Thursday, March 20, 2014

Disney Vera Bradley Mickey's Perfect Petals Pre-Order Details

We shared back in February a photo of a possible new pattern for the Disney by Vera Bradley collection.  Click here to read the post.  Yesterday, the Disney Parks Blog confirmed this new print called Mickey's Perfect Petals.  
Photos courtesy of Disney.


Along with the confirmation of the print, a special brunch event was announced for Sunday, May 4th at EPCOT's World Showcase.  This ticketed event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and will feature the release of the brand new pattern along with a special appearance by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley .  

This pattern will be available in some of the most popular styles.

Additionally, to the great disappointment of many Vera Bradley lovers, "there are no immediate plans to carry this color at Disneyland Resort or on the Disney Parks online store."

From the beginning of Shop The Magic, our focus has been to provide you access to items you would not normally be able to purchase, and this event is no different.  We will be attending the event!

We will have a limited number of bags available.  Our normal personal shopping fee of 20% will apply, but due to the high cost of the event ticket, each bag ordered will have a $10 non-refundable fee added to the cost to cover the ticket price. Payment is due by April 30th or your space will be given to the next interested person.

Space is on a first come first served basis. Please send us a message via our facebook page or to shopthemagic@gmail.com.

We look forward to helping you be the first to own a piece of the Disney by Vera Bradley collection!




Saturday, March 1, 2014

Is A Disney Personal Shopper Right For You?


Let's start from the beginning. What is a personal shopper?  We found this: 

"Personal shoppers provide expert advice and give the highest level of customized service possible. By giving personalized attention and providing advanced knowledge of products, services, and trends, personal shoppers become trusted consultants. Developing deep and lasting relationships with your client base, and proactively communicating with them regularly as a professional advisor. Personal Shoppers define the highest standards for service, sales, and customer satisfaction."

We think that is a wonderful description.  It just needs a few words like "magical" and "wishes" thrown in to Disney it up.



What we do as personal shoppers.  The short answer is, almost anything.  
1. We visit merchandise locations throughout the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, taking pictures of merchandise and sharing them on our facebook page.  Everything from seasonal items, ear hats, pins, t-shirts, and handbags. 
2. We also create fun and special gift bags and baskets to help families celebrate their vacation or as thank you gifts from Travel Agents. 
3. We attend special events to get you limited edition merchandise, saving you time and money.  
4. Coordinate with international shoppers to help you get Disney merchandise from the UK and Japan.
5. And finally, we grocery shop!  Resort food is very expensive and somewhat limited in selection.  This is important for those who have special dietary restrictions or just want to save some money.

For fun, we share our personal park pictures with you, because we hope they make you smile while you plan your next visit.

Why do we do this?  What did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?  A doctor, a lawyer, the president?  At the age of 30-something, I still didn't know.  I wanted to do something that made me happy.  Too many friends were working their tails off in jobs they hated but had to keep to pay the bills. What I did know was I had a passion for all things Disney since I was 5 years old.  After returning home from a family trip to Walt Disney World, so many fun items that were available in the parks weren't available online.  That's when the light bulb turned on. Surely if I liked all these items, there were thousands of others who would like to see them too.  And so Shop The Magic began.

Now here is the important part... why use our service? The answer is simple.  TRUST!  Yes, we know we aren't the only service specializing in Disney merchandise out there, but we are the ones most committed to satisfying our customers.  

- We use PayPal to provide you a secure way to pay for your items.  With PayPal you can use most major credit cards for your payment.  We don't ask you to pay as a gift.
- We use USPS to track and insure your purchases against damage and ship within three (3) business days.
- We are a LICENSED BUSINESS.  Not some fly under the radar individual(s).

Sadly, we have heard a lot of complaints about another service out there.  We suggest you check the Better Business Bureau before using any service or ask trusted friends for recommendations.

The biggest compliment we receive is when we are referred by our customers.  Thank you for trusting us with your business.  We can't wait to bring the magic to your door!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March 2014 Vinylmations

Check out the newest releases of Vinylmation for March 2014.


Vinylmation™ Agent P
Retail Price: $12.95
Artist Name: Ron Cohee
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Autograph book
Retail Price: $12.95
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Nerd Mickey Mouse
Retail Price: $12.95
Artist Name: Doug Strayer
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Nerd Minnie Mouse
Retail Price: $12.95
Artist Name: Doug Strayer
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Nerd Stitch
Retail Price: $12.95
Artist Name: Doug Strayer
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Pincess
Retail Price: $12.95
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21
Disney Parks Online Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Rainbow
Retail Price: $12.95
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ Robot Series 4 Villians
Retail Price: $12.95 each
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21


Vinylmation™ US Flag
Retail Price: $12.95
Disney Parks Release Date: March 21

Disney Movies Anywhere new app with FREE movie

The Walt Disney Studios launched a new app today for iOS devices and the web called Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users a place where they can watch the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films that you've purchased, and also finding new ones.
Disney Movies Anywhere also represents the first time users will be able to earn Disney Movie Rewards points from their digital purchases.

The app can be downloaded here for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Once you’ve downloaded it, Disney notes that makes the app will also be accessible on Apple TV via iCloud or AirPlay. And to give you some extra incentive, everyone who signs up will get a free digital copy of The Incredibles.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A New Pattern for Disney Vera Bradley?


Could "Flower Shower" be the next Disney Vera Bradley pattern?

This photo is making the rounds on social media.  

Thanks to Katie F. for the picture

I see lots of small and large Mickey heads in this pattern which is similar to the Flower Shower pattern new for the regular Vera Bradley Summer 2014 line.
Summer 2014 Vera Bradley line
Nothing official has been released so stay tuned and we'll share more information as soon as we find it!

ETA - on 3/19, the Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Mickey's Perfect Petals (pictured above) is in fact the new print.  This will be in limited release on 5/4 and not available in Disneyland or the Disney Store online.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Shopping Just Got Easier with PayPal

Did you receive a gift card over the holidays and it's burning a hole in your pocket?  Spending it just got easier with PayPal.

PayPal now accepts Prepaid Gift Cards!

We are so pleased to be able to offer our customers many options for payment.  

As always, please message us at shopthemagic@gmail.com to place your order.  A detailed invoice will be created for you.