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Walt Disney World Resort – May 2013 Merchandise Events

posted on April 23rd, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Quick Update on Trading Night! The Trading Night hours have been extended to start at 5 p.m. ending at 9 p.m.

Just a couple of reminders:

  • The specific location of Trading Night will actually be in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill Restaurant area and adjacent lobby area.
  • Space will be extremely limited, we ask that you limit the number of items that you choose to bring.
  • Vinylmation Trading will not be offered, however the Product Preview Section and Artist Signing Area remain.
  • Food & Beverage concession areas will be open.

Before we jump into May events, here’s one last note for April. Trading Night has just been announced! The Walt Disney World Resort Trading Night will take place April 30, 2013 from 6 – 9 p.m. 5-9 p.m. at ESPN Grill and Josten’s Center at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex. So bring your friends and family and trade stories, Vinylmation and pins.

Walt Disney World Trading Night Will Take Place April 30 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex

Now onward to May we go!

May 3: Disney Design Group Artist Betsy DePadova will be appearing at Disney’s Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace from 5 -7 p.m. to sign the latest pin and Vinylmation release in the 2013 series. Fellow author Steven Miller was the first to give you a glimpse at this artwork and more as he turned the spotlight on 2013 posters. Learn more here.

May 3 – 4: Everyone loves jewelry, or at least I know I do. So be sure to stop by Tren-D in Downtown Disney Marketplace between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 – 10 p.m. to see some of the newest releases from Chamilia. If your interest is piqued about this event, be sure to look for an upcoming post by author, Steven Miller who will give you a glimpse of what you’ll find before you go.

May 6 – 11: For those of you visiting Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to stop in and say hello to Larry Dotson who will be taking up residence in Uptown Jewelers, May 6 – 11 and at Art of Disney in Epcot, May 16 – 19, as we debut some of his newest releases. Learn more here.

Larry Dotson Will be in Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park May 6-11 and at Art of Disney in Epcot May 16-19

May 8 – 19: Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace will once again welcome David Doss, who will be on hand to showcase some of his most recent releases. Learn more here.

May 9 – 13: If you are a Precious Moments Dolls collector, then this release is for you. Making a splash at Walt Disney World Resort is the new collection of dolls inspired by “The Little Mermaid.” Representatives will be on hand on each of the days at Once Upon A Toy in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Want to meet Linda Rick? Well you’re in luck. We have official confirmation that Linda Rick will be appearing, May 10 – 12. Learn more here.

New Collection of Precious Moments Dolls Inspired by 'The Little Mermaid'

May 10 – Okay Vinylmation collectors, mark your calendars! Park Starz 2 Vinylmation designed by Disney Design Group artists Casey Jones and Thomas Scott hits shelves at D Street in Downtown Disney Westside on May 10. Casey Jones will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of this new collection from 5 – 7 p.m. Here are a few of my favorite Park Starz, wait until you see the rest. Learn more here.

Park Starz 2 Vinylmation Hits Shelves at D Street in Downtown Disney Westside on May 10 Park Starz 2 Vinylmation Hits Shelves at D Street in Downtown Disney Westside on May 10 Park Starz 2 Vinylmation Hits Shelves at D Street in Downtown Disney Westside on May 10

May 17 – Planning on attending Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? If not, you should consider it. It’s literally the best place in the galaxy to be. Steven was the first to give you a look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 merchandise, and I assure you there’s more to come, from new artwork to toys, tees, Vinylmation and more. Passholders, we even have some special items just for you! Keep watching as the date draws near.

Look for details on all of these events and more on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.

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Find New Fantasyland Pins at Disney’s Coronado Springs Convention Center on Dec. 6, 2012

posted on November 27th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


I recently shared with you a look at some of the commemorative items that will be released at Magic Kingdom Park on December 6. One thing that won’t be found at Magic Kingdom Park that day will be the limited edition pins created for New Fantasyland. Instead, we will be holding a special release party for the grand opening pin collection that evening at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This release party will take place in Room J at the Convention Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will also be offering space for guests to trade pins (or Vinylmation if desired) during that time. We thought this would be a great way for guests to enjoy the magical grand opening of New Fantasyland in the morning then continue the celebration at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in the evening. I spoke with the Disney trading and merchandise events teams to learn what items will be released that night.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park with New Limited Edition Pins

During this event, we will be releasing six individual limited edition pins, including the “I Was There!” pin. We will also be releasing a super jumbo-sized pin; a boxed pin set inspired by Casey, Jr.; and individual pins plus the complete boxed set inspired by Walt Disney’s animated classic “Dumbo.”

Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park with New Limited Edition Pins

For Passholders, we will have three individual limited edition pins celebrating Be Our Guest Restaurant, Storybook Circus and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. Passholders will also find a limited edition sling bag (edition size 600) and a 24kt coin card (edition size 1,000). A valid Passholder ID must be presented in order to purchase these items.

Celebrate the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park with New Limited Edition Pins

The most important thing I learned is none of these items will be found in Magic Kingdom Park on December 6 as all quantities will be released at this event. If you plan on attending, guests may start lining up at the Convention Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. (the Resort will not allow guests to line up any earlier).

Excited for the opening of New Fantasyland? Join in on the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #NewFantasyland.

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Take a Road Trip to California as We Gear Up for Disney California Adventure Park

posted on May 10th, 2012 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


A few months ago, I gave you your first look at the Road Trip to California collection coming out this summer as part of the “Gear Up For Adventure” line at Disney California Adventure park. Well, I suggest you hold on and fasten your seat belts, because I’m about to get all up in your grill with these great new pin designs from our talented team of product developers and artists. Featuring many of Disney’s most beloved characters, villains, icons and attractions, this collection themed to Road Trip to California includes limited-edition pins, a boxed set, jumbo pins, a mystery set and even a pin with figurine.

Check out this pin and keychain set for Annual Passholders, which was actually inspired by a vintage car grill!
“Annual

When I asked Product Developer Jeanne Lewis about the direction they headed this year for the pin designs, here’s what she had to share: “We really wanted to take things to a different level, get under the hood and crank things up. So while Disney California Adventure park was indeed shifting gears, taking on a whole new look and feel, we wanted to make sure guests would be ready to roll when the time came and could, in a sense, ‘Gear Up For Adventure.’ That’s why, with the Annual Passholder pin, we paired it with a special keychain, which will accompany the pin as a set. And of course, we previously shared the map of the United States as we watched some of our favorite Disney characters hit the road.”

Other favorites among our artists include the Rules of the Road, which in a sense pays homage to many of the rules we should often remember when driving, including Cruella’s “Don’t Drive Angry” and Minnie Mouse’s “Don’t Pick Up Hitchhikers.”
“Rules

Or if you want to play the license plate game, be sure to count me in…because there is a great collection of vanity license plates available as a Mystery Set, which will feature pins themed to iconic attractions (classic and new) as well as Mad T Party and Cars Land designs.

So how can you make these pins yours? It’s easy!

  • Visit www.DisneyPins.com from June 6 – 20 and enter your name in the Online Wristband Opportunity.
  • Selected winners will have the opportunity to purchase the pins on the morning of June 29 at Disney’s Pin Traders.

To celebrate the release, Disney Design Group Graphic Designer Quynh Kimball and Senior Character Artist Monty Maldovan will be on hand from 9-11 a.m. at Disney’s Pin Traders and will make another special appearance again during the Disney Trading Night, taking place from 7-10 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

So I guess you could say we put the pedal to the metal this year…quite literally. Want to know if there’s more? Just wait until I show you some of the pins coming out later this summer. For a look at the collection and more details on the Online Wristband Opportunity, visit www.DisneyPins.com.

There’s not much more left to say…except for Road Trip! I call shotgun!

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Exclusive Pins Come to Disney Parks Online Store

posted on February 24th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Exclusive Pins Featuring Disney Characters Enjoying Food Items Are Available on the Disney Parks Online Store.

One of the more popular questions I’m often asked on the Disney Parks Blog is “Can I buy it online?” I also do most of my shopping online these days, so I’m not surprised when asked. The great news is that we have an online store that offers a variety of Disney Parks merchandise. This past January we released the first set in a series of online exclusive pins. This isn’t the first time we’ve introduced online-exclusive pins inspired by Disney Parks. We tried this concept way back in 2004 with a series of limited edition pins. These new items are slightly different as they were designed with new pin traders in mind.

Exclusive Pin Starter Set Available on the Disney Parks Online Store

“We wanted pins that new pin traders at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort could only find on the Disney Parks online store,” explained Jeanne Lewis, developer for Pins. “The first item we released was a pin trading starter set and we have a few additional items planned for this year.”

I was directly involved with Disney Pin Trading for seven years so I know that it’s a fun activity to do when visiting Disney. A pin trading starter set is an easy way to begin trading as it contains a lanyard with a certain number of pins. For this online set, Adrianne Draude designed eight pins of attractions found at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Exclusive Mystery Pin Set Available on the Disney Parks Online Store

The entire online collection is called “Disney Parks Adventures.” My favorite multi-pin set is the Disney characters enjoying iconic food items from Disney Parks (yes – another turkey leg pin!). There will also be a mystery set containing 10 pins of characters in various ride vehicles. Julie Young, developer for Pins, said that mystery collections are an easy thing to collect.

“We first introduced mystery collections in late 2004,” explained Julie. “These collections contain a finite number of pins which gives a new trader something to search for when trading at Disney Parks.”

Exclusive Quarterly Pin Set Available on the Disney Parks Online Store

To round out the collection, Jeanne created a series of pins that will be released throughout the year via the online store. When placed side by side, the pins will form a picture of characters enjoying Main Street, U.S.A.

While it’s easy to get started trading, I would love to hear your tips on how to make great trade.

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Gear Up for Adventure Pin Releases at the Disneyland Resort

posted on February 13th, 2012 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


In a recent post, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller previewed the Gear Up For Adventure Mystery Pin Set originally scheduled to be released this summer as part of our annual summer pin event at the Disneyland Resort. With the highly anticipated Cars Land opening at Disney California Adventure park, we’ve shifted gears and have changed our annual weekend event to a series of summer releases and signings.

“'Road

We’ve been revving our engines and polishing the chrome on release info and have some news to share with you. The first release themed around “Road Trip to California” is scheduled to take place June 29, 2012. The second release with a “Car Show at Disneyland” theme is scheduled for August 17. Of course, we’ll share more details on these releases in the coming months on the Disney Parks Blog and www.DisneyPins.com.

Now, I couldn’t let you go without a sneak peek at a couple more pins from these collections. So take a look!

Mickey Mouse 'Gear Up for Adventure' Pin 'Gear Up for Adventure' Speedometer Pin Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder Pin Donald Duck 'Are We There Yet?!?' Pin

For those of you joining us at Disneyland Trading Night, February 17 at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, keep your eyes peeled for a look at more of the pins scheduled to release this summer.

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Playful New Visuals Installed at Disney’s Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on October 26th, 2011 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Playful New Visuals Installed at Disney's Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

I vividly recall the grand opening of Disney’s Pin Traders at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. I remember it well because I assisted with the grand opening celebration while serving as a Walt Disney World Resort Ambassador. The location, once known as the Captain’s Tower, was considered an icon for the shopping village that opened in 1975. As the excitement of Disney Pin Trading continued way beyond the original 15-month Millennium Celebration plan, there was a need to have a flagship pin location outside a Disney Theme Park. Downtown Disney seemed like a natural choice, so Disney’s Pin Traders was introduced in Summer 2002. Recently, some new visual enhancements were added to the location. I spoke with Julie Young, product developer for Disney pins, to learn more.

“As [pin trading] entered its eleventh year in October 2010, we felt updates were needed to various visuals used throughout the category,” explained Julie. “The first thing we did was introduce a new logo for Disney Pin Trading. The logo was used on packaging, collateral and individual back stamps of pins. The enhancements to Disney’s Pin Traders were a natural second step as the location is one of the most popular pin destinations at Walt Disney World Resort.”

Concept Sketches of New Visuals Installed at Disney's Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

The Disney pin team contacted Joe Higham, a talented cast member with the Global Retail Development team and recent Walt Disney Legacy Award recipient, to outline their ideas. His job was to take their dreams and turn them into concept sketches. I spoke with Joe about the process of creating the new in-store visuals.

“After meeting with the Disney pin team, I drew a series of sketches by hand,” said Joe. “For the drawings, I used a variety of art sources including images of pins that had been previously released. We wanted something playful similar to other locations that use merchandise as visual displays such as Tren-D or D-Street.”

Playful New Visuals Installed at Disney's Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

Once Joe completed the first set of sketches, he shared them with leadership and with representatives from Walt Disney Imagineering. As a natural part of the design process, there were some modifications made after initial reviews. Yet, Joe said that there was one thing that all partners liked.

“Many partners, including Walt Disney Imagineering, really liked the various puns used in the vignettes,” continued Joe. “We built some fun visuals around puns like ‘To Pin-Finity and Beyond’ and ‘I Want to Be a Pin-cess.’”

I think my favorite one is the “Time To Trade” vignette that uses clocks and Cogsworth to explain how pins are traded at Disney Parks (I do love time!).

Playful New Visuals Installed at Disney's Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

The one thing I was most excited to see was the pin collage image used throughout the store. The Disney Pin Team assembled the collage by mounting pins into a white foam board. I then photographed the collage and shared the images with the art team. I had not seen the final result until I visited the location. I guess Disney’s Pin Traders and I have a special bond, especially after being at the grand opening and later serving as Project Manager for Pin Trading for seven years. I have good memories from that chapter in my Disney career. Julie shared that memories are a key ingredient to the Disney Pin Trading experience.

“I develop memories,” smiled Julie. “Everyone has a favorite Disney character, attraction or show. Pins have become a perfect way to remember favorite moments from Disney experiences. Every time someone looks at a pin I develop, I hope she or he will remember happy times.”

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Highlights from The Florida Project Event at Epcot

posted on September 12th, 2011 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Highlights from The Florida Project Event at Epcot

This past weekend we held our annual Disney Trading event at Epcot. Titled “The Florida Project,” the theme was a salute the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort. For three days, guests from around the world spent time making friends and trading pins or Vinylmation figures. We had guests from more than 36 different states and countries like Japan, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia! The event was held inside World ShowPlace pavilion, which was decorated to resemble a Preview Center from the early 1970s. If you were unable to attend this year, here is a brief look at some highlights.

Each year, I’m excited to how the Park Event Operations team will decorate World ShowPlace. Back in August, I gave you a sneak preview of their concepts for the event. I was beyond happy to see the Orange Bird come to life; the standing Orange Bird looked amazing (I wonder if he would fit in my office). The display team also hid several Orange Bird cutouts around the pavilion including one on an actual 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction vehicle.

I spoke with Julie Young, product developer for Disney Pins, about her experience at the event.

“We had a great time with our guests,” exclaimed Julie, who worked in special preview area for upcoming pins throughout the weekend. “I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak directly with fans. For most of the year, we spend our time in a backstage office location. We love seeing the excitement in our guests’ eyes at these events.”

Pins from The Florida Project Event at Epcot

Each year, the pin team hosts a presentation offering a glimpse into future development. This year, the presentation was hosted by Julie and fellow product developer Jeanne Lewis. The image above features only a handful of items shared including a new open edition alphabet series, a pin set coming to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, in October, a new Pin Trading Night collection coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and a create-your-own pin display kit.

Vinylmation Showcase from The Florida Project Event at Epcot

On Sunday, Vinylmation was in focus with the second annual Vinylmation Showcase. This was a separate ticketed event that featured Vinylmation trading, sneak previews and more. I spoke with Donald Ferro, product developer for Vinylmation, about one of the most exciting things to be announced at the event.

“Since the beginning of August, Vinylmation fans have been asking ‘What is Project Z?’,” explained Donald. “I am thrilled we were finally able to answer that question by revealing a new Vinylmation series that celebrates classic Disney characters from Disney Theme Parks around the world.”

This new mystery series designed by Disney Design Group Artists Thomas Scott and Casey Jones is called “Park Starz” (hence Project “Z”), and it will be released in mid- to late October 2011. Here’s a hint to one of my favorite figures not pictured above – “If we can dream it, we can do it.”

Highlights from The Florida Project Event at Epcot

Lastly, we announced the themes for next year’s trading events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The details of these events are still being finalized, so please stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog, DisneyPins.com or Vinylmation.com.

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The Florida Project at Walt Disney World Resort – Décor Details, Trading and More

posted on August 3rd, 2011 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


The Florida Project at Walt Disney World Resort

It’s nearly time for Disney Trade Celebration 2011 – The Florida Project, the annual Disney Trading event that has been held at Epcot since 2001. I recall attending the first Disney Trading event in August 2001 while serving as a Disney Ambassador. One thing that has impressed me each year is how the event team creates a fun and immersive atmosphere for trading inside World ShowPlace. You may recall this location once served as home to Millennium Village during the year 2000. It is now used as a convention facility for many events throughout the year. I spoke with Michelle St. Laurent-Sheive, former Disney Design Group Artist turned Display and Design Manager with Park Event Operations, about what to expect from the event décor.

The Florida Project at Walt Disney World Resort

“We took about a day to think of concepts,” explained Michelle. “We used the event merchandise artwork as inspiration to create our designs that will be used inside [World ShowPlace]. One character we wanted to feature was the Orange Bird. He is such an icon from the 1970s and we know guests love him.”

The display team is creating a giant, three-dimensional Orange Bird that will be placed on the World Showcase promenade welcoming guests to the event (do I smell photo opportunity?). Michelle continued with additional details about my favorite little Disney bird.

“It will take about a week to manufacture the giant Orange Bird welcome sign,” continued Michelle. “Smaller Orange Bird cutouts will be hidden throughout the Pavilion. We think it will be a fun game for our guests to find all the Orange Birds while they are trading.”

The Florida Project Pin Trading

Trading is an essential part of this event. Similar to previous years, there will be a massive trading area for event guests to trade both Disney Pins and Vinylmation with each other. We will also offer pin trading boards, games and activities on Sept. 9-10. Guests attending the Vinylmation Showcase event on Sunday, Sept. 11, will see Vinylmation Trading. All guests (with admission to Epcot, of course) are invited to attend Public Day on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Both Disney Pin Trading and Vinylmation trading will be offered at that time.

Disney Parks Blog Author Steven Miller with The Florida Project Vinylmation and Disney Pins

Guests attending the pin trading event on Friday and Saturday only should look for specially designed pins on the trading boards. These pins were created for the event and feature the themed lands of Magic Kingdom Park. There will be a “Cast Chaser” figure introduced to the Vinylmation trading activities on Sunday. Look carefully at the photograph above to see if you can spot it. By the way, I’m sporting the awesome retro tee-shirt that is an event gift.

There are still limited spaces remaining for this weekend of trading. Please visit either DisneyPins.com or Vinylmation.com (depending upon what you collect or trade) for more information.

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Best of Both Worlds at Disneyland Resort

posted on June 23rd, 2011 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


I know many of you are Star Wars fans, and above all, Disney fans! So what do you get when those two things come together? Two very special Sci-Fi Academy-themed pin release and signings are taking place this summer at the Disneyland Resort.

In one of my recent posts about Disney Pins, I gave you a heads up to “mark your calendars” for July 9 and August 6. Here’s a glimpse at some of the pins that will be released at each event.

Pin Featuring Darth Vader and the Planet Alderaan

First up, A Piece of Alderaan History. What does that mean exactly? Well, any Star Wars fan will tell you, that Alderaan was once home to Princess Leia, a peaceful planet that met its untimely demise when Grand Moff Tarkin demonstrated the power of the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Our product development team cleverly created a pin featuring Darth Vader that contains a representation of the planet Alderaan.

Rocket to the Moon Pin Invasion of the Flying Saucers Pin

What else do we have “in store” for you for during the July release and signing with artist Casey Jones? How about Disneyland Resort attraction-themed postcard and pin sets featuring some of your favorite characters, like nutty Chip ‘n’ Dale in Rocket to the Moon or Pluto and the Flying Saucers. You can also look forward to a special limited edition set of four pins which comes complete in what is being called The New Century Compendium of the Extraordinary – Volume I.

Tip: Online wristbands for the opportunity to purchase these pins is taking place now through June 29.

Darth Vader 'Star Wars' Quote Pin Yoda 'Star Wars' Quote Pin

Too much PINformation, or are you ready for more? How about a quick look at some of the pins that will be released at the August event, which feature memorable quotes and images from iconic Star Wars films. Here’s a special note: We just learned that Artist and Global Creativity & Innovation Director Chris Chapman will be on hand for a special appearance and signing on August 6.

Tip: The online wristband opportunity to purchase these Star Wars quotes pins begins July 15.

So now you’re in the know for all events this summer related to pins. And if you’re looking for other fun places to trade during your visit to the Resort, Come Out and Trade takes place daily from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Westward Ho Trading Co. in Frontierland at Disneyland park. Or you can jet over to Fly ‘n’ Buy in Disney California Adventure park where there is a special area for you to trade stories and pins with fellow fans.

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Be ‘Part of Her World’ and Travel ‘Out of This World’ with Disney Pins

posted on June 8th, 2011 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


There has been so much happening around the Disneyland Resort lately, it’s hard to keep up. Show of hands: how many of you have had the opportunity to experience The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Star Tours attractions? Aren’t they amazing? If you haven’t visited the park yet, I have to ask, what are you waiting for? We have two new attractions and a brand new parade at Disneyland park, that I hear is “Soundsational.” While I could go on and on about the new attractions and entertainment at the Resort, I better get down to business and fill you in on the merchandise offers and pin releases you won’t want to miss! Listen up, pin aficionados – the news I’m about to share with you is sure to be the “pin”nacle of your day.

Did you know that in celebration of the opening of The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, a variety of pins themed to the attraction and some of your favorite Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” characters have been released? So if you’re a Little Mermaid fan and have to add these to your collection, they’re going fast. So visit Embarcadero Gifts or Greetings From California in Disney California Adventure park today.

’The Little Mermaid’ Character Pins

In true commercial format, this is probably the section where I should say “now a word from our sponsor.” So here it goes. It’s the last chance to sign up for the Sci-Fi Academy Trading Event on June 24, 2011. The event will feature trading boards, special pins, artist signings and so much more. You don’t want to miss out! Looking for more information on Sci-Fi Academy? Check out DisneyPins.com for all the details and get a look at all the pins that have been created especially for the event.

And now I return you to our regularly scheduled Disney Parks Blog post…

Sticking to the Pin Trading theme, mark your calendars for two special pin signings at the Disneyland Resort! Save the date for July 9, followed by another August 6, for out-of-this-world Sci-Fi Academy pins themed to ever-popular Disney Parks attractions and memorable quotes from the iconic Star Wars films.

So whether you’re an avid pin trader or novice pin collector, consider yourself in the know and don’t miss out on these special releases!

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