New Christmas Key Ornament, Spirit Jersey, Key and Vintage Mickey Soft Toy Coming To shopDisney

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Tomorrow is a great day for Disney collectors alike, with the release of some wonderful new products online at shopDisney. Not only will there be a new Christmas key ornament and Spirit Jersey, but also a new Mickey vintage Christmas soft toy and key release!

The Holiday Ornament Collectable Key will launch online from 7am tomorrow, November 9th. The cute gingerbread and candy cane design is limited to one per person, two per household, and priced at £13.

From 7am tomorrow, the “Merry and Bright” emblazoned Christmas Spirit Jersey will also release, limited to two per person, two per household. I am a big fan of the red coloured Spirit Jersey’s and this one really stands out with it’s beautiful Mickey Mouse snowflake design.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Disney’s highly anticipated new Christmas advert, “From Our Family To Yours”, a new key and Mickey soft toy will release tomorrow from 7am.

The From Our Family To Yours key will be available online on qualifying products and purchases of £20 or more, by entering code CHRISTMAS at checkout. It really is the perfect addition to any key fans collection and I have to say, it really is one of my favourite key designs so far! The key features Mickey Mouse himself and is adorned with coloured stars against a blue glitter background. I really can’t wait to order my key!

Also inspired by the heartwarming upcoming advert, the amazing Mickey Vintage Christmas soft toy will be available to buy online from 7am for £27.50. For every Mickey sold, Disney Store will donate 25% of the retail price (excluding VAT and sales tax) to Make-A-Wish organistaions.

Are you planning on adding any of the new merchandise to your collection?

Alannah x

shopDisney’s New Studios Key Box set

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shopDisney’s set of keys celebrating the Walt Disney Studios is now available online! Inspired by the Opening Ceremony keys available in Disney Stores, this new collectible set celebrates Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Each key is inspired by a different studio, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. The set is exclusive to shopDisney and a must for all key fans!

Walt Disney Animation Studios

The Walt Disney Animation Studios key design is simple, yet perfect! The classic castle feature is what I love to see in a shopDisney key. This one is definitely my favourite out of the four.

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Pixar Animation Studios

The Pixar Animation Studios key is vibrant in colour and features it’s signature Luxo Jr lamp and Luxo ball. Such a fun key!

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Marvel

Marvel Superheroes is the focus of the Marvel key design, featuring a cool clear blue design which I love.

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Lucasfilm Ltd

The Lucasfilm Ltd key features a fabulous design of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, Empire vs Rebels. A firm favourite of Quinn’s!

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The Studios Key Box Set of four keys is available to purchase here for £35 and limited to one per person, two per household.

Will you be adding this set of four keys to your Disney key collection?

Alannah x

shopDisney Pluto 90th Anniversary Key Release

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This Friday, shopDisney will release their latest Opening Ceremony key. Pluto recently celebrated his 90th anniversary and to celebrate, this gorgeous new key design will feature Pluto! The key is bright and colourful and features Pluto in black and white and in full colour and also includes some adorable paw prints!

The Pluto Opening Ceremony key will be available on Friday 11th September from 8am online at shopDisney. There will be 22,000 keys available for 24 hours, or until they sell out. To qualify for the free key, you must spend £20 or more on qualifying products and enter the code PLUTO90 at checkout.

A Pluto pin will also be available to purchase on Friday for £10. There is a limit of one per person, and two per household. 

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Quinn and I have been collecting shopDisney keys for almost two years now, and we are both super excited for Friday’s release! Are you a key collector? If so, let me know your favourite so far in the comments! 

Alannah x

Celebrate Pixar Fest With shopDisney!

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This month, Pixar sees 25 years of filmmaking and to celebrate, Disney is launching Pixar Fest, a virtual family festival featuring Pixar movies streaming on Disney+. Throughout the month of August, celebrate Pixar Fest with shopDisney and their perfect Pixar range featuring toys, clothes and much more!

This week, there is 25% off selected Pixar toys at shopDisney! Here are some of Quinn and I’s favourites from the collection.

Woody Interactive Talking  Action Figure £22.50

Woody will always be my favourite character from Toy Story and I’m so glad Quinn shares in my love for him!

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Rex Talking Action Figure £22.50

Quinn loves this Rex figure because of his size, (he’s huge!) and he’s the perfect companion to the talking Woody Action Figure. When you pair Rex together with Woody or Buzz, a special phrase is unlocked!

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Bo Peep Soft Toy Doll £15.75

I love this Bo Peep plush as she is just beautiful! She features the classic embroidered face and a 2 in 1 reversible skirt that can also be used as a cape.

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Forky Talking Action Figure £14

This figure has been one of Quinn’s favourite recent purchases from shopDisney. Forky is such a fun character, and this figure displays that perfectly! You can take one home for £9 when you spend £10 or more at shopDisney.

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A quirky, weekly collection inspired by everyone’s Pixar favourites debuted this week on shopDisney. The pin and soft toy collection will release each Monday at approximately 8am online and will feature the following.

Pin release £28 for a set of 4

10th August – Buzz, Nemo, Anger, Rex.

17th August- Remy, Woody, Russell, Bo Peep

24th August – Flik, Syndrome, Jessie, Wall-E

31st August – Coco, Carl, Incredibles, Forky

7th September – Ducky, Merida, Sully, Bunny

14th September – Mater, Lotso, Boo, Mike Wasowski

Soft Toy release £10 each

10th August – Merida, Woody, Incredibles, Anger, Lotso, Nemo

17th August – Russell

24th August – Wall-E

31st August – Carl

7th September- Sulley

14th September – Boo

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You can rediscover your favourite Pixar films with all the family during the live Pixar Fest watchalongs, every Sunday over on Disney UK Facebook page!

Alannah x

Celebrating 25 Years Of Toy Story With shopDisney 25th Anniversary Toy Story Key

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This morning shopDisney released their latest key, and it’s a special one! The Disney Store Toy Story 25th anniversary key celebrates 25 years of Toy Story. Can you believe it’s been gracing our screens and toy boxes since 1995!

I love the new key design which features everyone’s much loved favourite characters, Woody and Buzz. The red, yellow and blue colours take inspiration from the Luxo ball which features on the key alongside the Luxo lamp, just as it did on last year’s shopDisney Toy Story 4 key. Andy’s signature cloud wallpaper completes the design, which I’m sure will be very popular amongst Toy Story and Pixar fans alike.

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shopDisney released 22,000 of the keys this morning and they will remain online for 24 hours or until they sell out, whichever comes first. To qualify for the free key, you must spend £20 or more on qualifying products and enter the code TS25 at checkout.

I am so excited about this key release and can’t wait to add the new key to my collection. Will you be adding the key to your collection?

Alannah x

Spending The Weekend In Edinburgh Post Lockdown

 

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Last weekend my family and I went off on a little adventure to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. It wasn’t our summer trip to Walt Disney World that we had originally planned, but Edinburgh is lovely and it was great to get away for a break from everyday life. My plan for the weekend was to spend most of our time outdoors visiting local spots, to have a socially distanced meet with our friends and to eat out at a couple of restaurants for the first time in four months.

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Scotland is currently heading towards phase four on the recovery from Covid 19. Hotels, restaurants and some attractions have started to open with use of social distancing measures and masks now being a requirement when visiting shops. We had planned to drive the two and a half hour journey and had originally booked the Edinburgh Marriott on the outskirts of the city. We didn’t feel entirely comfortable using public transport each day, so decided upon a change of our hotel at the last minute to the Travelodge at Edinburgh Central, situated just off the Royal Mile. That way we could park in the hotel car park and make our way around the city on foot. The hotel had recently received a refurb and the room we stayed in felt brand new and was very clean. I took extra precautions to wipe all surfaces and touch points down with antibacterial wipes to put my mind at ease. We wore our masks when entering and exiting the hotel, as did the hotel staff. There was an antibacterial gel station positioned at the front door and we washed our hands with our own soap and antibacterial gel once we got back up to our room. 

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I feel very lucky to live in such a gorgeous country with so many beauty spots to visit. The first thing we did upon arriving in Edinburgh was to hike up Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano boasting breathtaking views that rises 822 feet above the city. It was quite a strenuous walk to the top, but very rewarding indeed. On our walk back to the hotel, we explored Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Neither were open, but it was lovely to see them both none the less. After a quick shower and change, we went to dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, one of our favourite places to eat as a family. I would be lying if I said Kevin and I weren’t a little nervous about visiting a restaurant again with Quinn, but we had such a lovely experience and were well taken care of. We were greeted at the door by the manager who explained to us that we wouldn’t need to wear masks in the dining area, but would need to if we were to visit the shop. Our server took us to our table, where guitar picks were used to save any unnecessary trips to our table. Our food was delicious and we left very happy and very full!

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The next morning, we started our day off with a Starbucks and a walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. It was unbelievably quiet with a lot of shops and restaurants remaining closed. We met our friends Kris and Jamie for brunch at Mimi’s bakehouseand I had the yummiest homemade macaroni and cheese with raspberry and lime soda. Quinn wanted to go on a Harry Potter adventure, so Jamie played tour guide on our tour around the city that started at The Elephant House Cafe – the birthplace of Harry Potter and finished in the colourful cobbled Victorian Street –  the inspiration behind Diagon Alley. We visited the “real” Ollivanders, Museum Context and Quinn looked the most adorable in his Ron Weasley jumper he chose out! After our magical experience, we headed to Princes Street Gardens for a rest. Quinn was desperate for us to eat dinner at Mamma’s American Pizza, a favourite of his, so we booked a table and made our way over to The Grassmarket. The fresh hand rolled pizza is delicious and as an added bonus, it was founded and ran by Y-Wing pilot Gold Leader in Star Wars:episode IV:A New Hope and Rogue One!

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On the Sunday morning we took a trip to The Edinburgh Dungeon. Neither Kevin, Quinn or I had been and I was very excited to visit. We wore our masks throughout and I was picked on in almost every room by the live actors, which caused much hilarity within our group! Overall we had such a fun time learning some dark, underground history! We said our goodbyes before heading home, but not before one last magical stop at the Never Land play park in Kirriemuir. Not only is it our favourite place to visit in Scotland, but its the birthplace of Peter Pan author J.M Barrie and the small town is filled with magic and heritage!

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I was completely tired out after our weekend away, but it was definitely what we all needed after a hard few months. Do you have any plans for the summer? Let me know in the comments!

Alannah x