Disney have announced some new merchandise that is being released at Disneyland for the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which opened on March 18th, 1967, in New Orleans Square. The Disney Park Blog spoke with Graphic Designer Quynh Kimball about the new 50th Anniversary Collection which includes some limited edition pins and shirts.
“We wondered what kind of pins would be released if Disney Pin Trading had been available in 1967,” explained Quynh. “The merchandising team and I watched the ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ opening day television special. We loved seeing pirates invading New Orleans Square to officially open the attraction. I could only imagine the delight guests felt as they experienced for the first time what have become iconic Disney attraction scenes. We included several of those scenes in the pin designs. My favorite scenes include the man playing a banjo on his porch and the plunge down two waterfalls into Dead Man’s Cove,” said Quynh. “I thought the treasure chests with colorful gems were a great nod to the pirates in the latter scene. Those pirates are frozen in time and will never take home those chests filled with jewels, but our guests can with these pins [laughs].”
Each pin has an edition size of 2,500. The individual limited edition pins will also be offered in a boxed set containing one completer pin (500 edition size). There is also an annual passholder collectible limited edition pin (3,000 edition size). Passholders should present a valid Annual Pass in order to purchase the exclusive shirt and pin. These pins will be released on March 16 in the following Disneyland park locations: Westward Ho located in Frontierland; 20th Century Music Co. on Main Street, U.S.A.; and Little Green Store Command in Tomorrowland. Guests may also find these items at Disney’s Pin Traders in Downtown Disney District.
Guests will be able to find the “I Was There” Shirts in both Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A., and Pieces of Eight in New Orleans Square on March 18th. It will also be online from March 20-26th. Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery
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