We cannot get enough of Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary merchandise coming to the parks this year, and today we’re excited to share a sneak peak at the latest shopping collection for the upcoming celebration, the Vault Collection!
Arriving just for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” the Walt Disney World Vault Collection is a celebration of vintage-inspired merchandise that is sure to take us all back to the resort’s opening in 1971. Many of the pieces in the collection and the shopping experience Guests will see when they enter select stores, are directly inspired by real-life counterparts from The Walt Disney Archives.
Beginning October 1, the collection will be available at select merchandise locations around the Walt Disney World Resort, including Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs, The Emporium, The Main Street Cinema, and more shops to be announced soon.
At the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs, Guests will be greeted by brand new museum-quality displays straight from the archives featuring facts and artwork all in celebration of 50 years of the Walt Disney World Resort. In the store, they will also come cross unique photo ops! The photo opportunities to be found at Disney Springs, will feature original props like carousel horses from Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and replicas of fan-favorite sculptures including Tiki sculptures from Adventureland and the Orange Bird himself.
On top of the photo ops, Disney’s design team has created a number of displays devoted to the history of the Walt Disney World Resort, giving Guests the opportunity to learn about fun experiences from the resort’s past, like the Walt Disney World preview center, Magic Kingdom opening day, and more.
If you are planning on picking up your 50th anniversary merchandise at The Emporium at the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find the store has received a beautiful “EARidescent” redesign just for the occasion, along with an overlay around the shop to continue the theme of the Vault Collection.
Additional displays and locations with 50th anniversary and Vault Collection merchandise will be found around the Walt Disney World Resort just in time for October 1, and we’ll be back with new merchandise and shopping locations as we have them!