The time has come! This Sunday, October 1st, marks Epcot’s official 35th anniversary! Epcot opened in 1982, bringing new innovations and technologies to a place where the public could explore the world of motion, the seas, the land, the imagination, and the culture of the world in one day. Epcot was Walt Disney’s dream, and its become a symbol of inspiration for all who enter its gates. For the 35th, a special collection was made to celebrate this miraculous milestone. Let’s take a look:
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I don’t know about you, but Epcot’s Food and Wine festival is feeling 22!
The 22nd annual Epcot Food and Wine festival is upon us and it could not come at a better time! With Epcot’s 35th anniversary just a month away, the festival is showcasing Epcot’s rich and diverse history. The festival is also at a record breaking 75 days this year. The first day of the festival, August 31st, is the earliest the festival has ever started. Along the 11 country world showcase and future world will be over 35 marketplace kiosks serving foods from around the world as well as foods that spark innovation. And with a new festival, comes new merchandise. This year’s includes more Figment and Remy (Ratatouille) related items, as well as Brews Around the World and Taste Epcot. I got a sneak peek at some of the merchandise in late July. Let’s take a look:
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One of my favorite things Disney invented was the MagicBand. If you don’t know what a MagicBand is, it is an all in one wristband that makes your vacation very convenient. The band is your room key, park ticket, photopass card, fastpass, dining reservation and even your charge card if you are staying in a Disney resort hotel.The MagicBand is something I love to wear, and even accessorize my outfit with when at the parks.
These bands are waterproof, and can be adjusted for adult and kid sizes. Coming in a variety of colors, they are free if you stay in the resort, as they are your room key. But, you can buy ones with different designs. Most of them are open edition, but there a few special edition that you can get at certain parks or during different events! And, at Disney Springs and Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, you can make a custom one! Here are a few I’ve loved:
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With there being exactly one month until Guests of Disney’s Animal Kingdom getting to travel to Pandora, the world of Avatar, it is only fitting that there is a sneak peek of new merchandise! These photos were just released, and the merchandise looks absolutely stunning. Guests will be able to find all of these items and more at Windtraders, the primary merchandise store in Pandora, starting May 27th.
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“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”
That quote is one of the most easily recognized quotes in cinematic history. In 1977, a little known movie called Star Wars was released. The instant fan favorite would go on to spawn two trilogies, with a third one under way, spin-offs, and bring different generations to enjoy what is easily the biggest movie saga. With the newest movie, Episode 8: The Last Jedi, coming out in December, Star Wars has done the impossible.
Star Wars has been such a big thing in my life the past few years. I immediately fell in love with the original trilogy, and the new movie, The Force Awakens, once it was released. I’ll never forget being at Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios on opening day with my friends. We ended up meeting Darth Vader and every once of us were scared and laughed the entire time. I have accumulated some really cool merchandise, and here is some of the more awesome pieces I have: Continue reading “The Force is Strong With This Merchandise”
I will never forget the first time I saw pins. It was a beautiful April day, and I was in Hollywood Studios. We went into the tiny outdoor store under the sorcerer hat, and I just saw rows upon rows of pins. I browsed, but did not buy any. Flash forward a year and a half to the first week of my first college program in August of 2014, and I bought myself a red polka dot Minnie lanyard with a Union Jack Mickey pin and an Elsa pin. Little did I know that was the beginning of something I would come to collect and take appreciation of.
Pin trading began at the Walt Disney World resort in the summer of 2000, as part of a special event for the Olympics that year. Within a few years, it expanded, and people were hooked. Pins are now sold throughout the entire Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts, as well as online, on the Shop Disney parks app, Disney Store online, and even the resorts around the world! Continue reading “Once a Pin Trader, Always a Pin Trader”
Ah, spring. The time when the flowers start to bloom, and the weather gets warmer, and there’s a sense of refreshment in the air. It also signals the time for the annual International Flower and Garden show at Epcot!
Spring has sprung early this year, with the festival starting on Wednesd
ay, March 1st and going all the way through Monday, May 29th. This is also the longest the festival has ever run! And with the festival, comes all the amazing merchandise. Lets take a look at some of what is offered this year. Continue reading “Blooming into Spring with the 2017 Flower & Garden Festival!”