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One of the common complaints I hear about the parks concerns the lack of souvenirs that are specific to the attraction, show, or experience that gave you that magic feeling. So, I’m happy to announce that there has been some great progress made, at least if you’re in EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion. In addition to the many gifts and goodies that you might find had you traveled to Germany, they’ve recently introduced a number of Disney themed items.

Although it’s still September, technically Octoberfest is already underway. There’s is a fun collection of Goofy themed merchandise created for Octoberfest.

A lot sure has changed in 20 years…

CoverKeep reading for scans from 1988’s entire souvenir guide. Click for bigger. I apologize for the lack of quality, it is a 20 year old guide. All images copyright 1988, The Walt Disney Company.

Update. I’m keeping the thumbnails on this post, but for the full size scans please visit this set on Flickr. – ed.

Disney's in hot water again over purported mistreatment of workers in the Chinese factories that manufacture your favorite Disney crap souvenirs. According to the Orlando Sentinel Disney is hiring an outside firm to investigate the allegations. Disney is also looking to clean up the image of its Board of Directors. The NY Times reports that
A quick trip down Memory Lane in honor of Mardi Gras. The year was 1990, the occasion was Disneyland's 35th Anniversary. A event which I missed due to my being a poor college student at the time. The parade was Party Gras! This parade is often ranked as the best Disneyland parade ever. It featured