Every fashionistas knows Havaianas the famous footwear/flip-flop maker from Brazil famous for its vibrant colors and popular during the summer at the Hamptons, always in Hawaii, on the French Riviera, SoCal beaches, ships and well just about everywhere a stylist person can be found. Well listen up, the company is going foot and glove with Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club with a newly announced alliance. No stranger to the Disney brand, Havaianas has been using the theme park’s logo on flip-flops for the last four years. The new partnership is providing the brand with more opportunities to well sell the shoes and attract Disney fans, of which there are scores.
“We are thrilled to have entered into this relationship with the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club because they embody instant joy much like Havaianas,” said Marcio Moura, Havaianas’ USA president. “We look forward to creating a harmonious relationship and further expanding opportunities within the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club in the coming years.”
Very soon Disney parks visitors will be able to pick up pairs of Havaianas 22 retail locations across the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Vacation Club including a dedicated retail build-out at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney California Adventure Park. We’re talking Havaianas heaven here folks. What’s more come November the footwear company will become as an official sponsor of all runDisney races that provide runners with a unique Disney experience. Havaianas are debatably in casual/tropical wardrobes than any other flp-flop or go-ahead. The original style hit the market in 1962 and took off like crazy throughout the world. In Brazil it is absolutely de rigueur to wear Havaianas and a bikini (see video).
Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon); 36 resort hotels (26 owned and operated by Walt Disney World Resort, includes eight Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 63 holes of golf on four courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex. Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages of Disney Cruise Line. Located in and around Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971. The Disneyland resorts really need no introduction as they about the most popular tourist attractions in the world located that include two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and the reimagined Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences.
Disney Vacation Club, which debuted in 1991, offers a flexible, vacation points-based system rather than the traditional fixed-week timeshare model. Today, Disney Vacation Club has more than 200,000 member families, from all 50 states and approximately 100 countries. And soon they can all put their feet into Disney-logo Havaianas to walk around the theme parks or wear to the pool or on a Disney cruise.