As this 2015 draws to a close, here is a look back at some of the most popular Disney Parks Blog articles about merchandise. My fellow author Michelle Harker and I loved sharing the latest and greatest products created especially for Disney Parks. Thank you for your enthusiasm and comments this year. We look forward to an exciting 2016 filled with even more Unforgettable tangible memories.
Retail MagicBands – The most popular item this year was retail MagicBands at Walt Disney World Resort. We released a variety of new character, limited release, and limited edition MagicBands throughout the year. In fall, we opened a retail MagicBand on Demand station inside the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. at Magic Kingdom Park where guests can create and personalize their own MagicBands.
Dia De Los Muertos Treats – Michelle shared details about Dia de los Muertos, apples, cake pops and crispies at Disneyland Resort.
Disney Parks Collection | PANDORA Jewelry – We continued offering new items from the Disney Parks Collection | PANDORA, a collection of hand finished sterling silver and 14K gold charms developed especially for Disney Parks.
Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – One of the most exciting things this year was the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. The Disney Theme Park Merchandise team created more than 500 products, including apparel, accessories, headwear, home décor, souvenirs, toys, pins, D-Tech, collectibles and more. Michelle Harker shared details about these new items in a series of articles throughout the year including this popular behind-the-scenes video.
New Collections and Classic Collaborations – We introduced two new collections this year for guests who love Disney and Disney Parks – Disney Boutique and Twenty Eight & Main. Guests also found new accessories by Vera Bradley or Dooney & Bourke.
Unique Souvenirs From Disney Parks – This year saw plenty of unique souvenirs from Disney Parks including the Disney Parks Castle Play Set, hand sanitizers, and a new Disney Park Pack – Trading Edition offered only on the Disney Parks online store. The Disney Egg-stravaganza returned to Disney Parks in spring and the Sanderson Sisters put a spell on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties in the fall.
Finally, we launched the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app which gives guests access to thousands of products created for Disney Parks. It’s one of my favorite downloaded apps this year that can be found at DisneyWorld.com/Shop.
I wish I had a smart phone.
I currently have a Disneyland Signature pass which provides a 20% merchandise discount at the park. However, on the Shop Disney Parks App, I only receive a 10% discount. Are there any plans to make the App discount match the equivalent In-Park discount? Also, bringing the App’s Gate Pickup option to Disneyland would be amazing! 🙂 Thanks again and looking forward to lots of Disney merch in 2016!
@Jonathan – That’s a great question. I’d have to check with the Shop Disney Parks app team. I’ve not heard any specific updates related to that sort of discount.