45 years later: Disney celebrates ‘Carousel of Progress’ and ‘Space Mountain’ with special merchandise

Anniversary items available Jan. 15

Rising 183 feet above the futuristic Tomorrowland scenery, Space Mountain has taken millions of Magic Kingdom Park guests on a thrilling roller coaster ride through the cosmos since it opened at Walt Disney World Resort in 1975. (Matt Stroshane, photographer) (Matt Stroshane, Walt Disney World)

ORLANDO, Fla – Whether you’re at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for a few hours, or the whole day, you’re likely to step into Tomorrowland sometime.

While in the land of the future, you might find yourself singing how there is a “Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” on Disney’s “Carousel of Progress," or finding yourself cleared for launch on the fan-favorite “Space Mountain”.

The two rides have come a long way since opening at the Magic Kingdom back in 1975, but loyalty from Disney fans remains strong.

As part of both rides anniversary, Walt Disney World is releasing commemorative merchandise on Jan. 15.

Items include a hoodie, baseball cap, water bottle, limited and Disney passholder pin, customizable T-shirt designs and PANDORA charms with the attraction’s logos.

Commemorate Space Mountain and Carousel of Progress’s 45th Anniversary with Merchandise at Walt Disney World (Disney Parks Blog)
Space Mountain’s 45th Anniversary Merchandise (Disney Parks Blog)

Guests can find all these items in the Tomorrowland Light & Power Company shop in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World. The PANDORA charms can be purchased at Uptown Jewelers along Main Street, U.S.A.

Carousel of Progress’s 45th Anniversary Merchandise (Disney Parks Blog)

Disney said the “Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction” Space Mountain collection will be available on Jan. 18.

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