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April 2013 Merchandise Events at the Walt Disney World Resort

Michelle Harker

by , Manager, Event Programming

Put some spring in your step and plan your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort during April, because we have a lot of events taking place!

April 5: Disney Design Group Artist Tyler Dumas will be appearing at D Street in Downtown Disney Westside from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. to sign the latest pin, Vinylmation and D Tech release in the 2013 series.

Walt Disney World Resort – April 2013 Merchandise Events

April 4: ACME Archives Artist Annick Biaudet will be appearing at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. to sign her newest releases inspired by “Beauty and the Beast.”

New Release from Annick Biaudet Inspired by 'Beauty and the Beast' New Release from Annick Biaudet Inspired by 'Beauty and the Beast'

April 5-7: Spring is in the air and the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. Take time to join us for Art in the Garden Weekend, taking place from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. each day along the promenade in Epcot. Throughout the weekend, artists Larry Dotson, David E. Doss and Noah, along with ACME artist Annick Biaudet will be on hand for artist demonstrations and signings. Note: Noah will appear April 6–7 only.

'Mickey and Minnie Picnic' by Artist Larry Dotson 'Beauty Blooms' by Artist Noah 'A Sunflower's Friend' by ACME Artist Annick Biaudet Artwork by Artist David E. Doss

April 6: I guarantee this next event is not a figment of your imagination, it’s in fact a signing with Sculptor Bruce Lau at Art of Disney in Epcot from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Bruce will be on hand to sign his latest sculpture Magician Figment, while Disney Design Group Character Artist Monty Maldovan will be joining in the excitement to sign his latest Figment-inspired piece, Mickey and His Pal Figment. Look for Monty at the Art of Disney in Epcot as well, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Magician Figment Sculpture by Disney Design Group Character Artist Monty Maldovan Mickey and His Pal Figment by Disney Design Group Character Artist Monty Maldovan

April 8–12: Check out the latest releases from David E. Doss, who will be appearing daily at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.

April 10–11: This next event is literally an open book. World renowned author Ridley Pearson is returning to the Walt Disney World Resort for a special appearance and signing April 10-11. Want to know more? Watch for a special post about his appearance and his newest release from author, Erin Catalano.

April 18–22: Be on the lookout for Larry Dotson who will be appearing at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., each day.

April 19-22: Rounding out the month is a special Disney’s Animal Kingdom park Earth Day celebration with artists and vendors such as Just Plumerias, Elemental Nursery, Photographer Carlos Cuba, Silver Designer, Tim “Bushman #1” Adebule and ACME Archives artist, William Silvers. Looking for something special merchandise to commemorate the day? Keep an eye out for more information to be released shortly.

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  • The Beauty and the Beast artwork is fantastic. I’ll be at Magic Kingdom at the end of April. Will it still be available? I’d love to purchase the two pictured, but see them in person.

    Will any of the galleries at Disneyland or California Adventure get the pictures as well? I am at Disneyland every weekend, but Disney World trips are only two times per year…

    • Hi Courtney! As it turns out, some of the galleries at the Disneyland Resort will be carrying this after the initial launch. So keep an eye out for it.

  • You are missing an event. The April Walt Disney World Disney Trading Night is not listed. If you would please provide the information that would be great. Thanks in advance!

  • Is that castle art going to be available as a poster print?

    • Hi Tony! The Castle inspired art you see above will actually appear on a pin, Vinylmation figure and on D-Tech. The image was previously released as part of the 2013 poster art calendar.

  • Lary is such a great guy and so is his wife. I especially love his Haunted Mansion Collection.

  • Will the Figment sculpture be available at Disneyland?

    • Hi Stacy! Unfortunately, the figment sculpture will not be available at the Disneyland Resort. However, I have some good news for you. If you would like to add the Magician Figment sculpture to your collection contact Walt Disney Event Services at 407-827-7600 to pre-order this limited edition piece. Pre-sales for Magician Figment will end at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Walt Disney Event Services is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

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