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March 2016 Walt Disney World Merchandise Event Snapshot

Michelle Harker

by , Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

Make time on your calendar to meet the artists behind the magic and take part in special artist showcases and events taking place this March at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
March 12: Add the newest hand-painted, limited-edition Ink & Paint cel Goofy Sport to your collection today! Ink & Paint artists will be available for a special signing from 10a.m.-1p.m. at Stage 1 Company Store. Learn more. Not able to make it? Take advantage of a special pre-purchase opportunity now through March 10 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Order now!

Ink & Paint Cel Goofy Sport Available at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Springs
March 4 – April 18: Representatives from Precious Moments dolls will be on hand for the release of their new Easter inspired collection, among other fan favorites, throughout the day, each day, at Marketplace Fun Finds in Disney Springs Marketplace. Learn more.

March 11: Be among the first to visit the new Disney TAG boutique located in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs Marketplace. This boutique will serve as a one-stop destination for Disney-inspired travel products.

March 18 – 20: Meet artist Jerrod Maruyama who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of some of his newest releases, among other favorites, March 18 – 19 from 5 – 8 p.m., each day and March 20 from Noon – 3 p.m. in WonderGround Gallery at Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace. Learn more.

Meet artist Jerrod Maruyama in WonderGround Gallery at Disney Springs March 18-20

March 25: Meet best-selling author, Ridley Pearson and celebrate the release of his newest book, “Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets.” Ridley will be available to sign copies of his book at Art of Disney in Disney Springs Marketplace from 4 – 6 p.m. Learn more.

Tip: Wristbands will be distributed to guests at store open on the day of the signing with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line to meet Ridley Pearson will close.

Epcot
Grow your collection at the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival from March 2 – May 30! Fellow Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller recently shared some details on this year’s festival finds and more. Look for another “sneak peek” post by Steven, soon. Also make sure to check out some of this year’s artist showcases taking place at the Pergola’s including Boiled Books, Growmanji, Elemental Nursery, EyeCatchers, Haf2Paint, Reinhard Herzog, Jortra, Just Plumerias, Noah’s Ark Topiaries, Petal Pushers, Rinse Bath & Body Inc. and Swaying in the Breeze.

March 2 – 6 and March 17 – 20: Check out the latest releases from artist Larry Dotson appearing at Art of Disney each day. Learn more.

March 2 – 6 and March 23 – 27: Stop in to find some of the newest fragrances and cosmetics from Guerlain at La Signature in the France Pavilion at World Showcase.

March 3 – 6 and March 25 – 27: Stop in and check out the latest Yardley fragrance and beauty products and meet representative Isis Sio throughout the day, each day at The Queen’s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion at World Showcase.

Representatives from Precious Moments Dolls will be at the the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot March 4 – 6, March 18 – 20 and April 1 - 3

March 4 – April 10: Representatives from Precious Moments dolls will be on hand for the release of their new Easter inspired collection, among other fan favorites, throughout the day, each day, at Heritage Manor in the American Adventure Pavilion. Doll Designer Linda Rick will make a special appearance March 4 – 6, March 18 – 20 and April 1 – 3. Learn more.

March 9 – 12 and March 16 – 19: Geir Ness will be on hand for a special appearance as he showcases the latest from his Laila fragrance and beauty collection. Meet Geir, March 9 – 12 from Noon – 6 p.m., each day, at The Puffin’s Roost in the Norway Pavilion at World Showcase. Or, meet representative, Patti Moreno, March 16 – 19. Learn more.

March 16 – 20: Find ‘scent’sational releases from Givenchy at Plume et Palette in the France Pavilion at World Showcase. Meet international make-up artist Hocine Zeghichi, March 16 – 18. Learn more.

March 17 – 18: Meet Kit Heath representative Mary Finnegan from 2- 7 p.m. and learn more about the beautiful, classic and contemporary British Jewelry Designer and the stunning jewelry designs available at The Queen’s Table in the United Kingdom Pavilion at World Showcase. Learn more.

March 23 – 27: Greg McCullough will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of his latest works at Art of Disney from 1 – 8 p.m., each day. Learn more.

Meet Best-Selling Author Ridley Pearson at Mouse Gear in Epcot March 26

March 26: Don’t miss your chance to meet best-selling author, Ridley Pearson, as we celebrate the release of his newest book, “Kingdom Keepers: The Return, Book 2: Legacy of Secrets.” Ridley will be available to sign copies of his book at Mouse Gear from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn more.

Tip: Wristbands will be distributed to Guests at store open on the day of the signing with each purchase of a book by Ridley Pearson. A wristband from the appearance location is required to meet Ridley Pearson and allows the guest to get two books signed. A limited number of wristbands will be available the day of the signing. Once the wristbands have been distributed, the line to meet Ridley Pearson will close.

ESPN Wide World of Sports
March 8: Meet author Dan Schlossberg at Champion Stadium, from 11 a.m. – Noon, as we celebrate the release of his book “When the Braves Ruled the Diamond.”

Tip: Separate admission to the 1:05p.m. baseball game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is required to take part in this special book signing with Dan Schlossberg.

Meet author Dan Schlossberg at ESPN Wide World of Sports on March 8

Magic Kingdom Park
March 17 – 19: Put some Spring in your step and join us for a special PANDORA launch at Uptown Jewelers. What will we have in-store? Keep watching the Disney Parks Blog as I have no doubt that author Steven Miller will be unveiling or perhaps even “unboxing” something soon.

Which special appearances are you most excited to attend?

Comments

  • Is the Pandora launch at uptown jewelers still taking place on march 17-19?

  • Any new pins coming in March?

  • Any news on pin trading nights?

    • Hi Sarah! No word on Trading Nights as of right now. I know that it often depends on space, time and availability.