April 9, 1987 – The Disney Traders Shop Opens in Epcot
On April 9, 1987, the Disney Traders shop opened in the World Showcase Plaza in Epcot. The store sells many different Disney souvenirs, including those with the Epcot logo, trading pins, and merchandise featuring Duffy the Disney Bear. The store is located at the entrance of the World Showplace.
Disney Traders has become the Duffy the Disney Bear headquarters. Duffy was created in 2002 as a limited-time toy, but shot off in popularity when he was introduced in Tokyo DisneySea. He was then brought back to the American parks, and is seen as a meet-and-greet character at the Disney Traders store.