This week’s ears in the spotlight are a great pair for any Haunted Mansion fan.
This week’s ears in the spotlight are actually new bow designs for the Swap Your Bow Ears Headband.
Day four was a busy day for us, because it was also (unfortunately) departure day. We didn’t have to catch the Magical Express until almost 6 p.m., so we had more time for park visits before we left.
This week’s ears in the spotlight aren’t technically ears, but it’s still a fun headpiece.
Being aware of what will be down for a refurbishment when you are in Disney is something that is good to know ahead of time. It’s no fun finding out that your favorite ride will be closed, but if you know ahead of time at least you are prepared.
Disney Parks Blog has given us a glimpse of the merchandise that we can expect to see in the park later this year.
MagicSlider watches for MagicBands will be coming out later this year. According to the post, this has been a popular request from guests. So you can expect to see a Minnie Mouse analog watch and a watch with a digital display this summer.
Next up, new pins! These pins are themed after the Haunted Mansion. One will feature the same design as the brooch that female cast members wear on their costumes at the Haunted Mansion ride. The second will feature a design like the sign found outside Memento Mori (which is where you can find the pins). These are both open edition pins and will be available later this summer.
These next two items are the ones I am going to be looking for during my next trip. The first is a medium-sized figurine of Cogsworth. The really cool part about this figurine is that Cogsworth’s face is a real working clock with a moving pendulum and all! He will be arriving in stores in September.
Also arriving in the fall is a new 12-inch Figment plush. He has been designed especially for the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. So he comes complete with a chef’s outfit, including a chef’s hat that has the festival name and year on it.
Also on the way are new T-shirts with different villains and Christmas ornaments that are themed to different Disney parks. For more info and to see pictures, check out the post from Disney Parks Blog.
These items will be available in select merchandise locations in Disney World and Disneyland.
Thanks for reading!
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Ready to have some selfie fun? Disney has come out with a new app that will help you show your Disney Side.
The app gives you a choice of 3 Frozen characters, 3 Star Wars characters, and 3 Pirates of the Caribbean characters. There are also 3 Haunted Mansion characters to choose from, but you have to either visit Disney World/Disneyland or share 3 of your selfie Disney Side pictures on Facebook or Twitter for them to unlock.
My daughter and I played around with the pictures and it’s a really cute app! I’m not so sure about the Elsa option though. I think because of how her dress is designed and the way her hair is, it’s hard to get a good picture without your own shirt or hair showing. Either way, my daughter loved that her picture turned into Elsa.
Some of the features of the app:
- It’s animated. Yep, your picture will actually move. Your head moves and your eyes blink. (Very Harry Potter-esque)
- There are different frames and costumes to choose from, depending on the characters. Some characters (like Elsa and Kristoff) only have one costume.
- If you slide your finger around the screen the your picture will follow your finger. The head and eyes move in the direction you slide your finger.
- You can move the costumes around and pinch them to make them smaller, for a better “fit.”
- When you slide your finger across certain pictures it will leave a trail related to that character. For instance, when you slide your finger over Elsa’s picture there is a trail of snow and ice. Some have sound too, see the video below.
- You can share a video or a picture of your Disney Side character.
One other thing I noticed is that if you take a picture of a picture, it will still work. I tried it with a picture of myself, instead of taking a traditional selfie, and it still recognized the face. However, if you are not standing or sitting straight in the original picture, then the Disney Side picture will end up tilted, but it’s still fun.
Here are some I played around with. I love the video!