Disney’s Plans for Epcot’s 35th Anniversary on October 1, 2017


Walt Disney World has been releasing it’s plans for Epcot’s  35th Anniversary Celebration on October 1, 2017 (10/1/1982-10/1-2017.)

The park will open at 9 a.m.  At 10:01 a.m. there will be a ceremony at the Fountain View stage commemorating the 35th anniversary.  Entertainment will include the Voices of Liberty from the American Adventure pavilion and the Mariachi Cobre from the Mexican pavilion.

Guests can also get a special anniversary parks map at both the main entrance and at the International Gateway leading into World Showcase.

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12 hours later, the day will end with a special version of Illuminations:  Reflections of Earth in the World Showcase Lagoon, at 9 p.m.

During the day guests can purchase a wide range of special October 1, 2017, 35th Anniversary merchandise at a special “pop-up” shop located near Epcot’s Art of Disney store.

Journey Into Imagination fans will love that Figment is featured on a lot of the merchandise.

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There will be an Annual Passholder special edition shirt available too.

I love the retro stripes.  I remember when they had the bags with the browns and stripes when I was a kid.  I was to Epcot within the first year of it opening, just not at opening.  I’m so excited to see these pieces!  Just know that these pieces will only be available in the parks and will not be available on the Disney Store online or Shop Disney App.

There will be Epcot 35th merchandise available that isn’t limited to just the “October 1, 2017” merchandise.  These pieces will be available for the duration of the anniversary both in the parks and online.  You can see more merchandise Here and Here.

What do you think?  Will you be there on October 1, for Epcot’s 35th Anniversary?  Comment and let us know!

Sources: Orlando Sentinel, Disney Parks Blog,


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