PHOTOS: Epcot Releases Massive “American Adventure” Character Merchandise Line Representing All 50 States

PHOTOS: Epcot Releases Massive "American Adventure" Character Merchandise Line Representing All 50 States
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Disney has embarked on one of their most ambitious merchandise lines in recent memory, a collection celebrating all 50 of the United States of America. The collection is being sold at Epcot and is branded to The American Adventure pavilion, taking over pretty much the entirety of the Heritage Manor Gifts shop next door to the pavilion’s attraction.

This awesome map picture is available for $21.95 and showcases all of the character artwork that will be used in the collection. I’m kind of partial to it since it uses Sam Eagle from America Sings at the top…

If you’re wondering why it seems to use the same base characters over and over, I think they were going for a vintage style, something that would have been sold by the company 30-40 years ago. Also, it might make more sense to have characters everyone knows represent each state, rather than try to do over 50 different characters across the country.

The strangest part is that the Florida and California items in the line were released at the D23 Expo this year with zero explanation that they would one part of a larger collection. The Florida items take center stage here, it being Florida and all. Assorted items related to 20 states are available now at Heritage Manor Gifts, but all of the items from all 50 states will be available through the Shop Disney Parks mobile app starting in November 2017.

The state signs retail for $31.99 each.

The metal license plate magnets are $11.99 each.

The line also includes shirts, hats, and mason jars for each state. The lady’s shirts are $29.99, men’s are $27.99, baseball caps are $24.99, and the mason jars are $13.99 each.

There are some items labeled simply for The American Adventure, not picking a particular state as a subject.

The logo featuring Spaceship Earth behind the American Adventure is pretty spiffy.

I’m somewhat impressed that all of the hats are very different in styling, not just all with a different logo icon slapped on them. A lot of care went into all of these items.

The Illinois merchandise is marked as the birthplace of Walt Disney, which is pretty neat.

Here are the New Jersey items, in case anyone from New Jersey is brave enough to own anything with the state’s name on it… ;)

So, what do you think of this new merchandise line? Will you be representing your home state?

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CORLESS IS BAE
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CORLESS IS BAE

This was a wonderful article!! All of these items look so cool!!

Dawn
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Dawn

Great idea but kind of disappointed that they didn’t do Delaware as one of the first 20 released since it is the First State.

Joe
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Joe

Right there with you Dawn! No love for the 302. It’s sad.

Drew Thomas
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Drew Thomas

Great stuff, but Chip ‘n Dale on a sunflower for North Dakota? Wouldn’t that be more appropriate for the sunflower state, Kansas?

Kansas Phil
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Kansas Phil

We don’t need your pity sunflowers.

Mickey
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Mickey

Why are you compelled to take a shot at New Jersey? It’s actually a great state, and very lazy journalism to go to the cliched “ dump on NJ tactic. I will happily and proudly wear the shirt.

Tyler
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Tyler

Preach my brother!

Maryanne Eggers
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Maryanne Eggers

I agree! Born and Raised Jersey girl, transplanted in Fl. Will DEFINITELY buy AND PROUDLY WEAR her NJ shirt! Can’t wait !

Susan
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Susan

Love it. Can’t wait to get me some Illinois stuff!

DAVID H SCHROEDER
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DAVID H SCHROEDER

Wonderful idea! I saw “American Adventure” show again at EPCOT last month, and I am always impressed by the sweep and nuance of the presentation.

These state-by-state items remind me of a promotion that Disney did with Wonder Bread back in the late 1970’s. They did small joke licence plate stickers for all 50 states, with parodies like the Dwarfs singing “Ho-Hi-Ho!” for Ohio. Very clever.

I will definitely check out the items for the states I’ve lived in — Ohio, Connecticut, and now Washington. Thanks for this article!

Andy
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Andy

Didn’t see any New Hampshire stuff in the photos. Any pics of those?

Jeff
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Jeff

This is pretty cool.
I think it’ll be very popular with people wanting to show off their state. (even New Jerseyites)

Mickey
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Mickey

SHUT UP JEFF!!!

Peter
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Peter

As bad as people might think NJ is, we have nothing on NY.

One of their boroughs is built off of a floating landfill, seriously Staten Island is just a landmass of garbage.

All the hair gel used on the Jersey Shore
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All the hair gel used on the Jersey Shore

Hey what’s the only thing that grows in Newark?

The Crime Rate!

Bill
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Bill

That’s why we keep it as far away as possible from the rest of us New Yorkers.

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Floridaman
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Floridaman

Florida is the state that has to deal with all the idiots from Jersey and New York. If it was so great they would not all be living here in pardise. Downtown Orlando is better then both those dumps

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