Well that is all terribly ugly.
Did some CMs take unsold 50th merch to the GF pool at 3:00pm and run it through the tie dye craft table?
First look at Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Grand Finale merchandiseFirst look at the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Grand Finale merchandise collectionwww.wdwmagic.com
There definitely missed a trick by not just re-releasing some of the previous anniversary merch, rather than the occasional "remixes". I would've happily jumped at a 15 Years ringer t-shirt, for example.
I truly want to give Disney a little bit of a pass of the 50th miscues due to Covid. The decorations/paint on the castle look good to me, but taste is subjective. The statues were a nice touch (even with some wonky character selections). The merch or lack of it, blame supply chain. The food was colorful, but I don't know what people expected there.
Obviously the Beacons was a neat idea, but the ones on Spaceship Earth became the crown jewel of it all.
I wonder if we would have gotten an 50th parade (or even a nighttime version). I often speculate that the "the Magic is Calling" song that ended up in the 50th cavalcade (and the float itself) may have had "bigger" plans for an original parade.
But the direction of Enchantment is the microcosm of what the decisions makers thought would work. Having a 50th exclusive fireworks show was a great idea, but the direction of the show had nothing to do with nostalgia. It was just a poor HEA update.
Disneyland Paris had some stunning pieces for its 30th Anniverary this year. I only wish they'd had more.
I’ll have to check out DLP’s 30th merchandise.Disneyland Paris had some stunning pieces for its 30th Anniverary this year. I only wish they'd had more.
I spent more money on merch in 2 days at Disneyland Paris this spring than I did in a week at WDW for the 50th launch last October. And I had saved up for WDW's 50th, recalling all the fabulous pieces I missed out on from Disneyland's 50th in 2005. What a letdown.
The highlight of my 2020 was finally getting my hands on that DL50 Hatbox Ghost Big Fig I'd been chasing down for 15 years. There's nothing from WDW's 50th I'll be scouring Ebay for.
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