With the Fourth of July holiday only a few days away, I spent some time in one of my favorite pavilions at Epcot, The American Adventure. After all these years of visiting Walt Disney World Resort, I never tire of seeing the magnificent Voices of Liberty followed by the amazing show hosted by Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin. I still tear up when hearing “Golden Dream” played during the montage of historical events (the Apollo 11 moon landing gets me every time!). After the show, I stopped in Heritage Manor Gifts, the merchandise location at Epcot that introduced a whole new assortment of goods last fall. This time, I was in search of merchandise with a distinctly patriotic theme.
I was delighted to find several things bathed in red, white and blue including many new shirts. I really liked the patriotic Mickey Mouse shirt which was made in the U.S.A. (just like the shirt states). The location also had a few different Tervis Tumblers along with red and blue toothpick holders.
In addition to a few Disney-themed T-shirts, there was an assortment of Americana-themed shirts by Black & Denim, a company based out of Tampa, Florida.
My favorite item in the shop was the tapestry featuring Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck with artwork reminiscent of Disney Parks’ bicentennial celebration from 1975, America on Parade.
While many of these items are found only in Heritage Manor Gifts at Epcot, guests may find the patriotic Mickey Mouse plush in several shops at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
This year, there is also a limited edition pin with Tinker Bell that isn’t offered at The American Adventure Pavilion. The pin has an edition size of 3,000 and contains a red, white and blue pinwheel that spins. Look for it in Disney pin trading locations in both California and Florida.
Have a Happy Fourth of July!
Do you have the item # for the tapestry featuring Mickey, Donald and Goofy? Thanks!
Well, if it’s going to tear you up, I “won’t” tell you that ‘Golden Dream’ can also be heard on the ‘Americana’ c.d. that was in the gift shop.
Glad to see the Made in the USA products! Will we be getting an Epcot Food/Wine ’14 merch preview?
Also, I’m looking for the SKU to a new retro Epcot shirt and was wondering if you could help.. I’d say it’s a baseball-like t-shirt in that the sleeves are a different color than the rest of the shirt. It has spaceship earth, the monorail all along the bottom and then it says Walt Disney World Epcot Center. Bluish gray, retail $29.95
@Charles – Great question about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival merchandise. I’d like to do a preview. I’ve been focused on a few different articles first 🙂 I did see some pins today that looked great. Stay tuned…
As for the shirt, here are the item numbers:
Small – 400008559652
Medium – 400008559669
Large – 400008559676
X-Large – 400008559683
2X-Large – 400008559690
Will the World Showcase Tervis with the mickey heads be available outside of the 4th of July celebrations? And also, do other countries have ones with their flags on them? Thanks!
@Holly – Yes, the Tervis tumblers are offered outside of the Fourth of July celebration. I’m only aware of the ones in Heritage Manor Gifts. They are $19.95 each (plus tax), and here are the item numbers:
Peace sign – 400007803275
American Flag – 400007803299
Americana Mickey Mouse Icon – 400007864474
Steven, love the reference to the Muppetvision pre-show!
@Jay – Ha! Well, I’m certainly a fan of Sam the Eagle 🙂