More Epcot Food and Wine Festival info comin’ your way!!
While we wait for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival menus to be revealed, let’s take a look at some of the merchandise that will be sold at this year’s Festival scheduled for September 28 – November 12.
According to the DisneyParks Blog, Disney’s Event Merchandise department has created some unique items for this year’s event.
Pins and Vinylmation
First up, I HAVE to show you these limited edition pins. Cranberry bog fans will want to collect the Mickey Mouse in a cranberry bog version… Now, I ask you, WHY does Mickey get to go in the cranberry bog and I DON’T?!??!
I’ve been asking Ocean Spray on twitter (@OceanSprayInc if you’d like to petition for me) for months to let me get in the bog, and, alas, no answer…
Also showing up in pin form: The main logo pin features Chip and Dale. Disney Vacation Club members should look for a Minnie Mouse pin, and Annual Passholders might want to pick up the new Figment pin (!!!!) — yes please.
Vinyl fans will love that limited edition Vinylmation figure! The 3-inch figure features Tony from “Lady and the Tramp.” Designed by Billy Davis, the edition size is ONLY 2,500.
Signature Artwork This Year
Check out this piece – it’s the signature artwork element that will be used on some of the merchandise pieces like cutting boards, trivets, spoon rests, coffee mugs, and coasters. (Looks like we also get a sneak peek at what the Marketplace Passports will look like!)
Two drinkware pieces that will be showcasing the festival logo include a wine glass and light-up tumbler.
(Yes, I am getting a light-up tumbler and you can’t stop me. I’m putting it on my tray when I walk through the festival. Yes, I bring a tray to the festival.)
Apparel and Other Kitchen Items
Look for the following “sketch” on kitchen items like oven mitts, pot holders, aprons, drinkware, towels, and dishes.
And, of course, Chef Duffy will also be on a limited edition (4,000 pin).
Speaking of Chef Duffy, he was very popular at the 2011 festival — only the cookbook outsold him! This year, the 12-inch bear has donned a bow tie.
Where to Find ‘Em
You’ll find these items at the Festival Welcome Center as well as at locations throughout Epcot. A select number of items will be for sale on DisneyStore.com as they were last year.
OK, what Food and Wine Festival merch MUST be yours this year? (No, you can’t have my tumbler.)