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Holiday Stocking Memories Inspire New Disney Gift Cards at Disney Parks

posted on November 12th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


New Holiday Gift Cards Coming to Disney Parks

My mother made the holiday stocking I use today when I was about five years old. She sewed an image of a tree with presents underneath along with my name in red across the top. As a child, the stocking was filled with presents from Santa Claus along with fruits, walnuts and loose change. Stockings will be a part of four new Disney Gift Cards being introduced for the holidays. These new cards continue a tradition of packaging Disney pins with Disney Gift Cards that began a few years ago (you may recall my conversation with Annie Lin from the Global Retail Development team last year). I caught up with Annie again to discuss this year’s offerings.

“We are happy to introduce four new Disney Gift Cards this year that can be used for practically all-
things Disney,” explained Annie. “Each card contains a limited release pin that resembles a character’s stocking. We had a few different options in mind for the pins. Holiday stockings seemed to work the best as there are many holiday traditions around them. While growing up, I only received gifts in my stocking.”

New Holiday Gift Cards Featuring Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and Chip and Dale Coming to Disney Parks

Work began on this year’s designs in May 2012. Annie partnered with Gina Jenkins from the Disney Gift Card Services team and enlisted artist Angela Connolly again to create the artwork.

“I like the two different perspectives found in the artwork this year,” said Angela. “When all four cards are placed together, they make a festival holiday image. I like that I could incorporate the reflections of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto along with Chip and Dale.”

Cards are offered for $75.00 each. When purchased, you get a gift card worth $75.00 and a stocking pin. Look for them at select Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort locations toward last week in November.

In California, try Emporium and Disney Showcase at Disneyland park; Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park; and World of Disney at Downtown Disney District.

In Florida, look for the cards at the four major theme park merchandise locations as well as World of Disney and Disney’s Pin Traders at Downtown Disney Marketplace.

I’m curious to hear your holiday stocking tradition, so please share in the comments below.

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Katherine on November 12th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Will these be made available on-line as well?

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Kati on November 12th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Will these be available online as well? My kids would love them!

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Sarah on November 13th, 2012 at 11:29 am

I was wondering if these gift cards are reloadable like other Disney gift cards? Once you spend the $75 can more money be added to the card?

 

Steven Miller on November 13th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

@Katherine and Kati – Unfortunately, the cards will not be offered via the Disney Gift Card online site. They will only be found at select locations in Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts(mostly due to the pins attached to the cards). Sorry.

@Sarah – Yes, these cards are reloadable, just like other Disney Gift Cards. A Guest can reload up to $1,000 onto the card.

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Nicole from NC on November 22nd, 2012 at 4:32 pm

What date will these be available? Bought these last year and loved them!

 

Steven Miller on November 26th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

@Nicole – These will be available starting November 27.

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