New Soccer Merchandise Scores a Goal at Walt Disney World Resort

June 20, 2014 ,

Our friend Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager shared this update on the Disney Parks Blog

My fellow author Darcy Clark recently shared a look at the United World Soccer store at Downtown Disney West Side. This new location is a must-stop destination for fans of fútbol (and it would appear there are many as the world watches the events unfold in Brazil). Elsewhere at Walt Disney World Resort, we have recently introduced new soccer-themed goods that have a splash of Disney.


Decorated in hues of blue, green, yellow and white, this small new assortment was created specifically for World Showcase at Epcot. The main logo features a silhouette of Mickey Mouse kicking a soccer ball, which was used on several apparel items, a glass mug and two open edition pins.


These items can be found in select locations at Epcot and at the World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace. The two open edition pins will also be released in select locations at Disneyland Resort.

One of my favorite items is a limited release pin featuring José Carioca, a character not often seen on Disney merchandise. He was originally created for Walt Disney’s “Saludos Amigos” in 1942, and now stars in the Mexico Pavilion attraction at Epcot, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. This pin was released at Disney Traders and Village Traders in World Showcase at Epcot, World of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace and Sport Goofy at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.


Speaking of Epcot, you can watch many of the World Cup games in the Odyssey Center. That’s just one of many viewing locations at Walt Disney World Resort.

NOTE: If you’re visiting Walt Disney World during the World Cup and wish to catch a game, you can catch it at these on-property viewing locations:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort – Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar and World Premiere Food Court
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – Intermission Food Court and Singing Spirits Pool Bar
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort – End Zone Food Court and Team Spirits Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Sanaa Lounge, Maji Pool Bar and Uzima Springs Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – Drop Off Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Banana Cabana Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – The Wave … of American Flavors
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Crockett’s Tavern
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Mizner’s Lounge and Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Gurgling Suitcase
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Petal’s Pool Bar
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside – River Roost
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter – Scat Cat’s Club
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Territory Lounge
  • Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts – Ale and Compass Lounge, Crew’s Cup Lounge, Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill and Martha’s Vineyard
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Grill and Welcome Center

You can also follow along with the World Cup at the Odyssey Center at Epcot, select bars and restaurants at Downtown Disney, as well as ESPN Club and Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s BoardWalk!

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