When you think of Walt Disney World, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For me, I think of Cinderella Castle. It has been a royal beacon and luminescent icon of Walt Disney World for almost 40 years. As we get ready to celebrate 40 years of magic and wonder at Walt Disney World, Disney Theme Park Merchandise has created something special – a pattern that represents both Cinderella Castle and the iconic attractions that have comprised our magical kingdom since 1971.
The new program, Cinderella Castle Collage, features much-loved posters of attractions that have come and gone over the past 40 years. Similar to the 40th Anniversary Collage print that Steven & I have told you about over the past few weeks, the print for the Cinderella Castle collage was created to evoke nostalgic memories for Guests, and hopefully make a few say, “Oh my gosh! I forgot how much I LOVED that attraction when I was younger!” I caught up with Summer Bloomfield, Product Developer for Disneyland & Magic Kingdom Affinity, to find out more about the commemorative Castle Collage collection.
“The essence of the program is the castle silhouette made up of our beloved attraction posters,” explained Summer. “We had the chance to mix in our personal favorites, as well as posters that we knew Guests had a strong affinity toward.”
Summer made sure that the product mix was diverse, so that every Guest who would be charmed by the artwork could bring a piece of the magic home with them. This unique take on Cinderella Castle can be found on everything from picture frames and ornaments to mugs and coaster sets.
“I kept thinking to myself that this art isn’t just perfect for apparel, but it’s the kind of art that Disney Fans would want to have in their home,” continued Summer.
After speaking with Summer, I went straight to the source of the art, Disney Design Group Graphic Artist, Tyler Dumas. I wanted to know more about what he went through to design the Cinderella Castle Collage.
“I had to play with the cropping and placement of the posters so that they would work with the overall castle image, while still telling the story of the individual attractions,” said Tyler. “It was really important to me to feature a diverse collection of attraction posters to speak to the variety of popular park experiences.”
The first time I saw the Cinderella Castle Collage, I spent quite a bit of time trying to identify each attraction poster that was used. As you can tell, some posters are easier to identify than others. Can you name all of the attractions that make up the collage? I’ll give you a hint: there are 18 different attraction posters for you to discover!
Where can I get the v-neck t?!
I really hope these will be available online soon! Also waiting not-so-patiently for the 40th Anniversary Dooney & Burke handbags to pop up online!
are you sure there are only 18 in the collage? I think I counted 20 coming to Disney World in June, I can’t wait! I will definitely be buying some of the 40th anniversary merchandise! I wish they would have included Dumbo in the collage (a classic and much loved by the kids)
I got almost all of them but I don’t know what poster Donald Duck is on. Also the upper left spire with the yellow detail. Those two I don’t know but I’m looking forward to seeing this in person!!!
Just curious, will the celebration just be merchandise, or will there be a 40th Anniversary year long celebration like the 25th Anniversary?
66 days and ill be seeing that castle!!
Ok, here’s what I got Haunted Mansion, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Country Bear Jamboree, Donalds Boat, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Liberty Belle Riverboat, The Tiki Room, People Mover, Mad Tea Party, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Tomorrowland Speedway, Jungle Cruise, Hall of Presidents, It’s a Small World, The Tomorrowland Flyer thing. I think that im wrong about two of them, but hey I tried!
I count 18 distinct posters, but I can only identify 17. The last one is going to drive me crazy.
OK – I too have come up with 16 so far, but am stumped for the other 2… I don’t want to name out what I’ve come up with so far though because I don’t want to spoil the fun 🙂
I would say about 16 different things on it
Its A Small World
Hall of Presidents
Walt Disney Railroad
Diamon Horseshoe Review
Snow Whites Scary Adventures
Country Bear Jamboree
Pirates of the Carribean
Tomorrowland Transit Authority (People Mover)
I was there last week. Bought the xmas ornament, the track suit jacket and the picture frame. It is just soo retro I Love it….
Im going the last week in June to Disneyworld to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family, cant wait to buy the women’s collage cinderella castle top and Im most definitely have to buy that very pretty “celebrating 40 years of magic” photo collage photo frame, a must! So excited!
We are so looking forward to our trip in December and getting a picture frame is on my list of sthings to get while I’m there.
There’s some merchandise that I’ve seen in this line that had the Disneyland 20,000 Leagues poster, not Floridas poster! Will this be fixed?
It would be nice to know if/when the bulk of the 40th anniversary merchandise will be on disneystore.com…I’ve seen pictures of it on the shelves since late December 2010..but hardly anything online..which is disappointing.
Are these items available in the stores now? We’re heading down next week and I’d love to nab them while I’m there!
i lovee it, but since it is the Cinderella Castle, shouldnt cinderella be featured someone in the collage??