Alright, Disney fans! How excited are you that we have fewer than 60 days left until the start of the D23 Expo 2011? What are you most looking forward to? Presentations by the Walt Disney Studios? Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives? The latest information from Disney Parks and Resorts? Or finding out what’s “in store” for you at the D23 Expo Dream Store? There’s so much happening, it’s hard to choose just one.
So let’s kick off our Disney Theme Park Merchandise D23 Expo series with a behind-the-scenes look at “Remember… it all started with a Mouse.” As part of this year’s D23 Expo, local artist Noah was commissioned by Disney Consumer Products to create the iconic graphic celebrating this year’s themes. Noah has captured in exquisite detail the joy and laughter that comes from Walt Disney’s ever-familiar and contagious smile and has carefully selected a palette of colors that cleverly reveals this year’s celebrated film anniversaries including “101 Dalmatians,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Dumbo.” Surrounded by color, the piece allows you to share in the spirit and magic of Disney animation while remembering that it all started with a mouse. Take a look!
Another exciting offering at this year’s D23 Expo will include a Live and Silent Auction, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 20. Those of you who attended the last Live Auction know just how exciting it was and how many different items there were to bid on. This year, expect to see experiences, tours, artwork, props and more on the auction block. I’ll definitely share more with you as details on these lots become available. You will need a separate ticket in addition to your Expo admission to take part in the Live and Silent Auction – do you really want to miss out on bringing home a piece of Disney magic?
Tip: Tickets to the D23 Live and Silent Auction are $45 and will be available to purchase on www.ArtofDisneyParks.com.
What else are you excited to see from Disney Theme Park Merchandise at the D23 Expo? The logo merchandise? Disney pins and Vinylmation? Art and collectibles? New merchandise debuts? Let me know in the comments.