Ten Disney World Experiences that are Worth Splurging On

There are some many articles out there about how to cut costs and save money when planning for and while on your Disney vacation. Saving is important, especially in the still hurting economy, but there are some amazing experiences available at Disney World that are worth spending a little extra money. Not all splurges are worth it for everyone, but adding just one of these experiences could add more magic to your already magical Disney World vacation.Here are the top ten experiences at … [Read more...]

Creating New Disney Traditions

With the holidays just around the corner, one of the things I look forward to the most during this season is all my family’s traditions. From decorating the tree, to watching all the classic holiday films, and to opening a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve – each tradition sparks memories of years before.I also have a number of traditions for when I visit Disney Parks. First, I will not leave Downtown Disney without a Holiday Turkey sandwich from Earle of Sandwich and a chocolate shake … [Read more...]

New Pins Have Arrived at Disney Parks

Pins, pins, and more pins!! This summer Disney is releasing about 250 new pins. These pins will be going to both Disney World and Disneyland this month.Let us take a look at a few:My favorite out of this group has to Elsa and Anna. The Elsa and Anna pins can be found at I Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland in Hollywood Studios in honor of the Frozen Summer Celebration. Those pins are also available in a few other spots at Disneyland and Walt Disney World … [Read more...]

New Hidden Mickey Pins will Soon Debut at Disney Parks

 These new Hidden Mickey pins will be given out to cast members, late July of this year,  so they can trade them with guests. So let's take a look at what is coming up in the pin trading world.Disneyland and Disney World Resort Cast Members will  get 30 different pins to trade with guests. Don't forget, Hidden Mickey pins will be about 1.25-inches and will say ”Hidden Mickey Pin” on the back of the pin.Check them out:There will be 5 different Disney bird pins found at Disney … [Read more...]

Disney Tips & Tricks – Pin Trading With the Kids

Know what kids love?  Collecting.  That's right - collecting.  It doesn't matter if it's bottlecaps, bracelets, go-gos, lego minifigures, magic markers, or video games.  They LOVE to collect.  Disney knows this - oh yes, they do.  So, lucky for you...Disney knows kids so well that they have come up with the coolest, most interactive, imaginative collecting ever.In this week's blog - let's start with pins.  Have you seen everyone walking around the parks with those lanyard things around their … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Circus Trading Event Coming to Epcot in September

The annual Disney Trading event returns to Epcot from September 7-9. Titled “Mickey’s Circus,” the event will feature three days of trading, for both pins and Vinylmation.There are approximately 26 pin items designed specifically for this event, including boxed sets, individual pins and even some Passholder-exclusive items.For Vinylmation, Disney is releasing some 9-inch and 3-inch figures designed by Disney Design Group artists Ron Cohee, Caley Hicks, Eric Caszatt and Monty … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: 30th Anniversary of Epcot Merchandise at Walt Disney World Resort

October 1, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of Epcot and to celebrate, Disney will be releasing several items on that milestone day. Check them out below.Work on the style guide began in December 2011 at the request of the Disney Pins team. Pins have been a big part of previous Epcot anniversaries and they will play a part in October. The image above contains a reversible lanyard, a few mystery pins and a pin that looks like it’s from an early 1980s video game.There will also be a jumbo … [Read more...]

Man Plotting to Sell Fake Disney Pins Receives One Year Jail Sentence

A man from Anaheim will be spending some time in jail after pleading guilty to importing $2 million worth of fake Disney pins from China that he had planned to sell online.Robert Edward Smyrak, 52, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the sale of counterfeit goods and felony manufacturing. Smyrak was also given three years probation and was ordered to pay restitution. The amount Smyrak must pay Disney will be determined during a scheduled hearing for November 16.The co-defendant, Larry James … [Read more...]

Racing into Disney Parks – ‘Cars 2’ Merchandise

Great News coming from Disney Parks Blog today! With Cars 2 almost upon us Disney is releasing a ton of Cars 2 merchandise to the Disney Parks. To celebrate this special Pixar-filled weekend, we made arrangements to release select “Cars 2” merchandise ahead of the national street date. They have a special look at several new items coming that weekend.There will be three new youth shirts with original artwork created for Disney Parks.They will also release new pins including … [Read more...]

New Star Tours Merch for Annual Passholders

As we wait for the re-launch of Star Tours check out some cool Annual Passholder Commemorative Collection gear!Darth Vader™ Tumbler Retail:$14.95 A limited number of quantities will be available on each coast.Limited Edition Fine Writing Pen Edition Size: 1000 Retail:$49.95 A limited number of quantities will be available on each coast.Passholder Pin Edition Size:2000 Retail: $15.95Release Dates Disney's Hollywood Studios™ - Jabba's Hutt - Beginning May 20 Disneyland® … [Read more...]