It looks like the Hatbox Ghost is ready to make room for one more at the Haunted Mansion! Well, maybe not in the way we all think he is. The crotchety ghost is making his "presence" known on a brand new t-shirt that will be released online on DisneyStore.com in commemoration of the ride's Disneyland anniversary.
This exclusive shirt will be sold online for one week only starting August 8th. The design was created by Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones. While not as menacing as I would prefer, the design is definitely a great addition for any Haunted Mansion fan. Be sure to check here on August 8th to order your shirt.
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The first installment of the Shopping Disney Podcast is now available to download! In this episode we recap the latest Disney merchandise-related news and information. Be sure to visit the Shopping Disney Podcast website every week to download the latest podcast episode. You can subscribe to the podcast via RSS, and soon via iTunes!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Ever wanted to decorate your home with cool Disney signage? Well now is your chance to make your wish come true. A slew of Disney-inspired vintage signs are now available at Disney parks. A few months ago, the signs were introduced to the parks and fans are scooping them up. Priced between $65 - $150, the vintage-looking signs are based on your favorite Disney parks signage for attractions, food & beverage stops and merchandise stores. The oversized replicas of famous Disney signage are a hit with Disney collectors.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
How I wish these amazing dresses had been around when I was a quinceañera (I'll refrain from posting a picture of myself back then since I prefer to keep my '80s mullet photos under wraps). For those of you unfamiliar with what a quinceañera is, it is basically the latin equivalent of a sweet 16. When a young latina girl turns 15, she is "presented" to society as a young woman. The ensuing celebration, usually involving a very elaborate party, culminates in the quinceañera making her debut in a stunning ball gown reminiscent of the dresses Spanish women wore in the 18th and 19th century.
Young latina girls look forward to this event with as much excitement as most women do for their weddings. So imagine how amazing it would be for a young quinceañera to make her debut in a Disney princess-inspired ball gown! Disney very wisely addressed the desire many latina girls have to incorporate Disney into their quinceañera events by partnering with Ashdon Inc. to create a ball gown collection. Over the years Disney has created similar collections including prom dresses and bridal gowns, but this is the first time Disney has created clothing geared toward a very specific market.
The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Dress Collection itself is stunning. I am very impressed with the gowns. Not only do they look like quinceañera dresses (although the traditional dresses have always been white), they all embody the spirit of the princess they are meant to represent. To view the entire collection and locate a retailer near you, visit QuinceRoyalBall.com.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Disney pin traders and collectors are in for a wonderful treat. On July 25th, Disney will release a brand new pin at WDW and DL parks. The Mickey Mouse 'I Love You' Sign Language pin features our favorite mouse signing "I love you". This is such a beautiful and simple pin filled with meaning. Collectors will definitely want to add this pin to their collections and traders, especially children, will benefit from its' beauty and loving message. The open-edition pin will be priced at $8.95.