Fantasyland Grand Opening Details and Trading Event

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I will start with the news that most directly impacts Vinylmation collectors. Disney has announced a merchandise (mostly pins, no vinyls) event to be held on December 6th to commemorate the Grand Opening of The New Fantasyland. The event will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Room J at the Convention Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At the event, various pins, a coin and a shoulder bag will be on sale. They will also be offering space for guests to trade pins (or Vinylmation if desired) during that time. It is important to note two things: For pin collectors, there will by NO pins released at the Magic Kingdom on December 6th. They make a point of letting us know that. And for everybody, the resort will not allow guests to line up before 4pm on December 6th.

The pins that will be released include the Annual Passholder pins that were expected at the Fantasyland previews, but delayed. We also have info on the DVC exclusive pin that was previewed at the trade nights. Now, lets take a look at the merchandise:

Here is the AP merchandise that includes an LE 600 shoulder bag and LE 1000 coin:

We also found out where this DVC exclusive pin went:

According to Steven Miller on the Disney Parks Blog: “It will be released at the Merry Member Mixers for Disney Vacation Club Members. The first once was held (November 27) at Epcot and the pin was released there. It will continue to be sold at the Mixer events until gone. We won’t have it at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort release party.”

As for the other pins, including the Pluto’s Christmas Tree Piece of Disney Movies pin, Steven Miller is checking to see if those will also be at the Coronado Springs event. Now lets take a look at the merchandise that will be made available only at the Magic Kingdom on December 6th. This merchandise will not be at Coronado Springs, but select pieces will be available online.

For men, shirts will be offered in sizes ranging from small to 3-extra large, while ladies’ shirts will have sizes ranging from extra-small to 2-extra large. For youth, the shirts will be offered in extra small to extra large.

This is one of those covers for an ear hat instead of a full hat. It is LE 1000.

Finally, iPhone 5 cases! The Fantasyland versions are LE 300 each. The Princess ones are limited release.

I LOVE these prints. They are LE 500 a piece. No price given.

On December 6, you can find commemorative merchandise in the following Magic Kingdom Park locations:
Emporium – Main Street, U.S.A. – Will have tees, Cover Your Ears and D-Tech On Demand cases.
Main Street Cinema – Main Street, U.S.A. – Will have deluxe prints only.
Big Top Souvenirs – Fantasyland – Will have tees only.
Mickey’s Star Traders – Tomorrowland – Will have tees only.
Pirates Bazaar – Adventureland – Will have tees only.
The event tees and the D-Tech On Demand cases with Disney Princesses for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5 will also be sold via the Disney Parks online store from December 6-9, 2012 (please allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery). To find these items online starting December 6, visit

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About the author

Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.


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    • Part of the Disney Princess Initiative. Let’s update all the princesses in the parks to look like “Today’s Standards in the Real World”

  • You’d think they would have made a single 3″ limited edition vinylmation… it would have totally sold out…just like epcot 30th a missed opportunity

  • Thanks for all the info. Do you have any info on the New Fantasyland Reveal/Conceal pin collection (not the Beauty and the Beast one)? I know someone asked about it on the Disney Parks Blog, but we haven’t heard anything about it being released on the 6th and it’s not on the New Fantasyland Grand Opening release day pin page on the Disney Pins official website.

    I think it’s pretty silly that the DVC pin was all of a sudden released at the mixer a week before the grand opening. I mean if it’s for the grand opening, shouldn’t it have been released on the 6th?

    Also, do you have any advice for attending the release pin party on the 6th? I’ve never been to anything like this, but I know how pin collectors are. I don’t want to get to Coronado Springs around 4pm only to find that there’s already hundreds of people there that didn’t follow the rules and lined up super early anyway. When Disney says they aren’t going to let anyone line up before 4pm, do you think that will actually happen? Thanks for your help.

    • The reveal/conceal don’t have a date yet, but I was told possibly January. The DVC pin is part of a change of plans Disney had where that pin and the AP pins were to be released at the Fantasyland previews. As for the third question… I’m afraid to answer. You seem to know it will be a bit crazy and I don’t think I’m giving anything away when I saw people may not be lined up in the hallway before 4pm, but I have a feeling people will be at the resort before 4pm.

      • Thanks for the info. Do you have a guess as to how early the craziest pin fans might get there, even though Disney has said they don’t want people lining up before 4pm? I mean I don’t want to have to miss the Grand Opening in Magic Kingdom entirely, or just be there for a short time just because I’m afraid of missing out on the pins I want. I know we’re all just speculating, but any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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