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World of Disney Expands in Disney Springs Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort

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


World of Disney in Disney Springs Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort has recently transformed into a larger, more spacious shopping experience for guests. I recently visited this flagship merchandise store to discover the latest additions.


The World of Disney expansion includes an addition of 6,000 sq. ft of retail selling space, a new entrance to the location, and interior changes to help guests better navigate this incredible shopping destination. The location is now considered the largest merchandise shop at Walt Disney World Resort.

I loved the gorgeous stained glass window found in the new space. I also found enhanced directional signs throughout the entire shop which made locating products easier.


One of my favorite details was the new artwork added to the ceiling including Elliot the dragon from Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon”; WALL-E and Eve from Disney•Pixar’s “Wall-E”; and Hiro and Baymax from Disney’s “Big Hero 6.”


Guests can now complete purchases at one of several, more efficient, centralized register locations. There was also a new information desk for guests who may have questions about Disney products.


Finally, cast members have new, re-designed costumes as shown above by Leo Cal and Cencen Wang.

To celebrate the newly expanded location, we are offering a “Free Shipping” promotion on purchases made only at World of Disney in Disney Springs Marketplace from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2015. This would be a great time to get a jump start on holiday shopping!

To see the latest Disney Springs happenings, follow @DisneySprings on Twitter and the brand-new Instagram account. Be sure to use hashtag “#DisneySprings” for an opportunity to be featured.

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New ‘Paint the Night’ Parade Ornament Set Debuts at the Disneyland Resort

posted on October 7th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

If you are a fan of the new “Paint the Night” parade, which debuted as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, then keep reading because I have no doubt that you will want to add this new ear hat ornament set to your collection!


I had the chance to chat with Merchandiser Roger Dressen, who shared some details on the creation of this new collection. “‘Paint the Night’ parade is such a magical experience for our guests, with its dazzling array of color and light,” said Roger. “By creating a set of five ornaments, it allowed us to capture a variety of key moments from the nighttime spectacular as well as beloved Disney characters such as Sorcerer Mickey, Mike and Sulley, Tinker Bell, “The Little Mermaid” (Ariel and King Triton) and Belle. My favorite feature of all … they actually light up!”

This set will retail $150, plus tax, and can be found at the following locations in mid-October 2015.

Which ornament is your favorite?

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Top 5 Disney Gift Ideas for the Holidays

posted on November 6th, 2009 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

The Game of LIFE - Haunted Mansion 'Welcome to the After-LIFE' Disney Theme Park Edition
Hi there, I’m Michelle. As the Merchandise Marketing & Communications Project Manager for the Disneyland Resort it’s my job to find out all about our Disney Theme Park Merchandise ‘must have’ items and of course, share it with all of you, especially with the holidays right around the corner. I know we’re getting started early this year, but since holiday shopping is in full swing by November, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at this season’s top 5 Disney Gift ideas!

5. Dress up your holidays at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Studio Disney 365! Experience the magic of our Disney makeovers, the perfect gift for kids and kids-at-heart. Be transformed into a princess, knight, rock star or studio star in the blink of an eye. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique makeovers I’ve seen done typically range from $49.95 – $205.85, while some of the Studio Disney 365 makeovers can range from $29.95 – $59.95. You’ll find more information on these experiences at or you can book your reservations by calling 714-781-STYLE.

Insider Tip: A fan favorite makeover at Studio Disney 365 is Color Cue, where you can actually choose different colored streaks to put in your hair. So ask yourself, are you ready for your close- up?

For those visiting Walt Disney World Resort – Experience the magic of The Pirates League or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

4. Disneyland Resort Annual Passport The Annual Passport is an ideal gift for anyone who visits the Resort more than two or three times per year … or would like to! The gift of a Disneyland Resort Annual Passport lets friends or family members celebrate throughout the year with the magic of Disneyland Resort.

3. The holidays have never looked (or tasted!) so good! Your taste buds will shout with glee when you enjoy our seasonal peppermint bark and Mickey Shaped Peppermint Lollipops, among other delectable seasonal favorites.

Insider Tip: If there’s a coffee connoisseur on your list…then be sure to heat things up with our Mickey’s Swell Coffee Holiday Collection. Seasonal flavors include Egg Nog, Holiday Cheer, Cinnamon Pecan & Vanilla Cream. These flavors are available for a limited time only and it goes fast!

2. The Game of LIFE – Haunted Mansion “Welcome to the After-LIFE” Disney Theme Park Edition It is the classic game of LIFE with a chilling spin. “Welcome to the After-LIFE” incorporates the stories, mythology, history and the scary fun of the various Haunted Mansion attractions. There are pictures of the game and other fun facts available on

Insider Tip: This thrilling and chilling game is one of the hottest family gifts to give this year. You’ll find it at the World of Disney Store and other select locations in the Resort. So get it, before it’s gone!

1. Looking for that perfect gift, but not sure what to get? Then let us help you…Disney Gift Cards are one of the best gift giving items of the year. You’ll find a variety of themed Disney Gift Cards available throughout the Disney Theme Parks & Resorts. Visit for more information about the Disney Gift Card program.

Hopefully these helpful tips for our Top 5 gift ideas will help you wrap up your holiday shopping! For other holiday gift ideas, visit

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