Do you recall the first time you put on Mickey Mouse ears? What about your first Disney character stuffed animal? For almost 50 years, guests from all over the world have remembered their Walt Disney World Resort vacations with heartfelt mementos that serve as everlasting recollections of their journeys.
Carefully designed retail collections have been an essential part of Walt Disney World heritage over the years. Today we are revealing the first retail lines inspired by “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” which begins on October 1.
If you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation during the 18-month anniversary celebration and want to take home a piece of the magic, we are excited to share a sneak peek of the new collections that will debut this fall across Walt Disney World Resort, with select items available at shopDisney.com.
This must-have pre-celebration collection contains limited-time goods and is ideal for Disney fans visiting Walt Disney World Resort before the formal 50th anniversary celebrations begin on Aug. 12. If you have an Annual Pass, be sure to check out our unique long-sleeve T-shirt made just for you.
Three new collections will debut at Walt Disney World Resort at the commencement of the celebration, with select products accessible on shopDisney.com. Later this fall, two further 50th anniversary collections will be released.
From Dooney & Bourke accessories and festive headgear to coordinated mommy-and-me ensembles and – a fan favorite – a soap dispenser, the Celebration Collection provides a diverse selection of commemorative goods for the entire family, great for mixing and matching.
Cinderella Castle, a famous Magic Kingdom Park feature, serves as the inspiration for this new collection. The collectible decorations, the castle-themed cup, and, of course, the light-up Minnie Mouse ear headband are among my favorites!
Long-time fans will undoubtedly like this compilation. It has retro-themed graphics based on artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives. The collection, which pays homage to 50 years of Walt Disney World enchantment, features a variety of opening-day classics, such as a 2021 version of the original Mickey Mouse ear cap, throwback T-shirt designs, and vintage-inspired plush toys. And, best of all, more blasts from the past will be added to the collection as the celebration continues!
You may have spotted the new EARidescent décor on Cinderella Castle, and you will soon see more of it around Walt Disney World Resort to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. The latest color collection, which will be available in late October, is geared to complement the EARidescent celebration and includes items such as a mini-backpack by Loungefly and a Spirit Jersey, as well as a pair of glittering Minnie ears.
And there will be more! Look for one-of-a-kind retail displays incorporating Disney narrative into your 50th product buying experience this autumn. The inventive displays will appear at several merchandising outlets across Walt Disney World, including World of Disney at Disney Springs. Eric Rachaphoumy and Paul Seus, members of our merchandising cast, created the above rendering.
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for forthcoming Disney Parks Blog product entries in which we’ll disclose details about the Luxe Logo Collection, a line of luxury pieces for the Disney collector that will launch in November. Stay tuned for more information on “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!”
Sid Philips is a father of two and a loving husband. He currently resides in Pennsylvania and has been a fan of Disney since his parents took him there in 1980! Sid has visited multiple Disney parks around the world and loves each one!
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