Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort later this month, but guests can already purchase some of the merchandise that has been created especially for this milestone. The collection of merchandise was inspired by the theme park’s iconic Tree of Life. Guests can look for hidden surprises in the artwork, too!
Cody Reynolds, Senior Creative Director with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group explains,
“We mixed earth tone colors with images of animals and icons reminiscent of the beautifully sculpted animal carvings found on the breathtaking Tree of Life.”
Disney artists created over “50 stylized animals, icons, and graphics for an artwork style guide.” Then, merchandise designers used the guide as a reference as they created the items in the collection to ensure a consistent look overall.
Katie Thompson from Global Merchandise Strategy at Disney Parks Merchandise had this to say about the new collection,
“Guests love merchandise that commemorates significant moments in time. This new merchandise builds on the success of recent theme park anniversary collections, and offers something for everyone looking to celebrate at Animal Kingdom throughout the upcoming year.”
Special merchandise available will include a variety of clothing for adults and kids, home décor, accessories, and other collectibles such as trading pins and jewelry by ALEX AND ANI. Take a look at some examples of what you might find!
Island Mercantile will be the main go-to shop for the 20th-anniversary assortment. Select items may also be found in shops throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom or via Shop Disney Parks.
Source: Disney Parks Blog