One of my favorite moments in the past six months was on October 1, 2012. I loved celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Epcot with friends and family. I will always remember watching the special Illuminations: Reflections of Earth show with my children, then hearing all of the great Epcot music while exiting the park (I am still wishing for an Epcot music box set one day). I recently found a few new merchandise items that continue the 30th anniversary celebration this year.
The first item is an incredible charm bracelet that contains original logos from Future World pavilions. The bracelet is attached to a postcard with concept art from my favorite EPCOT Center book I had growing up. The bracelet was released at Mouse Gear and World Traveler in Epcot, and at World of Disney at the Downtown Disney Marketplace. It will not be available via the Disney Parks online store (here is the item number for those interested – 400006967718).
There will be a new 24 pin mystery set released on February 21 at Walt Disney World Resort (it won’t be carried via the online store, so here is the item number – 400007261587). This set was created by Disney Design Group artists Quynh Kimball and John Henselmeier. You may recall they were instrumental in creating the Epcot 30 merchandise style guide. I spoke with Quynh about the pins featured in this set.
“The limited release mystery set has 12 known pins and 12 mystery pins,” explained Quynh. “We wanted to highlight classic attractions, shows and experiences from Epcot’s thirty year history. We included a mixture of pins with Disney characters enjoying Epcot attractions with other iconic things like my favorite pin, the globe from Illuminations: Reflections of Earth which opens to reveal the flame torch.”
Each mystery set will contain two randomly selected pins – one you can see and one that is a mystery. We typically don’t show the mystery pins but I couldn’t resist showing the five pins pictured above (A Horizons pin? Sold!). There will also be a Figment mystery pin in this set for those wondering.
Finally, fans who love the classic Epcot font (like me) should look for a new open edition pin arriving in summer.