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Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

Steven Miller

by , Manager, External Affairs

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!

Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

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.

Disney PinQuest – This summer, guests of all ages enjoyed mini-adventures throughout Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park while looking for clues and collecting pins.

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 Merchandise Year in Review 2016

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.

Guests who collect Funko Pop! figures discovered two Indiana Jones-themed figures with nods to the Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland park.

We also introduced Disney Tsum Tsum plush inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Fantasyland, and Adventureland.

Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

45th Anniversary of Magic Kingdom ParkWe 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.

Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

Star WarsFans of Star Wars and the incredible new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story found a galaxy of new products at Disney Parks.

Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

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.

World Showcase at Epcot – As part of a monthly series, I traveled around World Showcase at Epcot offering looks at architecture and unique products.

Disney Parks Merchandise Year in Review 2016

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.


  • When will the Disney Toile Letter Carrier Bag return? I was at Disney Springs yesterday and No Toile handbag. When is it returning to stock! I,was very disappointed!

  • Always a joy to see the new things in store! My favorite from 2016 was the Dooney & Bourke holiday handbag. So glad they finally made one! Thanks to them and to you!

  • Will the Disney Dooney & Bourke Beauty and the Beast handbag make a return appearance in 2017?

  • I absolutely love your blogs and look forward to them! I especially enjoyed the Unboxed series and Delivery guy; I hope you will continue these in 2017. Thanks for all the posts and keeping us up to date on new items 🙂

    For Mark – the little characters are the new Christmas ornaments this year; very fun. I was excited they made Winnie the Pooh and friends 🙂

  • Thanks for another great year of WDW merchandise news Steve!! I especially love your Disney Parks Blog Unboxed series!! Do you know whether Figment will be the star of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival again for 2017? Thanks!! Happy New Year!!

  • Please,Please,Please add more Disney Parks limited edition Tee Shirts next year. I can’t tell you the positive reaction we get when we wear ours to the parks. People actually stop us and ask “Where did you get those shirts”. I just smile and say “I found about them on the DisneyParks Blog”!

  • Anyone know what those little character things are in the last picture?

  • My daughter’s Elena of Avalor nightdress has hardly been off her since we got it! The Elena merchandise has all been so well-made and beautifully designed. Kudos to the team!

  • So many cool things this year! I gave my sister the Walt Disney World 25th Anniversary shirt for Christmas and we got to reminisce about all of the memories from that trip. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017.

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