It’s a Disney collectible weekend: Theme Park Connection is having a grand re-opening celebration Saturday
By Peter Covino
If you love Disney collectibles, this is your weekend.
The Theme Park Connection, featuring 15,000 square feet of merchandise has moved into its new location and is having a grand re-opening tomorrow.
“The world’s largest showcase of Disney items,” is celebrating the occasion with door prizes all day Saturday, plus a chance to win: a 3-day Disney cruise for 2; an authentic Marvel’s Hunger Games costume and more.
The store is located at 2160 Premier Row, Orlando and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event.
In addition to prizes, there will be free food and drinks all day and Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan, former VP of the Magic Kingdom, will be on hand signing autographs & sharing stories about opening Epcot Center & working with Walt Disney.
There will be lots of buying opportunities as well including 2 Herbie the Love Bug cars on display and for sale along with film props
and 20 percent off everything in store and select items up to 50 percent off
If you are not able to make the event, that’s OK because Theme Park Connection has many ways to connect at their eBay store with new items listed daily at www.ebay.com/themeparkconnection and follow on facebook at www.facebook.com/ThemeParkConnection and at www.themeparkonnenection.com.
“Another benefit of the new, much larger location, is that now it allows us to showcase everything we have” says Brian Ramsey, General Manager of Theme Park Connection. The move came with some unique surprises. “Some of the items were packed in boxes for over 10 years in our old location and have not been seen by the public eyes until our re-opening on Saturday”. TPC, as it is known, never had the space to display all the items they owned and now guests can see and view everything in their inventory. It’s also an inventory that changes daily as they buy Disney items from the public and partner with local theme parks to find the most unique items possible.
The showroom includes more than a million items ranging from pins, figurines to props and signs that were displayed at the Disney Parks, Resorts and Cruise Lines along with a newly added line of movie props. “Movie props are an area we saw great synergy with park items because just like the park items we offer, they can bring you back to a moment in time or help you relive a memory when you saw a particular film.” Theme Park Connection is bringing that feeling to its guests at the Grand Re-Opening while giving away an iconic authentic costume from the original Hunger Games movie (the 2nd Hunger Game movie just happens to be releasing the night before their Grand Re-Opening as a tie into the popular film). Since they also doubled in size they have doubled their inventory of Disney’s Herbie the Love Bug cars as well, making two available to meet and purchase at the event.