Our World Showcase tour continues with some of the stuff that you can expect to find at The American Adventure.
Recently, Disney started focusing on merchandise featuring individual states.
This makes some sense as tourists are likely to be interested in Disney stuff that ties back to their home state.
But only a handful of states that typically feed Walt Disney World are represented.
Obviously with limited space on the racks, you want to put out merchandise that’s going to be of interest to the most guests.
But I’m not buying a shirt that says New Jersey on it.
Washington is nowhere to be found, of course. It seems like a ripe opportunity to advertise our $275 head tax on business.
But there’s a lot of Ohio.
Pennsylvania is big.
Women’s or men’s.
Some of that merchandise has been phased out a bit in favor of more generic July 4th stuff. These license plates featuring a handful of states remain. One of my favorite threads on the DIS of all time was a person complaining about all of the locals at the Parks based on the number of Florida license plates she saw in the parking lot. Somebody mentioned that a lot of those are probably rental cars.
I could see wanting to advertise that you left Florida. Most of those born here leave at the first opportunity, while those that move to Florida later in life never leave. I’ve been trying for seven years with limited luck.
The state artwork is also available on a shirt.
A different take on this bag, which is still World-Showcase-branded.
Then that art on a shirt.
Or a Tervis.
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of where visiting WDW guests originate.
Or probably more importantly, which states generate the most revenue.
You’d think more of the southern states would be represented, but I don’t think I’ve ever met someone from Louisiana that had room in their closet for anything that doesn’t say LSU on it.
There’s exactly one shirt advertising the show, or the Pavilion, as the case may be.
Some of the more generic merchandise that will be available all over for the next six or seven weeks:
You’ll find all of this stuff in the store to the right of the entrance into The American Adventure.
There’s also a cart in front of the Pavilion on the right side that’s currently selling a lot of the 35th anniversary World Showcase stuff.
We’ll move on to Japan.