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Shopper’s Guide to the Disney Dream Store at D23 EXPO 2015

Michelle Harker

by , Manager, Event Programming

D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center is just days away! If you’ve been reading the Disney Parks Blog, then you already have details on some of the D23 EXPO logo merchandise, collectibles, artist signings and more. Here’s a look at some of the merchandise you’ll find as well as some tips on what you need to know before you go shopping in the Disney Dream Store (located in Hall A).

I consider these first items quite the “ticket.” That’s because they have actually been inspired by Disneyland park ticket patterns of year’s past. You’ll find the elements of the art on a Walt’s Kingdom tee, mug, toothpick holders, a car magnet pack, button/lanyard set, and even on our HARVEYS bags and wallets. D-Tech fans will delight in the new phone cases available this year themed to D23 EXPO 2015 and the 60th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club—look for similar art to appear on tees as well. Tip: D-Tech cases will be available in iPhone 6, iPhone 6plus and Samsung Galaxy S5.

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Is your head spinning? You’ll be in for one wild ride when you pick up the much anticipated Mr. Toad limited edition 10” plush. This is the second in the series of four plush that is being released for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Of course, you can quench your thirst for this year’s D23 EXPO merchandise with the Everyone’s A Character stainless steel 22 oz. water bottle. You’ll look cool and stay hydrated throughout the weekend’s festivities.

If it’s a statement you’re looking to make this year, the D23 EXPO Castle Foam Hat will certainly do the trick! Tip: Don’t worry, there’s actually a chin strap that will help hold it in place. Or if you’re feeling “Goofy,” like we were, add some character to special D23 EXPO moments with the Photo Prop Set. Be sure to share your photos across all social channels using #D23EXPO.

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I know you’re curious to find out about D23 EXPO vinylmation and pins, so I won’t make you wait any longer. There will be several new Vinylmation debuting themed to Aristocats, Fantasia, Pinocchio and more. As for pins, you will find limited edition and limited release pins, a boxed set, jumbo pin and mystery set. Here are a couple of pins that caught my attention.

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A few additional reminders before you go!

  • If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to bring the magic of merchandise to life, join us August 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Stage 28, as we take you from concept to reality with behind-the-scenes storytelling about classic Disney souvenirs.
  • On August 15, look for a very special release taking place only at the Disney Dream Store. What is it? They have been ‘forcing’ me to tell you, but I can’t, I can simply state, it’s out of this world.
  • New this year is StorePass which will be available for select D23 EXPO shopping locations. Find out more details here.

What are you the most excited for?

Comments

  • Is there a phone number I could contact about a missing credit card last used at the D23 Dream Store yesterday? Thanks.

  • Hello! Is there a specific store at the D23 Expo that the limited edition pins will be released in? Thank you!

  • Hello. Thanks for the pic of the opening day artwork! I came across an interview online with the artist, Jeff Granito, in which he made the following comment:”The opening day print is the going to be pretty much exclusive to D23 and the only way to get the merchandise in the parks is in a set with other items. They won’t be releasing that as its own collection in the parks.”
    So does this mean that we will not be able to purchase the opening day dessert plate in the parks? Only at D23? Or is he saying it will be available in the parks but only as part of a set with other themed merchandise. I’m so confused and I must have all eight plates!!! Lol.

  • Hi Michelle! Any word on when we will know which of the limited Tsum Tsums will release on which day of the Expo? Will we find out in advance or will they be released at a certain time. Thank you 🙂

  • Thanks for your response about the Dooneys! Do you happen to know if these are exclusive to D23 or will they be released at the parks or online at a later date?

    • Hey Melanie! If quantities remain, yes, you will be able to find them at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort, including Disney Clothiers, Elias & Co. and World of Disney Store. However, the quantities are pretty limited and I have a feeling they’ll go fast at D23 Expo.

  • I know that it has only been a day or less, but Michelle please answer the above questions about availability.

  • I agree about that purse, super adorable. I hope it will be available outside the Expo!!!

  • Will the ticket bag be available outside of this event? I think I am in love!

    • Katelin, if quantities of the Harveys bags remain, they will be available at the Disneyland Resort, so keep an eye out. There are two different bags, a women’s clutch and a men’s wallet.

  • By “forcing” does that mean it’s a Star Wars thing!!??

    • Tim and Karen, I think you’re going to have to stop by and find out! It will be worth it.

  • Is the Mr Toad going to be available in the park after the expo?

    • Hi Christina! If quantities remain after D23 Expo, Mr. Toad will be sold at the Disneyland Resort.

  • Michelle,

    There has been some articles posted online today about a new Shop Disney Parks App that is coming soon..can you comment on that yet? Do you know when it will be released? It sounds very exciting!!!!!!!

    • Unfortunately I don’t have any details about that just yet. Thanks for your interest though.

  • Thanks for the info, I love the blue D23 Expo Pin! Any news on any Dooneys at the Dream Store? I am always looking for opportunities to expand my Disney Dooney collection!

    • A limited number of Dooney & Bourke totes and cross-body bags will be available. The art hat appears on both styles are inspired by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, sitting in front of the Castle enjoying a day in the park.

  • Can you only buy this merchandise at D23? Is there any online option for any of the products?

    • Hi Ashley! Unfortunately at this time there is no online option. You could probably contact Disney Merchandise Guest Services after the D23 Expo event to inquire about availability or look for some of the items to arrive in Disneyland Resort store locations.

  • will those pins be available at WDW?

    • Hi Sabrina! The pins will be available at D23 EXPO. I have a feeling they’ll go quite fast. Should any remain you might find them at the Disneyland Resort but I think our fans are going to buy the majority of them.

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