Exclusive “Through the Years” collection of posters, apparel and more celebrates Disney park history at D23 Expo 2017

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Guests attending the upcoming D23 Expo 2017 have some special merchandise to look forward to, in addition to an exciting lineup of panels and events.

The specially curated “Through the Years” collection at the Disney Dream Store celebrates key milestones in Disney park history, including the 50th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean, the 40th anniversary of Space Mountain, the 35th anniversary of Epcot, and the 30th anniversary of Star Tours.

The Pirates of the Caribbean poster draws inspiration from drive-in movie posters and ads from the 1960s. The Space Mountain design mixes vintage travel posters from the 1920s with 1970s futurism.

1980s arcade game packaging and VHS covers inspired the Epcot poster design, while a minimalist collage is the focus of Star Tours.

Guests stopping by the Disney Dream Store will also find a collection of apparel, ornaments, drinkware, and more.

Alex and Ani bangles are also part of the “Through the Years” collection, including one that celebrates Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s anniversary. The bangles premiere at D23 Expo 2017 will later be sold in select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Crislu key necklaces and a sterling silver filigree castle necklace by Rebecca Hook were created especially for D23 Gold members.

The other designs by Rebecca Hook will be released in Disney parks following D23 Expo 2017.

Finally, new items from Harveys and Dooney & Bourke are joining the “Through the Years” collection.

The Dooney & Bourke items are from the “Pumpkin King” line, which was inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” These items will also be available in Disney parks later this year.

For more information on D23 Expo 2017, which takes place from July 14 – 16, visit the D23 website.

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