Disney shares first look at EPCOT 40th anniversary merchandise

Theme park celebrating historic milestone Oct. 1

The new EPCOT 40th Anniversary Collection will debut on Oct. 1, 2022, with additional items arriving throughout the month. (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Walt Disney World has shared a first look at some of the merchandise that will be coming to EPCOT’s 40th anniversary celebration.

The theme park opened to the public on Oct. 1, 1982, and at the time featured five Future World pavilions including Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, World of Motion, Journey Into Imagination and The Land. The park also had its nine World Showcase pavilions representing Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Debuting at the Creations Shop guests will be able to find special collections of merchandise that pay tribute to the theme park’s rich history.

The new EPCOT 40th Anniversary Collection will debut on Oct. 1, 2022, with additional items arriving throughout the month. The collection is infused with retro and nostalgic designs that offer a wide variety of celebratory merchandise for the entire family. This commemorative merchandise will be available at Creations Shop in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

Disney said these items include new retro-designed spirit jerseys, Loungefly mini backpacks, trading pins, an assortment of EPCOT family T-shirts and long sleeve shirts, Minnie Mouse headbands and of course, a collection that draws inspiration to everyone’s favorite purple dragon, Figment.

The new EPCOT 40th Anniversary Collection will debut on Oct. 1, 2022, with additional items arriving throughout the month. The collection is infused with retro and nostalgic designs that offer a wide variety of celebratory merchandise for the entire family. This commemorative merchandise will be available at Creations Shop in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

“Figment fans, this is your time to shine! Paired with the symbols representing the iconic pavilions that make up EPCOT, Figment is the perfect character to celebrate this milestone with,” Disney said on its blog. “Eye-catching, energetic, and with a touch of magic, the assortment of apparel is perfect for the whole family.”

The new EPCOT 40th Anniversary Collection will debut on Oct. 1, 2022, with additional items arriving throughout the month. The collection is infused with retro and nostalgic designs that offer a wide variety of celebratory merchandise for the entire family. This commemorative merchandise will be available at Creations Shop in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

The collection will debut on Oct. 1 with additional items arriving throughout the month with select items available at shopDisney.com.

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