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Spine-Tingling Haunted Mansion-Inspired Dooney & Bourke Bag Coming to Disney Parks on September 13

posted on September 4th, 2013 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


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I love visiting the ever-popular Haunted Mansion attraction as Halloween returns to Disney Parks. You may recall this past year that we’ve had a few new items inspired by this classic Disney attraction. Today, I’m happy to share a first look at one of my new favorites – a Haunted Mansion-inspired bag by Dooney & Bourke! Whether you are a high-fashion “happy haunt,” or a new Dooney & Bourke collector, it’s probably safe to say, there’s always room for one more bag!
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I think Disney Design Group artist Mark Seppala did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the attraction with this new bag. I love the subtle details on the bag, including the spooky grey and black color palette with red interior, the infamous wallpaper pattern, and even the hang tag with the attraction logo.

Spine-Tingling Haunted Mansion-Inspired Dooney & Bourke Bag Coming to Disney Parks on September 13 Spine-Tingling Haunted Mansion-Inspired Dooney & Bourke Bag Coming to Disney Parks on September 13

The bag will have a retail of $330.00 (plus tax), and will be released at the following merchandise locations starting September 13, 2013. Also, due to popularity of this new bag, each guest will be able to purchase one bag per day over the weekend at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort:

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The Disney Parks online store will also carry this bag later this fall.

Hurry back to pick up your Haunted Mansion bag by Dooney & Bourke before they all disappear.

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Get Ready for Fall with Fiery Spirit from Beautifully Disney at Disney Parks

posted on August 28th, 2013 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Every year around this time I start to long for the fall season. There’s something special about the cooling temperatures, falling leaves and the rustic, rich colors. Timing its Disney Parks arrival perfectly for fall is the newest color collection from Beautifully Disney, Fiery Spirit.

Fiery Spirit from Beautifully Disney

The new line of colors is geared for fall, embracing vibrant jewel tones and fiery, rustic shades synonymous with the season. I spoke with the Merchandiser for Beautifully Disney, Lisa Bergman, to find out more about the newest collection scheduled to arrive on Saturday, August 31. “Fiery Spirit evokes the character of our strong-willed, brave, independent and fearless princesses: Jasmine, Merida, Mulan and Pocahontas,” explained Lisa. “This vibrant collection works with a wide variety of complexions and is the perfect palette this time of year.”

Fiery Spirit from Beautifully Disney

Fiery Spirit enhances the ever growing color assortment from Beautifully Disney adding four new richly colored nail lacquers and easy-glide, lightweight lip gloss, plus a warm, shimmering eye shadow palette to complete your look.

Fiery Spirit from Beautifully Disney

With every collection from Beautifully Disney, I discover new pigments and colors that belong in my beauty assortment. So what new discoveries did I find in Fiery Spirit? Tonal lip glosses like Whispering Wind – inspired by Pocahontas – and decadent nail lacquers such as Celtic Fire or Far East Embers that pair perfectly together to create a popping accent nail.

Fiery Spirit from Beautifully Disney

Fiery Sprit will make its debut in Disney Parks on Saturday, August 31 and can be discovered at Tren-D in Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort and at Disney Vault 28 in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort. As a special treat, Disney Vault 28 Guests will have the chance to experience the nail polish colors first hand at mini nail polish stations hosted by Disney Cosmetologist from 11a.m. – 1p.m. If you are unable to make it to Disney Parks, then be sure to keep an eye out at DisneyParks.com/Store as this new collection will make its online debut in late September.

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A New Magic Mirror Creates Disney Princess Memories at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on July 16th, 2013 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


When I was a little a girl, I spent countless hours playing dress up while dreaming of becoming one of my favorite Disney Princesses. I may have grown up, but I never grew out of my love of playing dress up or having big dreams.

The other morning, I stopped by the World of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace to check out the latest interactive experience from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the Magic Mirror. You may recall the Magic Mirror from Walt Disney’s animated classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” This Magic Mirror is a little different as it’s only used for doing good and making Princess dreams come true.

With the help of a little Disney magic, guests can virtually try on a collection of authentic Disney Princess gowns and accessories, and see themselves transforms into their favorite princess (or princesses) right before their eyes.

So how does the Magic Mirror work? You simply stand directly in front of the mirror and watch the magic unfold as the mirror comes to life. But I’m not going to give away all the secrets; you’ll have to see for yourself!

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New Magic Awaits You at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League!

posted on June 24th, 2013 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Aspiring pirates, mermaids and princesses can expect to experience an extra special pinch of pixie dust and piratical fun this month as both Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League introduce new packages to their line-up of already magical makeovers!
'Sofia the First' Package at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Beginning today, June 24, guests visiting Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique inside Fantasyland at Disneyland park and the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney Marketplace at the Walt Disney World Resort, will have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to not only look like a princess, but to have the heart of a princess, too, as we introduce the “Sofia the First” transformation experience. Inspired by the hit Disney Junior show, “Sofia the First”, this perfect-in-purple package includes “Sofia the First” hairstyling, shimmering makeup, nail polish, and an assortment of delicate accessories including a crown and hair bow that’s sure to bring out the inner “Sofia” in every girl!

Avast ye mateys! If savvy swashbuckling is more your style, then you may want to set your sights on land at the Magic Kingdom Park. The Pirates League has added a “Mermaid Deluxe Package” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Deluxe Package” to its portfolio. These deluxe style packages will include your favorite elements from our ever-popular “Mermaid” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” packages (which will still be available), but with a few new additions and twists!

The Mermaid Deluxe Package at The Pirates League

The Mermaid Deluxe Package includes Luminous Mermaid Make-up and make-up palette, Mermaid Hairstyle with Color Changing Hair Clip, Distinctive Mermaid Necklace, Nail Polish, Mermaid Sash, plus a special mermaid costume T-shirt and tutu!

The Jake and the Never Land Pirates Deluxe Package at The Pirates League

“The Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Deluxe Package includes a Jake Bandana with faux hair, sword and sheath, The Pirates League Bag, a unique pirate coin necklace, plus a Jake and the Never Land Pirates costume T-shirt to complete the overall look!

If you are planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, I’d recommend that you book your experience today, as space will fill up fast.

For Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, call:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at World of Disney inside Downtown Disney Marketplace – 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895). Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique inside Fantasyland at Disneyland park- 714-781-STYLE (714-781-7895).

For The Pirates League, call:
The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom – 407-WDW-CREW (407-939-2739)

Here are a few reminders if you are planning to book a reservation:

For the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, guests must be between 3-12 years of age and must be accompanied by an adult. Separate Theme Park admission is required at the Pirates League at Disneyland park and at The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom Park. Costume selection and sizing may vary, and certain accessories (including costumes and headwear) sold separately. No discounts apply unless otherwise noted. Reservations are strongly recommended. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to such credit card for all no-shows or if reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of experience. Subject to restrictions and availability. All prices, package components, costumes, accessories, hairstyles and information contained herein are subject to change without notice.

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First Look: Beautifully Disney for Disney Parks

posted on February 20th, 2013 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Allow us to captivate your mind and take you on a journey with the essence of Beautifully Disney, a new collection of cosmetics and beauty products coming exclusively to Disney Parks.
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Beautifully Disney defines timeless beauty through collections of fairytale nostalgia, unlocking harmonious colors. Through the collections of this new and enchanting line, it is the goal to keep guests romanced by the contrast of mysterious yet inviting colors and sparkle to experience modern recreations of our most beloved and treasured Disney characters. Beautifully Disney is sure to bring out the sheer brilliance of your inner most beauty. The character inspired collection is the first of its kind for Disney Parks and has been developed to evoke the spirit, beauty, and fantasy of all things Disney.

Beautifully Disney is for guests who are drawn to gorgeous, wearable, high quality colors, and love to experiment with the latest products, pigments and trends. It has been developed for guests that are inspired by the timeless beauty of our Disney characters, and the diverse stories they represent.

Beautifully Disney provides a rich color collection for lips, eyes, and nails at an exceptional quality level. Through character and storytelling on the cosmetic packaging, guests will be able to choose from their favorite films and characters in various moods. The range will provide a broad expanse of classic colors as well as some fashion forward trend colors that are complementary to the spectrum of skin tones. Coordinating cosmetic bags and beauty tools will round out the initial Beautifully Disney offering to create a truly immersive beauty statement.

I spoke with the merchandiser for Beautifully Disney, Lisa Bergman, to learn more about the new, Beautifully Disney collection. “Beautifully Disney was developed for guests of all ages that love to experiment with colorful makeup and the latest trends,” explained Lisa, “With each season, we will release new collections and palettes to bring a vast assortment of beloved Disney characters, plus fashion forward colors and trends into guests everyday beauty regimen,” said Lisa.

Keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog for more information about Beautifully Disney, the premiere events, and a special Beautifully Disney purchase with the purchase taking place on March 2 at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts!

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Hop On In, Jessica! Ink & Paint Cel to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

posted on December 14th, 2012 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Looking for a gift that will “drive” your friends and family wild for the holidays? Then pull over, because on December 15, do I have the ticket for you. The newest limited edition 1,000 piece, titled Hop On In, Jessica, from the Studios Ink & Paint Collection features none other than Jessica and Roger Rabbit, as they set off to cruise through the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Wondering which part has actually been hand-painted by our talented Studios Ink & Paint team? I’ll give you one guess… she’s quite a shining star!

Here’s a look at the new cel!
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Special Note: The first 750 framed cels ordered will come with a special limited edition pin to commemorate the release.

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There are a few formats in which it will be available and a few ways you can purchase. Here are some tips:

  • Unframed Cel – $125
  • Black Frame and Cel – $215
  • Black Frame with Pin and Cel – $245
  • Black Frame with Pin, Postcard and Cel – $255
  • Gold Frame and Cel – $285

If you have already decided to add this to the top of your list for the holidays or know just whom to get it for, then here’s an added bonus. On December 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Ink & Paint artists, Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent will actually be on hand to sign it at Studios Animation Gallery at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to purchase the Ink & Paint cel, then contact Walt Disney Event Services to pre-order your cel at 407-827-7600, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. But please note: All pre-orders must be placed with Walt Disney Event Services no later than Friday, December 14, 2012 by 12:00 p.m. EST.

I’ve got more details on this release on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com, so check it out when you have time.

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Special Offer on the New D-Tech Me Princess Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 17th, 2012 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Earlier this summer, Disney Parks Blog fans learned about the new D-Tech Me Princess experience taking place in the World of Disney Store at Downtown Disney Marketplace. The interactive experience allows guests ages 3-12 to live out their princess dreams by placing their likeness on a three-dimensional, 7-inch collectible and lifelike Disney Princess figurine of their choice.

Special Offer on the New D-Tech Me Princess Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

While it’s not even Halloween, I know a few of us can’t help but already be thinking about our holiday shopping list and finding those perfect gifts for everyone on our lists. For those of you shopping for a gift for a perfect little princess, Disney Theme Park Merchandise is featuring a special offer on the limited time D-Tech Me Princess experience.

If you’re not familiar with D-Tech Me Princess, it’s a personalized experience that is truly dedicated to princesses who dream that sneakers are glass slippers and everything is better with a little bit of sparkle. D-Tech Me Princess is a keepsake figurine and reminder for the princess that knows she is brave, kind, generous, compassionate and beautiful.

Special Offer on the New D-Tech Me Princess Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

Now through November 24 in the World of Disney Store, the customized Princess figures are specially priced to help save on your holiday shopping budget. The 7” D-Tech Me Princess figurine is now available for $84.95 (originally $99.95), and the add-on 3” D-Tech Me Princess Ornament is only $34.95 (originally $39.95). Plus, guests can order an additional replica 7” figurine for just $64.95 each. Please note that applicable tax and shipping* will apply to each order.

Reservations are strongly recommended for this limited time experience, which ends on Saturday, November 24. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).

Please note: Guests must be between 3-12 years of age to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows and those who cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled experience will be charged a $25 cancellation fee on their credit cards. The experience, due to its personalized nature, is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Certain restrictions apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change or cancellation without notice. *Please see D-Tech Me cast member for details on domestic and international shipping rates.

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D-Tech Me to Offer Disney Princess Figurines at World of Disney in Walt Disney World Resort for a Limited Time

posted on August 7th, 2012 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


D-Tech Me to Offer Disney Princess Figurines at World of Disney in Walt Disney World Resort for a Limited Time

A few months ago, we launched our new D-Tech Me experience as part of Star Wars Weekends 2012. You may remember how guests were “frozen” in carbonite at the Carbon-Freezing Chamber in Disney’s Hollywood Studios using state-of-the-art imaging and printing technology. I’m excited to share that D-Tech Me is expanding starting August 26 at the World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. This new interactive experience will allow guests ages 3-12 to live out princess dreams by placing their likeness on a three-dimensional 7-inch Disney Princess figurine keepsake!

D-Tech Me to Offer Disney Princess Figurines at World of Disney in Walt Disney World Resort for a Limited Time

During this 10-minute experience, several cameras will instantly capture multiple angles of a guest’s face which are reconstructed in a computer for processing. The “princess in waiting” can choose one of seven different Disney Princesses including Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Tiana. Hair, skin and eye color of the figurine are customized to match the guest. A Princess silver link necklace with choice of colored gem charm is also included for participants.

D-Tech Me to Offer Disney Princess Necklace at World of Disney in Walt Disney World Resort for a Limited Time

The completed figurine is then shipped directly to the guest’s home within five to six weeks.
Each seven-inch Princess figurine is $99.95 (plus $15.95 shipping. Canadian and International shipping begins at $75.00). Guests can order additional replica seven-inch figurines for $74.95 each or a three-inch replica for $39.95. No discounts will be offered.

D-Tech Me to Offer Disney Princess Figurines at World of Disney in Walt Disney World Resort for a Limited Time

Reservations are strongly recommended for this limited time experience and can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324) starting August 7, 2012.

Please note: Guests must be between 3-12 years of age to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age or older during the entire experience. A valid accepted credit card number is required at time of booking. No-shows or in the event a reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of scheduled experience will result in such credit card being charged a $25 cancellation fee. The experience, due to its personalized nature is non-refundable and not eligible for an exchange. Certain restrictions apply. All prices, components and information are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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Unique Unproduced Bags and Surprise Guest Coming to Dooney & Bourke Release Party on July 14 at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on July 13th, 2012 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


Unique Dooney & Bourke Bags Available Exclusively at Tomorrow's Release Party at Walt Disney World Resort

We are putting the finishing touches on the release party for new Dooney & Bourke items being released tomorrow, Saturday, July 14, at TrenD in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort. I recently learned there will be a unique opportunity for guests who are attending this event. I spoke with Laura Caszatt, product developer for accessories, about what to expect.

“For the first time ever, we will be offering about 50 unproduced items for sale,” said Laura. “These items contain never-before-seen colors and trims. During the development process, we received these bags for review, and for various reasons, we decided not to produce them. The release party seemed like the perfect opportunity for fans of Dooney & Bourke to add a unique bag to their collection.”

The bags will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a limit of one bag per guest. Retails for the unique bags will vary from $85 to $350 (no discounts offered), and we will feature a variety of styles, including wristlets, cross body bags, barrel bags, and more. One of Laura’s favorite items is the large “sketch pattern” tote in purple (pictured above).

As a reminder, guests can meet Dooney & Bourke Creative Director Ian Ray and Disney Design Group Artist Susan Foy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Laura said there will be another surprise guest joining the party early in the morning.

“We are excited to introduce the world to our newest fashion diva,” continued Laura. “We think guests will love her, so be sure to dress to impress.”

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VIDEO: A Look at Summer Fashion in TrenD at the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on June 20th, 2012 by Erin Catalano, Merchandise Communication Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort


I recently told you about new Dooney & Bourke handbags that are arriving on July 14 in TrenD. Located in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort, this stylish boutique is the place for the most chic, edgy and up-to-date Disney fashions and accessories — plus exclusive merchandise from cutting-edge designers. The assortment in TrenD changes often, so we visited the location with Disney Theme Park Merchandise development team members to get a look at some of the latest fashion items for summer at Disney Parks.

If you are planning to attend the July 14 release party, I’m excited to share that we will be offering a special gift-with-purchase promotion on that day only. With the purchase of $100.00 or more of any Dooney & Bourke item(s) at ticketed price, you can receive one free select key chain similar to the one pictured below.
Dooney & Bourke Keychain Available at TrenD in the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

Happy summer!

Offer valid only on Dooney & Bourke merchandise purchased at ticketed price. Discount to be taken at register. Not valid on previous purchases. Offer valid while supplies last. Offer subject to change without notice.

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