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posted on December 26th, 2011 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


“Shirts

I love tee-shirts. I have two dresser drawers filled with shirts that I’ve acquired over the years (I’ll save the discussion about my “Aloha” shirt collection for a future Disney Parks Blog post). During my recent search for holiday gifts from World Showcase in Epcot, I photographed several new shirts that caught my eye (like I need another shirt!). The top image features two new shirts that made me long for yet another Kalua pork slider from the Hawai’i Marketplace at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. I know I will be sporting either shirt during a future trip around the world.

“Viking

I asked Sylvie Brumbaugh, product developer for World Showcase, about the new shirts I found in the Norway and Canada Pavilions.

“We wanted to add an element of fun to the World Showcase shirt assortment,” explained Sylvie. “The ‘How to Dress’ shirts were a nod to the ‘How To’ cartoons staring Goofy. In Norway, one of the most popular items is the Viking helmet. I wanted a shirt that would complete the story, so we introduced a Viking body shirt. I’m considering turning that shirt into an apron as it would be perfect for grilling season.”

“Norwegian

Sylvie also created a new shirt using with the ever popular Norwegian trolls. She said drinkware using the image and tagline pictured above is also coming soon.

“Apparel

Another item arriving soon is a shirt for Germany Pavilion featuring Grumpy. The back of the shirt has the German translation of the phrase found on the front – “Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch.”

I also liked the strong graphic-focused shirts found in several countries. There is a new “opening year” program that comes in both shirt and hoodie styles. I particularly liked the shirt from France Pavilion with the words “vin, pain and fromage” – my dinner of champions.

There will be additional graphic shirts coming in the next few months – including one arriving in Germany Pavilion this spring that had me yelling, “Goooooooal!” But that’s a story for another time.

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Samantha on December 26th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love looking at the different shirts! My favorite is the troll one!

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Katie on December 26th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I LOVED T-shirt so much that I have over 100! I just had to buy the How to Dress like a Viking and the It’s A Troll World shirts on my most recent trip to WDW. I really wanted to get the How to Dress Like a Mountie but, unfortunately they only had kid sizes. So my question is, will this shirt ever be in adult sizes? I really hope the How to Dress Like shirts get one for each country.

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Skip from FL on December 26th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Is there a shirt with just a geographic picture of each of the countries, causing inquiring minds to wonder what they all have in common?

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Brian on December 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

love all the shirts but how about some 3xxxl sizes for those of us who are more abundant than others :)

 

Steven Miller on December 27th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

@Katie – Sylvie told me that unfortunately the “How to Dress” shirt will only be offered in kids’ sizes for now. Sorry.

@Skip – I don’t know of any such plans but I just photographed a new silhouette graphic of World Showcase that will be featured on glassware and dishware. It’s cool and I will probably discuss in a future article.

@Brian – Thanks for the feedback. I will share with the World Showcase team.

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Danielle on December 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Love all these unique items to the WS at EPCOT. Keep ‘em coming. I definitely plan to pick up one or two (or three?) during our next visit.

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patricia from CA on December 26th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I would love to be able to purchase these shirts and Epcot merchandise on line. These cute shirts weren’t available when we were there in May ’11. Please help!!

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Andrew from PA on December 26th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I love the T-shirts, but it would be great if you would also make them in larger sizes. We can never find sizes in 2,3 or even 4X in any of the Disney t-shirts. It would be great if you could find them in the larger sizes.

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Paul on December 26th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

When will the Grumpy shirt be released? I’m excited to get my hands on that one!

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janice from NJ on December 27th, 2011 at 12:18 am

how can I get the drinking around the world tee shirts from ep cot??? would like to order them on line for a few family members…thanks for any info you can give me.

 

Steven Miller on December 27th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

@Danielle – Thank you for the kind words! There are several more shirts that I think you may enjoy. The article only had room for a handful.

@Andrew – I will share your feedback with the development team.

@Paul – I just visited Germany Pavilion today (Dec. 27) and unfortunately they have not arrived yet. I’d say look for it in early 2012.

@Patricia & Janice – Your best option for now would be to contact Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or send an email to: merchandiseguestservices@disney.go.com

Below are a few item #s for reference:

Food Around the World – 400005668517
Beverages Around the World – 400005668555
Viking Body – 400005483127
How To Dress Like a Viking (Adult) – 400005471773
How To Dress Like a Viking (Child) – 400005471902
It’s A Troll World – 400005471940
It’s A Troll World Magnet (something new) – 400005470691
It’s A Troll World Hooded Sweatshirt (also new) – 400005466533
How To Dress Like a Canadian Mountie (Child) – 400005040535
Canadian Mountie Body – 400005055591

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Stephanie from SD on December 27th, 2011 at 1:22 am

These are AWESOME! Too bad we missed them when we visited in Aug. Is there anyway to purchase them other than in the parks? :)

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robert on December 27th, 2011 at 7:55 am

I think the Its a Troll World and the Canadian Mountie shirts have a future in my closet! :)

All of the ones you posted are unique and nice….always happy to see stuff like this appear!

Speaking of Canadian Mountie….my boy would love a Duffy outfit in that style.

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Susana on December 27th, 2011 at 11:33 am

A Viking apron for grilling would be perfect! Please, do it, Sylvie Brumbaugh!

 

Steven Miller on December 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

@Robert – Thank you. I don’t know of any plans for such an outfit for Duffy. Yet he has a few additional outfits coming in 2012. Look for a future Disney Parks Blog article about them.

@Susana – Great! So when is dinner? I’ll bring the Lefse :-)

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christine from NY on December 28th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Love the “I know a little German,” as Grumpy is my husband’s fav.
Any way I can get this “little German” up here?

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