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Walt Disney World Resort Event Snapshot – May 2014

posted on April 21st, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

Here are the merchandise events headed your way this May at Walt Disney World Resort!

Before we jump in, here’s one last event taking place at the end of April that you should definitely check out!

Stop by Art of Disney, Downtown Disney Marketplace April 26 -27 for a special Disney Design Group Artist Showcase! Not only do you get the opportunity to add beautiful masterpieces to your own Disney collection, but you also get the chance to meet Disney artists Costa Alavezos, Brian Blackmore, Alex Maher, Randy Noble and Darren Wilson. Check the website for artist appearance times. Learn more.


Now on to May!

May 1 – 4: Look for special appearances by artist Larry Dotson throughout the day at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Not able to make it? Look for Larry later in the month from May 21 – 24 at Main Street Cinema in Magic Kingdom Park. Learn more.

May 2: Ahoy there! Meet Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones, who will be on hand to sign the new “Pirates of the CaribbeanVinylmation Series 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side.

May 2 – 3: Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day during the Chamilia Trunk Show taking place throughout the day at Tren-D in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

May 4: Put some spring in your step with A Perfect Petals Brunch, featuring the Disney Collection by Vera Bradley coming to World ShowPlace at Epcot on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Register now! Learn more.


May 7 – 11: Artist Greg McCullough returns May 7 – 11 to Art of Disney in Epcot and will appear later in the month from May 21 – 25 at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace and May 28 – June 1 at Animation Gallery at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Be sure to stop in and say hello! Learn more.

May 8 – 12: Meet Precious Moments doll designer and artist Linda Rick at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace, May 8 – 11, as we debut her collection inspired by Cinderella. Learn more.

May 10 – 20: Artist David E. Doss will be appearing daily at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Stop in and find a new piece of art to add to your collection! Learn more.

May 17 – 18: Dana and Melanie Harvey from HARVEYS seatbeltbags are headed to Walt Disney World Resort! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pick up some of the newest silhouettes inspired by their Pop Art Mickey collection and meet Dana and Melanie, May 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace; May 18 from 12:00 to 2 p.m. at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park; and May 18 from 5 -7 p.m. at Summer Lace at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Learn more.


Here are a few other things you don’t want to miss!

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Jennifer from DC on April 21st, 2014 at 9:48 am

Earlier in the year Disney Blog mentioned the Downtown Mickey Dooney purse is being released in May… Is the date being pushed? Any new info?


Michelle Harker on April 21st, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hi Jennifer! I think we’re all excited for any new Dooney & Bourke arrivals. Hopefully we’ll have more information to share with you shortly.


Carla from VA on April 21st, 2014 at 11:54 am

Hi, I am also wondering about the new Dooney Handbag (the new Mickey Minnie print)? Also I see there is a Chamilia Trunk Show in May and am wondering if there will be any “Park Only” releases? I saw the new Castle charm several weeks ago but it sold out before I was able to order it. I wanted to come to WDW the beginning of May but am unable to travel now as I fell and fractured a disk in my back…so mad!!!
Thanks so much for your help.


Michelle Harker on April 21st, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Hi Carla! I hope that you recover quickly. Take care of yourself. In regards to your inquiry about the Chamilia charms, they will carry both Disney and non-Disney related charms. Some items may be available to purchase through Merchandise Guest Services, so I would definitely check with them on or around the trunk show dates. I hope that helps a little.


Devin on April 21st, 2014 at 12:12 pm

The link for the Hollywood Studios Anniversary Event is broken. Do you have the correct link to the event?


Michelle Harker on April 21st, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hi Devin! I’m sorry about that. We hope to have it fixed shortly. Here is the link to Steven’s article in the meantime.


Kat on April 21st, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Hi Michelle, Are the artworks originals or will they be prints on Giclée also what is the price range for them please?


Michelle Harker on April 21st, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hi Kat! There will be a variety of formats available. You most likely find deluxe prints, limited edition giclees and originals available. Deluxe prints typically start at $39.95. Limited edition giclee prices will vary depending on the piece. Hope that helps.


Julia on April 21st, 2014 at 12:59 pm

When are you ever going to release the guest list for Star Wars Weekends? The event is less than a month away!


Michelle Harker on April 21st, 2014 at 5:16 pm

@Julia @Kim – I’m not sure when information will be released, but I encourage you to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog so that you find out the instant that information becomes available.


Kim from AZ on April 21st, 2014 at 4:29 pm

I have been wondering the same thing Julia..I keep looking to see if anything has been posted..very disapointing


Serena on May 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 am

Is there going to be a Disney Dooney Trunk Show? And if so, when? We went yesterday the 1st. Hoping for new styles but still the current wonderful bags.
Thank you!