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Top Holiday Gifts For 2015 from Disney Parks

posted on November 30th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


With the holiday season returning to Disney Parks, here are my top gift items created especially for Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts. To make holiday shopping even easier this year, try using the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app to order and ship select item listed below to your home.

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Disney Parks Castle Play Set – All new for this holiday season, this Play Set was inspired by Disney Parks Castles from around the world. Twenty-two new Action Figure Play Sets will also being introduced throughout the coming months. Check out this Disney Parks Blog Unboxed video for more details.

Retail MagicBands and Accessories Available at Walt Disney World Resort Stylish Apparel and Accessories from Disney Parks

Retail MagicBands and Accessories – For guests at Walt Disney World Resort, give the gift of a personalized retail MagicBand that’s decorated with favorite Disney characters or icons. Look for several pre-printed graphic MagicBands that can be linked-later to a My Disney Experience account. Guests may also create their own unique MagicBand at the Retail MagicBand on Demand station in Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. at Magic Kingdom Park.

Stylish Apparel and Accessories – The Disney Boutique and Twenty Eight & Main collections offer stylish assortments of fashion-forward apparel, accessories and more for guests who love Disney and Disney Parks.

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Made with Magic – Light up the night with a colorful collection of magical accessories! Four sensational items – the Mickey Ear Hat, Minnie Mouse Headband, Mickey Mouse Glove and the Sorcerer Mickey Wand – have each been programmed to light up at key moments during select nighttime spectaculars at Disney Parks.

Decorative Designer Nutcrackers and Disney Attractionista Dolls Available at Disney Parks Disney Parks Merchandise Pieces by PANDORA Jewelry, Dooney & Bourke or Vera Bradley

Decorative Designer Nutcrackers – Disney Design Group artists have created a limited release series of nutcrackers based on the themed lands and attractions from Disney Parks.

Disney Attractionista Dolls – Inspired by the themed lands and attractions found in Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Attractionistas are special friends that love to be together at the Disney Parks every chance they get. Each doll has wished to always be part of their favorite attraction, and that it could be a part of them. Now all their wondrous wishing has come true with six different fabulous 12″ fashion dolls.

Classic Collaborations – Disney Parks Merchandise has collaborated with popular designers such as PANDORA Jewelry, Dooney & Bourke or Vera Bradley to offer fantastic accessories all with a Disney twist.

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Disney Tails – Disney Tails is a new line of pet products for dogs that includes several colorful leashes with matching collars, Disney Parks-inspired food toys, and a handful of apparel items like bandanas or bow ties.

2016 Disney Parks Attraction Poster Calendar – This oversized 2016 calendar include attraction posters from Disney Theme Parks around the world. Each poster is suitable for display in a standard 12-inch by 18-inch frame, with perforations above and below each poster for easy removal after its calendar month.

Delicious Treats From Disney Parks – Give sweet and delicious treats created especially for Disney Parks. Snacks with Character, a line of better for you snacks, is great for guests looking for dietary alternatives related to food allergies or lifestyle choices. Other options include offer highly-themed goods inspired by the sights, sounds and flavors of Africa found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Jasmine, Princess of Agrabah

posted on November 25th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


This week in Disney history back in 1992, we met Jasmine, the heroine of one of my favorite Disney films, “Aladdin.” This love story takes us on an adventure as independent Princess Jasmine and “street rat” Aladdin fall in love and fight to be together – despite their stop-at-nothing nemesis Jafar.

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Today, you can often meet Jasmine in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. Be sure to check the My Disney Experience App for her latest schedule.

Thanks to Kent Phillips for the great portraits. To check out more in our series, see the list below.

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New Delivery Options and Free Shipping Limited Time Offer Coming to Shop Disney Parks App

posted on October 27th, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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A few weeks ago, I shared details about using the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app to search, locate, and purchase thousands of merchandise items offered in Disney-operated retail stores at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, I’m excited to announce some additional enhancements to the app will soon make the shopping experience even better.

Free Shipping Limited Time Offer*
Free shipping will be offered for a limited time now through November 22, 2015 on all Shop Disney Parks standard ground Home Delivery purchases.

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New Delivery Options
Once the app update is released, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort can choose Resort Hotel Delivery, Park Gate Pick-Up or Home Delivery from the Delivery Options on the Review & Purchase screen.
If you choose Resort Hotel Delivery on purchases, you need to have a current Disney Resort reservation linked in My Disney Experience. Resort Delivery is a delivery option for guests until 3:00 p.m. each day. Items will be ready for pick-up at your resort the following day after 12:00 p.m.

If choosing Park Gate Pick-Up as a delivery option, you need to be physically present in a theme park and the item must be available for purchase in that park. Park Gate Pick-Up orders are ready for retrieval at Park Package Pick-Up locations three hours after purchase.

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Products
Finally, I’m happy to report that select products created for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will soon be available via Shop Disney Parks. Additional products from Disneyland Resort may be added at a future date.

This free app is available for iPhone and smartphones for Android. Visit this page for more details how to download the app.

*Free shipping offer expires 11:59 pm Pacific Time, November 22, 2015. Free shipping applies only to Ground Delivery on orders sent to a single shipping address and does not include shipments to Alaska, Hawai’i, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or other U.S. territories and possessions. Offer valid on orders placed on the Shop Disney Parks app. Not valid on purchases from DisneyStore.com and Disney Store and Disney Baby Store locations. We reserve the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time. Void where prohibited.

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Retail MagicBand on Demand Opens in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on October 23rd, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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Guests now have a new option to create and personalize retail MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort. We recently opened a new retail MagicBand on Demand station inside the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. location near Space Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park. This new option for guests is similar to the D-Tech on Demand boutique first introduced in June 2014 at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs Marketplace (as seen in this video).

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At the Tomorrowland location, you may choose to create either a retail MagicBand or a D-Tech phone case. If creating a retail MagicBand, we offer your choice of eight different MagicBand colors including purple.

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There are also approximately 40 graphics to apply to your custom MagicBand. There will be a few MagicBand graphics that will only be found in this location that salute classic Magic Kingdom Park attractions and icons (the first image in this story has a few examples).

In addition to artwork, the retail MagicBand can be personalized with a name printed on the outside.

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Once designed, the retail MagicBand is printed in the location. The printers use UV ink which dries immediately and requires no cooling time.

For the final step, the custom retail MagicBand can be either associated to your My Disney Experience account, or you can give it as a gift to friends or family who may be visiting Walt Disney World Resort soon.

Retail for a custom retail MagicBand is $24.99 while a personalized retail MagicBand is $32.99.

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Disney PhotoPass Service Tips during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on September 21st, 2015 by Kelly Glassburn, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Disney’s PhotoPass Service


Looking forward to the special Character Greetings and photo opportunities available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party? Disney PhotoPass Service has you covered!

To make the event picture perfect for you, we’re offering up some Disney PhotoPass tips:

Know where Disney PhotoPass Photographers will be located.
During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, you’ll be able to find Disney PhotoPass Photographers at various locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park, as well as at party-exclusive Character greetings, like with Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear, The Seven Dwarfs, Queen of Hearts, Captain Jack Sparrow, and more!

Plus, some of your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Winnie the Pooh will be dressed in their Halloween costumes, so don’t miss out on these amazing photo opportunities by being stuck behind the camera!

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Get Halloween-themed Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots!
Disney PhotoPass Service is also giving you the chance to hitchhike with your favorite ghosts, dangle a poison apple over a boiling cauldron, and much more with festively themed Magic Shots and Animated Magic Shots!

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Please note that a Memory Maker entitlement is required to download Animated Magic Shots.

Purchase Memory Maker to get all of your Disney PhotoPass vacation and party photos for one price.

Want to download your Character Greeting shots, Magic Shots, and Animated Magic Shots for one price?

With the purchase of Memory Maker, a Disney PhotoPass Service product, you will receive unlimited digital downloads of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation memories, including your Disney PhotoPass photos from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, as well as photos from select attraction and dining locations.

Please note that Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions and Disney PhotoPass expiration policy.

Use the My Disney Experience Mobile App.
You can now view your Disney PhotoPass photos in the My Disney Experience mobile app!

And if you’ve purchased Memory Maker, you’ll be able to download and share your Disney PhotoPass photos from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party from your mobile device as soon as they appear in your Disney account!

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New Disney PhotoPass Enhancements to the My Disney Experience Mobile App

posted on August 28th, 2015 by Kelly Glassburn, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Disney’s PhotoPass Service


Disney PhotoPass Service is making your photo experiences even more convenient at Walt Disney World Resort with a new Disney PhotoPass addition to the My Disney Experience mobile app!

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In addition to planning and sharing your Walt Disney World vacation, the latest My Disney Experience mobile app update will now allow you to:

  • View all your Disney PhotoPass vacation photos, including photos from select attraction and dining locations
  • Purchase Memory Maker to receive access to all of those Walt Disney World vacation memories for one price
  • Find Disney PhotoPass Photographer locations at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Link Disney PhotoPass Cards collected during your vacation

Also, guests with an active Memory Maker entitlement will be able to use the app to download their photos and share them to their favorite social media apps all from their mobile device!

Download the My Disney Experience mobile app to get easy access to all your Walt Disney World Resort memories anytime, anywhere! Now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

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FastPass+ Reservations Now Available For Eat to the Beat Concerts During 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

posted on August 26th, 2015 by Victoria Lim, Managing Editor, Walt Disney World Public Relations


If you enjoy toe-tapping tunes as much as tasty treats, you will love this: starting today, you can make FastPass+ reservations for the Eat to the Beat concert series. These nightly shows during the 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival span the decades of pop music.

Normal FastPass+ booking guidelines apply. Log onto My Disney Experience to secure a spot for your favorite performers up to 60 days in advance (plus your length of stay) for resort guests, and up to 30 days in advance for Annual Passholders.

David Cook to Perform at “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series

Catch season seven American Idol winner David Cook, who just released a new album. Swoon to Air Supply, which is celebrating 40 years as a duo. And can you believe, Wilson Phillips hit their first #1 single “Hold On” 25 years ago?

The shows are at 5:30, 6:45, and 8 p.m. each night of the Festival. Look for the FastPass+ line at the American Garden Theatre at least 20 minutes before each show, and from there you’ll be led to your special seating area.

Here’s a complete lineup of bands. Which performer are you most excited to see?

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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap

posted on August 2nd, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


This week, we shared a popular update that Luigi – the most famous tire salesman in Cars Land – is returning to Disney California Adventure park with some special guests.

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Rolling into Disney California Adventure Park, Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering

Erin shared that Luigi has invited all of his cugini (cousins) from his hometown of Carsoli, Italy, to visit his Casa della Tires. To help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs, they will demonstrate the dances of their village with Cars Land guests when the all-new Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opens early next year.

Keep checking back for more updates in the future right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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And to celebrate the release of “Alice In Wonderland” in theaters this week in 1951, we continued our special photo gallery series with some spectacular images of Alice. You can often meet Alice at Magic Kingdom Park at the Mad Tea Party. Be sure to check the MyDisneyExperience App for her latest schedule.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

A Unique Point of View: ‘Storytellers’ Statue at Disney California Adventure Park – Take a look at this special shot of Walt Disney and his pal, Mickey Mouse, on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park.

Download Our Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – Starring Aerosmith Wallpaper – How the years have zoomed by. We are celebrating the 16th anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster this week!

Disney Days of Past: Disney Magic’s Maiden Voyage – The Disney Magic is the first ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet to sail the seas. Take a look at the ship still under construction in Italy.

Fuel Your Emotions with Recipes Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ – Whatever you’re in the mood for, we have a feeling you’ll want to try these recipes inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” and created by Disney Parks Food and Beverage.

New ‘Decades’ (1965-1974) Merchandise Debuts at the Disneyland Resort – It’s time for the next release in the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration “Decades” collection! Take your first look at some of the merchandise featuring the 1965–1974 artwork.

Musical Performances – All Kinds! – Take the Stage Throughout August in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – As the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues, adults and children visiting the Downtown Disney District will be entertained nightly, beginning this Saturday, by a special lineup of guest music groups, including some Downtown Disney District favorites, on the Westside Stage near ESPN Zone and Earl of Sandwich.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Special Images of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on July 28th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


This week in Disney History, “Alice In Wonderland” was released in theaters in 1951. The film, based on the story penned by Lewis Carroll, tells the story of a daring young girl who follows a certain white rabbit down a rabbit hole – and of the adventures that follow.

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Today, you can often meet Alice at Magic Kingdom Park at the Mad Tea Party. Be sure to check the MyDisneyExperience App for her latest schedule.

Thanks to Ryan Wendler for the great portraits. To check out more in our series, see the list below.

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Google ‘Code the Road’ Ends With Celebration at Epcot

posted on July 9th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Recently, Google embarked on a nationwide bus tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Google Maps API that ended Friday, June 26, with a special celebration at Epcot.

Here, they hosted an event that allowed park guests to check out a digital display of Google Maps-related apps and also taught a group of students (grades 6-12) from Collegiate Pathways’ Tech Sassy Girlz about coding and technology. Disney cast members also took part in the celebration, giving the students a technology tour of Epcot that explored the park’s interactive queue experiences, and mapping and navigation technology, among other projects.

Check out the video below for a look inside the celebration.

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