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Spotlight on 2013 Posters for July, August and September from Disney Design Group

posted on July 9th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


With the start of summer, I’m turning the spotlight on the next series of 2013 posters from the Disney Design Group. This talented art department of Disney Theme Park Merchandise created a series of posters for an oversized 2013 calendar (you can find the Walt Disney World Resort version on the Disney Parks online store). You may recall my previous articles featuring posters for January through March and April through June on the Disney Parks Blog.

The 2013 Poster for July from Disney Design Group Features Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

For July, Disney Design Group Creative Manager Doug Strayer selected Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice for his vintage style poster.

The 2013 Poster for August from Disney Design Group Features the Iconic Disney Railroad

One of my favorite posters was designed by artist Jon Bishop for the month of August. I love how he incorporated the iconic Disney Railroad into a strong, retro-graphic scene (the colors are great!). I also enjoy the little details found in each poster such as rocket ships reaching for the sky.

The 2013 Poster for September from Disney Design Group Features the Grandfather Clock from The Haunted Mansion

Graphic Designer Caley Hicks (of recent Disney’s “Beauty and the BeastVinylmation fame) created the incredible image for September. I asked her why she selected the grandfather clock from The Haunted Mansion for her poster.

“I love the Haunted Mansion and claimed it before any other artist could,” laughed Caley. “I like the connection between this year’s date and the clock striking 13. I thought the bold face would make for a captivating image. It was also a fitting choice, as September typically starts the Halloween season at Disney Parks.”

A Series of Vinylmation Figures and Limited Edition Pins Available Based on the 2013 Posters from Disney Design Group

As for previous months, we created a series of Vinylmation figures and limited edition pins based on the designs. As an added bonus, an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit pin and Vinylmation figure will be released in September. The design was based on a poster created for December 2012 by Darren Wilson. There will also be D-Tech on Demand cases for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 featuring the railroad and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit posters. Look for them at a future date at Disney Parks.

Finally, you can find other 2013 related items, including some giclées of previous month’s posters on the Disney Parks online store.

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Locations at Disney Parks

posted on June 27th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Locations at Disney Parks

With the upcoming release of Disney’s “The Lone Ranger,” in theaters on July 3, I rode out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in search of new merchandise. I visited the AFI Showcase Shop located at the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour where I found a handful of items. Similar to other major film releases like “Monsters University” or “Wreck-It Ralph,” the Disney Theme Park Merchandise team partnered with the Disney Store to introduce things from the national market (you can find some of those items available on DisneyStore.com). There were some merchandise, however, created especially for Disney Parks.
‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Locations at Disney Parks

One item that caught my eye was the Texas Rangers replica badge shown at the top of this article. This iconic badge was developed by our souvenirs team at Disney Theme Park Merchandise. The Disney Parks team also created a youth T-shirt featuring the two lead characters from the motion picture.

‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Locations at Disney Parks

Other items include toys like action figures of the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and my favorite, Silver the horse. There are also a variety of LEGO playsets featuring scenes and characters from the film.
‘The Lone Ranger’ Merchandise Rides into Locations at Disney Parks

Finally, there was a new two-figure Vinylmation set that was released at the D-Street locations in both Florida and California and a limited release pin that has a spinner element.

I’m looking forward to seeing the film in theaters on July 3. From the extended previews I’ve seen, it looks to be filled with some great action and wonderful humor.

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Retelling a ‘Tale as Old as Time’ with New Vinylmation Series Debuting at Disney Parks on June 21

posted on June 10th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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The Vinylmation series featuring “Beauty and the Beast” is set for release on June 21 at Disney Parks and the Disney Parks online store. I recently spent time in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort with some of the 3-inch figures (what a great backdrop for photos!). Upon returning to the office, I spoke with the Disney artists, Caley Hicks and Maria Clapsis, who designed this beautiful new series. While gathered in Caley’s office, I learned that both Maria and she are long-time fans of this classic Disney animated film.
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“When lead Vinylmation artist Thomas Scott gave us this project, we jumped at the opportunity, as we’ve both loved the film for years,” explained Caley. “Stained glass became a common theme for this series. At first, I knew I wanted to use stained glass-like designs for the packaging. We ended up adding that element to the figures’ ears. This tied the whole collection together from a storytelling perspective.”
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Like previous limited release mystery series, this set contains 11 known figures and one mystery chaser figure. There are some variant figures in the series as well. Guests can purchase this series either as individual mystery boxes or as a complete tray. I love the little details on the packing including Belle’s image on the underside of the tray.

New 'Beauty and the Beast'-Inspired Vinylmation Series Debuting at Disney Parks on June 21 New 'Beauty and the Beast'-Inspired Vinylmation Series Debuting at Disney Parks on June 21

I’m amazed at how vibrant the series looks. Maria said the series looks that way because they chose vivid base colors for the figures, which really made the designs pop.

Caley told me her favorite figure is Philippe the horse.

“I enjoyed including Philippe as he’s not often featured on merchandise,” continued Caley. “When I was younger, I would always save Philippe’s image as my last page to color in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ coloring books [laughs].”

While Maria also liked Philippe, the Beast is her favorite character.

“I think Beast was my favorite character,” said Maria. “When I first saw Glen Keane’s animation for the Beast on the big screen, I knew I wanted to be a Disney artist. I guess you could say the Beast was my inspiration for my career today.”

If you are in Florida on June 21, you can meet Caley and Maria at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side. They will be signing figures and meeting with fans from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are encouraging guests to wear favorite “Beauty and the Beast” attire.

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Walt Disney World Resort – June 2013 Merchandise Events

posted on May 20th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


Summer will be here before you know it. So what will you do on your vacation? Well, if the Walt Disney World Resort is on your list for June, then here are a few merchandise special events you don’t want to miss.

June 3-6: Greg McCullough will be on hand for a special artist showcase at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2–6 p.m., each day. Learn more here.
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June 7: Disney Design Group Artist Natalie Kennedy 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. Learn more here.
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June 13-16: Be sure to stop in and say hello to Larry Dotson, who will be showcasing some of the newest releases in his collection at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Not able to make it? That’s okay! Larry will also be appearing at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park, June 27–30. Learn more here.

June 14: It’s a “monstrous” job but someone’s got to do it. Meet Disney Design Group artist Ron Cohee, who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of the new Monsters University Series 1 Vinylmation. Ron will appear at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side from 5–7 p.m. Learn more here.

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June 15–16: Rev up those engines and make plans now to drive down to Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney West Side at the Walt Disney World Resort. Fellow author Steven Miller will have all the details on what you can expect to see, including details on a special signing with none other than Chip Foose, owner of Foose Design and star of TV’s “Overhaulin’.” Learn more here.

June 21: This one is a personal favorite, since I’m a huge fan of “Beauty and the Beast.” Make your way over to D Street in Downtown Disney West Side and pick up the new Vinylmation releases from the “Beauty and the Beast” series designed by Maria Clapsis and Caley Hicks. Join us for a special signing on the day of release from 5-7 p.m. Learn more here.
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June 22: If you are a fan of the limited edition Ink & Paint cels, then be sure to check this piece out. Hollywood & Dine is set to release on June 22 at Animation Gallery at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and features Mickey and Minnie Mouse as they enjoy a star-filled evening at Hollywood Brown Derby, accompanied by an exquisitely hand-painted Goofy, who is sure to serve up only the best. Hollywood & Dine will be available in a variety of formats. If you are unable to attend, don’t worry, Disney Events is taking pre-orders now through June 21. Call 407-827-7600. For those of you in the area, several of the Ink & Paint artists associated with this piece will be on hand for a special appearance and signing June 22 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m. at Animation Gallery in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Learn more here.
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June 27–July 3: Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace is pleased to welcome David Doss, who will be on hand to showcase some of his most recent releases. Learn more here.

June 28–July 7: Precious Moments doll maker Linda Rick will be on hand for special appearances at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park as we celebrate the release of her new collection. Learn more here.

Have you already attended Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios? Or have you signed up for the 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event? If not, there’s still time. Don’t miss out! Look for details on all of these events and more on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.

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Your Ticket to the 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at the Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 7th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


You can almost feel a chill in the air (brrr!) as the date to register for this year’s 13 Reflections of Evil trading event draws near. Whether you are a nefarious evil-doer, a sorcerer of courage, or an imaginative purple dragon, you are sure to enjoy the spellbinding thrills, chills and all-around frightful fun during the 13 Reflections of Evil trading event taking place September 13-15, 2013 in World ShowPlace at Epcot.

A couple weeks ago I gave you a sneak peek at some of the pins and Vinylmation debuting at this year’s event. What else can you expect to find? Event logo tees, a baseball hat, D-Tech phone cases, individual pins, jumbo pins, pin sets, original and limited edition artwork, sculptures, Vinylmation (even a few custom pieces), as well as a “lucky” ear hat.

Of course, I couldn’t go on without showing you Disney Design Group Artist Michael Sullivan’s favorite…the storybook pin set.

The Storybook Pin Set at This Year's 13-Reflections of Evil Trading Event at the Walt Disney World Resort

This year, the event will take place over the course of multiple days, with pin and Vinylmation trading each getting their own dedicated day. There are separate packages available to attend the pin trading and Vinylmation events. Both events will include the opportunity to pre-purchase select themed merchandise designed for the event, trading activities, a silent auction, meet & greets with Disney merchandisers, artist signing opportunities, commemorative gifts and more. Craving even more magical experiences? Then add a Perilous Pin Breakfast or Villainous Vinylmation Breakfast to your itinerary if you are planning to attend either one of these trading events. Last but not least, if you choose to become part of the “Club” you will do so at your own peril, as it’s sure to draw you to the dark side (dun dun dun!). Ticket information will be available shortly on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com, so keep watching.

Ticket sales and event registration were slated to begin tomorrow (May 8) but in true Villains fashion, they have hidden the link to the magic portal that allows you to register because they refused to start ticket sales on any date but the 13th. So look to register for the event on the new date, May 13, 2013 at 13:00 hours (so spooky!) or 1:00 p.m. Eastern via www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.

Don’t miss out on this wicked good time!

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Vinylmation Park Starz Return May 10 with New Characters from Disney Parks

posted on May 6th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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One of the more anticipated Vinylmation collections this year, Park Starz 2, arrives at Disney Parks on Friday, May 10. Introduced in September 2011, the first series featured uniquely shaped figures inspired by classic characters from Disney Parks. The second series has 12 new characters designed by Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones. I recently asked him about his experience working on this project.

“Being a huge fan of the parks, Park Starz is one of my favorite projects to work on,” exclaimed Casey. “Disney Design Group artist and principal Vinylmation designer Thomas Scott created the Park Starz brand and supervises all development. He tapped me to be the lead artist for this series, and I loved creating crazy, stylized versions of some of my favorite park characters.”
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Each figure in this limited release mystery series is packaged in a collectible tin, which is sold either individually or in a tray. If guests purchase entire trays, they get all 11 known figures (as seen on the packaging) and the one mystery figure.

Casey shared some additional insight into his designs.
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“Rex from the original Star Tours attraction was designed for Park Starz 1,” said Casey “I’m glad he finally made it — better late than never! I loved including long-lost friends, like the Orange Bird. At the time I designed [series 2], the Orange Bird had not yet returned to the Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. Like many fans, I was thrilled to see him return last year.”
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I had fun photographing this series. My favorite two images include the Orange Bird (someone had to eat that citrus swirl after the shot), and the Tapestry of Nations parade figure in Epcot. I loved that parade from the Millennium Celebration, and it appears Casey did too.

“The Tapestry of Nations parade will always be my favorite Disney memory,” continued Casey. “I joined Disney around that time, and my wife and I must have watched that parade 100 times! The music and the costumes make it an all-time classic.”

The series will be released in the Vinylmation Store on Facebook on May 3. The series will be released at D Street locations in California and Florida on May 10. Casey will be meeting with fans at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side in Florida on May 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Sneak Peek at 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot

posted on April 25th, 2013 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


The countdown has begun for the 13 Reflections of Evil trading event taking place September 13 – 15, 2013, in World ShowPlace at Epcot. I suggest blocking your calendar that weekend for our largest trading event of the year at Disney Parks. But I offer a few words of advice – Beware the 13! Who are the “13″? I suppose I should bring you up to speed.
13 Reflections of Evil Event Poster
In a far away land there lived a wicked and vain Queen who wanted more power. While pouring over ancient spell books, she discovered an incantation that, when performed on the darkest of days – Friday the 13th – could bring together thirteen of the most evil Disney villains known only as “The 13.” To cast this spell, the Queen must use a powerful, supernatural object – a magic mirror – to transport “The 13” from across time to the present day. As luck would have it, Friday the 13th will take place in September this year! The Queen decided this would be the perfect day to cast the spell.

Let’s fast forward to September. As the newly assembled Villains are hashing out their nefarious plans, the Villains intentionally break the mirror and hide the thirteen shards. Now the mirror can never be used against them, as it is the only object that can send them home. Lucky for us, an imaginative purple dragon named Figment overheard their plotting and asks Mickey Mouse for help. Along with five of their trusted friends known as the “Lucky 7,” Mickey Mouse and Figment devise a plan to stop “The 13.” They must reassemble the broken shards to send the villains back to their rightful places in time.

Now that you know what battle lies ahead, here is a sneak peek at some of the merchandise that helps tell the story. I asked Pin Trading Merchandiser Jeanne Lewis and Disney Design Group Senior Character Artist Michael Sullivan about their favorite pins being created for this event.

Evil 13 Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Sidekicks Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Villain Mirrors from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot

“The mirror set is definitely one of my favorites” said Jeanne. “I love that it shows each villain with their alter ego. The detail that has been put into the sculpted metal characters, combined with the translucent fill overlay, makes it look wickedly beautiful.”

Open Believe Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Closed Believe Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Open Beware Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Closed Beware Pin from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot

Michael’s favorite items fall along the line of a particular storybook (but I can’t reveal that item to you yet). Michael said to look closely at the jumbo pins for some hidden treats. You will find that the number “13” has been incorporated into the words “Beware!” and the number “7” can be found in the word “Believe.”

I also got a sneak peek at some Vinylmation items, including Maleficent and a special two-pack Madame Mim set.

Maleficent Vinylmation from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot Madame Mim Vinylmation from 13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Epcot

Tickets for this event will go on sale via DisneyParksMerchandise.com beginning May 8 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Look for more information in the coming weeks on the Disney Parks Blog.

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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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Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a ‘Tree Of Life’ Vinylmation

posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


UPDATE 2: Please click here for a full list of recipients of our park-inspired Vinylmation figure.

UPDATE: Thank you for the wonderful “Happy Anniversary” Disney’s Animal Kingdom messages. We’ve reached our limit and are no longer taking emails for a chance to receive a park-inspired Vinylmation figure. Please keep checking the blog for more on the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’re kicking off Earth Day and celebrating the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a little surprise especially for Disney Park Blog readers. If you are one of the first people to send us a “Happy Anniversary” note, you may be eligible to win one Tree of Life-inspired Vinylmation figure.

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a ‘Tree Of Life’ Vinylmation

To enter for your chance to win, email us a “Happy Anniversary” greeting of no more than 50 characters in length to WDW.Sweepstakes@Disney.com and include your full name and mailing address in the email. Once the potential winners are determined, we’ll send notifications to the potential winners via e-mail. See the sweepstakes rules and eligibility requirements by clicking here.

Sweepstakes open only to persons who, upon entering, are not deemed minors in their jurisdiction of primary residence and are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or D.C. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Ends 4/23/13.

To join the conversation about the park’s anniversary online, use the hashtag #DAK15 on Twitter.

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New ‘Limited Time Magic’ Merchandise for the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts on April 22

posted on April 19th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


T-Shirts for the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I’m looking forward to the 15th anniversary celebration for Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day this year. I recall visiting the park on April 22, 1998, for the grand opening celebration. (I still have the opening day T-shirt from it tucked away in my Disney collection.) As part of Limited Time Magic next week, we are releasing a few commemorative items at the Creature Comforts location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, starting April 22, 2013. Some of these items will have the specially designed 15th anniversary logo that was created by Disney Design Group artists Michael Posluszny and Maria Clapsis.
Merchandise for the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There will be a new safari hat along with three new T-shirts featuring the 15th anniversary logo. If you are unable to visit the park, we are releasing the orange-sleeved shirt on the Disney Parks online store starting April 22 for a limited time – http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents.

The 15th anniversary logo will also be included on one of three new D-Tech on Demand cases for the iPhone 4/4s and the iPhone 5. (Note: the iPhone 5 cases are pictured above.)
Pins for the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For Disney pin collectors, we will have two limited edition pins celebrating the 15th anniversary. They join a limited release mystery pin set that was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Mike Sullivan. I like how the set incorporates various characters and experiences from the park (like the Wildlife Express Train!). I also included this year’s limited edition Earth Day pin, which will also be released that day at Walt Disney World Resort (it was released on April 11 at the Disneyland Resort).
Vinylmation for the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We asked a few artists to create one-of-a-kind, 9-inch Vinylmation figures. I was blown away by the level of detail on figures from artists like Brian Blackmore (his figure is shown above). I also loved Javier Soto’s extremely detailed yeti. Other Vinylmation artists include Maria Clapsis, who made the adorable zebra and baby dinosaur; John Henselmeier, who designed the classic safari Mickey Mouse figure; and Adrianne Draude, who created a colorful figure showing Mickey Mouse in the jungle.

You can also find updates on our latest extra sprinkle of pixie dust on Twitter using hashtag #LimitedTimeMagic and on our LimitedTimeMagic.com web page.

I hope to see you at the park on April 22.

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