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The Most Adorable Halloween Merchandise This Year at Disney Parks

posted on August 23rd, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


I recently shared with you a look at the new Halloween art program at Disney Parks. While several departments created merchandise to celebrate the season this year, one category won the prize for being the most adorable – plush! Denise Edelmaier, product developer for dolls and plush, gave me a look at some of the new items coming for this delightfully spooky time of year.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Halloween Plush Available at Disney Parks

First, it’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse dressed in their Halloween park attire. Cody Reynolds, senior character artist with Disney Design Group, explained how Mickey got his hat as seen in the plush above.

“In the main piece of art, every character is wearing a hat except Mickey,” said Cody. “I chose not to put a hat on Mickey as it would have blocked the view of The Haunted Mansion. Yet I knew a hat would be important for some categories to use, so I drew a top hat for him. If you look carefully at the main art, you will see a ghost is actually holding Mickey’s hat. I thought it was a nice nod to one of the final attraction scenes where the Hitchhiking Ghosts have some fun with guests.”
Plush Inspired by 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' Available at Disney Parks

Two of my favorite plush return this year – a super cuddly Jack Skellington and his dog Zero from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” They are joined by a new nine-inch plush featuring Mickey Mouse dressed like Jack.
Nine-Inch Duffy the Disney Bear Halloween Plush Available at Disney Parks

My friend Duffy the Disney Bear also has a few new items. In addition to a new open edition pin, there will be a 9-inch Duffy plush (which is a new sized bear) and a 17-inch bear costume. These items were inspired by the Halloween attire that Duffy wore last year at Disney Parks.
Duffy the Disney Bear's Halloween Outfit Available at Disney Parks

Speaking of costumes, Duffy will be appearing in his Halloween attire at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort starting September 11. You can also find him dressed as a pumpkin at his friendship gazebo in World Showcase at Epcot from October 1-31.

At Disneyland Resort, Duffy will be dressed for Halloween during Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland park on select nights starting September 28. You can also find him sporting his pumpkin costume at Treasures in Paradise in Disney California Adventure park from September 14 to October 31.

Check out these posts to read more about how we’re preparing for Halloween at Disney Parks:

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13 Comments 5 Replies

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Sean from GA on August 23rd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Steven, will there be a new popcorn bucket this year in the parks? Or will it be the same ghost as last year?

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NICOLE on August 23rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm

When can you buy the zero plush up until ill be arriving during thanksgiving this year. I would really like to purchase one will they be available online? I wanted one when i saw them last year but they were never available to purchase online.

 

Steven Miller on August 24th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

@Sean – I’m checking with our food and beverage team about your question.

@Nicole – That’s a great question. I know they won’t be carried via the Disney Parks online store. It’s difficult to say how long they will be sold but my gut tells me you may be able to find them during the Thanksgiving season.

Another option is to contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or via email to: merchandiseguestservices@disney.go.com

Please reference the following item numbers:

Round Jack Skellington – 400004812782
Round Zero – 400004811242

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Kyra on August 23rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I love the Jack Skellington Mickey. I know someone who would love that!

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Jennifer on August 23rd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Aw! My friend Duffy! :) I like his little trick-or-treat bucket, a mini pumpkin him, how funny!

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Derek on August 23rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Will the zero plush be available to purchase online??

 

Steven Miller on August 24th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

@Derek – Unfortunately the Zero plush will not be available via the online store.

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Deborah on August 23rd, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Minnie Mouse is so cute in her Halloween outfit!

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Lauren on August 23rd, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I LOVE the new 9″ Duffy plush size. I just got home from a trip to Disneyland and was so surprised to see this new size plush for Duffy in the stores. I, of course, bought one right away. I like the pre-dressed 12″ Duffy plushes, but that’s even too large a size for me to be able to collect and buy as many as I would want as they just take up too much room. This 9″ is perfect in my opinion.

Steven, are there any plans to make more Duffy plushes in the future in this smaller 9″ size???? That would be awesome.

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Lois on August 23rd, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I really like the new 9″ size for Duffy plush items. What was the thinking behind creating this new smaller sized Duffy?

Also, any chance there will be more 9″ pre-dressed Duffy plush items in the future? If yes, can you tell us about any of them? Thanks.

 

Steven Miller on August 24th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

@Lauren – How wonderful! Glad to hear. There are plans to make additional 9-inch plush and additional 17-inch bear costumes.

@Lois – I believe the team periodically reviews assortments and tries new things. There will be additional 9-inch plush including one coming for the holidays this year. Looks for additional ones next year (like Valentine’s Day, which I just saw a first sample and it’s cute!).

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Gregory from PA on August 24th, 2012 at 5:07 am

EEK! I need that Mickey Mouse plush dressed like Jack Skellington immediately!! Any chances of a Minnie Mouse plush as Sally?

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WENDY on August 24th, 2012 at 10:23 am

Will the plush Jack skellington and Zero be able to be purchased throughtout Disneyland, or only in New Orleans Square?

 

Steven Miller on August 24th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

@Gregory – I don’t know of any plans at this time for Minnie Mouse dressed as Sally.

@Wendy – You should be able to find those plush in multiple locations throughout the Disneyland Resort.

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Stefanie on August 24th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Will the plush Mickey Jack Skellington be available for purchase online through the Disney Store? Otherwise, can you provide a SKU number so anyone interested can order through Disney Merchandise Services?

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Angela on August 24th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Gosh! I can’t wait to go to my first Halloween party this year and get some of this loot! Halloween has become my Disney holiday, since the merchandise is so awesome.

 

Steven Miller on August 24th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

@Stefanie – There are not plans to carry the Mickey Mouse as Jack Skellington via the online store. Yet you can contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or via email: merchandiseguestservices@disney.go.com

Please reference this item number – 400006455987

@Angela – Awesome! It’s a great party and I hope you have fun. Save some candy for me :-)

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Allie on August 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Will the Minnie and Mickey plushes and the Duffy items be sold online?

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