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Celebrate Summer Vacation with New Attire from Disney Parks

posted on June 25th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager

Celebrate Summer Vacation with New Attire from Disney Parks

One thing I miss from my youth is having a three-month summer vacation. My parents were both teachers, so my sister and I spent many summers together with them while growing up in Ohio. Granted, I feel like I’m on a sort of perpetual vacation working for Disney (I mean I work in the happiest place on earth!). Summer is a prime travel time for many guests wanting to visit Disney Parks. My first visit to Walt Disney World Resort was during a summer break in 1983. I caught up with merchandiser John Smith to learn more about new shirts designed with summer in mind.
Celebrate Summer Vacation with New Attire from Disney Parks

“We recently introduced four new summer-themed shirts following the success of our Spring Break shirts released a few months ago,” explained John. “I selected bright colors for the shirts including one of the most popular tee-shirt colors, white. The graphics were inspired by four different stories – family vacations; photographs taken on trips; a desire to disconnect; and attire that advertises to the world that you are on vacation.”
Celebrate Summer Vacation with New Attire from Disney Parks

I found the Walt Disney World Resort versions of these shirts at the World of Disney in Downtown
Disney Marketplace
. John shared that there are similar styles featuring icons from the Disneyland Resort for guests in California. At this time, these shirts will not be offered via the Disney Parks online store.

So, where are you going on vacation this summer?

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christopher on June 25th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Great shirts for the summer!
Have you heard from your old pin contacts if there will be a WDW trade night or will we have to wait until the sept event weekend? As you know, there has only been one (April) since Nov. 2!!


Steven Miller on July 9th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

@Christopher – Yes! We just announced the next Disney Trading Night for Walt Disney World. It will be held on August 13 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. See this page for more details:


Kyle on June 25th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

08/03/13 – 08/10/13 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Disney Fantasy – Itinerary B


Gloria on June 26th, 2013 at 11:52 am

Nice shirts and the blue minnie and white mickey ones even look like they might be women’s style shirts. Hopefully they are, that would be nice as I won’t buy anymore men’s style ones no matter how much I like them as they’re just too long. I recently bought a great Haunted Mansion women’s style shirt in Magic Kingdom and love it.


Steven Miller on July 9th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

@Gloria – Unfortunately, the shirts are not offered in a women’s cut.