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


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.


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.”


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.


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!


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.


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?


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.


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.


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!!


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.


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!


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:

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


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? :)


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.


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 :-)


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?