Deep Discounts on Disney World 50th Anniversary Items at Amazon
If you were underwhelmed by the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary merchandise, inventory was limited during your trip, or you opted against visiting during the celebration, we have good news: there are 50th souvenirs for sale online. Even better news: they’re actually awesome! Finally, the odd part: they’re Amazon exclusives. The odd thing here is that these are Amazon exclusives that are not being sold on shopDisney.com or in the parks at Walt Disney World.
May 2, 2023 Update: Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary ended about a month ago, but a lot of unsold merchandise remains. In the parks and at Disney Springs, there are discounts of up to 50% off on the limited amount of World’s Most Magical Celebration souvenirs that remain on shelves. Same goes for shopDisney.com. If you head over to the Disney Character Warehouse Outlet (which we highly recommend), you can do even better–with savings of up to 80% off. (At the outlet, the uglier the item, the better the deal!)
Along similar lines, the Amazon-exclusive items for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary are now also on sale, and most of these are 45% off to 60% off. It appears that the (digital) storefront for WDW50 has closed, with Amazon now advertising its 100 Years of Wonder Collection for Disney100. In any case, some solid deals for those who didn’t pick up these items when they were released last year…
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Let’s start with the crowd-pleaser that every patriotic American (or non-American) should buy…
Disney WDW 50th Country Bear Jamboree Plush Set – This Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Country Bear Jamboree Plush collection includes limited-release Teddi Barra, Big Al, and Henry premium plush toys.
Made with a velvety-soft plush, each bear is dressed in their signature look: Teddi Barra wears her blue hat and pink boa; Big Al has his guitar; and Henry comes complete with sidekick Sammy the raccoon in his hat. Each Country Bear character stands approximately 10 inches tall and has embroidered features and excellent detailing. I also want to note that the manufacturer minimum age is listed as 36.0. That actually sounds about right for the target audience.
I’ve mentioned this before, but we collected all of the Country Bear Jamboree plush badges from Tokyo Disney Resort, which are a lot like these Amazon exclusives. Back when we spent a couple months at Christmas in Japan, we actually bought a cheap Christmas tree and decorated it with Jingle Bell Jamboree Country Bear badges we had acquired on that visit.
The tradition grew from there, literally. We acquired more plush badges and put them on a full-sized Christmas tree while living in Florida. (All of our normal Christmas decorations were in shortage in California, making this a nice fix!) Suffice to say, we’ve acquired a lot of plush this size–including 3 seasonal sets of the Country Bears–but 4 sounds like a nice, round number to me!
Disney WDW 50th Big Thunder Mountain Collector Set – Another Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary character plush set, this time featuring Mickey Mouse and friends themed to Big Thunder.
I’m not exactly sure what’s up here. Is the fur pattern supposed to be layers of sediment or strata? That’s my guess. Not something I feel compelled to add to my collection, but it’s a neat idea and hopefully it’s something that appeals to Big Thunder fans.
Disney WDW 50th Mad Tea Party Plush Collector Set – The final Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary plush character set (so far), with this one featuring more characters and Mad Tea Party.
The idea and execution are better than the Big Thunder set (IMO), but Mad Tea Party is one of my least favorite rides. Again, I’m all for unique merchandise, even when it doesn’t appeal to me. Hopefully Mad Tea Party enthusiasts love the look of this set!
Funko PeopleMover – I absolutely love the PeopleMover and most merchandise featuring the TTA is a must-buy for me…but I guess I don’t love it enough to overcome my aversion to the Children of the Corn style Funko figures.
To each their own, I guess. Maybe this will be the perfect product to haunt your home office.
A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth – Last year’s #1 book by far and one of our all-time favorite Walt Disney World titles was impossible to find at Christmas. It’s available once again, and at a ~25% off discount.
This is Walt Disney World’s “Nickel Tour,” which is the highest praise possible. It’s going to be the souvenir that creates new lifelong fans among Walt Disney World first-timers, and the spark that sets young kids on a lifelong career path. For more effusive praise and why you should buy it, read our book review. (Or just buy the book and read that instead.)
Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World – This is the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary cookbook, with recipes for iconic dishes like the Grey Stuff, Tonga Toast, Captain Jack’s Clam Dip, Kungaloosh, Ronto Wrap, Orange Bird Flip, Hoop-Dee-Doo Fried Chicken, Hollywood Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake, and Le Cellier Steakhouse Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. However, it’s also so much more. You’ll also find rare restaurant concept art (like that for Columbia Harbour House, Downtown Disney, and the Disney Inn), history (my favorite is “Walt Loved Fried Chicken”), and old menu scans.
Whether you want to learn about the history of the Handwich or development of Kitchen Kabaret, this has you covered. For any fan of food at Walt Disney World–even those like me who don’t cook–this is an interesting and enjoyable read. This one is 37% off on Amazon.
Art of Coloring: Walt Disney World: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity from The Most Magical Place on Earth – Adult coloring books are not my jam, but if they were, I’d buy this. This carefully curated collection of illustrations features memorable characters, favorite icons, and visual surprises at each page turn. It’s not just what you’d expect–there’s a lot of concept art, posters, and maps in a coloring book that skews very vintage.
Poster Art of the Disney Parks, Second Edition – This new title is an expanded and updated edition of the beloved book that ranks highly in our library. The second edition renders the first obsolete, as the 85+ new posters and behind-the-scenes development info nearly doubles the book in length. While the first edition is fantastic and can be purchased even cheaper now, we highly recommend springing for the new edition.
It’s worth it for all of the awesome new posters made for EPCOT’s reimagining alone. These were displayed in the Odyssey/EPCOT Experience, and are absolutely stunning. (If, like us, you were unable to score the limited releases on shopDisney, this is a good consolation prize.) In the decade since the original’s release, Shanghai Disneyland has opened and various expansions pretty much everywhere have resulted in a treasure trove of new poster art. Highly recommended!
Disney Treasures From the Vault, Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Revue Plush – Another item (supposedly) in the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary collection is this Mickey Mouse Revue plush that was released last December as part of the “Treasures from the Disney Vault” collection.
This Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Revue Plush includes a Certificate of Authenticity and looks incredibly high quality. If I were going to spend more money on plush that I don’t need, I’d definitely buy this over the Big Thunder or Mad Tea Party ones. This whole set is really cool. (1930s Mickey & Minnie are over half-off and the Toy Soldiers are awesome!)
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary The Most Magical Place T-Shirt – So many of the shirts sold at Walt Disney World suffer from overdesign, with one or two too many graphics added that make the end result busy or chaotic.
This simple shirt–sold in a variety of colors and cuts for men, women, and kids–is the perfect antidote to that. Just a classic, classy design!
4 Parks Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Shirt – Same idea here with the different cuts and colors in this 4 parks shirt.
I like the graphic style here, which reminds me a bit of the Starbucks mugs. It’s not a shirt that I’d personally buy, but I think the busier design works here. There’s a flow to it, and nothing seems thrown on for the sake of “bonus visuals” or anything like that.
Disney WDW 50th Carousel of Progress Rover the Dog Plush – This Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Carousel of Progress edition is a premium plush toy of Rover the Dog. The family dog plush measures 10.75 x 7.75 x 16 inches, and is made by Just Play.
Carousel of Progress merchandise isn’t exactly common, so this is pretty cool to see. However, I’ve gotta admit that at first glance, I thought it was the dog from Pirates of the Caribbean, and the gear was the keys. Still really neat that an iconic, unsung attraction is receiving attention, and on Amazon of all places. Didn’t have that on my 50th Anniversary bingo card!
There are actually a ton of other exclusive pieces of Disney merchandise buried on Amazon.com, including an expansive line for Walt’s plane and another for his travels (the Walt’s Plane Poster Series puzzles pictured above are one such example).
I don’t want to get carried away with merchandise posts, but if there’s interest in a roundup of items like that or holidays products (we’ve been doing Halloween and Christmas shopping ourselves lately), just let me know in the comments.
If you’re looking for other book recommendations for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or beyond, check out Our Disney Theme Parks Library post. Many of the newer releases from the last few years will almost certainly be on sale during Cyber Monday in late November 2022. Several of those books are now out-of-print, but are available used. Some older titles you can get for pennies, while others cost hundreds of dollars. Like any collectibles, prices are really all over the place for old Disney books!
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What from this list of Amazon-exclusive Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary items is a must-have for you? Any upcoming or recent releases that you’d add to the list? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
Has anyone seen this at either the outlets or online? https://www.shopdisney.com/mickey-mouse-and-friends-zip-hoodie-for-women-walt-disney-world-50th-anniversary-2025057433404MS.html
I knew I should’ve bought it when I saw it at the airport last December!!
LOVE the merch posts!! I’ve had my eye on the bears for 6 months and $36.05 including tax was an awesome heads up. Thank you SO much; purchased! Also, a visit to both WDW outlets – Premium Outlets & outlet near Universal – is now a must-do on every trip. I absolutely do not agree! that something has to be ugly to get a good deal at the outlets – my treasured & beautiful glow-in-the-dark Oogie Boogie spirit jersey was $34.99 (reg $79.99) plus tax (worn as PJs every night for a month except when husband “made” me wash it) & my equally lovely Sanderson Sisters Trouble is Brewing sparkly purple Corkcicle $19.99 plus tax (reg $34.99). There are many outlet YouTubes out there on outlet merch and. I love to see the deals – they change fast!!
Based on your recommendation I picked up “A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth” a few months ago at a decent discount since the 50th was ending soon. What a great book! I read the whole thing over to cover. Thanks for the recommendation.
Thank you for this – my kids love Funko and the People Mover and I wouldn’t have known they existed together without reading this post!
I would love to see more more Halloween, Christmas, and attraction merch.
I was extremally disappointed with the Disney clothing selections. I was only able to find one white tee-shirt with the 50 year logo on it. I’ve got old shirts that were embroidered with Mickey, Goofy or the Disney logo. There was nothing like that. I actually stopped some people that had real nice clothing and asked here they got it. When I got there there were nothing. I asked several staff members and they said when they get something in that’s really nice they’re sold out in a day or two and then it’s a week of two for restocking. I’ve got about a dozen caps that has something embroidered on them. There were no caps with the 50 year logo or anything embroidered on them. They only had one blue cap with a plastic figure of Walt and Mickey and that was it. I did score a 50 year wind breaker. Disney really screwed the pooch on this.
Love merch posts!
Christmas merch please!!
For the attraction themed plush sets Space Mountain and It’s a Small World were released earlier in the year. They both sold out pretty quickly and I don’t think were ever restocked. I must have missed the Jungle Cruise set because I never saw them.
The Mickey Mouse Revue plush is one of, if not my favorite Mickey plushes in my collection now, and you better believe that Rover is on his way. Just Play really seems to do a great job with their Disney plushes for Amazon. I like the look of a lot of them better than the ones that Disney is making themselves these days.
Regarding T shirts, how come very little Disney T shirts are made of breathable, wicking/performance materials? Strange given the location of the parks. This has led me to not purchase them.
We just got the Carousel of Progress dog and it is super soft and a lot bigger than I expected. Great quality. Hallmark also has some better-than-Disney’s-own 50th merchandise that is worth checking out. Some of the new Vans stuff is pretty rad too.
Is there a special link to find these items on Amazon?
Click on the bold title of each item. They are the hyperlink to the items on Amazon.
I can vouch for the Treasures from the Vault plushes, which makes me optimistic about the Country Bears (and other plushes on the list)! They look great pictured, but in person they are very high quality. I also got the limited edition Mickey in Walt’s clothes a few years back, and he’s one of my favorite collectibles. Absolutely precious in person. If I had a kid, I would consider ordering two of these plushes, one for collectors’ purposes, because they’re way too good to risk the damage that a rough time on the recess playground does to those things.
Definitely want more posts on Disney merchandise on Amazon. I appreciate your reviews and candid opinions, although my bank account ends up suffering.
We used the first edition of the poster book for our wedding guest book- would love to add this second edition to our collection!
Yes yes yes to Walt’s plane, Halloween, and Christmas merchandise finds. I found some of this on amazon myself, but search gave me suggestions for unrelated products. It’s fun to see what others find and help support the site, too!
Both the Mickey Mouse Revue Mickey (above) and Engineer Mickey (not above) from the Treasures Of The Disney collection really nail the design of their respective Mickeys, the latter from early/pre-Disneyland days. I will say that at least the Mad Tea Party set has the big “china patterns” on the characters so I recognized that it wasn’t just some bootleg product, while the BTMR set is more of a thinker; I had to stare closely at the picture to see that the yellow stitching was a train track!
If you find some interesting (good or bad) park related merchandise, I’d always be interested in hearing about it, even if it’s “not for me.” I (think) I missed the release of WDW Tencennial merchandise last spring, so I’m stuck hoping we find those shirts somewhere this weekend for our 10th wedding anniversary. (Five years from now, I’ll be testing some very old light-up visors, obviously!) Any idea if these are still at World of Disney or the Emporium, or did they sell out quicker than the 50th velour sweatpants and hoodies?
Also, thanks for giving me an on topic excuse to ask about those Tencennial shirts!
The tencentennial items were at the Outlets when we were there in late Aug. I got the hoodie. We recently featured the 20th anniversary shirts and I like your style.
I haven’t seen these items at the outlet myself, but I’m not surprised–there was A LOT of this merchandise, and it seems to have arrived pretty late as compared to the other 50th Anniversary collections. Thanks for the heads up on that!
For what it’s worth, I’ve also seen these items and the other more recent collections (Balloons,America on Parade, and another I’m forgetting) in the Main Street Cinema. If you can’t find the items there (as they rotate more frequently), check the resort gift shops. Last I saw, the Poly in particular had a ton of this stuff.
The busy darker colored tee is a design they used in the parks a couple of years ago (I have a tank top and a puzzle). When I wear it I frequently get asked where I got it, so I’m glad to see it’s come back and I can tell people to find it on Amazon!