Thursday, January 6, 2011

40 Years of Magic at Walt Disney World

As many of us were ringing in the New Year, Walt Disney World was preparing to release tons of new merchandise in celebration of 40 years! It was in 1971 that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida first opened its doors. and 2011 marks exactly 40 years of bring magic and fun into the lives of all those that visit. 

Although they haven't said too much yet, on January 1st, the merchandise celebrating 40 years was already out throughout the parks. Merchandise includes laptop cases, snow globes, various ornaments, notepads, mugs, shirts and for you Disney Pin Traders, event exclusive pins that I'm sure we'll become collector's items.

I started off with an ornament, but I'll be back for more. I really love the old feel that they went with to mark this milestone that includes the old logos and paraphernalia of the 70s and 80s. 

I can't wait to see what special celebrations Disney is planning for this year!

The main logo for the 40 year celebration 
This classic picture of Walt is seen throughout the merchandise
The logo of each park with the year it opened is also found on the merchandise

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