New Ear Hat Ornament Collection at Disney Parks

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  1. Wendy

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    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 year’s ornaments were so popular that they expanded the collection.


    “We were thrilled with the response from our guests about the porcelain ear hats,†said Aaron. “This year, we have significantly expanded the assortment to include hats inspired by villains, princesses, classic characters and even Pixar characters. We’ve also added a tremendous amount of detail to each new ornament.â€


    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.


    “This year, we made the ornaments out of resin,†explained Costa. “This material allowed us to capture lots of details. By using resin, we could add glitter, decals and other embellishments that can’t be added to porcelain. I was delightfully surprised to see the final hats as each hat has such personality.â€


    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.
     

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    Think I know what I will spend my gift card on. How cool!
     
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    i need minnie and mickey *stamps foot*
     
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    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    Well I could always have a look in September for you :D
     
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    Hmm, it is extremely possible that these will be our Christmas ornaments this year. I guess it depends on how much they want for them.
     
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    I'm going to go broke.
     
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    I hear ya cluckin big chicken!
     
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    *twirls foot in circles* oh would you oh could you oh PLEASE :)
     
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    Of course I can, it's no problem at all :D :hug2:
     
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    I can't like them I'm going to be a poor student! :(
     
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    Wow!!

    I love them!!

    I NEED all of them!


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    Oh they are sweet!!! I can pick one out right away for each of us :yes:

    Between these and the new air fresheners I saw today I am going to be putting in some big orders somewhere!
     
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    My goodness. I'll have to buy a tree just for these ornaments!
     
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    See to me I think these are a bit like vinylmation ...
     
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    I think they are cuter than vinylmation :anxious:
     
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    I'll have to see them in person. The photos make them look very nice! I like that concept of having a different one for each person in the family.

    I do hope they aren't crazy expensive. :sigh:

    Watch that foot Daveann! Don't want you to hurt your ankle or anything! ;)
     
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    SOme of them, I don't like some vinylmation :yes:
     
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    I really like them! :yes:

    I can see where we might have a whole new flock of ornaments this year! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... as long as the price isn't out of line.)
     
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    Wonder if they will develop them into actual hats. Last trip there were a slew of non traditional ears around the parks. Who knows.:anxious:
     

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