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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration ‘Decades’ Collection 1985–1994 Debuts January 14

posted on January 7th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues! On January 14, bring home the next piece in the “Decades” collection, depicting 1985 to 1994.

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I’m probably not the only one having flashbacks right now, mostly of the late 80s, early 90s style, but here are a few other things you may remember that happened during that time frame at the Disneyland Resort.

I know some of you spent time at the high-tech (for its time) Videopolis! Don’t deny it. During this time, it was also the 30th and 35th anniversary of Disneyland park; a certain intergalactic musical adventure debuted in the Magic Eye theater in Tomorrowland; Star Tours launched us into a galaxy far, far away; we found our laughing place inside Splash Mountain, changes were underway at the Disneyland Hotel; nighttime spectacular “Fantasmic!” gave us our first look into Mickey Mouse’s imagination; Mickey’s Toontown came to life. That, my fellow Disney fans, is just the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure you know.

To commemorate this special time in Disney Parks history, the art designed by local southern California artist Jeff Granito will appear on a t-shirt, mug, plate, pin and print. Look for the new “Decades” collection at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort including:

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Downtown Disney District

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Tip: Have you already pressed a penny with this art at World of Disney Store? If not, put it on your list of things to do on your next visit.

What are some of your favorite Disney memories from 1985 to 1994?

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ALEX AND ANI to Retire Mickey, Minnie and Pluto Character Bangles at Disney Parks

posted on January 5th, 2016 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


The new year is here, and new styles and designs from ALEX AND ANI are on their way. In order to make room, for the very first time, the following character silhouette ALEX AND ANI bangles will retire beginning January 11, 2016.

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If you’re looking to add one of these bangles to your collection or someone else’s, be sure to get them before they’re gone! Look for these ALEX AND ANI pieces and more online and in stores at:

Disneyland Resort

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Which character silhouette is your favorite?

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January 2016 Disneyland Resort Merchandise Event Snapshot

posted on December 29th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


It’s almost the New Year! Here are a few quick tips on some events taking place in January 2016 at the Disneyland Resort. I captured them a bit differently this month, separating them out by theme park and Downtown Disney District. Don’t miss out on such special opportunities to meet some of the artists behind the magic!

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January 16–17: Artist Yakovetic will be on hand for an artist showcase throughout the weekend from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day at Disneyana located on Main Street, U.S.A. Learn more here.

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January 9-10: Take part in a special artist showcase with Happy Pantry from 1–4 p.m. each day at WonderGround Gallery. Learn more here.

January 15-16: Join us as we welcome artist Joe Corroney, who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of some “out of this world” Star Wars artwork from 5–7 p.m. each day at WonderGround Gallery.

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January 16–17: Meet artisan Ann Shen, who will be on hand showcasing some of her newest releases, among other favorites, from 1–4 p.m. each day at WonderGround Gallery. Learn more here.

January 16–17: Guy Vasilovich is back! Look for a “galaxy” of Star Wars-themed pieces available throughout the weekend, with special appearances by Guy from 1–5 p.m. each day at D Street.

January 23–24: Meet Nan Hockin, whose newest art releases are too cute for words! Be sure to stop by WonderGround Gallery between 1–4 p.m. each day and see what Nan has in store for you! Learn more here.

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January 30–31: Take a look at some of the latest releases from artist Jeannine Schafer when she appears at WonderGround Gallery from 1–4 p.m. each day. Learn more here.

Which artists are you most excited to meet?

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Pinterest Points to Family Fun During the Holidays or Any Time at Downtown Disney District

posted on December 29th, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


These vacation weeks are a perfect time for family fun, and Downtown Disney District is a perfect family fun addition to a day or a week’s vacation at the Disneyland Resort. Entertainment, shopping, food and play are all on tap at Downtown Disney District, and Pinterest offers some great suggestions for planning your visit.

Have a look … and Happy Holidays!

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Hit the Ice, Then Enjoy Extra Fun With Special Skating Packages at Downtown Disney District

posted on December 23rd, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


Now that the holidays are fully underway, with schools out and many families on vacation, Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is a better-than-ever choice for a family recreation break, a skate date or just some chill exercise.

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To add to the fun, Downtown Disney District is offering ice skating packages with your choice of a skating session plus a movie, a visit to Build-A-Bear Workshop or gaming time at ESPN Zone.

Packages are $49 and offer your choice of:

  • Two ice skating tickets, a $25 AMC Theatres gift card plus a complimentary small popcorn coupon
  • Two ice skating tickets, a $25 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card plus a complimentary reusable cinch bag
  • Two ice skating tickets plus a $25 ESPN Zone game card

All three options include four hours of complimentary parking validation for Downtown Disney District.

An afternoon or evening at Downtown Disney District offers something for everyone. Now you can add to your holiday enjoyment with ice skating and more this holiday season. And while you’re visiting Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink, you’ll want to spend some time in the Downtown Disney Winter Village, featuring chalets and carts offering a variety of treats and holiday gift ideas.

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Discover Holidays at the Disneyland Resort with Santa Claus

posted on December 9th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Recently I had the chance to sit down with the big man in red himself, Santa Claus. We chatted about all there is to see and do during the holidays during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. He also gave me a little hint about my position on the naughty and nice list …

What is your favorite part of Holidays at the Disneyland Resort?

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New Super Hero Merchandise Debuts at the Disneyland Resort

posted on December 9th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


What marvelous new merchandise is debuting at the Disneyland Resort? Here’s your first look at some exciting new offerings themed to some favorite super heroes.

I admit I’m the first to get caught in the web of having to try this new apple. I think it’s safe to say you know who I’m talking about. So how did they do it? Magic, of course, along with super hero powers. This new apple has been dipped in rich caramel, covered in red sanding sugar and minutely detailed with chocolate to create the look of the mask.

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It can be found at Candy Palace and Hunny Spot in Disneyland park; Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure park; and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District. Don’t despair, East-coast crime fighters – Goofy’s Candy Company and Candy Cauldron in Disney Springs will be offering it soon as well.

What else? I’m glad you asked! If you haven’t had the chance to visit Super Hero HQ in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park to see all of the amazing new offerings, here’s one more reason to check it out! D-Tech on Demand recently expanded to both merchandise locations within the Tomorrowland Expo Center. What does that mean? When you visit Super Hero HQ, you can create your very own D-Tech on Demand case for any of the following devices – iPhone® 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6/6+ as well as Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy 4, Samsung Galaxy 5 and Samsung Galaxy 6. Once you have the perfect fit, select your favorite piece of art from 70 new themed designs featuring some of the characters that have assembled here.

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In approximately 10–15 minutes from start to finish, you’ll be ready to go! You can even personalize your phone case with your name! I know which one I have my eye on. I’m curious to know which super hero you’ll choose.

iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Apple and Samsung are third party products and are not affiliated with this offer.

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Check Out This Handy Date Night Guide to Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on Pinterest

posted on December 4th, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is alive with entertainment, fine food and fun every night of the week. Couples on the lookout for a unique night on the (Down)town will find date night options here the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else.

And thanks to Pinterest, you can find a useful little guide to just a few of the Downtown Disney District highlights. Check it out … and best wishes for a lovely evening.

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Christmas Trees of the Disneyland Resort?

posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


With Holidays at the Disneyland Resort underway through January 6, 2016, there is so much to see! Some of my favorite festive features are the unique Christmas trees found throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. How well do you know these beautiful trees? Find out with the quiz below!

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How Well Do You Know the Christmas Trees of the Disneyland Resort?

Which classic story inspired the Christmas tree found in the European scene of “it’s a small world” Holiday?
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How many multicolored LED lights cover the Christmas tree on Buena Vista Street?
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How tall is Sally’s traffic cone tree at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land?
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How many live, miniature Christmas trees can guests find throughout the Disneyland Resort?
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Share the Joy of the Holidays During Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the Disneyland Resort

posted on December 1st, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


In honor of Giving Tuesday, our Disney VoluntEARS would like you to join us in sharing the spirit of the season! Now through December 12, we are hosting the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive at locations throughout the Downtown Disney District and inside the lobbies of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

On December 5 and 12, you also can join in some fun music and dancing at the Downtown Disney Main Stage from noon to 6 p.m., where the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Anaheim Fire & Rescue and Disney VoluntEARS will help collect your toys.

By providing a new and unwrapped toy with a suggested value of $10 or more, you can make the holiday season brighter for kids in Orange County, Calif. Some Downtown Disney District stores feature a recommended toy to purchase if you are not sure which gift to buy.

Participating locations are:

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