Walt Disney World Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Retro Merchandise

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WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson brings us our very first photo report of 2011 with a look at all of the new merchandise celebrating Walt Disney World’s 40th anniversary in 2011. According to our sources, there is a lot more where this came from, this is only the first batch of clothes and collectibles hitting shelves this year to mark the milestone:

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Plenty of open edition pins available

If you look at the backer cards, you’ll see some classic WDW memorabilia

This pin opens to reveal…


With the exception of the jeweled pants, this one is pretty cool

How did that get in here…

Not 40th related, but this new retro Epcot shirt has been available for a few weeks

No more….


I guess we can’t avoid it, so I’ll mention that those were 2011 and Valentine’s Day Duffy bears

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There is a 40th Anniversary Duffy though,,, I might have to buy this one…

This address book features the artwork you’ll find on all of the merchandise. If you look closely, you’ll make out some really cool retro goodies

That’s a pretty spectacular snowglobe

The 40th picture frame features attraction posters, including the Peoplemover and Diamond Horseshoe Revue

Mini-plastic snowglobe

Very similar to the memo pad released at Disneyland last year, there’s now one for WDW

Notebook outside

Notebook inside

Another photo frame

40th Anniversary mug

Mickey and Minnie 40th anniversary plush available as well

On to the apparel…

Again, there is more anniversary merchandise on the way, so stay tuned to WDW News Today as we continue to countdown to Walt Disney World’s historic 40th milestone!

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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