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Walt Disney World Resort Merchandise

A Look Back At Early Walt Disney World Resort Merchandise

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by Steven Miller, Manager, External Affairs

With the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the early merchandise from the 1970s. You may recall that I enjoy collecting merchandise from the early days, particularly from EPCOT Center. My fellow Disney Parks Blog author Jennifer Fickley-Baker put me in contact with Steven Vagnini , who is an archivist with The Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, California. I recall the day that Steven sent these images opening that message was one of those extra magical moments in my Disney career. I think it was the colors or the designs that transported me to another time and place. I spoke with Steven via the telephone to discuss the items and his role with the Archives.

The Archives was founded in 1970 by Dave Smith, explained Steven. This was just ahead of the opening of Walt Disney World Resort. So Dave was lucky to collect a good sample of items from the early days of The Florida Project.

Steven began his Disney career in Florida at Pirates of the Caribbean in 2005. He worked with Y.E.S. Programs and with Guest Relations before making the move to the Archives in California. I enjoyed our conversation as he, too, has such a passion for Disney. Steven explained that limited space is one reason why they seek to collect a representative sample of items.

Steven and I discussed the images he shared with me.

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Join in the 18-month salute to Walt Disney World® Resorts 50th anniversary with our newest Disney Visa Card design featuring a golden castle in honor of The Worlds Most Magical Celebration.8

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    Offers and participating locations are subject to availability, capacity limitations, closures, and additional restrictions and exclusions, and may change or be canceled without notice and are not guaranteed. For select merchandise locations, a $50 minimum pre-tax single transaction purchase is required to receive discount. Must use your valid Disney Visa Card as form of payment at the time of purchase for full amount of purchase and mention this offer. Separate Theme Park admission and Theme Park reservation may be required. Respective offer is provided and fulfilled solely by the applicable Walt Disney World® Resort Operating Participant locations. Disney and Chase are not responsible or liable for fulfillment of such offers, products or services. Not valid on taxes or gratuity. Not valid in combination with other offers, discounts, promotions or with any previous purchase. Discount may not be valid on select specialty items.

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    Half of the magic at Disney World is the food you eat along the way.

    Magic Kingdom has its Dole Whip. Epcot has frushi in the spring. Hollywood Studios has a peanut butter & jelly milkshake. Animal Kingdom has lumpia.

    What do all these dishes have in common? Theyre all found in Delish Loves Disney a collection of 50 recipes in partnership between the culinary experts at Disney parks and Delish.

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    Can you find it at the parks? No you have to order it through Amazon. But its an affordable way to bring the magic of the parks to your kitchen table without the need to take an entire trip for good grub.

    That doesnt mean were not going back. We will: There are more memories to be made.

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    Disney is gearing up for Halloween with some creative apparel and accessories.

    The new line includes T-shirts, book bags and more with the Haunted Mansion and other themes, such as “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” and the 1993 Disney Pictures film “Hocus Pocus.”

    One cool item is the Haunted Mansion Loungefly Crossbody Bag, another a Hocus Pocus Mini Loungefly backpack.

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    Annual Passholders can save up to 25% and Florida Residents can save up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights January 2, 2022 through March 10, 2022.

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    Mickey strikes his classic standing pose on the front of this iridescent faux leather baseball cap that is a glamorous reminder of your fun trips to the Disney Parks.

    Celebrate a half century of The Most Magical Place on Earth with our incredible pin set created just for D23 by artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This boxed set, a tribute to the boundless activities across the Walt Disney World Resort, features five fan-favorite characters! These D23 Gold Member-exclusive pins, created in vintage-inspired soft enamel, are the perfect way to honor a magical milestone!

    Celebrate a half century of The Most Magical Place on Earth with an incredible pin set created just for D23 by artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily. This boxed set is a tribute to the mouse that started it all, featuring Mickey Mouse himself in some of his fan-favorite roles across Walt Disney World. Our D23 Gold Member-exclusive pins, created in vintage-inspired soft enamel, are the perfect way to honor this magical milestone!

    Box Office Gifts In Magic Kingdom

    Heres another psst moment for you: it turns out The Emporium is NOT the best place for Disney Worlds most popular merch in Magic Kingdom!

    LOTS of Ears in Box Office Gifts!

    Dont get us wrong, the Emporium is STOCKED, but its also swarming with people, and as a result, shelves are frequently left barren. Box Office Gifts, meanwhile, is our Main Street alternative for equally essential Magic Kingdom swag, especially if what youre after is the parks most-wanted Minnie Ears!

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    Mobile Checkout Now Available And Coming Soon To More Walt Disney World And Disneyland Resort Shops

    Mobile checkout is expanding to more merchandise locations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort a year after the initial test launched.

    The service launched at the Emporium in Magic Kingdom yesterday but will soon be available in all four Walt Disney World parks:

    • World of Disney at Disney Springs
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    • Mickeys of Hollywood at Disneys Hollywood Studios Coming soon!
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    More stores at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure have also just launched mobile checkout:

    • Disney Clothiers, Ltd., China Closet and Plaza Point
    • Emporium
    • Pioneer Mercantile and Bonanza Outfitters New!
    • The Star Trader New!
    • Knicks Knacks New!

    World of Disney in Downtown Disney District also has the mobile shopping option.

    Check the My Disney Experience or Disneyland app during your visit for the latest location availability.

    Merchandise mobile checkout is a convenient shopping option available at select shops it helps you save time by letting you scan and pay for your items right from your phone. When youre ready to shop, simply open the My Disney Experience or Disneyland app and scan the barcodes on your souvenirs as you add them to your bag. Once your shopping experience is complete, show your purchase QR code and selected items to a cast member at the designated exit, and youre all set.

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    Get a taste of the aloha spirit with Olu Mel merchandise found at Disneys Polynesian Village Resort. As a member of Duffy & Friends, Olu Mel does character greetings at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, in Hawaii. Merchandise for the ukulele-playing sea turtle, whose name is short for melody, was previously only available at the Aulani resort until now.

    At the BouTiki shop in Disney’s Polynesian resort, find Olu Mel stuffed animals, backpacks and crossbody bags as well as magnets and keychains. This Walt Disney World resort boutique also sells ukuleles, Hawaiian shirts and hotel-themed merchandise.

    Ashley Collins, contributing writer

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    Have you just returned home from a recent Walt Disney World vacation and are wishing that you had purchased something you had seen while there? Or are you currently in Walt Disney World, wondering where you can find a particular merchandise item? Well, look no further! Disney has released an app for mobile devices called Shop Disney Parks, which can be used to locate and purchase items from Walt Disney World Resort.

    This is a great must-have app for Disney fans, and is available for both iOS and Android devices.

    iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shop-disney-parks/id973805417?mt=8

    Using the app, you can browse or search for an item

    Or just scan the barcode of the item to find it.

    Once you select an item, you can save it to your shopping bag for purchase or bring up a map with the locations that carry the item.

    You can also find a wide selection of Disney theme park merchandise available online at In addition to regular park merchandise, you’ll also find specialty items like Epcot festival merchandise and a selection of MagicBands.

    If you have questions about theme park merchandise, contact Disney directly at

    NOTE: The Merchandise Guest Services department, which used to handle guest requests for purchasing park merchandise, has been discontinued.

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    We love the Wonderful World of Disney because this huge shop actually feels like several different shops smooshed together, each offering its own type of merch, from beautiful art and holiday decor to hats, Minnie Ears, clothes and MORE! Pro tip weve found hard-to-score ears that were sold out elsewhere still in stock in this store before!

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    We found all these items at World of Disney in Disney Springs, as well as Disney Traders in EPCOT. Recently, the Disneyland Resort also got a plethora of items themed to the movie, though their selection appears to be quite different.

    As always, keep following WDWNT for all of your Disney Parks news, and for the absolute latest, follow WDW News Today on , , and .

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    Remember to bring your Disney® Visa® Credit Card when you visit Walt Disney World® Resort during The Worlds Most Magical Celebration. Cardmembers enjoy special savings and experiences, including exclusive perks.1

    Please note that some park experiences and offerings, including Disney Visa Cardmember perks, may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to availability or closure based on guidance from health authorities and applicable government agencies. Please check disneyworld.com/updatesbefore you visit for the latest information.

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. For 50 years, no trip to the Walt Disney World Resort has been complete without bringing home a treasured souvenir a special something that told everyone, I went to Disney World! In honor of the resorts 50th anniversary, guests will discover new merchandise collections and shopping experiences all across The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    The merchandise celebrates the legacy of the past 50 years with a nod to the next 50, said Marianne Sharpe, vice president of merchandise for Walt Disney World Resort. It includes authentic product replicas, modern fashion trend collections, artist collaborations, and even matching attire for the entire family. The 50th merchandise is truly for the Disney fan in us all.

    Debuting this fall, the collections offer something for everyone, from fun and creative celebration-themed items to an entire line of products inspired by Cinderella Castle. There are also throwback and retro-themed pieces, and even a shimmering collection of fashion and accessories inspired by the EARidescent decor that is a hallmark of the celebration.

    The new merchandise collections are complemented by enhanced shopping experiences at select locations across Walt Disney World. Each one-of-a-kind display was designed to honor the storied past behind five decades of merchandise and memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

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    Disney Visa Cardmember Savings

    At Walt Disney World® Resort during the 50th anniversary celebration, Disney Visa Cardmembers receive savings at select dining and shopping locations, on tickets for select guided tours and other experiences.1

    Receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations throughout Walt Disney World® Resort when you use your Disney® Visa® Card.13

    Receive 10% off select dining locations most days at Walt Disney World® Resort when you use your Disney Visa Card.14

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    Coffee, anyone? Heat up your morning with a pre-celebration must-have, the travel tumbler. EARidescent and blue, the gold rim makes every sip a golden birthday!

    The Pre-Celebration Collection continues with that special lilac Spirit Jersey with EARidescent puff lettering! Theres a light-up Minnie Mouse ear headband to wear with any of the apparel options to keep your dreams shining through! Talk about some festive headwear for a Disney fan!

    If youre looking for more standard colors in your themed fashions, check out this toned-down gray tee shirt thats perfect for everyday wear, featuring Mickey on the left chest front, so you can advertise being a part of the club! Theres also a The Worlds Most Magical Celebration spirit jersey in a dark glitter EARidescent color, featuring the same puff color-changing letters scrawled across the back shoulders. Whats really different about this Disney Spirit Jersey is the Mickey head and Cinderella castle beckoning from the back hemline.

    Next, the Vault Collection springs forth with bold 1970s colors like mustard and red. Take home retro themed designs via nostalgic accessories with original Walt Disney World Resort logos. Ringer tees for the whole family and vintage-dressed Minnie and Mickey plushes are available.

    Leave us a comment about what you will be purchasing from the 50th Anniversary Merchandise collection!

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    For 50 years, no trip to the Walt Disney World Resort has been complete without bringing home a treasured souvenir a special something that told everyone, I went to Disney World! In honor of the resorts 50th anniversary, guests will discover new merchandise collections and shopping experiences all across The Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn more below.

    1 50th Anniversary Merchandise

    The merchandise celebrates the legacy of the past 50 years with a nod to the next 50, said Marianne Sharpe, vice president of merchandise for Walt Disney World Resort. It includes authentic product replicas, modern fashion trend collections, artist collaborations, and even matching attire for the entire family. The 50th merchandise is truly for the Disney fan in us all.

    The collections offer something for everyone, from fun and creative celebration-themed items to an entire line of products inspired by Cinderella Castle. There are also throwback and retro-themed pieces, and even a shimmering collection of fashion and accessories inspired by the EARidescent decor that is a hallmark of the celebration.

    2 Shopping Locations

    The new merchandise collections are complemented by enhanced shopping experiences at select locations across Walt Disney World. Each one-of-a-kind display was designed to honor the storied past behind five decades of merchandise and memories at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Find 50th Anniversary Merchandise at These Locations:

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