While we all wait with excitement for the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, new and unique merchandise is being created that will immerse and connect guests to this exotic new land.
Steve Miller from the Disney Parks Blog had a chance to chat with Erin Herbst, the merchandiser for Disney Pins, to learn more about the newest pin collections that will help guests with counting down the days until the new land opens. Erin says, “With the addition of this new land to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we wanted a way to continue the excitement leading up to the grand opening. This countdown pin collection features the beautiful travel posters created by Alpha Centauri Expeditions, the exclusive provider of tours to Pandora. We thought guests would love collecting these posters as they prepare to journey to another world.”
One new pin will be released each month from March to May. “The first pin in this collection (above left) will be released today, March 2nd. The second countdown pin (center) will be released on April 6. The final individual limited edition pin (above right) will be released on May 4. Each individual pin will have an edition size of 1,250 and will be released at Discovery Trading Company in the park.”
Artist Dylan Cole designed the travel posters that you may have seen during the D23 Expo back in 2015. You might see these posters next to Tiffins now. The last two pins in the collection are ‘Completer pins’ and will only be found in the five-pin boxed set (pictured above) that contain all five travel posters. The boxed set will be a limited edition size of 250 and will be released during the opening on May 27.
There will be a purchase limit of two limited edition pins, per style, per guest, per release. It’s important to note that these pins will not be available via the Shop Disney Parks app or the Disney Parks online store.
Photos and news source: Disney Parks Blog