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Commemorative Olympic Merchandise at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot

posted on July 27th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


Merchandise for Official Olympic Mascot Wenlock at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot lately. Recent articles for the Disney Parks Blog had me discussing Beatles merchandise and giving a first look at new Celtic jewelry. I’ve never been to England, but it’s on my ever-growing “places I need to visit” list. However, there are many people who will be traveling to London this summer, as athletes from around the world gather for the Olympic Games. The games will take place from July 27 to August 12, and, like many of you, I will be watching the drama unfold on my television. While Disney Theme Park Merchandise hasn’t developed anything specifically for the games, I did find an assortment of Olympic-themed items during a recent visit to World Showcase.
The Sportsman’s Shoppe at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot

The Sportsman’s Shoppe, located across from the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, is the appropriately themed destination for Olympic merchandise at Walt Disney World Resort. I spoke with Sylvie Brumbaugh, Product Developer for World Showcase, about the assortment.
Commemorative Olympic Merchandise at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot

“With the games taking place in London, I thought it was important to have the United Kingdom Pavilion carry some kind of merchandise to commemorate this event,” explained Sylvie. “I worked directly with the United States Olympic Committee to identify a small assortment of items including T-shirts, mugs, plush and a few other things.”
Merchandise for Official Olympic Mascot Wenlock at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot

One recognizable item Sylvie picked was a plush featuring one of the official Olympic mascots, Wenlock. According to the London 2012 games website, the mascots, Wenlock and counterpart Mandeville (who represents the Paralympic Games), were “created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for the Olympic Stadium.” Sylvie selected a few different Wenlock plush, including my favorite, the Queen’s guard.

Wenlock is also featured on a T-shirt, along with T-shirts for women and men featuring the London 2012 games logo. To round out the assortment, you will find some coffee mugs and a very small selection of pins.

I hope you will join me in sending good thoughts to all of the athletes participating this year.

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7 Comments

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Rochelle on July 27th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

What pins? Picture, please! Is there a Twinings Tea Olympic sponsor pin?

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Eric from MA on July 27th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I haven’t been keeping up with Olympic mascots, and hadn’t seen Wenlock and Mandeville until now–
My first thought seeing the Disney marketing in the above shot was “….Pleakley?” ;)

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Lauren on July 27th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Hi Steven. Thanks for the great post. Can any of these commemorative Olympic merchandise items be purchased through the WDW Merchandising phone number???

If yes, can you please get me the SKU # for the Wenlock plush — the Union Jack flag one, i.e. the one with blue, red and white colors on it? Thanks so much.

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Rochelle on July 27th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Does the women’s shirt come in plus sizes?

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Lois on July 28th, 2012 at 10:37 am

And can u also find out if we can purchase the gray tee with all olympic sports on front and if yes, skew number would be great.

Lois

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Margo on July 31st, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Is there a place online where there is a list of items with Wenlock on it to see all the options that are available? Thank you it would be so nice to add this to my olympic mascot collection. Since I am to far away to drop by EPCOT to pick one up for myself in person.

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Lisa on August 2nd, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I love the Queen’s guard Wenlock. I haven’t seen that here in London.

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