Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary Has New ‘I Was There’ Merchandise Line

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We’ve been keeping you updated on everything the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer, and if you get to attend the big celebration, you’ll have access to an exclusive “I Was There” merchandise collection.

This new collection will debut on April 22nd, this collection was created with everything Disney’s Animal Kingdom has to offer, such as silhouettes of animals, attractions and park icons, with a special passport stamp graphic created especially for the line. A limited release pin will also be available that includes the anniversary logo and features Mickey Mouse and all his friends dressed to impress in their safari attire.

'I Was There' Merchandise for the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom

And don’t worry if you’re an Annual Passholder! There’s two exclusive shirts just for you. The “Party for the Planet” shirt includes the event logo, and a tank top gives attention to the 20th Anniversary. Make sure you have a valid Annual Pass to present at the time of purchase.

Annual Passholder 'I Was There' Merchandise for the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom


But that’s not all! In addition to the new “I was There” collection, there’s more merchandise being offered to celebrate the momentous occasion.

Inspired by the moss-covered wall from Pandora – The World of Avatar, an interactive banshee will be available at Windtraders. It’s a limited released and will be packaged with a display perch a Certificate of Authenticity. Similar to all the other banshees available for purchase, this one has authentic sounds and includes three ranges of motion – mouth, head, and wings – that are controlled by hand.

New Interactive Banshee for the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom

And of course, there has to be Dooney & Bourke! Handbags with animal-print will be available, as well as bracelets by ALEX AND ANI. A 20th Anniversary baseball hat will be presented in a decorative box.

Dooney & Bourke Animal-Print Handbags, ALEX AND ANI Bracelets and Commemorative 20th Anniversary Baseball Hat


Walt Disney Imagineer, Joe Rohde, will also be there! If you’ve ever wanted to meet him, now’s your chance. He’ll be at Discovery Trading Company on April 22 from 1-4 p.m. to sign a special-edition print that he created for the anniversary.

Discovery Trading Company will be the best location to find select limited released products on April 22. The interactive banshee will be at Windtraders at Pandora – The World of Avatar. And you can always rely on the Shop Disney Parks app for the Dooney & Bourke handbags. All items will only be available while supplies last, so if you have your eye on something, be sure to attend the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Do you plan on going to Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary celebration? April 22, 2018 marks two decades since the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park, and WDWCelebrations is celebrating at the Walt Disney World® Resort! WDWCelebrations events bring together Disney fans to celebrate park milestones while enjoying each other’s company during group meals, group rides, and a fun interactive game. Registration for the event is now open at WDWCelebrations.com and a tentative schedule is posted as well. But hurry, registration closes this Thursday, April 19!

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