From the Official Disney Parks Blog…
At the beginning of June, I shared with you a first look at artwork created for a whole new line of Haunted Mansion authentic merchandise coming this fall to Disney Parks. Today, I’m beyond excited to give you a look at actual items we’ve created using that artwork. The toughest part for me was selecting which of the more than 100 new items to showcase in this story. Here is a look at some of my favorite things.
I’ll start with apparel which will include both long and short-sleeved options for women, men and children. I think my favorite new shirts are the ones that resemble the Cast Member costumes from the attraction. Some of the shirts will also include a glow-in-the-dark element.
For accessories, Guests will soon find several new jewelry items including awesome bat stanchion earrings. I particularly like the women’s shoes that use the infamous purple wallpaper pattern from the attraction. That wallpaper pattern will also be used on three new Dooney & Bourke items. You may recall the first Dooney & Bourke handbag we released last fall as seen in this story. That original handbag will return with the three new items this fall. All the new items will have a purple colored liner not red like the first incarnation.
The home décor team will add to their assortment of amazing things I first shared in February 2013. The original nine items were incredibly detailed and these new items follow in that tradition. This fall, Guests will find new drinkware, dinnerware (plates, bowls, wine glasses), figurines, bookends, cloth napkins, tablemats, and much more. I love the beautiful urn, and the bat stanchion ice cube tray will soon be making ice cubes in my freezer at home.
This coming October, come celebrate our fifth anniversary here at The Walt Disney Family Museum! On October 1, 2009, Diane Disney Miller first welcomed guests to explore the life, work, and legacy of her father Walt Disney: an entertainer, risk-taker, and innovator who helped define 20th-century America. In recognition, we’ve planned a month full of special events, captivating programming, hands-on activities, after hour parties, and so much more. For more information, a full schedule of events, and tickets, please visit waltdisney.org/
Yesterday at “The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels” at Comic-Con 2014, Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (“Kanan”), Vanessa Marshall (“Hera”), Taylor Gray (“Ezra”), Steve Blum (“Zeb”) and Tiya Sircar (“Sabine”) debuted the below clips from STAR WARS REBELS…
Star Wars Rebels: A Look Ahead (Kevin Yost trailer)
Star Wars Rebels: SDCC 2014 Exclusive Clip – “Kanan vs. The Inquisitor”
Star Wars Rebels: SDCC 2014 Exclusive Clip — “We’re Even”
As would be expected, Marvel will have a huge presence at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, and much of it will be broadcast online in one way or another by Marvel. So keep a close eye on their SDCC page here: http://marvel.com/sdcc2014
Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s “Frozen” Sing-along version Aug. 22 – Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short “Feast” from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
“The El Capitan Theatre is the place to be for ‘Frozen’ fans of all ages” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “Come ‘Let It Go’ at the El Capitan and celebrate winter in summer this August.”
“Pajama Night” screenings will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., where El Capitan guests are encouraged to wear their favorite PJs for a slumber party like no other!
For the “Pajama Night” screenings, El Capitan guests can pre-order an “In Summer” Slumber Party Pack for an additional $10, which includes a Ghirardelli frozen cocoa, a “Frozen” fleece blanket and a travel toothbrush.
Showtimes are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change.
On select dates, El Capitan guests may also enjoy breakfast with Elsa before the 10 a.m.movie. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
D23 has posted a sneak peek of some of the merchandise to be available at their popup store during Destination D: Attraction Rewind November 21-23 at Walt Disney World. Here are a couple of the items.
Variety reports PBS and The American Experience will be producing a two-night, four-hour biopic about Walt Disney to air in 2015.
Deadline.com writes about Disney’s announcement this morning that the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film will be released on July 7, 2017.
On Sunday, July 20 from 11am to 3pm the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Walt’s Barn at the Los Angeles Live Steamers in Griffith Park. On July 20, 1999 Diane Disney Miller, personally dedicated the Barn as a tribute to her father, Walt Disney, saying, “Our heart and our heritage is here in this place.”
At 1:00pm the Carolwood Foundation will be making a major announcement as part of this joyous occasion. Fans of classic Disneyland attractions who attend will be the first to hear all about an exciting new addition coming to Walt’s Barn.
Joining the festivities will be the Founders of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, Michael and Sharon Broggie. Michael will not only be there as Founder of the CPHS, he will also be offering a rare signing opportunity for a new edition of his award-winning book, Walt Disney’s Railroad Story. This will mark the initial release of the revised all color 4th edition, the 432 page account of Walt’s lifelong passion for railroading. An autographed limited edition bookplate will be offered exclusively with each book sold at the event, marking both the barn’s anniversary and the new book’s release. The new edition features many updates of the original that was released in 1997. Copies may be reserved by sending an email to: email@example.com.
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn is located at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum at 5202 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. The barn is open the third Sunday of every month. Admission is free. Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn is operated on behalf of the Walt Disney Family Foundation by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve Walt Disney’s railroad legacy. This is accomplished through: sharing our volunteers’ and supporters’ love of railroading; teaching our children to understand the role that railroads served in building America; and encouraging the continued appreciation of railroading. For more information on the Carolwood Foundation please visit www.carolwood.org. For information about this and upcoming events at Walt Disney’s Barn, please visit us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@waltsbarn).
From the Official Disney Parks Blog…
Hello adventurers, Tallahassee Glover here with the first of a series of dispatches from deep in the jungles of Adventureland at Disneyland park. The birds who sing words tell us that a new merchant is opening soon for a limited engagement beginning August 1. Adventure Trading Company will be a provisions and publications company with a knack for selling goods that send the buyers on wild adventures. At the end of these adventures are Adventureland relics known as Juju. These unique artifacts reflect the ancient traditions and importance of storytelling in Adventureland. Collect Juju! Collect adventures! Collect stories! Be sure to make like a monkey and swing on over to the Adventure Trading Company starting August 1 and see what awaits you!