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First Look at Merchandise for the 30th Anniversary of Epcot at Walt Disney World

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Mar 21, 2012.

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    The 30th anniversary of Epcot is on the 1st October 2012 and to celebrate, Disney will be releasing several items on that milestone day.

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    Disney Design Group artists Qunyh Kimball and John Henselmeier recently talked about their work on the anniversary style guide being used as reference for merchandise.

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    “We loved the warm colors and illustrations found in [the Epcot Center book],” explained John. “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.”

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    Work on the style guide began in December 2011 at the request of the Disney Pins team. Pins have been a big part of previous Epcot anniversaries and they will play a part in October. The image above contains a few pins, including a reversible lanyard, a few mystery pins and a pin that looks like it’s from an early 1980s video game.

    There will also be a jumbo pin that uses the soft cover book image in the packaging. In addition to pins, look for a few softline items including a T-shirt that uses the “21st Century Continues” artwork as seen in the first image.

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    Do you have a story about your favorite thing from Epcot in the past 30 years
     
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    OMG!!!

    I have been thinking recently of my first trip to Epcot in 1986, and about the purple robot there with Figment!!!

    I remember the pavillion, you could build your own rollercoaster, and then you could submit questions and the robot would turn around and answer you.. I also remember I didnt speak any English and just stood and watched the kids with the robot:unsure:
     

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