Every Disney fan’s favorite bear is getting a new friend, and her name is Stella Lou! The lavender bunny will join the lineup of Duffy, Shellie May and Gelatoni as the newest member of the “Duffy and Friends” product line at Tokyo DisneySea starting April 4. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week we look around Disney Springs to see the new merchandise in D-Living and Valentine’s Day offerings. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World passholders can celebrate the resort’s 45th anniversary with a year’s worth of new merchandise and dining annual pass discounts throughout the property. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando today opened the Halloween Horror Nights 26 Tribute Store for Annual Passholders and Team Members. The store opens to the public on Sept. 15. [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
This week we go shopping around Universal, SeaWorld, and Disney as we look at some of their newest merchandise. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando has begun soft openings for their new Hello Kitty-themed retail store at Universal Studios Florida. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
Get a look at some of the recent merchandise available at Walt Disney World on this week’s Photo Finds. [Read more…]
Star Wars Days at Sea are coming to the Disney Fantasy in January, but special Star Wars/cruise merchandise is already for sale on the Disney Cruise Line ships. [Read more…]
Have you ever seen us post a photo of an item for sale at Walt Disney World that you wanted, but you weren’t planning on visiting anytime soon? Now you may be able to order it from home. [Read more…]
Sanrio and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced a partnership to develop Hello Kitty interactive retail experience shops at Universal Orlando Resort this year and in the future at Universal Studios Hollywood.
This will mark Hello Kitty’s official retail debut at theme parks in North America and offer specialty merchandise including stationery, home goods, apparel, accessories and collectibles. The majority of merchandise will be devoted to Hello Kitty; Sanrio properties Chococat, My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Purin and Keroppi will also have a presence. Hello Kitty confectionery and specialty co-branded Hello Kitty Universal park-exclusive products will also be available.
The Hello Kitty stores at Universal will also offer enhanced interactive retail experiences. Customers can shop for custom designed merchandise, enjoy photo opportunities with Sanrio properties, create souvenir versions of Hello Kitty’s signature bow, and even meet Hello Kitty herself.
“Our partnership with Universal brings Sanrio’s experiential entertainment presence to a new level,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. “We look forward to this introduction into Universal theme parks to offer new connection points to Sanrio fans of all ages.”
There is no word on where the new retail experience will go. Currently there is a Hello Kitty merchandise cart located in Universal CityWalk (pictured above).
For more information, visit Sanrio.com.
Photo by @MagicCityMayhem on Twitter
By Banks Lee
A look back at the week of Tweeted photos from @Attractions Twitter feed [Read more…]
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Artegon Marketplace Orlando has signed a five-year lease with Gods & Monsters, the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind and the second-largest comic, collectibles and gaming facility in the country. [Read more…]
Memento Mori, a new merchandise location dedicated to The Haunted Mansion, has materialized in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom.
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Starting this fall, Pandora Jewelry will be selling an original collection of Disney-themed jewelry, as well as sponsoring the Wishes fireworks at Magic Kingdom,. [Read more…]