Sometimes it’s the little things. In a Celebration that didn’t lean into nostalgia too heavily, it was nice to create something that took people back to the early days of the Walt Disney World Resort. I was able to do some research and found an original book of E tickets and combined those with some of the original branding identity, featuring the original Cinderella Castle Icon, Walt Disney World Resort announcement logo (the one with “Florida” worked in) and the “Key to the Kingdom” logo. Vector files of these images didn’t exist for I had a blast recreating them. And they never looked better. There was a fun juxtaposition magic that happened when they were all placed together with the beautiful new 50th logo.
So next time you pick up a churro or a pretzel at the Magic Kingdom, take a look at some of the little details that went into making sure the 50th WDW celebration had some good throwback goodness embedded in it, even it was just a disposable paper wrapper.