From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Sam Hendricks
At long last, D23 Expo 2022 is finally here! If you’re like me, you can’t wait to go shopping for all the exciting new merchandise releasing at the event. And don’t worry if you aren’t able to attend in-person this year –shopDisney has you covered. For the very first time, select merchandise collections debuting at D23 Expo are releasing at the same time to the public on shopDisney! Check out the collections below, available for purchase and pre-sale on shopDisney starting today at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
I love dessert almost as much as I love Disney characters. And I absolutely adore cute, collectible plushies! So you can imagine how hyped I am for the new Disney Munchlings plush series launching at D23 Expo! And I’m even more excited that the Frozen Treats, Sweet Treats, and Baked Treats blind box collections can also be delivered straight to my door via shopDisney! Each blind box contains an adorable plush from its respective dessert-themed collection. Is there a character you’re hoping to get? Or, if you’re like me, I’m sure you won’t be satisfied until you collect them all!
If you have a particularly large sweet tooth, you can also find several Disney Munchlings styles available as medium-sized plush. Between the Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Bun, Minnie Mouse Strawberry Cupcake, Stitch Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Winnie the Pooh Honey Bun, and Baymax S’Mores, you are sure to have an absolute feast of cuteness!
Influencer Courtney Quinn, founder of the blog “Color Me Courtney,” lends her vibrant and creative style to a brand new collection inspired by Tiana and The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film “The Princess and the Frog.” Available today for pre-sale on shopDisney are fun items like the Tiana Tulle Skirt, Puff Dress, Pullover Hoodie, and Varsity Jacket. And make sure you accessorize your trendy new outfit with—my personal favorite—the Tiana Ear Headband, reminiscent of Tiana’s beautiful green dress. Grab the Tiana Travel Mug, filled with your favorite beverage, and you’re all set for a day of fun and making your dreams come true.
Your Disney nuiMOs Plush can join in on the fun too –and even better, you and your plush can match! Miniature versions of the tulle skirt and varsity jacket have been created to perfectly fit your Disney nuiMOs Plush! And it’s a must that photo-worthy outfits like these are captured with only the best of lighting. Look no further than this 4” lighting set for all of your Disney nuiMOs Plush photography.
Step into the World of Wakanda, with this stunning new collection inspired by the vibrant landscape of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Keep it casual in matching jogger and pullover hoodie. Or elevate your style even more with the “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” Woven Tunic and statement jewelry studded elegantly with Swarovski crystals, among other stylish selections from the assortment of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” product on shopDisney.
Calling all collectors! You won’t want to miss this Limited Edition Shuri Designer Collection Doll. The Wakandan princess is dressed in true royal fashion and displayed inside a luxe World of Wakanda window box. You can also pay homage to T’Challa with this Black Panther Collectible Mask, which you can boldly display on the included resin base or by hanging on the wall.
Star Wars Guided by the Light is a new collection influenced by the journey and strength of the Force-sensitive Togruta Ahsoka Tano, and was fittingly created by the original voice of Ahsoka in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars™”, Ashley Eckstein. Each item from the collection includes some sort of luminescent feature, like the reflective accents on the hoodie, baseball cap, beanie, and sling bag. The Guided by the Light water bottle is also too cool to pass up! It features a light-up crystal at the bottom that illuminates your beverage, creating a glowing effect similar to that of a Lightsaber. And don’t forget to pick up an outfit for your Disney nuiMOs Plush as well, which includes matching Guided by the Light joggers, tee, beanie, and shoes. Let the light guide you to the full collection on shopDisney!
Bring a touch of The Happiest Place on Earth into your very own home with a new art print by Southern California artist SHAG. Created in his colorful, distinct style, SHAG’s Disneyland Park “The Hub” art captures the vibrant energy of Main Street U.S.A., as well as iconic park landmarks like The Haunted Mansion and Matterhorn Bobsleds. Two versions, a matted deluxe print as well as a limited edition framed canvas print, are available now on shopDisney.
Let’s hop from one park to another –and still make it home by midnight! Designer and illustrator Ashley Taylor pays homage to Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park and Cinderella Castle in this enchanting “Kingdom of Magic” art created for D23 Expo. You can choose a print to put on display, or you can wear the art on your clothes in this puff-sleeved top and gorgeous dress from Her Universe.
Surprise! I’ve got a bonus collection releasing later this year to share with you as well! National Geographic just announced a new lifestyle collection featuring elevated outdoor fashion apparel for the everyday explorer. The new line includes classic and on-trend styles, with endless mix-and-match versatility. With men’s, women’s, and unisex designs, each pattern is inspired by the ocean and marine life that call it home.*
D23 Expo ticket holders can receive a first look at the National Geographic lifestyle collection in the D23 Expo Marketplace, and the full collection will be available beginning October 3 on shopDisney, at select locations throughout Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney, as well as select locations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs. Mark your calendars and start planning your next outdoor adventure!
There’s no doubt this is going to be a weekend to remember, whether you attend D23 Expo in-person or experience it from the comfort of your home. Enjoy The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, everyone. And have fun shopping!
*Every purchase from the National Geographic lifestyle collection helps support the global nonprofit National Geographic Society in its work to protect and illuminate our world through exploration, research, and education. To learn more, visit natgeo.com/info.
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