Disneyland Paris July 2011 Trading Pins

Here are the pins being released in July at Disneyland Paris. As we featured in May, the next Paris Pin Event is a special  Star Wars  themed event and is being held on Saturday 16th July at Disney’s Hotel New York from 11am to 3pm.  Tickets for the event cost 36 Euros and include brunch.   To book call 00 33 160 30 60 53.

Disneyland Paris and Hertz sign new five-year partnership

Pictured: Michel Taride, Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation with Mickey and Philippe Gas CEO of Euro Disney

Disneyland Paris and Hertz have signed a new, five-year official partnership agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The two companies are also celebrating the 15th anniversary of their partnership.

This partnership will continue to offer an array of services for guests and Disney Cast Members (company employees) alike at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s largest tourist destination, with over 15 million guests annually.
Guests staying in any of the Resort’s hotel rooms may use a direct line to the Hertz rental agency in Chessy Marne-la-Vallée to rent a vehicle. Cast Members may also benefit from special rates when renting a vehicle or buying a used vehicle from Hertz.
Hertz will continue to enjoy strong visibility throughout the amusement theme park, with the ongoing sponsorship of Main Street Vehicles, as well as the stroller rental service in the Resort’s Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park. The Hertz brand will also be present in various emblematic spots including in the sets at Disney Studio 1 and on the car license plates of taxis parked in front of Restaurant des Stars and Disney’s Hotel New York.
The renewed partnership also kickstarts a programme of new joint marketing activity with Disneyland Paris across Europe, and will allow Hertz to develop relationships with the wider Disney organization.
For example, Hertz will support the launch of the Disney Cars 2 movie—one of the world’s largest global entertainment franchises—across Europe this summer through direct and online campaigns that include fun competitions. The car rental company has also unveiled a new, Disney-themed children’s play area at its London Heathrow Airport location as part of a refurbishment programme.
Michel Taride, President of Hertz International and Executive Vice President, Hertz Corporation, said: “We are delighted to renew for another five years this dynamic and historic partnership between Euro Disney and Hertz. As companies with a shared vision for superior quality and a great family experience, we have common goals of delivering excellent service aimed at satisfying the needs of extended families across Europe.”
“Strategic partnerships are one of the driving elements in the growth of Disneyland Paris. The renewal of our partnership for another five years represents new opportunities for both companies to use their joint know-how to offer a top quality guest experience,” declared Philippe Gas, CEO of Euro Disney SAS.

Source: Breaking Travel News

Disneyland Paris holiday giveaway by Morrisons.

Morrisons supermarket is teaming up with Walt Disney for a major summer promotion in which the supermarket will give away a thousand two-night family holidays at Disneyland Paris.
The winning ‘golden tickets’ will be distributed in packets of Disney character trading cards. The promotion begins on 11 July and runs for the next seven weeks. Customers will receive a packet of cards for every £30 they spend in Morrisons, as well as extra packs when they buy any one of 140 top brands, including PG Tips.
“We wanted to run the biggest giveaway of the summer and give every one of our customers a chance to win a fantastic prize,” said Morrisons commercial director Richard Hodgson. “We just hope that 32 million packets will be enough to cope with demand.”
Ginger Taggart, executive marketing director for Disney Destinations International UK, said “We believe this will resonate with shoppers by providing something for their children to enjoy, with the added benefit for parents of a chance to win one of the stays.”

Source: The Grocer

Disney Store reveals the future of Pin Trading in the UK

The Disney Store has issued a statement with regards to the future of Pin Trading at it’s stores in the United Kingdom, and the news will upset many of the UK’s hundreds of Pin Traders who after reading this will not be having a Pintastic day!
Disney have decided that only 16 of it’s stores will continue to sell pins and that the pocket money value Core pins will be discontinued which will be a great disappointment to many Pin Traders. 

Dear Pin Traders

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our Pin Survey earlier this year. We had some very detailed responses and have been through each one to look at how we can improve the Pin offering at Disney Store. From 15th July we will continue to release Pins online and focus our instore range to 16 selected Stores.

This will ensure we can maintain visual presence of the range and direct more stock to the Stores where the majority of our Pins are sold. The stores are listed below and each of these will continue to Pin Trade with Cast Lanyards.

Aberdeen, Bon Accord

Birmingham, Bull Ring
Bristol, Cribbs Causeway
Cardiff, St. David’s Centre
Gateshead, Metro Centre
Kent, Bluewater
Liverpool, Liverpool One
London, Covent Garden
London, Oxford St
London, Westfield
Manchester, Arndale Centre
Manchester, Trafford Centre
Milton Keynes, Centre MK
Sheffield, Meadowhall
West Thurrock, Lakeside
York, Parliament St

You said that you liked our smaller edtion numbers of Limited Edition Pins and the breadth of characters we used, so we will continue to produce them in this way. For releases in July, August and September we will have a Limited Edition size of 250 and Online Limited Edition of 150. We will be concentrating on limited Edition Pins and, for now, we don’t have any plans to re-introduce the Core range.

You said that inconsistent cast Member knowledge across our Stores detracted from your Pin Trading experiences. We are working with the 16 chosen Stores to improve the training of our Cast Members and give them latest information about our range.

You asked about Lanyards and Lanyard sets. We have some initial ideas and have started early development which we will tell you more about in early 2012.

You wanted City Specific Pins, we are currently trialling a London Pin in out brand new Oxford St Store to see if there is enough demand of us to be able to create a full range.

You felt that the standard delivery charge for disneystore.co.uk was high, if you were only buying a Pin. One 1st July we are trialling free UK standard delivery all weekend on the Tinker Bell and Tangled Pins.

We continue to work on improving the range and will update you as new developments occur. We are dedicated to ensuring that our Pin offering at Disney Store will surprise and delight you.

Have a Pintastic Day!

Disney Store

1st July 2011

Source:  http://massmail.disneyinternational.com/TDS/uk/pin/pin.pdf

Eurostar expands services for the summer season

The high-speed train operator Eurostar is adding extra summer services between London’s St Pancras International station and Disneyland Paris.
Eurostar this week announced there would be 16 additional departures for its route from London to Paris and another seven trains between the London and Disneyland Paris.
Officials said the expansion comes due to heightened demand, as July alone is expected to see nearly 1,000,000 passengers utilise Eurostar’s services.
Eurostar’s commercial director, Nick Mercer, said, “In addition to a significant increase in the number of passengers taking our direct services, we’re seeing more and more passengers connect beyond Paris, Lille and Brussels.”
Mr Mercer added, “With convenient connections, fast journey times and clear environmental advantages people across the UK are starting to see how easy it is to travel across Europe by high speed rail. From destinations like Provence to Bruges, Amsterdam and Cologne, the increase in people booking connecting journeys with Eurostar is helping to fuel a rail renaissance.”
The additional Paris services will be focused on the weekends and will begin on July 8 and will run through the end of month. The additional Disneyland trains will begin running on July 19 and will operate until August 27.  Fares start at £69 return.