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Walt Disney World Event Snapshot: April 2015

Michelle Harker

by , Manager, Event Programming

See what’s happening in the world of Merchandise Special Events this April at Walt Disney World Resort!

April 1 – 5: Artist Greg McCullough returns this month with special appearances and signings at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace, April 1 – 5 and 15 – 19 from 1 – 9 p.m. Not able to make it? It’s okay! Greg will return April 29 – May 3 with special appearances each day from Noon – 8 p.m. at Art of Disney in Epcot. Learn more.


April 6 – 14: Be sure to stop in and check out some of the latest releases by artist David E. Doss from 1 – 9 p.m., each day, at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.


April 10 – April 12: Precious Moments doll designer and artist Linda Rick will be on hand for special appearances and signings of her new Easter collection throughout the day, each day, at Heritage Manor at the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot. Not able to make it? No problem! Representatives from Precious Moments Dolls will be on hand now – April 12 at Heritage Manor at the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot, and now – April 27 at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.

April 16 – 18: Renowned international artist Larry Dotson is scheduled to appear April 16 – 18 and 23 – 26 at Art of Disney in Epcot. If you are unable to make it, find him, April 30 – May 3 at Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Learn more.

April 17: New creations take form as Disney Pins! Be among the first to ‘assemble’ at Disney’s Pin Traders in Downtown Disney Marketplace for these new releases and meet artists Tim Loucks and Erica Virgin who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing from 11 a.m. – Noon.

April 17: Take part in Trading Night from 6 -9 p.m. p.m. in Veracruz A at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Register online here. Learn more.


April 18 – 22: Celebrate Earth Day with us! Take part in special artist showcases with Bushman (April 18-19), Just Plumerias (April 18 – 22), Elemental Nursery (April 18 – 22) and William Silvers (April 20 -22), at select locations throughout at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Learn more.


April 24 – 25: Join us as we welcome artist Matt Hawkins to WonderGround Gallery at Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Take part in a special artist showcase and signing April 24 from 4 – 7 p.m. and April 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn more.

April 25: There’s something special happening at Cherry Tree Lane at Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Keep watching for details from fellow author Steven Miller.

April 25: Meet artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith at WonderGround Gallery at Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace from 4 – 7 p.m. Learn more.

Which event are you most excited for?


  • Hi Michelle…can you confirm that there will be a sample sale on April 26th as well as new Dooney’s being released?

  • PTN is there anything special there to be released for it like a special pin?

    Also seems kinda odd to have a pin release the same day as PTN and have the artists signing in a different location then the PTN event?

    Can you please give some more info please and thank you.

    • Hi Crystal! In regards to your question about any special pin being available in conjunction with Trading Night, the answer is no.

      As for why there are artist signings prior to the Trading Night opportunity, that is often due to artist availability. In this instance it also allows the Guest who wishes to partake in both to do so.

  • That Oswald piece is absolutely fantastic! Will prints or other merchandise featuring the artwork be available at WonderGround Gallery?

    • Hi Ellen! As of now, the print will definitely be available. If there are any additional items added I will let you know.

  • I would LOVE to purchase one of the Precious Moments Easter dolls. Could you tell me how to do that if I’m in California? Will there be a location to make purchases at Disneyland? Thank you so very much!

    • Hi Karen! Linda Rick will actually be in California at the Disneyland Resort, April 3 – 5. Look for her to appear between Noon and 10p.m. each day at World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District. If the timing doesn’t work, you can always inquire with Disney Merchandise Guest Services.

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