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Adrienne's Merchandise Update - 12/13/00
It's official: Christmas at Disneyland is over. I'm not allowed to quote anyone, (Hi "You know who"!) but it's done. Finished. All gone. The Distribution center has nothing more to send.
The shops which carry Christmas merchandise have already started to consolidate their presentations, moving new collections into walls and fixtures which used to house ornaments and decorations. Don't get me wrong - there's still a lot left. The slower moving items are still plentiful. Just don't expect any more of the already- sold- out items to re-appear. Note for next year.... buy everything you want in October!
Did you get your Annual Passholder Newsletter? That's ok - neither did anyone else. There was some form of delay in mailing it, and most of the info is now obsolete. I've seen a copy of it, and here's what you've missed:
There was a Lithograph Signing for the second in the DCA series on December 9th. Just in case you missed it, but still want the third and final Litho, THAT signing will be January 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the DCA Preview Center on Main Street. The "Grizzly Peak" litho is are a Limited Edition of 150, designed by "Walt Disney Consultant" Ned Mueller.
A selection of Annual Passholder Logo Merchandise is being released prior to the opening of DCA. This merchandise is being made available through DelivEars only. Prices on this merchandise are reduced for Annual Passholders, and your Premium AP Discount does not apply. I apologize for the quality of these photos - this is the best I can offer! You can order this merchandise at 800.362.4533 until December 31st ONLY.
Baseball Cap: $35.00 retail, $28.00 for APs
Short Sleeve Polo (M/L/XL/XXL): $34.00 retail, $27.50 for APs
Long Sleeve Twill (M/L/XL/XXL): $42.00 retail, $33.50 for APs
Black and Beige Leather Jacket (M/L/XL/XXL): $385 retail, $310 for APs
Pin Set: $35.00 retail, $28.00 for APs
The Annual Passholder Christmas Pin is being released this morning. It's a cutie - the Small World Clock Face with a Santa Hat, taken right off the front of "it's a small world holiday" This is a Limited Edition of 5000 pins. This is also discussed in the Newsletter, which most people won't see until after the pin is sold out.
When I was working in retail, my DREAM would have been to have my store close for the two weeks immediately after Christmas. No "Day- After- Christmas" rush... No returns... Ahh - that would have been a wonderful Christmas gift!
Apparently the Gag Factory staff ended up on Santa's "NICE" list, because this is exactly what they are getting for Christmas! I understand that the store will go down for re-hab on the 26th, and should be closed for about 10 days.
Expect the "Sparkly Store" (The Jewel d'Orleans) to close for a small rehab in January as well. (A few more days of Holiday Shopping, and I'll need a small rehab myself!)
Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix is the super-shopper behind MouseShoppe, your personal and unofficial shopping service for the Disneyland Resort, and the owner of CharmingShoppe, a Disney collectibles store located in Anaheim.
In addition to scouring the park to find you the latest and greatest merchandise, she keeps you updated on all of the merchandise events happening in the parks.
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