Posts Tagged ‘Glow with the Show’

SATURDAY SIX: Six Disney Gifts Santa Can Bring Back to the North Pole (AKA The Best of the Disney Outlet Stores in 2016)

by on December 24, 2016

This week’s SATURDAY SIX is an annual tradition. Six Disney Gifts Santa Can Bring Back to the North Pole (AKA The Best of the Disney Outlet Stores in 2016). Some readers of this weekly column may not know that we also have The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! where every single month for over three years we have braved the insanity of the Orlando Premium Outlet parking lots to cover the two Disney outlet stores (more info on them – including addresses –  are at the end of the article.)  In fact, we even had a very special Three Year Anniversary edition with some congratulatory notes from some very impressive names in the theme park community.

Now, while some Christmas dreams do come true, such as Ralphie Parker getting his official Red Ryder BB gun and Your Humble Author getting a Han Solo blaster back in the day, other Christmas gifts deserve to go straight to the Island of Misfit Toys. Today we will take a look at some of those very items, starting with…

# 6 – Glow With The Show Ears

Let it glow.

Our first item this week was the first ever Made With Magic piece of merchandise to hit the Outlets. These were the Mickey Ears that lit up with different colors to Glow With the Show during some of the nighttime spectaculars at the parks. I have no actual financial numbers to support my theory, but having been the parks many, many times and only seeing a handful of guests wearing these, I’m going to assume Disney took a complete bath on this idea. It’s an item that cost over $25, are heavier than a normal pair of Mickey Ears, and the person wearing it can’t even see it glow. They were reduced to $9.99. This pair of Ears is particularly garish in design.

# 5 – Hats that are “Big In Japan”

This next item I had been waiting for ever since they showed up at the regular Disney stores over two years ago. These hats where you look like you are wearing the carcass of a dead Disney character on your head and are next level bananas. Apparently these bonkers hats are huge over at the Tokyo parks, but to be fair they also line up for hours just for popcorn. Popcorn!  To be even more fair, if I were out there I’d be in line with them. Originally $21.95, these were reduced to $5.99.

Goofy hat.

Donald hat, as seen in the Art of Animation gift shop.

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Made With Magic Products to Be Offered at Epcot

by on November 20, 2015



Disney will soon be rolling out the Made with Magic interactive merchandise collection to Epcot beginning on November 23. For those who don’t know, Made with Magic products are programmed to light up and change color along with moments that occur during nighttime events in the parks, such as Fantasmic, The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights, and Wishes. At Epcot, these products will soon be able to interact with key moments that occur in World Showcase.

Guests will be able to choose between the light up Mickey Ear Hat, the Minnie Mouse Headband, Mickey Mouse Glove, or Sorcerer Mickey’s Wand. The Made with Magic merchandise costs $25 each and guests will be able to pick them up at the following locations in Epcot:

  • Gateway Gifts
  • Kiosk near Disney Traders
  • Pin Central
  • Village Traders
  • Mouse Gear
  • American Adventure Cart
  • International Gateway
  • Canada Cart

With the addition of these items now working in Epcot, as well as the recent new products that are offered, are you more likely to purchase a Made with Magic item?


“Glow With The Show” Changing To “Made With Magic” at Disney Parks

by on October 20, 2014



Recently Disney rolled out “Glow With The Show” ears; they appeared at Walt Disney World last year and were introduced at Disneyland a year prior. Well, it seems that the concept is being re-branded, and it will now be known as “Made With Magic.”

In addition to being re-branded, new merchandise items have been created for guests to purchase and enjoy. These items include a Sorcerer Mickey wand (which will offer an additional function of changing the light patterns of other “Made with Magic” products), a Mickey Mouse glove, and a Minnie Mouse headband. The previously offered “Glow With The Show” ear hats will still be available, as well.

For those who are unaware, the “Made With Magic” items utilize interactive technology that allows the products to blink and change color in response to the environment you are in at the parks. Places in Walt Disney World that make use of the interactive elements include Fantasmic! and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as the Celebrate the Magic castle light show and the Wishes fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. At Disneyland, the products interact with World of Color at Disney California Adventure, as well as Fantasmic! and the nighttime fireworks show at Disneyland. When the merchandise isn’t interacting with the environment, it is in a color-changing mode.

The first item to arrive will be the Minnie Mouse headband, which will be available in late October/early November. The Mickey Mouse glove and Sorcerer Mickey wand can be purchased beginning in late November/early December. The ear hats are available now. Each item will cost $25 and be available at select locations throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

With the new products being offered, are you more likely to purchase a “Made with Magic” interactive item?

Limited Time Magic Events For November 15 – 24

by on November 15, 2013



Walt Disney World and Disneyland are inviting guests to get in touch with the Holiday Season during the newest round of Limited Time Magic offerings.

Starting at Walt Disney World, from now until January 4, guests can enjoy two delightful “presents” that are happening at the Magic Kingdom. First, you are invited to take in a showing of the Holly Jolly Trolley Show where the Citizens of Main Street perform great Holiday classics. That evening, enjoy the Celebrate the Magic Castle Projection show, which includes a special holiday finale and a brand new sequence inspired by the upcoming movie, Frozen.



At Disneyland, guests can get into the festive spirit by “Glowing With The Show” during the new World of Color – Winter Dreams show that’s showing at Disney California Adventure. Guests who wear their Glow With The Show ears can experience the dazzling new show from a special viewing area available to Guests with valid World of Color FASTPASS tickets! The viewing area is on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is very limited.

Oh, what fun there is to have at the Disney Parks this Holiday Season!

Last Week at Disneyland Resort (12/16/2012 – 12/22/2012)

by on December 24, 2012

Last week was slow news-wise, but not attendance-wise, as the Disneyland Resort ramped up into the final week of the busy holiday season. Look for the largest crowds of the year to descend upon Anaheim between now and New Year's Day.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Tuesday 12/18 was a 5 out of 10 at the resort, with 4.7 at Disneyland, and 3.7 at DCA.

Busiest Day: Thursday 12/20 was an 9 out of 10 at the resort, with a 8.6 at Disneyland, and 8.6 at DCA.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (11/4/2012 – 11/10/2012)

by on November 12, 2012

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Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, but Christmas cheer is already felt in full effect around the Disneyland Resort. This week is a wonderful time to experience the parks' famous seasonal decor without having to fight the massive holiday crowds that will soon arrive.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Monday 11/5 was a 1 out of 10 at the resort, with a 1.1 at Disneyland, and 1.1 at DCA.

Busiest Day: Saturday 11/10 was a 8 out of 10 at the resort, with a 7.7 at Disneyland, and 3.4 at DCA.

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Last Week at Disneyland Resort (9/2/2012 – 9/8/2012)

by on September 10, 2012

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September has arrived, bringing with it cooler temperatures, smaller crowds, and lengthy rehabs for numerous attractions at Disneyland.

Crowd Calendar

Quietest Day: Sunday 9/2 was a 7 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 7.9 and Disneyland Park at 5.7.

Busiest Day: Tuesday 9/4 through Thursday 9/6 was a 1 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 1.1 and Disneyland Park at 1.1.

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