Sneak Peek at Merchandise for Epcot’s 30th Anniversary
In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Epcot, Disney will be releasing exclusive merchandise based on the soft cover book released prior to the opening of Epcot Center 30 years ago.
Disney Design Group Artists Qunyh Kimball and John Henselmeier had this to say about their inspiration for the new merchandise:
We loved the warm colors and illustrations found in [the Epcot Center book.] In the past five years, we have designed many vintage Epcot items. For the 30th anniversary, we wanted something different – a retro but contemporary feeling, something we call ‘today’s vintage.’ That soft cover book really helped us achieve that look.
Disney Pins have been a huge part of previous Epcot milestones, and for its 30th anniversary there will be several new pins released as well. Several mystery pins, a reversible lanyard and other exciting pins will be released. Additionally, a jumbo pin that uses the soft cover book image in the packaging will also be released.
Of course, pins won’t be the only merchandise designed to celebrate Epcot’s 30th anniversary. There will be several softline items, including a t-shirt that uses the “21st Century Continues” artwork, among others.
The celebration lands on October 1, 2012.