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First Look at New Merchandise at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

posted on November 24th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Planning a visit to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, this holiday season? You might want to consider packing light or bringing an extra suitcase, because I have all of the details on new merchandise that I guarantee you are going to want to bring home with you.

From what I’ve heard, the new Aulani-inspired Dooney & Bourke collection has already become a fan favorite. Take a look at the new design on the tote and cross-body styles which are available now at Hale Manu. Tip: Look for the wristlet (shown), available this spring.

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It doesn’t stop there! New collections themed to Shellie May, Duffy the Disney Bear, Aloha Minnie and Mele Kalikimaka are now available at Kalepa’s Store.

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As you can see, this year’s Mele Kalikimaka collection features Santa Mickey and Reindeer Pluto. You’ll find this art on tees, an ornament, a mug and a pin. Tip: Although I wasn’t able to show it, the Santa Mickey Mele Kalikimaka hat should be a must for anyone visiting during the holiday time frame.

New hats, caps, totes, tanks, fashion tees and fleece have been added to the new Aloha Minnie collection. It’s fashionable, fun and a perfect addition to your vacation wear.

Shellie May and Duffy the Disney Bear have made their debut on new items this holiday season as well. Look for t-shirts, hats and more featuring these fan favorites.

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Other seasonal favorites and quick picks include holiday and Frozen dolls and plush, retro holiday merchandise, ornaments, pins and Vinylmation.

Stay tuned for more next month as we dive deeper into the world of merchandise at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa.

What will you pack in your bags?

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The Beautifully Disney ‘Frozen’ Collection Debuts at Disney Parks

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


A flurry of excitement is swirling at Disney Parks. Why? The ‘cool’ new collection from Beautifully Disney debuting in stores now will undoubtedly melt your heart with its spectrum of colors inspired by the award-winning film, “Frozen.”

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New to the collection this year is the Rollerball Eye Shadow set. Designed with rollerball tip for effortless application, the lightweight, shimmering silver-toned Elegant Ice and golden-toned Sparkling eye shadows glide on with seamless precision for illuminated eyes. The shimmery loose shadows add dimension and light, creating a delicate dance of glistening crystals for your eyes. Tip: Simply glide the rollerball directly onto the eyelid for a subtle touch of glamour.

Do you want to build … the perfect manicure? The whimsical winter colors of Spiraling Snow, Magnificent Power, Frozen Queen and Miss Royal Pants will help you do just that! Sparkling Snow is, of course, one of my favorites as it leaves me with a glittering feeling of fallen snowflakes on my fingertips. Those who are a bit more daring might find Magnificent Power a bit cooler for their taste.

One of this year’s must-have items includes the newly designed eye shadow palette featuring eight different shades ranging from warm earth tones to fun frosty hues. Discover the magic inside as you mix and match colors to create your own look. Tip: Use colors like Crystal Snowflake and Powers Unleashed to create a classic and regal looking cat-eye. Or try shades like Touched By Magic and Follow Your Heart for a simple yet elegant twist.

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Your look is almost complete … the final touch: the lips. Find which one of the mini-lipstick sets suits your style, whether it is the soft pink of Regal Beauty, the rich mauve of Radiant Heart, the vibrant fuchsia of Queen To Be or the daring violet shade of Optimistic. Tip: These mini lipsticks are easy to take with you and create the perfect application for any occasion.

Look for this new collection and other fan favorites in stores now at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, including the following locations:

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  • Disneyland park – Disney Clothiers
  • Disney California Adventure park – Elias & Co.
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  • I know this new collection is on my list of things to pick up this holiday season. Is it on yours?

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    December 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

    posted on November 19th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    Just wait until you see what merchandise events we have headed your way this December at the Disneyland Resort!

    December 5–7: Precious Moments doll designer and artist Linda Rick will be on hand from noon to 10 p.m. each day at World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District as we celebrate the release of her holiday collection among other fan favorites! Linda will return for additional appearances December 19–21. Learn more here.

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    December 6: Walt Disney Imagineering Art Director Bo Bolanos and Executive Pastry Chefs Jorge Sotelo and Jean Marc Viallet will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of the new limited edition pins inspired by the magnificent gingerbread house creations that are on display at our Disneyland Resort hotels. Meet the creators from 9-11 a.m. at Acorns Gifts and Goods at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Learn more here.

    December 6: Join us for a special artist showcase as we celebrate the release of some of the newest pieces by artists El Gato Gomez, Robert Jimenez and Whitney Pollett. Meet the artists from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

    December 6–7: Disney Traditions artist Jim Shore returns to the Disneyland Resort! Jim will be on hand for special appearances and signings as we celebrate the release of his Disney Theme Park exclusive piece, inspired by the Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction, among other fan favorites. Meet Jim Shore December 6 from 1–3 p.m. at World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District and December 7 from 9–11 a.m. at China Closet in Disneyland park. Learn more here.

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    December 6–7: Meet ACME Archives artist Steve Barton who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of his latest releases including Mermaid’s Lagoon. Steve will appear from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Learn more here.

    December 6–7: Join us as we welcome back Temecula Olive Oil Company for a special olive oil tasting on December 6–7 and 20–21 from 2-5 p.m. each day at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

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    December 13: Join us in welcoming Dooney & Bourke Creative Director Ian Ray as we release two new collections (Disneyana and Body Parts) from the iconic line of handbags and accessories. Ian will be on hand for a special appearance and signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

    Dec. 13–14: If you have been waiting for just the right time to order one of artist Dave Avanzino’s Custom Letter Plaques, you’re in luck! Dave will be appearing from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day at Disneyana inside Disneyland park. Learn more here.

    Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month is artist Noah. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 27 from 6-10 p.m. Learn more here.

    Which events have made your list of things to do?

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    Traditional Candy Kitchen Favorites Return to the Disneyland Resort for the Holidays

    posted on November 12th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    Start the magic of the holidays off right this season with a collection of quintessential holiday treats made fresh in our Candy Kitchens at the Disneyland Resort.

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    Many popular seasonal selections have made the list of returning favorites this year, including our dark chocolate and peppermint oil infused December gourmet apple, peppermint bark, creamy chocolate and peppermint fudge, holiday candy cane apples, ornament apples, marshmallow wands, holiday themed pretzel rods and more. The list honestly goes on and on.

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    Other fan favorites hitting the shelves include handcrafted English Toffee, Pecan and Peanut Brittle, decadent Fudgemallow squares and holiday themed cupcakes. These are just a few of the classic choices amidst this year’s newest additions themed to none other than Disney’s “Frozen”. Our Olaf apple, marshmallow wand and cake pop will undoubtedly make you melt.

    Of course, no holiday treat post would be complete without mentioning our hand-crafted candy canes. The candy canes, as you know, are generally in high demand and only available on select dates at the following locations.

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    November 28 and December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23 and 24

    Disney California Adventure park – Trolley Treats
    November 29 and December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 25

    Find all of these classic confectionary treats at Candy Palace in Disneyland park; Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure park; or Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District.

    Which delicious seasonal favorites have made your list?

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    First Look at runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Merchandise

    posted on November 11th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    How many of you are excited for the very first runDisney Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, taking place November 14–16 at the Disneyland Resort? Here’s your first look at some of the merchandise that will debut as part of this momentous occasion and help you create your own super hero identity.

    You’ll find some of our most notable masked marvels paired with fun phrases such as “Assembled To Run,” “Sorry Boys, Gotta Run,” “Impressed … Of Course You Are,” “Run Like A Super Hero” and others on an array of performance T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, jackets and other novelty items. I will be the first to admit that the phrase “I Smashed the Half” makes me laugh every time.

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    Our runner’s hat, Bondi Bands and Sweaty Bands, each themed to different phrases, logos and superheroes will give you a ‘head’ start on looking cool as you run, while our magnets and window clings will show the world that you hold your own special powers.

    In addition to the pre-purchased pins for the Half Marathon and 5K, a medal spinner pin reminiscent of a certain super hero logo will be offered. I think you know what letter I’m talking about.

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    If you are a ‘super’ fan of the Dooney & Bourke bags, I have a special surprise for you! Here is your official first look at the pattern that will appear on several silhouettes including a satchel, cross-body bag and wristlet.

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    Finally, keep an eye out for additional runDisney apparel, along with 2014 runDisney Coast to Coast Race Challenge offerings.

    It’s time to assemble your list of must-have items!

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    First Look at New Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Merchandise at the Disneyland Resort

    posted on November 6th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    As many of you know, ambiance often sets the tone for deciding where to go on vacation, how to relax or even where to go for dinner. The hotels of the Disneyland Resort are certainly no exception – each one offers unique themed architecture, signature restaurants and glistening pools. Of course for me, no visit to the hotels is complete without a trip to the shops. This is exactly how I ended up in Acorns Gifts & Goods at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and where I came across this brand new collection of merchandise to share with all of you.

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    If you are contemplating whether you should make a quick trip over to the store to take a look, I would definitely encourage it. I think you’ll find the ladies and men’s tees quite comfortable to wear (or so I’ve been told); however, the zip fleece hoodie became a personal favorite of mine and can be described in one word … cozy.

    Here are a few other items to consider adding to your collection on your next visit, including a nightshirt featuring Chip n’ Dale, a stylized fleece sweatshirt and a logo hat. For those of you wanting to add a bit of Disney hotel magic to your own home, drinkware, frame, trivet and pillow are definitely worth a glance.

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    Need to travel a little bit lighter? Here are a couple of souvenir items that might just make the cut: our Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa magnet and, of course, pins.

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    Which items have made your list?

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    Walt Disney World Event Snapshot – November 2014

    posted on October 30th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    November is bustling with events at Walt Disney World Resort, take a look!

    Have you taken part in this year’s 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival? There’s still time. Here are a few special guest appearances you won’t want to miss. Learn more.

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    November 1 – 2: Be among the first to get Disney Infinity 2.0 during our special launch event at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.

    November 3 – 6: Meet artist Larry Dotson who will be on hand for special appearances each day at Art of Disney in Epcot. Learn more.

    November 6 – 9: Beloved artist David E. Doss returns to Walt Disney World Resort this month. Look for appearances by David at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.

    November 7: “Drop” in to Tower Gift Shop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a special Game Night with Disney Design Group Artist, Quynh Kimball. From 4 – 6 p.m. you can challenge Quynh to a game of Jenga or Clue, both inspired by The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction, as he tells you about how he designs these Disney Theme Park Exclusive games. Learn more.

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    November 7 – 8: Excited for PANDORA? Be sure to watch for a special post from Steven Miller on a special jewelry showcase scheduled to take place at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney Marketplace.

    November 7 – 8: Join us as we welcome artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith who will appear for the very first time at Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Meet Jasmine from from 5 – 7 p.m. each day. Learn more.

    November 7 – 9: Representatives from Precious Moments Dolls will be on hand at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace for the release of the Villains Collection inspired by Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and the Evil Queen. Not able to make it? No problem. Representatives will be on hand throughout the holiday season, beginning November 20. Learn more.

    November 10 – 13: Artist Greg McCullough will be on hand for special appearances and signings this month at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Meet Greg (November 10 – 13, 16 – 20, 26 – 28 and November 30 – December 4). Learn more.

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    November 14 – 15: Meet Disney artists David Buckley, Will Gay, Joe Kaminski, Mark Seppala and Don “Ducky” Williams, November 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. and November 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

    November 14 – 16: ACME Archives artist William Silvers will be on hand for a special showcase as we debut some of his newest pieces inspired by Star Wars. William will appear November 14 – 15 from 5 – 9 p.m. each day and November 16 from Noon – 4 p.m. Learn more.

    November 21 – 22: Take part in a Disney artist showcase with Joe Kaminski, Alex Maher, Tim McCloskey and Darren Wilson, November 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. and November 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

    November 21 – 23: Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick will be on hand for the debut of her Holiday Princess Collection. Look for special appearances by Linda, November 21 – 23 at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace and November 27 – 30 at Santa’s Village at American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot. Learn more.

    November 29 – 30: Meet Disney Traditions artist Jim Shore and see some of his latest releases November 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace and November 30 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Heritage Manor in Epcot. Not able to make it? Take advantage of a special pre-purchase opportunity. Learn more.

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    There’s just one last thing to note before I go. Holidays Around the World kicks off November 24, I know Steven Miller is planning to share all the details with you but here are a couple of events worth noting on your holiday calendar.

    • Precious Moments Dolls (Nov. 24 – Dec. 30)
    • Reinhard Herzog (Nov. 25 – Dec. 23)

    Which event are you most excited about?

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    Rocky Road Gourmet Apple Returns to the Disneyland Resort

    posted on October 28th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    The Rocky Road Gourmet Apple is a long-time favorite of mine, and I’m happy to announce that this fan favorite is returning for a limited time in November. This month’s apple has been dipped in creamy caramel, enrobed in sweet milk chocolate and covered in marshmallows and diced almonds. Add a drizzle or two (maybe more) on top, and I guarantee your taste buds will be begging for more.

    Try the‘Rocky Road’ Gourmet Apple this November Disneyland Resort

    Look for this sweet and classic treat beginning November 1 at Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park; Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park; and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District.

    Which apple is your favorite?

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    November 2014 Merchandise Events at the Disneyland Resort

    posted on October 23rd, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    Just wait until you see what merchandise events we have headed your way this November at the Disneyland Resort!

    November 1-2: Artist Jackie Huang will be setting up shop inside WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District for the month of November. Look for additional appearances by Jackie from 2-5 p.m. on November 29 and 30. Learn more here.

    November 8: Jerrod Maruyama is back! Join us as we celebrate the release of “A Hipster’s Life For Me,” the latest from the Happiest Hipster on Earth collection. Jerrod will take part in an artist signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

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    November 8: Join us as we welcome artist Brittney Lee and celebrate the release of her latest work inspired by the Disney animated film, “Frozen.” Brittney will take part in an artist signing from 4–6 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

    November 8-9: Meet ACME Archives artist Guy Vasilovich who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of his latest releases including “Winter’s Greeting.” Guy will appear November 8–9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., each day at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Learn more here.

    November 15: Join us for a special artist showcase as we celebrate the release of some of the newest pieces by artists Joey Chou, Brian Crosby, Eunjung June Kim, Kristin Tercek and Lyla Warren. Meet the artists from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

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    November 15: Be among the first to get the latest collection from HARVEYS seatbeltbags, titled Silver Screen Mickey Mouse. Meet Dana and Melanie Harvey from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Disney Vault 28 in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

    November 15–16: Take part in a special artist showcase with ACME Archives artist Raymond Swanland as we celebrate the release of his newest piece Last Look Back, among others. Meet Raymond from 2–5 p.m. each day at D Street in the Downtown Disney District. Learn more here.

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    November 22: Artists John Coulter and Noah will take part in an artist signing from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District, as we celebrate the release of some of their latest works. Learn more here.

    Artist in Residence: Appearing at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District throughout the month is artist Joey Chou. Look for artist showcases on the following dates: November 1, 7, 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 6-10 p.m. Learn more here.

    Which events have made your list of things to do?

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    The New Anna & Elsa’s Boutique in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort Will Give You ‘Chills’

    posted on October 20th, 2014 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


    Can you feel the chill in the air? ‘Frozen’ has taken over the newly themed Anna & Elsa’s Boutique in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s a look at some of the magical transformations taking place!

    If you’re a fan of Anna, Elsa or Olaf and of course, warm hugs, be sure to stop by on your next visit!

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