Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy 1st Anniversary

Walt Disney World 1st Anniversary Button
October 1972
Today is the one year anniversary of my blog!  To celebrate, it is only appropriate that I share this Walt Disney World 1st Anniversary Button with all of you.  These pin-back buttons are a tradition for Walt Disney World cast members.  The first several years were this small (1 1/2"), hard plastic 'anniversary' style.  They moved to 'Happy Birthday' pins in the shape of Cinderella Castle during the late 70's and by the mid-80's were using the current pin-back buttons we know today.
I am enjoying sharing these small memories of Walt Disney World with you and I look forward to sharing more.  You can see the most popular posts from the past year on the right.  Thank you to all of you that follow me here and on twitter (Tim_WDW71)!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mickey & Minnie

Main Street Flower Market postcard
Today is the 'official' birthdays of Mickey & Minnie Mouse.  The date coincides with the release of 'Steamboat Willie.'  The birthday couple is pictured in the now defunct Main Street Flower Market that was located on West Center Street.  Although I believe I have seen this same image used for Disneyland which also had a similar flower market.  The postcard is the newer chrome size (4x6) and was sold outside the parks which is indicated by the WDW code on the back.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Oops-I-Goofed Grin

Coca-Cola Classic can
Pluto, 1986
Pluto, "Mickey's faithful mutt," is featured on this '15 Years' Coca-Cola Classic can from 1986.  The 15th Anniversary logo and the Big D/Globe Head logo are prominently displayed under Pluto's description.  This can and the early Mickey & Minnie cans from my collection were bottled by the Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Top of the World

Top of the World matchbook

The current California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort was originally the Top of the World restaurant and entertainment venue until 1993.
This matchbook features the original Big D/Globe Head logo in gold on the front and the early Contemporary Resort logo on both sides.