Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Star Wars commemorative stamps unveiled in Spain

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, there are numerous events and products created.

In Madrid, Spain, a presentation took place on these commemorative stamps on May 23, 2017.

Below are photos of six stamps featuring, a Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Yoda and C-3PO.

Dooney & Bourke takes a walk in the Disney parks with new collection

Dooney & Bourke's latest collection for Disney is a neon delight. "A Walk in the Park" is an ode to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and features a host of characters rendered in a fun, swirly style.

The designers have drawn inspiration from many iconic images from a walk in the (theme) park. In the pattern you'll find Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Tinkerbell. But is also includes many some other park icons: a Mickey bar, a Jungle Cruise boat, the Hitchhiking Ghost, Rapunzel's Tower, and more. See what else you can find in the close-up of the pattern.

In addition to three bag styles — ranging from a crossbody wallet to a large tote — the pattern is available on a MagicBand2.

Tote, $268 

Shanghai Disneyland welcomes 10 millionth guest in first year

Less than a year after opening  the 10 millionth guest visited Shanghai Disney Resort
Disney publicity photo
Shanghai Disneyland

“We’re thrilled to see millions of people from across China embrace Shanghai Disney Resort,” Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said in a news release.

“The resort’s rapidly growing popularity and extremely high levels of guest satisfaction add to our confidence in the growing demand for our attractions and entertainment, and the overall development of China’s tourism industry. We can’t wait to celebrate our first anniversary with our partners, guests and cast members, all of whom have contributed to our early success”  Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, said.

The resort opened June 16, 2016 and the first expansion - Toy Story Land - is set to open 2018.

Disney store celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars

Before you queue up your copy of Star Wars to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Thursday, you might want to stop by the Disney Store to mark the occasion.

Disney Stores around the country are marking 40 years of Star Wars on Thursday, May 25, with a series of special events and the launch of new limited-edition merchandise.

The day begins with an opening ceremony, followed by activities for young and old fans. Kids ages  3 and up can join BB-8 and Chewbacca as they train with the Resistance with defense training against stormtroopers and Millennium Falcon flight training. Or you can learn to draw R2-D2 and BB-8. There's also a trivia event, with winners taking home a set of trading cards of a 40th anniversary button (while supplies last). Use the Disney Store locator to find a participating store.

If you want to get a jump on the celebrating, there's other cool new merchandise available now. Check out the Dooney & Bourke Dark Side bags available now on the Shop Disney Parks app, or pre-order a pair of sustainably sourced Star Wars sneakers or boots.

Here's a look at some of the exclusive merchandise, launching Thursday:

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Tsum Tsum Plush Set (Micro size, 2-1/2")

Han Solo and Luke Skywalker Elite Series Die Cast Action Figures – 6” 
Separately, a limited editing Luke-and-Leia set also will be available (no photo available) 

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Pin Set (Limited Edition)

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Lithograph Set (Limited Edition)

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Ornament Set (Limited Edition)

Flash Sale on Star Wars 40th Anniversary T-Shirts (May 25-28)