Tagged with " Merchandise"
For those going to Epcot’s 30th Anniversary festivities on October 1st, you’re probably still wondering how much money you are going to need to leave with all of the retro goodies that will be for sale. Well, we here at WDWNT are going to try to help you out with that before we arrive at the park on October 1st. The following information has been released through several official Disney websites and publications, as well as at the annual Pin Celebration at Epcot held a few weeks ago. We will continue to update this post as more info becomes available. Enjoy: Spaceship Earth Limited Edition of 500 Boxed Pin Set, $69.95 Retail, October 1st Release Date Annual Passholder Exclusive Pin [...]
From Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog: One celebration I’m looking forward to this fall is the 30th anniversary of Epcot, which takes place on October 1, 2012. A few months ago, I gave you a first look at artwork created by Disney Design Group for merchandise we will be releasing. While we haven’t finalized all items or release plans at this point, I’m happy to share another look at items that are coming soon. I caught up with product developer Mary Myers to learn more. In recent years, Mary has developed theme park logo merchandise for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. She recently kicked off the 30th anniversary a little early by releasing new items under the “Epcot 82” banner. I [...]
WDWNT Reporter Jeff Lukas visited Downtown Disney on Sunday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: They are pretty much rebuilding the entire top portion of the building Concept art of what it will look like when completed The conversion of this section to the Lava Lounge has begun The signage around marketplace was freshened up not too long ago I can’t believe this is still open… The former trading area outside of Disney’s Pin Traders is now a Ridemakerz demonstration area New shirts with the fab five… It’s a bit strange that Goofy looks modern and the others have a more classic look Some new tropical-themed shirts Phineas and Ferb shirts New [...]
WDWNT Reporter Robert Ashburn visited Epcot and the Magic Kingdom this weekend, and he took plenty of photos from both parks to share with us: Test Track graces the maps during its final days You still have a month to check out the Flower and Garden Festival Habit Heroes and the soon-to-open VISION House on the signage inside Innoventions Still closed… The VISION House still behind walls Opens April 22nd, but we’ll have media coverage beginning April 21st Habit Heroes and VISION House are both not on the wall yet The ImageWorks at Imagination! looks empty since the new company took over Amazing Pictures is now in charge of this photo location Work continues on the facade of the Seas [...]
WDWNT Reporter John Corigliano visited the Walt Disney World Resort this weekend and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: MORE CIRCUS PHOTOS! Can’t get enough of these shirts New character shirts The back On to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, here’s another look at the Brave exhibit at Magic of Disney Animation Monsters University billboard Wreck-It Ralph poster The remodeled Storyroom Still no Narnia replacement… and I’m fine with that… Only 90 minutes… Splash fountain is being refurbished Cars meet and greet has had short lines recently Phineas and Ferb has long lines all the time The Art of Animation sign is in place along the road Both hands on the wheel John… Habit Heroes [...]
Here’s a quick photo update from around the Magic Kingdom from a few days ago, courtesy of Reporter Robert Ashburn: Grand Floridian DVC construction continues Another new poster up at Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Work continues on the Bakery facade Storybook Circus has some great lighting at night The blue light is a little strange… did Aliens arrive at the station? The rocket has lighting to go along with the smoke Someone got a new profile pic… Another new poster popped up at the station Dumbo looks fantastic at night! Color changing LED lighting under the water really adds a whole new element at night Just a friendly reminder… OR ELSE! Guests playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom OK, [...]
Every year, Disney World holds a special release of a Figment statue from the Walt Disney Classics Collection, and this year will be no different. In addition this year, there is a matching piece of artwork: Walt Disney Classics Collection Sculpture Premiere and Artist signing for Figment: Heights of Imagination Event: Walt Disney Classics Collection Product Release & Artist Signing for Figment: Heights of Imagination Special Guest: Sculptor, Bruce Lau Event Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Event Times: 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. & 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Event Location: Art of Disney, Epcot® Join Figment on an expedition into breathtaking wonder and towering imagination! Creativity is a never-ending adventure, and this intrepid, little dragon is the personification of that all-too-human quest to push the boundaries of the possible [...]
WDWNT reader Carl Rishi was nice enough to offer some of his photos from his latest trip for us to share, so let’s take a look: This banner was up for One More Disney Day A look at the times guide The free button Special cake pops available They have cupcakes with the stained glass artwork featured in The Magic, The Memories, and You! romance segment Looking good Prince Eric’s castle is looking great The Muppets Star Wars toys are now available St. Patrick’s Day Mickey plush Easter Duffy Flower and Garden topiaries were up already
The Disney Parks have some exciting and unique mefchandise offerings coming up in 2012 and Steven Miller was nice enough to share a sneak peek at some of the product on the Disney Parks Blog: I feel like a time traveler at Disney Theme Park Merchandise. I’m surrounded by developers and artists who are already creating cool things that will arrive in late 2012 (a long development time is essential for many categories). I wanted to give you a sneak preview of their work in what I hope will be a recurring article. The article title is a nod to my favorite Disney attraction, Horizons, which also gave a glimpse into the future. Here are a few of my favorite [...]
In this report from Josh Siegel, we check-in at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, specifically focusing on the plethora of displays for Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom that have popped up, the continuing work on New Fantasyland, and some other construction projects around the resort: Monorail Peach!