This Week in Disney News: Goodbye to the Sorcerer’s Hat, Hello to More 2015 Merchandise, and a New Sweepstakes

sorcerershat2Happy New Year!

Despite the fact that is was technically a holiday week, it’s been another busy week of news coming from the House of the Mouse.

Disney kicked off 2015 with a brand-new sweepstakes – the Flip Side Sweepstakes – and they’re picking one winner every day this month! The daily prize is a 5-day/4-night vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort and it includes an overnight stay in the Cinderella Castle suite!

Out in Disneyland they’re ringing in the New Year with the Three Kinds Day celebration which runs through January 6 at Disney’s California Adventure Park.

If you’re a fan of the iconic Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you have a few more days to say goodbye. Crews will reportedly begin dismantling the hat on January 7. While the hat has been the symbol of the park for years, if you take a peek at the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon merchandise you’ll see that the Studios are represented by the Earful Tower.

Speaking of merchandise, this year promises to be a great year for attraction-inspired merchandise at Walt Disney World. A new line of merchandise inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean is debuting later this year in addition to new nutcrackers inspired by the lands at the Magic Kingdom.

2015 is also going to be a great year for film buffs. The Walt Disney Studios released their slate of films for 2015 and it includes Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s Ant-Man, the live-action Cinderella, Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

And because everyone wants to start the New Year planning a Walt Disney World vacation, Disney has announced a new travel special for the spring.

We hope 2015 has started on a happy and magical note for you!

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