Epcot will be celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary this October! To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Disney will be launching a beautiful line of retro inspired Epcot 35th Anniversary merchandise.
This collection captures the spirit of Epcot’s beginning. The theme comes from the phrase “We’ve just begun to dream.” Eric Caszatt, the Creative Manager with the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group told Disney Parks Blog’s Steven Miller:
“Many of the artists on my team are long-time Epcot fans,” explained Eric. “We wanted the art to have a distinct vintage feeling, and take its cues from artwork, logos, signage, and in-park graphics found in the early 1980s. We also referenced actual merchandise released during the first few years of operation. Many products then did not incorporate Disney characters into the artwork with the exception of Figment from the Journey Into Imagination attraction. I’m excited to see several products being released this fall can trace their heritage back to those original items.”
One of the most prevalent throw backs to the original Epcot is the color pallet of the five colors that were highly featured on opening year products of Epcot: purple, pink, red, orange, and gold. The artwork of the anniversary collection used these same colors with muted tones, to really get the vintage vibe. Some of the products will even have “EPCOT Center” in their designs. Other products will have the EPCOT Center logo.
Don’t worry Figment fans, the collection features quite a few items featuring out favorite host of the imagination. There’s even a gorgeous backpack that is sure to be perfect for exploring the parks with.
You can look for the Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise collection to be released in late September in select locations in Epcot. Like with many other collections, some of the items will also be available on the Shop Disney Parks App as well.
Other exclusive products have been created for the anniversary day of October 1st as well so be on the look out!