the Disneyland Resort, my goal here is simple … to get you into “gear” that allows you to finish in record time and of course, in style. Athletes, spectators, friends and family alike will enjoy the many offerings available for this year’s Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

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Your first step is to race into the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Expo Center at the Disneyland Hotel, January 27 – 28, because whether you are hitting the pavement or cheering your loved ones on, there’s no reason you shouldn’t look great. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect to see: fashion tees (cute!), novelty tees (humorous), performance tees and tanks (essentials), a zip hoodie and training jacket, running hat, Bondi bands, open-and-limited edition pins, drink ware and souvenirs. It really doesn’t stop there… there’s even Dooney & Bourke bags! Special Tip: Look for a special medallion featuring the marathon logo to appear on select styles.

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For those of you needing to add a “dash of sass” to your race ensemble, Studio Disney 365 stylists will be on hand to perform Pixie Power inspired makeovers. For a complete look at all of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon merchandise, visit ArtofDisneyParks.com.

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To all of you participating this year, I commend you and wish you the best of luck!

Are you taking part in this Inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon?

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George from NY on January 24th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Do you know if the expo and/or special merchandise will be limited to participants and their guests?

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Hi George! The Expo Center and the opportunity to purchase merchandise is open to all Guests. Hope you’re able to make it down to the Resort.

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NATALIE on January 24th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

SO EXCITED! a friend of mine will be down there! if i get off work! we might be going too!

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

You definitely should come and check it out!

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Jacky on January 24th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Omgoodness, I am going to spend SO much at the expo! =O I cannot wait to run and get my Coast-to-Coast medal!!!!!

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Sarah on January 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the Tink D&B! I love my Disney D&B purses and have been waiting for one with a Tink print!

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Jaime on January 24th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Finally a Dooney I can’t live without. There are so many cute ones that I really like but I am a tinkerbell to the core. What time does the expo open on Friday so I can go shopping?

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

The Expo Center will open at 10am, both days.

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Demetra on January 24th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I am going to be at the parks 2/12 – 2/14, will the tinkerbell Dooney&Burke purses still be available then?

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

@Demetra, @Shelby and @Chris, I’m so glad you are excited for this collection. I love it too. My best recommendation for you all is to inquire with Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477, after the marathon this weekend about any remaining quantities. Should quantities remain the Merchandise Guest Services team will be happy to assist. But I wouldn’t wait, there seems to be a lot of excitement for these.

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Dina from AB on January 24th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

CAN’T WAIT!!!! So excited for this event :)

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Shelby on January 24th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

How long will the Tinkerbell Dooneys going to be available? I am going in August and want one of these so bad!

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Chris on January 24th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Will the Tink Dooney & Burke purses be available after the marathon on line or at the resort? We are coming to DL this summer and my daughter (and me, for that matter) love Tink and would love to have this purse. Her first Dooney was the pink Minnie that she got on her first trip to WDW and this would be great for her first trip to DL.

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Megan on January 24th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I hope people actually take the shirt size they signed up for, that way certain sizes don’t run out by the time I get there on Saturday!!!!

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Megan on January 24th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Will there be a Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon vinylmation?

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Hey Megan! Unfortunately there won’t be any Vinylmation specific to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.

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Jennifer on January 24th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I will be running in this. It’s my first race and I can’t wait!

 

Michelle Harker on January 24th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That’s so exciting!! I know you’ll do great! Good luck and remember, have fun!

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Katie on January 24th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Great post! Is the first shirt posted (white tech) the official shirt of the race? The one all runners get?

 

Michelle Harker on January 25th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Thanks Katie! That’s actually one of the shirts we’ll have available to purchase. Wait until you see some of the other merchandise offerings. Super cute collections!

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Dawn on January 24th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I am giddy with excitement! Literally!! I. Can’t. Wait!!!!! Good luck everyone!!!!

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Melanie on January 24th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Is that the long sleeve shirt we get for running??? I hope so! SUPER CUTE!!! Wonder if I can talk my hubby into that Dooney. Have the White Disneyland one…need to increase the collection! CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND!!

 

Michelle Harker on January 25th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Melanie, that’s actually one of the shirts we’ll have available for sale at the Expo. If you think that’s cute, wait until you see some of the other great tee’s (performance and otherwise) as well as the hoodies. You’ll be filling your closet with all marathon related clothes.

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Katie on January 24th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Will these new D&B Tink bags be available at Walt Disney World, since the race is at Disneyland? I love the new bags, but would really love to see them in person. When would they be available in Walt Disney if at all? Thanks so much!

 

Michelle Harker on January 25th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Katie, I’m trying to find out if we’ll have them available at the Walt Disney World Resort as well (sans the medallion, of course), as soon as I know, I’ll update you.

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Pauline on January 24th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Hi. I was wondering if any of the profits from marathon merchandise or registration fees are donated to charity or worthy causes?

 

Michelle Harker on January 25th, 2012 at 11:57 am

Pauline, I don’t believe so, but I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure.

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Jessica on January 25th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Oh, wow. Are we able to use AP discounts and gift cards on the merchandise at the Expo?

 

Michelle Harker on January 25th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Jessica, you can definitely use your AP discounts and gift cards. Have fun!!

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Katie on January 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Michelle, I really appreciate you checking into the availability at Walt Disney World! :)

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Heather on January 25th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Omgoodness!!! I cannot wait to get there Saturday! I hope there is still a good selection of half merchandise available for purchase for those running! Will the tech tee included on our reg fee have any Tink or Disney decals??

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Kyra on January 25th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Love the purses! :D

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Melissa on January 25th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Please Please Please make sure to either hold back some “I did it” shirts for Saturday sales or make sure there are enough. So many people say they run out and don’t get one. I will be there Saturday :-)

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Jennifer on January 26th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hi Michelle!!

PLEASE Let us know if the Tink Dooney will be available online to purchase for those of us not able to make it out to DL for the Tink 1/2!! I have patiently been waiting for a D&B that i really want…..and this one is SOOOOOOO it!! Dang, I really want that shirt too! Hope they have an equally awesome one for the Tower of Terror 10 mile!!

 

Michelle Harker on January 26th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Jennifer, as soon as I know about any online opportunities I will be sure to share it with you, so watch for me to comment back. I’m not sure when I will have the answer, but promise to post it as soon as I do.

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George from NY on January 27th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon bags were sold out within 2 hours of the expo opening, at which point the massive line emptied out. There are a few wristlets left, but they do not have the Tinker Bell Half Marathon medallion.

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Sarah on January 27th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

George – Did they really sell out 2 hours after the Expo opened?? I’m so glad I had the foresight to get to the Expo before it even opened this morning. I had my D&B Tink bag purchased 10 minutes after the Expo opened.
Thank you Dooney & Bourke and Disney for creating some really beautiful, perfect purses for us Tinkerbell fans!

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Jaime on January 27th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I snagged mine too right at opening. It really is a beautiful bag. Disney merch powers that be: this bag is obviously a great seller. Even if the design needs to be changed a teeny bit so as not to infringe on the “inagural tinkerbell half marathon” exculsiveness I’m sure it will be a hot seller. **tink**tink**

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Rachel from FL on January 30th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

i need this bag :( boo not in disney world

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Dawn on January 31st, 2012 at 9:09 am

Hi there. Although I bought several tshirts, I didnt buy the “I did it” tshirt because I didnt want to jinx myself. Are there any left of those? Is there any way to get one?
The event was great!! Love the medal!

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Amanda on January 31st, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I ran the tinkerbell marathon. However I very upset because I trusted my friend to pick up my number and my shirt. She did not make it to the Expo before it closed on Saturday. Thankfully I was still able to run, but I was told that I could not get my shirt. I am really really really sad about it. Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to get it still. I will even buy it off of someone. I still have the tag connected to my number. Please Help!!!!!

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Brenda on January 31st, 2012 at 6:41 pm

SO SO Sad that there were not enough Dooney & Bourke Tink bags for all the runners that wanted to purchase them…..WHYYYYY????? Didn’t D&B KNOW how many women runners were registered??? It’s just sad that something sells out in TWO HOURS!! Those of us arriving Saturday didn’t even have a chance…and I think Disney knows that something like an ‘inaugural commerative’ item like D&B will SELL – even after the race was over they still would have sold…..

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Vicki on January 31st, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Is there any chance the jackets that were sold out on the first day will be for sale online? PLEASE???

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Cristine on February 1st, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Soooo sad that the tink purses went so fast Friday & all the jackets sold out too. I had a fantastic time & a great run, but these were two items I really wanted to purchase.

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Tammie on February 7th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Is there any chance more Tink Dooney bags will become available? I was at the event, but missed the bags by a few minutes. With 12000+ runners registered, primarily female, more bags should have been available. This was the one item I really wanted. HELP!!!!

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