Worldwide Celebration: Disney 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Walt Disney World has grown by leaps and bounds since it opened in 1971, in both what it offers and what it means to people. Half a century later, the Disney Company is celebrating with a slew of special souvenirs. You can get in on the fun with Disney 50th anniversary merchandise, including the products we wanted to highlight below.

Disney Hat

It hardly gets more straightforward than this. The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Disney Hat features appliques of Magic Kingdom’s iconic castle and a Mickey Mouse silhouette. Both are gold with a holographic finish, helping them stand out from the gorgeous blue fabric. The cap is exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort and its Parks. With that said, anyone who cannot make it to Orlando can find it on our online store as well.

Ringer Tee

If you prefer to wear your love for Disney on your sleeve, we have you covered. Mickey Mouse fans in particular will enjoy the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Ringer Tee. The adult shirt stars everyone’s favorite mascot, with text proclaiming the momentous occasion. More notable still is the emblem on the sleeve: Cinderella’s Castle, encircled by the phrase “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” The gorgeous jersey knit tee is a wonderful example of Disney 50th anniversary merchandise.

Disney Reversible Lanyard

We already made note of this one in our article on Disney lanyards, but it is worth describing in greater detail. Take a closer look at the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Reversible Lanyard and you will see a fun collage of iconic attractions. The design incorporates the classic monorail, a deer from Animal Kingdom, and even a vehicle from the currently-under-construction Tron Lightcycle Run. Past, present, and future all come together in this lovely lanyard.

Preview Center Jumbo Pin

While the resort itself was under construction in 1969, the Walt Disney World Preview Center gave visitors a hint of the excitement to come. This overlooked part of Disney Parks history gets its due in the Disney Preview Center Jumbo Pin. The company has released a whole line of vintage-looking pins for Disney World’s 50th anniversary. This tribute is a fitting addition to that commemorative series, and it would pair nicely with that reversible lanyard.

Vacation Kingdom Retro Logo Pin

“Vacation Kingdom of the World” was an old nickname from Walt Disney World’s earliest promotional campaigns. Over the course of half a century, it has certainly earned the lofty title. The Vacation Kingdom Retro Logo pin — also part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Vault Collection pin series — harkens back to that period. It features lovely enamel renderings of Cinderella’s Castle, a monorail hurtling into the Contemporary Resort, and even a watercraft on the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney 50th Anniversary Merchandise

Most of the merch celebrating this joyous anniversary is only available at Walt Disney World Resort. It is fitting, but fans far from the Florida festivities may not be able to make it, especially those with COVID concerns. Fortunately, they do not have to go all the way there. You can score authentic, Parks-exclusive Disney 50th anniversary merchandise right here at Your WDW Store.