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PHOTOS: New Gold Commemorative Mickey Coin, Original Magic Kingdom Attraction Coins, and 1971 E-Ticket Arrive for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

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Lots of 50th anniversary merchandise has been popping up all over Walt Disney World in light of the celebration, now only a few days away. A few items to commemorate the occasion include gold-plated coin and sets, and an E-ticket that have made their way into The Art of Disney in Disney Springs.

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The three separate pieces are on display in a case for viewing.

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Each item comes with the box shown, a blue and gold ’50’ Cinderella Castle box, and a certificate of verification.

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Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary 24k Gold Plated Commemorative “E” Ticket – $160.00

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The “E” ticket was a legitimate ticket that was used up until the early 1980s for admittance to Magic Kingdom’s top tier rides. Originally, pay-per-ride coupon books indicating A-D levels of attractions were made until more popular rides became available over the years. The “E” level was added to include these attractions.

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The top tier 1971 attractions on the adult “E” ticket include “it’s a small world”, Jungle Cruise, The Haunted Mansion, Mickey Mouse Revue, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Tropical Serenade (Enchanted Tiki Room).

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A certificate of verification includes the mintage and serial number of the piece.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary 24k Gold Plated Commemorative Coin -$150.00

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The gold plated commemorative Mickey Mouse head coin features a small ’50’ above Mickey’s head.

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‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ is on one side and the opposite features the anniversary Cinderella Castle with a ’50’ inscribed.

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Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary 12 Coin Set – $180.00

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The 12 Coin Set celebrates 12 of Walt Disney World’s most historic attractions, most of them opening day (October 1, 1971) attractions.

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Each coin in the set is individually numbered, making each one unique.

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Mickey Mouse Revue was an opening day audio-animatronic revue-style show that featured Mickey Mouse conducting a sea of Disney characters in an orchestra before closing in 1980.

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The Liberty Square Riverboat is an authentically replicated paddleboat that travels down the Rivers of America and by Tom Sawyer Island that allows guests to escape the walking crowds for a scenic water tour. There were two boats in the early days, but one was irreparably damaged and retired.

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Opening in 1973, Pirates of the Caribbean quickly became a guest favorite. While the ride is almost identical to the 1967 Anaheim version, it features a slightly different queue when split into a “Pirates” side and a “Soldier” side, can you tell which one is which?

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The Jungle Cruise coin features an older font and tribal mask, pre-dating the cultural changes the attraction would later adapt.

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The Tropical Serenade, another opening day attraction, is now known as Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland.

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One of the final attraction’s to receive the guidance of Walt Disney himself, the Country Bear Jamboree thankfully lives on in Frontierland.

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Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is the first of its kind rotating theatre where guests take a ride through the changing technological advancements of the times while celebrating the notion of “a great big, beautiful tomorrow.”

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Another opening day attraction, The Hall of Presidents honors our forefathers and additionally receives the newest sitting President of the United States.

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Grand Prix Raceway, an opening day attraction previously sponsored by Goodyear, is now known as Tomorrowland Speedway with a slightly different track layout.

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, while a popular attraction in Magic Kingdom until 1998, was shuttered and replaced with the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The smaller version of the attraction in Anaheim still stands today.

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A coin prefers the original Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel (the 2 r’s nodding to the French word ‘carrousel’ and French adaptation of the Cinderella tale) attraction name to the one we know today, Prince Charming Regal Carousel in Fantasyland.

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“it’s a small world” still features that same Mary Blair-esque font style that hasn’t changed since the attraction’s induction.

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DaveV Crockett
DaveV Crockett
1 month ago

What is on the reverse side of the 12-coin set? Do they all have the same reverse side?
I just watched the unboxing show on Unplanned Downtime and it was not shown there either?

Last edited 1 month ago by DaveV Crockett
Tom Corless
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11 days ago
Reply to  DaveV Crockett

it’s the same

Kevin Hadden
Kevin Hadden
1 month ago

Any chance these could be ordered and shipped?

Austin
Austin
1 month ago

Ngl it’s kinda steep but I think my dad would really appreciate that E Ticket souvenir for his birthday/Christmas gift since he went there during that time back as a child when MK was the only park around. I’m going in mid/late October so I really hope I can still get my hands on one or two of them by the time I get to Disney Springs – fingers crossed!