December 26, 1989 – The World Traveler Shop Opens in Epcot
“This shop at International Gateway is your passport to Epcot and Disney souvenirs plus cold beverages for your voyage.”
On December 26, 1989, the merchandise stop The World Traveler opened in Walt Disney World’s Epcot Park. Located at the International Gateway near the World Showcase, this shop provides the first bit of merchandise to travelers taking the ferry to get to Epcot from certain Walt Disney World resorts. The shop provides a variety of merchandise ranging from pins to housewares. It also provides cold drinks for guests to take with them in the park, especially on hot Florida days.