Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park

Space Mountain Shirts Cleared for Launch on Disney Parks Online Store March 10-16, 2014

posted on March 10th, 2014 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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“Space shuttle, this is flight safety…”

I can still recall my first ride on Space Mountain during my first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in July 1983. The attraction was my first Disney coaster and, despite some tears after that first ride, it quickly became a favorite thing at Magic Kingdom Park. During subsequent family vacations, you could usually find me at the attraction with a giant video camera in hand (I love the queue, particularly the atmospheric music). Today, I’m happy to announce that Space Mountain will be the next attraction poster T-shirt for the Disney Parks online store. We will be offering two different shirts online only from March 10-16, 2014.

The first T-shirt shown above was inspired by an attraction poster from 1977. According to the wonderful book “Poster Art of the Disney Parks” by Danny Handke and Vanessa Hunt, the original attraction poster was designed by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn and Rudy Lord. Disney Design Group artist Richard Terpstra created the design featured on this shirt.

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Richard also designed the second shirt that was inspired by a Walt Disney World Resort attraction poster from 2010 by Josh Holtsclaw.

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In related news, Josh’s poster design from 2010 will be included on drinkware coming to the recently discussed Disney Centerpiece location. Above is an image of those items together, which will join similar drinkware and more when the Marketplace Co-Op opens at Downtown Disney Marketplace in a couple of months.

For now, I invite you to visit http://www.DisneyStore.com/ParkEvents to order the Space Mountain shirts from March 10-16. They will ship in 6-8 weeks once orders are completed (express shipping is not available).
You are cleared for launch!

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Karl from NJ on March 10th, 2014 at 10:05 am

I ordered mine first thing this morning.

 

Steven Miller on March 10th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

@Karl – That’s great! Thank you :)

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Mallory on March 10th, 2014 at 10:25 am

Will there be a shirt based on the It’s a Small World attraction poster? It was the February poster in the 2014 Attraction Poster calendar, and there has now been merchandise for the January and March posters.

 

Steven Miller on March 10th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

@Mallory – I know the team has selected a handful of images inspired by that calendar. Please stay tuned in the coming months … I think you will be happy :)

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Steven on March 10th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Even though I now live in CA, Space Mountain at Walt Disney World was the first version of the attraction experienced. I love the new coffee mug and hope to get one as soon as possible.

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david on March 10th, 2014 at 11:58 am

Hey Steven! Both of the shirts are out of this world! I think the second shirt with the 2010 design is my favorite and I like the color! I’m also a big fan of the new drinking glass, coffee cup, and coaster designs! I think my Family will be spending a lot of money at the Marketplace Co-op in the near future! All my best! Your Hm Pal in Ohio! David

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Ethan on March 10th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Got both of them. Now I regret not getting any of the railroad t-shirts!

Can’t wait to see what shirts are next in the series.

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Jamie on March 10th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I’m a little unclear – Will these shirts be available at WDW? I will be there next month. Thanks!

 

Steven Miller on March 10th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

@Jamie – These shirts will only be offered on the Disney Parks online story from March 10-16. You can place an order this week by visiting this page. The shirts will be shipped directly to your home.

http://www.disneystore.com/disney-parks-special-events/mn/1009902/

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip next month.

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Michael from CA on March 10th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

How come no 3XL this time around?

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Angel from MN on March 10th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Hi, Steven – Any word on how soon the railroad T’s will be shipping? We love these limited releases! Thank you.

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Ray on March 11th, 2014 at 12:10 am

Excellent! Just ordered mine as well. Can’t wait to see what is next in this series of shirts. By far one of the best Disney collections to have!

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