If you're looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day it falls on a Saturday this year – which gives you the perfect reason to celebrate all day long. To get in the celebratory mood, Disney Theme Park Merchandise has some new St. Patrick’s Day items. One of the most noticeable items is an ear hat designed by Disney Design Group Artist Tim Whalen. Tim was asked about the design for the hat. “I used last year’s ear hat as a starting point for the design,” explained Tim. “The 2011 hat was popular with guests, so we made a few tweaks, including updating the font used on the hat. We also added an image of Mickey Mouse wearing a mini-bowler hat similar to the mini hat attached to the ear hat.” The Disney Pin Team have released a few new pins and a decorative deluxe lanyard with sublimated printing, there is a Mickey Mouse icon (simple designs are sometimes the best) and the Chip and Dale pin. Thre will also be a 12-inch Duffy the Disney Bear who is dressed for the holiday. This will be the final year that this version of Duffy will be released. The Duffy team is considering a costume for the 17-inch bear next year. There is a new women’s graphic tee-shirt that features a Mickey Mouse icon comprised of approximately 800 tiny shamrocks and one giant shamrock. Disney Design Group artist Dave Keefer created the mosaic-like design. There is one item that won’t arrive until July and that's a holiday-themed hat.