Take a look at the first new ear hat ornaments that are coming to Disney Parks this summer. Aaron Babcock, Product Developer for seasonal merchandise, saidthat last yearâ€™s ornaments were so popular that they expanded the collection. View attachment 11973 â€œWe were thrilled with the response from our guests about the porcelain ear hats,â€ said Aaron. â€œThis year, we have significantly expanded the assortment to include hats inspired by villains, princesses, classic characters and even Pixar characters. Weâ€™ve also added a tremendous amount of detail to each new ornament.â€ View attachment 11974 There are approximately 40 new ear hat ornaments. The majority of the hats were designed by Disney Design Group artist Costa Alavezos and professional intern Derrick Lirette. Artist Cody Reynolds contributed the princess ear hat designs. I spoke with Costa about the details found on the ornaments. View attachment 11975 â€œThis year, we made the ornaments out of resin,â€ explained Costa. â€œThis material allowed us to capture lots of details. By using resin, we could add glitter, decals and other embellishments that canâ€™t be added to porcelain. I was delightfully surprised to see the final hats as each hat has such personality.â€ View attachment 11976 The hats will be introduced to Disney Parks in the coming weeks, but they will also be found via the online Disney Parks Store. Each hat is limited edition with the exception of the princess collection.