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Show Off a Humorous Disney Side with New T-Shirts at Disney Parks in Fall 2013

posted on October 18th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


I recently shared with you a look at some new apparel for women to show off their Disney Side this fall at Disney Parks. After that article was published, I spoke with John Smith and Kaleigh Wright from the graphic apparel team to get a look at some new items they have developed. This year, they’ve added more splashes of humor to the tees being released at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. There is one shirt, however, that caught my eye as it features one of my favorite treats ever – the Dole Whip!

Show Off Your Humorous Disney Side with New T-Shirts at Disney Parks in Fall 2013

You may recall that we first introduced a Dole Whip shirt in early 2012. It was followed by a similar shirt for women in the summer of that year. This new shirt was designed by Disney Design Group artists Casey Jones and Tim Whalen, and features Rongo, the god of agriculture from the Enchanted Tiki Garden at Disneyland park. There will also be a version with the Walt Disney World Resort logo (as I’ve also spotted Rongo at Disney’s Polynesian Resort).

Show Off Your Humorous Disney Side with New T-Shirts at Disney Parks in Fall 2013

I asked John about the humor behind these T-shirts.

“I don’t take myself too seriously,” laughed John. “I think laughter is one of the best things, especially for someone on vacation. These T-shirts were inspired by similar playful T-shirts we released in recent years that were a big hit with our guests.”

You can still find some of those T-shirts on the Disney Parks online store such as this one with Gaston.

Show Off Your Humorous Disney Side with New T-Shirts at Disney Parks in Fall 2013

I was particularly happy to see a new Hercules shirt as I love seeing merchandise from one of my favorite animated features! With the amount of time that I spend on Twitter, the Donald Duck shirt made me laugh (out loud, of course).

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Bob on October 18th, 2013 at 10:13 am

I love the Donald shirt and was lucky to receive one at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this past May. Great shirts, John! :-D And great merchandise coverage as always, Steven! Thanks for keeping us updated. :-)

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Danielle on October 18th, 2013 at 10:33 am

The Small World shirt is FANTASTIC. Love the sense of humor. Definitely on my shopping list when at the World next week!

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Kevin on October 18th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Can you tell me WHERE in DL/DCA and or DTD i can buy these

 

Steven Miller on October 18th, 2013 at 11:19 am

@Kevin – I spoke with the development team who said that these some of these shirts are just starting to arrive in select locations. I would check the big locations first such as World of Disney in Downtown Disney District; Emporium at Disneyland park; and Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure.

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Nicolette on October 18th, 2013 at 10:44 am

Loving the new Merch! I have an off topic question. I have been dying for a new Disneyland Christmas mug. The last few years there haven’t been any? I was able to get a few great Christmas mugs in Cars Land of Mater and Lightning, but nothing in Disneyland or on Disneystore for at least couple years. Any word on new Christmas Merchandise hitting the parks this Holiday Season? They had a great mug a few years ago of the Fab Five on a sleigh (a theme they’ve used for a while) but the mug never came back…I called everywhere! Thanks for any info!

 

Steven Miller on October 18th, 2013 at 11:31 am

@Nicolette – I’ve not seen any specific development around new Christmas mugs. The seasonal merchandiser is away from the office but I looked in the showroom. As for Christmas themed merchandise, we will have some articles about those items. I was holding off on sharing things since Halloween hasn’t happened yet :)

I know there are some things already in locations such as the Mickey Mouse shaped nutcrackers:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/12/make-festive-mickey-mouse-nutcrackers-part-of-your-holiday-traditions-at-disney-parks/

We also have a variety of ornaments as seen here:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/limited-time-magic-spotlight-on-new-disney-ear-hat-ornaments-at-disney-parks-2/

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/05/stylish-shoe-ornaments-strutting-into-merchandise-locations-this-spring-at-disney-parks/

Finally, you can visit the Disney Parks online store which has a holiday shopping section:

http://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-authentic/holiday/mn/1000809+1000882/

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Ashley on October 18th, 2013 at 11:08 am

I LOVE the Dole Whip shirt but will there be one that say Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland?

 

Steven Miller on October 18th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

@Ashley – Yes, there will be a Walt Disney World shirt similiar to the Disneyland Resort shirt.

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Hillary on October 18th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Will the Hercules shirt be sold online?

 

Steven Miller on October 18th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

@Hillary – At this point, I’ve not received confirmation if that shirt will be sold on the Disney Parks online store.

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Lorel on October 18th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love the Dole Whip and Donald Duck shirts! Any chance these two will be sold online? If not, is there a way to contact the parks merchandise stores to order them?

 

Steven Miller on October 22nd, 2013 at 12:15 pm

@Lorel – It looks like the Walt Disne World version of the Dole Whip shirt will be sold via the Disney Parks online store in early November 2013. They will also eventually have the Donald Duck shirt but no firm date for release.

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Hillary on October 18th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Can we sell the Hercules online? Please? If not, do you think it will be in Disneyland in November? I know some people going who could get it for me.

 

Steven Miller on October 22nd, 2013 at 12:18 pm

@Hillary – It doesn’t appear at this point that the Hercules shirt will be carried online. Yet I know it’s currently offered at Disneyland Resort (try World of Disney first).

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Kimberly from NY on October 18th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Loving the Small World shirt. Hope I can find it when i go in November.

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Kathryn on October 18th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Steve, Will these shirts be sold online? Also, what are the UPC codes for the shirts?

 

Steven Miller on October 22nd, 2013 at 12:32 pm

@Kathryn – I only know that the the Walt Disney World version of the Dole Whip shirt and eventually the Donald Duck will be carried online. Here are the item numbers for the shirts.

Dole Whip – Walt Disney World Resort
Small – 400007918979
Medium – 400007918986
Large – 400007918993
X-Large – 400007919006
2X-Large – 400007919013

Dole Whip – Disneyland Resort
Small – 400007919020
Medium – 400007919037
Large – 400007919044
X-Large – 400007919051
2X-Large – 400007919068

Doc – Trust Me, I’m a Doctor
Small – 400007933606
Medium – 400007933613
Large – 400007933620
X-Large – 400007933637
2X-Large – 400007933644

Grumpy – I Had Fun Once…
Small – 400007938588
Medium – 400007938595
Large – 400007938601
X-Large – 400007938618
2X-Large – 400007938625

Donald Duck – I Don’t Tweet, I Quack
Small – 400008002554
Medium – 400008002561
Large – 400008002578
X-Large – 400008002585
2X-Large – 400008002592

Genie – I Am Here!
Small – 400007933651
Medium – 400007933668
Large – 400007933675
X-Large – 400007933682
2X-Large – 400007933699

Hercules – I’m Kind Of a Big Deal
Small – 400007933552
Medium – 400007933569
Large – 400007933576
X-Large – 400007933583
2X-Large – 400007933590

I Conquered it’s a small world!
Small – 400007918924
Medium – 400007918931
Large – 400007918948
X-Large – 400007918955
2X-Large – 400007918962
Disney Parks Online Store:
http://www.disneystore.com/i-conquerered-its-a-small-world-tee-for-adults/mp/1342715/1000228/

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Allie on October 19th, 2013 at 11:15 am

That Small World shirt reminds me of the Kingdom Keepers books… if you’ve read them, you know that Small World can be TERRIFYING!

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Jason on October 20th, 2013 at 3:01 am

I wish that some of these came in Big & Tall sizes. It’s hard to share my love of Disney when I don’t fit in anything but a hat and socks….

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robert on October 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Steven, I am loving alot of the merchandise you all are releasing here very recently which is more attraction and resort specific! Salutes to you and all those others who are making this happen!

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Shannon on October 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

My husband def needs the DOLE WHIP!!!! And I spent many hours looking for a DOC shirt for my brother, the doctor… FINALLY!!! Thank you for posting!!!!!!

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Tyler on March 6th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

are these shirts ONLY available in World of Disney at Disneyland Resort? I couldn’t fins them anywhere else

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