Jan 14

Marketplace Co Op Coming to Downtown Disney in Spring 2014

Marketplace Co Op downtown disney

A new merchandise location, the Marketplace Co Op,  is coming to Downtown Disney Marketplace in spring 2014. The shop with shops within it will showcase new and innovative Disney retail concepts from women’s accessories to electronics, home design accents to salon products. When it launches, the Marketplace Co Op’s six new spaces will be Beautifully Disney, Cherry Tree Lane, D-Tech on Demand, The Trophy Room, Centerpiece and Zoey and Pickles. Part of the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, the Co Op will occupy the space that is currently Team Mickey.

Sep 13

Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Disney Dooney and Bourke Purse

What better day to release this new Disney Dooney and Bourke design than Friday the 13th!

Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Disney Dooney and Bourke Purse bagToday the Disney Parks Blog shared news that this Haunted Mansion Wallpaper design would be joining the Disney Dooney collection.

Disney Dooney and Bourke Haunted mansion PurseThe bag will have a retail of $330.00 (plus tax), and will be released at the following merchandise locations starting September 13, 2013.

Walt Disney World Resort:

Disneyland Resort:

  • Disney Vault 28 and World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney District
  • Disney Clothiers at Disneyland park
  • Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park

The Disney Parks online store will also carry this bag later this fall.

Mar 13

What I Thought of the New Beautifully Disney Cosmetics Line {Pics from the Launch}

beautifully disney cosmetics line

When it comes to make up, there are three types of women. The women who don’t wear any, the ones who wear it to get the job done and the ones who go gaga over it. I’d say I’m neutral. I’ve been using the same brand of cosmetics for twenty years now and I don’t stray too far from what works for me.

This weekend I was invited to the launch of the new Beautifully Disney cosmetic line at TREN D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace.  I had my reservations. I mean…it would take a lot to make me switch over from MY brand.  And then when I got to the launch I saw that the Beautifully Disney line was not base cosmetics, but rather complementary cosmetics.  Specifically eye shadow ($27.95 quad), nail polish ($8.95) and lip gloss ($14.95). THIS I could get into.

The branding geniuses at Disney came up with a clever concept for the first release of the the line. “Wickedly Beautiful” consists of 8 polishes, 8 glosses and 8 eye shadows packaged in two color palettes.  It’s your classic storyline of good vs evil with female villains and princesses adorning the packaging.

I don’t own a single lip stick. Only gloss. So these products really appealed to me

beautifully disney cosmetics line lip gloss

beautifully disney cosmetics line lip gloss

Getting a little “Envy of the Ball” Gloss from one of the makeup artists on hand at the event.

beautifully disney cosmetics line lip gloss amanda tinney

The gloss she applied went on sheer with a hint of sparkle.

beautifully disney cosmetics line eye shadow quads

I think the nail polish has a perfect price point at $8.95.

beautifully disney cosmetics line nail polish

You can even purchase a mini set and try out all four colors in the warm and cool palettes.

beautifully disney cosmetics line nail polish minis

I spotted three different cosmetics bags to complement the line.

beautifully disney cosmetics line case

beautifully disney cosmetics line case

beautifully disney cosmetics line case

We were told that there will be seasonal launches for upcoming lines but that current lines will remain in stores as well. Two future lines to be released in 2013 will include “Unlock the Spell” and “Fiery Spirit”.

Beautifully Disney is now available in Downtown Disney’s Tren-D at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney Vault 28 at Disneyland Resort in California.

Don’t have an upcoming Disney vacation scheduled yet? No worries. Select products can be purchased online at disneyparks.com/store or via phone by calling the merchandise line (877-560-6477).

As a member of the media I was provided with samples of the product. all opinions are my own.

Aug 12

Jake and The Never Land Pirate Band Perform for a Limited Time at Downtown Disney

Jake and The Never Land Pirate Band

Ahoy Mateys! — The Never Land Pirate Band, featuring Jake, Sharky and Bones from the Disney Junior original series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, performs live August 3rd at the Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World. For a limited time, guests at Downtown Disney can dance and sing along with the swashbuckling crew as they belt out show favorites like”Roll Up the Map,” “Castaway on Pirate Island” and “Talk Like a Pirate.” Performances are at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. August 3rd – 12th at Downtown Disney Marketplace. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

Jake and The Never Land Pirate Band Downtown Disney

Jul 12

50 One-of-a-Kind Artist Proof Disney Dooney and Bourke Bags to be Sold

artist proof disney dooney and bourke bags purses

Want to be among 50 elite owners of Disney Dooney & Bourke?  Then head on down to TREN-D at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney marketplace tomorrow at 9:30am for the release party!

Here’s what Laura Caszatt, product developer for accessories told the Disney Parks Blog about the special bags being released…“For the first time ever, we will be offering about 50 unproduced items for sale,” said Laura. “These items contain never-before-seen colors and trims. During the development process, we received these bags for review, and for various reasons, we decided not to produce them. The release party seemed like the perfect opportunity for fans of Dooney & Bourke to add a unique bag to their collection.”

The bags will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a limit of one bag per guest. Retails for the unique bags will vary from $85 to $350 (no discounts offered).