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Events to Kick Off the New Year at Disney Parks

posted on January 3rd, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Happy New Year, Disney Fans!!

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back in the swing of things. So what’s coming your way? Well, let’s take a quick look and bring you up to speed, so that you don’t miss a beat on either coast.

Special Artist Showcases at Downtown Disney to Feature David Doss and Larry Dotson Artwork Special Artist Showcases at Downtown Disney to Feature David Doss and Larry Dotson Artwork Special Artist Showcases at Downtown Disney to Feature David Doss and Larry Dotson Artwork

Now through January 6 at the Walt Disney World Resort, be sure you keep an eye out for special artist showcases featuring David Doss, who will be appearing at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace, as well as Larry Dotson, who will be on hand at the Main Street Gallery in Magic Kingdom Park.

On January 4, Disney Design Group Principal Graphic Designer Dave Keefer will be appearing at D Street in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from 5-7 p.m. I’d tell you more, but Steven Miller has all the details on this exciting collection of new poster-inspired artwork, which highlights the luckier side of 2013. Tip: Continue to watch for additional artist meet and greet events taking place throughout the year.

About halfway through the month, the streets will be packed with runDisney participants taking part in the 20th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, so after you cross the finish line, be sure you swing by D Street on January 13 from 5-7 p.m. to have this year’s runDisney Mickey Mouse Vinylmation signed by Disney Design Group Artist Maria Clapsis. Want to know more? Well, you’re in luck, because Steven will also be giving you a glimpse of this new release and much more that will be coming your way as part of this year’s celebratory marathon.

That brings us to January 18 and 19. Now, this particular artist needs no introduction. I’m sure most of you are familiar with his work, as it has been seen on a variety of Disney Theme Park Merchandise over the years. That’s why we’re excited to have Disney Design Group Senior Character Artist Monty Maldovan appearing at the Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort, from 6–8 p.m. each day. Curious about what pieces he’ll be signing? Take a look:

Disney Design Group Senior Character Artist Monty Maldovan Artwork Featuring Mickey and His Pal Figment Disney Design Group Senior Character Artist Monty Maldovan Artwork Featuring Mickey and His Pal the Florida Orange Bird Disney Design Group Senior Character Artist Monty Maldovan Artwork Featuring Mickey and His Pal Duffy the Disney Bear

If you’re asking yourself, “What about all of us Disney fans on the west coast?” – never fear! There are artist showcases taking place each weekend from 1-4 p.m., beginning January 12 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District.

Look for details on these events, artist showcases, releases and signings on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.

So what’s on the radar for next month? Look for artist showcases and signings taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort and appearances by Linda Rick, Noah and more at the Disneyland Resort. I’ll be sharing more details soon!

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Jindy from CA on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I would love the runDisney Vinylmation! Very cool!

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David on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

This is all sounding great!
I’m a cast member at MK, and I know many of “old timers” would LOVE to see Orange Bird fly back to Adventureland this year!!
And of course, Oswald needs to make an appearance in Fantasyland!!
Plus, lot’s of merch and collectibles for each.
Thanks!!

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Paul from ON on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Larry Dotson’s art is amazing, and he’s SUCh a nice person. I met him at downtown Disney last year, and bought prints of the DVC resorts we’ve stayed at. He was nice enough to personalize them for our family.

Than on the Disney Dream I bought his limited edition print on canvas Disney Dream painting from the view of Castaway Cay. Beautiful and calms me down every time I look at it, remembering how relaxing Castaway Cay is.

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Kimberly on January 3rd, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Don’t forget about the Tinkerbell Bell 1/2 Marathon Weekend taking place at the Disneyland Resort Jan 18 – 20, 2013!

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Melisa on January 3rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I think I need another David E Doss for my collection. Hoping to do a run later in the year.

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Mariah from CA on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

PLEASE let that Figment piece be found at Disneyland! I can’t always get out to Florida and I love Figment! It’s so hard to find Figment stuff to give my godfather!

 

Michelle Harker on January 7th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Mariah, this piece is currently scheduled to be released at the Walt Disney World Resort, but here is the number to the Disney Merchandise Guest Services team,1-877-560-6477. Perhaps you can order through them.

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Kelly on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Michelle do you know when the next set of California adventure attraction posters will be released?

 

Michelle Harker on January 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hi Kelly! I actually haven’t heard what the next round of posters will be, but when I do, I’ll be sure to let you all know.

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Lauren on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Hi Michelle. Great post. I have a question about the Monty Maldovan pieces. I LOVE anything with Figment and have to have his new work of Mickey with Figment. Unfortunately, I won’t be back to WDW until March. Will the print still be available then? Or is it possible for me to call the Art of Disney store or WDW Merchandising to order it?

Also, are there any plans to make his new pieces as canvas wrapped giclees, or are the prints the only option (other than the originals)? Thanks.

 

Michelle Harker on January 7th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi Lauren!! Definitely give Disney Merchandise Guest Services a call in regards to the pieces as the event draws a bit closer. Here’s the phone number 1-877-560-6477, hope it helps.

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