Amazon Delights D23 Expo Fans with Special Offerings
As the ultimate Disney shopping destination, Amazon announced today the release of its first-ever custom D23 collection in celebration of the bi-annual fan expo, featuring never-before-seen custom merchandise, including toys, such as the Funko POP! Pilot Mickey, along with clothing and home décor featuring characters from Marvel and Star Wars. Fans can now shop the exclusive collection via Amazon Merch on Demand at amazon.com/disney, alongside Amazon’s wide selection of Disney products.
Additionally, Amazon had the unique opportunity to help bring Walt Disney’s iconic Grumman Gulfstream company airplane from the Walt Disney World Resort to D23 for an aeronautical-inspired Ultimate Fan Lounge experience.
A first look at new products inspired by Walt Disney’s original plane
As the platinum sponsor of Disney’s D23 Expo, Amazon had the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Walt Disney Archives to bring Walt Disney’s iconic Grumman Gulfstream company airplane, Mickey Mouse One, from the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to Anaheim. The plane will be displayed for guests at the D23 Expo as part of the exhibit Mickey Mouse One: Walt’s Plane, presented by Amazon.
From the plane’s purchase in 1963 until its final flight in 1992, the plane was used to shuttle key Disney personnel and Imagineers. Given its historical importance and presence at this year’s D23 Expo, the plane served as the central inspiration for Amazon’s custom merchandise. Walt himself used the plane for work and family getaways, visiting some of his favorite destinations. Those destinations also inspired the products in our exclusive collection:
Walt’s plane was parked and maintained just a short drive from The Walt Disney Studios lot at a local airfield in Burbank, California.
During one of his visits to an antique shop, Walt found an antique mechanical singing bird that would go on to inspire the creation of Audio-Animatronics figures.
Walt flew over Florida to scout locations for his top secret “Florida Project,” which would later become Walt Disney World.
Walt’s plane made countless trips between Burbank and New York City, including to ferry Disney personnel and Imagineers to the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
Walt and his family flew to Palm Springs, California, for short getaways and holiday celebrations at his beloved vacation home at Smoke Tree Ranch.
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