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All Aboard with Disney Railroad T-Shirts Coming to Disney Parks Online Store from January 27-February 2, 2014

Steven Miller

by , Merchandise Communications Manager

I’ve been fascinated with railroads ever since I was in third grade. At that time, my parents gave me a model railroad set, complete with a locomotive, various box cars, train tracks and a matching Pennsylvania Railroad hat that I wore nearly every day. Today, I can still enjoy a train ride on the Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park (one of the many reasons I enjoy working for Disney). Since Disney trains have been a part of Disney Parks since the beginning, I think it’s fitting that we kick off our series of Disney Attraction Poster T-shirts with salutes to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Railroads.

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Designer Richard Terpstra worked with Disney Design Group artists to create these two T-shirts inspired by the Disney Railroad attraction posters found at Disneyland park and Magic Kingdom Park respectively. According to the must-have book for any Disney Parks fan, “The Poster Art of the Disney Parks” by Walt Disney Imagineers Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, the original attraction posters were designed by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn and Rudy Lord in 1977.

These T-shirts will be offered on the Disney Parks online store from January 27 to February 2, 2014. All items will ship in 6-8 weeks (unfortunately, express shipping is not available).

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Since I’m discussing attraction posters, I thought you may enjoy another sneak preview of items coming to Centerpiece, the home goods mini-shop at the Marketplace Co Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace opening later this year. There will be additional plates and drinkware featuring other attraction posters offered in that location. I need bigger kitchen cabinets!

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Finally, I spoke with the souvenirs team about the popular 2014 Disney Parks attraction poster calendars I first discussed last October on the Disney Parks Blog. While they do not plan to reorder the calendars at this time, they want to keep offering the posters as a set. Look for these sets (sans the calendar portion) in a couple of months.

All aboard!

Comments

  • Will the glasses be available at World of Disney (Disneyland)?

  • I haven’t seen anything about the poster t-shirts since the first one with the Railroad image on it. Were the rest of them produced? Are they or will they be available?

  • Hi Mr. Miller. I missed the boat on these tshirts. I can’t seem to find them on the disney store website. With the upcoming release of the Disney Ride Poster book, will we see more merchandise? Thank you!

  • Do you know what the next shirt in the series will be and when it will be released? Thanks!

  • It broke my heart that I wasn’t able to get a 2014 Disneyland Attractions poster calendar when it was available. Just one of the downsides of being deployed overseas. I am looking forward to the poster set though! Thanks for breaking the news on that! Any other details so I might make arrangements for securing a set? Thanks for the magic!

    • @Larry – First, thank you for your service! I unfortunately don’t have an exact date as to when the poster set would be available. The team said it was coming in a few months.

  • Hey Steven, I was just wondering If (or hopefully WHEN) we will ever see updated park maps for sale again.

    • @Timothy – These will not be offered in children’s sizes.

      @Tyler – I’ve not seen any plans for such a thing. Sorry.

  • Will these be available in children’s sizes?

  • Hi Steven – these are great ! You mention this kicks off a series of attraction poster t-shirts – are you able to share how many will be offered and at what timing, ie every month, or every other month, or ?? Trying to plan ahead on how many new t-shirts I may end up with :-).

    Thanks!

  • I love these shirts with the classic designs! Is there a reason that the new Fantasyland or Storybook Circus was left off the Walt Disney World shirts?

    • @Thomas – Great question. The posters that were selected came from the recent 2014 attraction poster calendars. Unfortunately, New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus weren’t featured in the Walt Disney World calendar.

  • Steven, do you know if these fabulous shirts will be offered in Youth sizes too?

    • @Stephanie – The shirts will not be offered in youth sizes. Sorry :(

  • We’ll be in Disney World in 16 days! Will the shirts be available for purchase in the World? My son is a HUGE train fanatic!!! The plates too, are they available for purchase now?

    • @Cheryl – I hope you have a wonderful trip! The shirt will be sold from January 27 to February 2 on the Disney Parks online store – http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents. The shirt will not be offered at Disney Parks at this point. The plates are coming to Disney Parks and the online store later this year.

  • will the drink and plate-ware be available at Disneyland as well – or online? Looks great!

    • @Oleg – Great news! Yes, the drinkware and plates will be found at Centerpiece in the Marketplace Co Op at Downtown Disney Marketplace in Florida. They will also be found in select locations at Disneyland Resort and on our Disney Parks online store. I don’t have an exact release date yet so keep watching the Disney Parks Blog.

  • Great news! Keep these retro designs coming! Can’t wait to wear these as well as my Tiki and Haunted Mansion shirts this April in the parks!

    • @Mischa – Right on! I hope you have a great trip to Disneyland Resort (and I hope to see you … in the trees) :)

  • Wow! I love Richard’s work and can’t wait to buy a shirt…and eventually plates and glasses! It looks like these will be the same Hanes shirts that the Haunted Mansion and Epcot 30 designs were printed on. Is that correct?

    • @Daniel – That is correct! My three Horizons 30th Anniversary shirts arrived yesterday. I love the feel of the shirts and they fit perfectly. Now the tough decision – which one to wear first? Space will probably win, of course.

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