Many die-hard Disney fans have seen the iconic photo of Walt riding the train he built in his backyard for his daughters. His love for trains is well-known.
Walt Disney World has featured railroads in its Parks since the opening days, and in honor of Walt’s love of trains, a series of Disney Attraction Poster t-shirts will be released January 27th, 2014.
The Disney Design Group artists worked with Designer Richard Terpstra to create two t-shirts inspired by the Disney Railroad attraction posters found within the Disney Parks. According to the book, “The Poster Art of the Disney Parks” by Walt Disney Imagineers Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, the original attraction posters that inspired the merchandise designs were created by Jim Michaelson, Ernie Prinzhorn and Rudy Lord in 1977.
These t-shirts will be available on the Disney Parks online store from January 27 to February 2, 2014. The railroad-themed shirts will ship in 6-8 weeks (express shipping is not available).
While not available in January, these poster-themed plates and cups will be available at the new home goods mini-shop, Centerpiece, at the Marketplace Co Op in Downtown Disney Marketplace opening later in 2014. There will be additional plates and cups featuring other attraction posters offered in Centerpiece.
The Disney Parks attraction posters will also be offered later in the year, as a set, so look for those in a few months. The 2014 poster calendar set has featuring these has sold out and will not return to stores according to Disney.
Who’s coming aboard for train-themed merchandise?