It’s the time of year when young faces light up like Christmas trees at Disney Parks. And as we’ve learned in our #DisneyKids video series, memories made at the Walt Disney World Resort can last a lifetime. As Christmas Day approaches, take a look at a special adventure through our parks showing why “grandkids are a reward.”
For more from our #DisneyKids series, visit the posts below:
A few weeks ago a shared a look at the new Minnie Run Collection By Champion Athleticwear coming to the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. In that article, I promised a look at other items created by Disney Theme Park Merchandise for this annual event. As you will see in this story, we’ve created commemorative merchandise for every race taking place January 7-11, 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort.
For the majority of the races, we will introduce apparel for both women and men including short and long sleeved shirts, jackets, Sweaty Bands, Bondi Bands, pins and vehicle magnets. The Kids Races, Family Fun Run 5K and 10K will also have vehicle magnets this year.
One thing I’m most excited to see is the new limited release retail MagicBand with the runDisney logo (retail $24.95). Like all other retail MagicBands, this graphic MagicBand can be linked later making it a great gift for someone in training for a future runDisney race at Walt Disney World Resort.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. All of the merchandise for this particular race this year includes an anniversary logo.
We also will be offering “I Did It” shirts for both women and men (I included a handful of options in the image above).
Finally, the event team is introducing a new “In Training” line for those who want a jump start on preparing for next year’s runDisney races.
These items and more will be released at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Expo will be open during the following times:
- Wednesday, January 7, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Thursday, January 8, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday, January 9, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you visiting Walt Disney World Resort this January and are looking for a few other things to check out? Here are a couple of artist showcases that made my list.
January 1 – 4: Artist Larry Dotson will be on hand to kick off the New Year with special appearances and signings at Walt Disney World Resort, January 1 – 4 at Main Street Cinema in Magic Kingdom Park and January 8 – 11 at Art of Disney, Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.
Now – January 5: Get dolled up! Stop by Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace and meet representatives from Precious Moments Dolls who will be wrapping up this season’s showcase. Learn more.
January 6 – 8: Fall in love with the latest fragrance, The Essence of Norway, from Laila Inc. Fragrance Designer Geir Ness will be available for a special appearance and signing from Noon to 6 p.m., each day, at The Puffin’s Roost in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Learn more.
January 19 – 25: Have you been waiting to meet artist Greg McCullough? Find him this month at Art of Disney, Downtown Disney Marketplace. It’s never too late to add a new piece by Greg McCullough to your collection. Learn more.
We have many more events in store for you this year, so keep watching the Disney Parks Blog.
The holidays always make me sentimental – it’s a time to look back, not just over the past year but further back to holidays of the past. In that spirit, I wanted to take you on a look back at some of the holiday videos we shared here on the Disney Parks Blog way back in December 2009.
One of our all-time favorite live streams on the Disney Parks Blog was last month’s “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” from Magic Kingdom Park. As we begin the holiday week, we thought you’d enjoy another chance to see the entire event.
One of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is the marching toy soldiers who appear in “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade” – but it looks like this guy lost his way.
This week, we had plenty of great holiday stories to share, including a behind the scenes video that featured some of the stars taking part in “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration.”
By far one of the happiest holiday sights I enjoy here at the Walt Disney World Resort each year is “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade,” which steps off during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
In the spirit of the season, I am proud to share with you the top 10 ways the Disneyland Resort and its cast have given back to the community this year. This list speaks to how we continue Walt Disney’s legacy of giving. Of a total $17 million donated in 2014, these 10 efforts top the charts! As we approach 2015 and the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, we will continue to nurture, inspire and empower families in making lasting and positive change in the world. Happy Holidays!
You may remember that just a few weeks ago, Shawn Slater shared the details for the all-new “Frozen Fun” opening at Disney California Adventure park on January 7. Beginning tomorrow, guests will begin to see a sneak peek of all these exciting new experiences, including “Olaf’s Snow Fest,” “For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” and more.