Not only will fans get to hear from many of Orlando’s theme park designers, writers and artists this Friday during the Entertainment Designer Forum, they’ll also have a chance to take home many one-of-a-kind collectables. [Read more…]
The serious collectors were out to get their goods as a special passholder preview was held Saturday morning for D Street, a new store in Downtown Disney West Side. There was a long line as the doors opened at 8:30 a.m. More guest dwindled in as the morning went on. (The store is located in the former Planet Hollywood On Location store.)
The main focus are the collectable vinylmation figures – and all the branded clothing and accessories that go with them. But they also have many other items – some of the usual merchandise and some unique to D Street. Disney describes it as “chic, offbeat, popular, vintage, kickback, fashionable and fun – fusing urban art and Disney’s creative flair.”
The decor also features a lot of interesting items, some of which you may recognize from other Walt Disney World locations.
The store will be in soft opening until the grand opening on April 16. An artist will be on hand at the opening to help in the create your own vinalmation area.
We’ve brought you coverage of the yearly Megacon at the Orange County Convention Center before (Here and Here). Megacon was already held this year, but now they’re trying something new, a summertime Mini Megacon. So don’t expect the huge amount of celebrities, toys, comics and collectable booths as shown above, but it should be a good time anyway.
Mini Megacon is being held tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 22 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Scheduled to appear are many of the stars of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, quite a few pro wrestling stars and comic book guests. There will also be a costume contest on Saturday, an Indie Film Expo, quite a few exhibitors and more.
The cost is $22 on Saturday, $19 on Sunday or $36 for both days. Kids $10 and under are free.
You can find out more and see the full schedule at megaconvention.com.