This year has been filled with exciting products from Disney Parks Merchandise. Here is a look back at some of the most popular items from 2016. Thank you for the many comments on the Disney Parks Blog this year (I love reading and answering your questions). I look forward to sharing the latest and greatest items from Disney Parks in the New Year!
The Disney Castle by LEGO – One of the most popular items this year was The Disney Castle by LEGO. This highly detailed model contains over 4,000 pieces and comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. In spring, we introduced the first-ever Disney character collection of Minifigures by LEGO.
ALEX AND ANI – Summertime also saw the debut new “Words Are Powerful” color infusion bangles by ALEX AND ANI. These bangles contained Disney sayings and attributes of some of our most beloved Disney characters.
Disney Parks-Inspired Products – This year, we offered a selection of products inspired by classic attractions and characters from Disney Parks.
The Disney Kingdoms team released a five-part comic series featuring Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Disney Publishing released “Disney Parks Presents The Haunted Mansion,” which is the first in a series of picture books with CDs and original artwork based on beloved Disney Parks rides and attractions.
45th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom Park – We counted down all summer long to the 45th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. To celebrate the occasion on October 1, we released commemorative logo products including a dangle charm by PANDORA Jewelry. Guests could also find vintage apparel on the Disney Parks online store as part of the YesterEars Collection.
New Shopping Destinations – Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort found new places to shop this year. At Disney Springs, we opened Disney TAG (Travel-Accessories-Gear) in the Marketplace Co-Op; a beautiful new location for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique near Once Upon a Toy; and a Disney home décor store in Town Center called D-Living.
Disney Parks Blog Unboxed – Throughout this year, the Disney Delivery Guy surprised me with boxes containing never-before-seen products for Disney Parks. We had a blast revealing products for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival; new handbags and accessories by Dooney & Bourke; frightfully fun products for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party; and fall fashion created for Disney Parks.