Thursday, August 26, 2021

#tbt D23 Expo 2019 Merchandise

It's time for another throwback post.  Today, I thought we'd travel back two years to the 2019 D23 Expo.  Eliot and I decided to skip it that year, and I was a little bit bummed out.  The 2019 D23 Expo looked like it was so much fun!  I didn't have a chance to explore social media much, but from the posts I did see, it looked like a blast!  There were so many announcements about new things coming to the Disney Parks too!

Even though we couldn't go, Eliot's mom Nori still went and she was able to get most of the stuff we asked her to try to get for us!  This was actually a blog post that I wrote most of... but then I didn't take photos so I never posted it!  (I should note that most of these items have been safely tucked away by my vanity while Eliot and I reorganize our bedroom.  I was so excited to take them out!)  Clearly this post is overdue, but I didn't want to skip it because I was so excited about sharing everything with you!

So without further ado, let's check out our merchandise from the 2019 D23 Expo!

Disney Dream Store

The Dream Store was the location where most of the merchandise we were interested in was being sold.  Each year, there are usually a few collections released.  There were two main collections that were released inside the Disney Dream Store this year- The Dapper Dans and Disneyland Mickey Balloons.  Of course, I fell in love with both.  

Eliot and I picked our favorite items from each collection and I held my breath that they wouldn't sell out before Nori was able to get into the store.  Honestly, I wasn't really expecting her to get most of it.  I assumed it would sell out almost instantly with people trying to sell everything on eBay.  (I was shocked when she texted to let us know that she got all but one thing!)  Here's what we got from these two collections:

Dapper Dan Dress- I love this Dapper Dan dress so much!!!  I'm so glad they made it in red because I can use it for everyday visits and as well as the holiday season!

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Dapper Dan Spirit Jersey- This has to be the cutest Spirit Jersey ever!!!

Mickey Balloon Skirt- This balloon skirt is highly sought after in the Disney Dress Shop community and it's almost impossible to find now.  I can't believe I actually have one!  (I couldn't remember what item Nori couldn't find and I was afraid it was going to be this skirt.  I was so excited when I opened it!)  I can't wait to wear it to Disneyland!

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Mickey Balloon Spirit Jersey- I think this might just be my favorite Spirit Jersey that I own.  I love the pink and blue tie dye and the balloons are so much fun!!!

D23 Adult Tee- We both got this shirt!  We love how it has Disneyland on the back!

Ladies All Over Balloon Tee- I love this fun shirt with Mickey balloons all over it!

Dapper Dans Funko Pop Vinyls- Eliot and I had Nori get two sets of the Dapper Dan Funko Pops.  I think one set will probably live with our Disneyland display in our living room and the other set can go with our Funko Pop Vinyls for now! 

Dapper Dans Mickey and Friends Plush- We also had Nori get these Dapper Dan plushes.  She used them as her carry on from CA to ME so they're definitely special!

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Balloons Collection Metal Sign- We've had this cute sign on our living room wall since she gave it to us two years ago.  It's going to live with our Disneyland display.

Trinket Tray- I also got this cute trinket tray.  I thought it would be cute on my vanity.  I love how it has little Mickey balloons representing many of the Disney Park attractions!

Disney Store

The Disney Store shop usually has more of the limited edition collectible stuff at the D23 Expo.  It's weird because some of the stuff will come online to Shop Disney and other things are expo exclusives.  (I was so overwhelmed going in there when we were at the 2017 D23 Expo.)  This year, Eliot and I didn't really have many things that we were looking for.  There weren't any Masquerade Dolls that I wanted in the shop, but Nori was able to pre-order my set of the dolls coming to Shop Disney and Disney Stores over the following few months.  I didn't get my dolls until after all of the dolls were released individually, but it was so much more relaxing knowing that I had all of them on order and didn't have to try to get each of them!  Aren't they gorgeous!?!

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This was the first year (as far as I know) that BoxLunch was at the expo with a booth of merchandise set up.  They released this Minnie and Giraffe Loungefly backpack that I fell in love with.  It was eventually sold in thstores; Eliot and I even saw one during our Six Flags trip, but I was glad I didn't have to look for it.

Happy Feet

This was silly, but Eliot and I both loved these Sorcerer Mickey Slippers.  This design was an exclusive to the D23 Expo and I have no regrets!  They're so cute!!!

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Nori happened across these cute sunglasses and she thought we'd like them.  After texting me pictures, I picked 5 that we wanted.  They had a deal where you buy so many of them for a certain price.  They're really cute.  I wanted to wear the Christmas ones on Castaway Cay during our cruises but I forgot to pack them!  Next time!!!

Disney Books

The final thing I got was the Disney Costuming Book.  I was shocked when I saw how large it was.  The pictures are beautiful.  I'm excited to read about all of the costumes, especially since I wasn't able to see them on display and in person at the expo!

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Eliot and I are both so incredibly grateful that Nori was able to get all of this for us!  

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Hopefully, Eliot and I will be able to attend the next D23 Expo.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they pushed this year's event to next year.  If all goes as planned, the next D23 Expo is scheduled to be in Anaheim from September 9th to the 11th of 2022.  °o°

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