Saturday, April 27, 2013

Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Trolley

Walt Disney World Frame-Tray Puzzle
Whitman, No. 4545
Here are some early Main Street U.S.A. memories brought to us by Whitman.  This frame-tray puzzle, no. 4545, is still in its original packaging....almost.  Although there is no date on the piece, we can assume it is from the early 1970's because of the use of the Florida Flag version of the logo.   

The image features the trolley in front of the former Penny Arcade.  A goofy looking Goofy is standing by and throngs of guests can be seen in the background making their way to Cinderella Castle, on the sidewalks, not walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.  

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy 15 Years

Walt Disney World 15 Years pin
Happy 15th Birthday to Disney's Animal Kingdom!
Of course this item is from the 1986 '15 Years' celebration of Walt Disney World when Magic Kingdom and EPCOT were the only two parks (as you can see depicted in the logo design).  There is nothing in my collection from Disney's Animal Kingdom with the original Big D/Globe Head because the park opened 3 years after the logo changed.  But I figured this was a good time to share this item and join in the celebration.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dear Wife, Thanks for the Desk Set

Walt Disney World Desk Set
Alco, 1973
Last month I shared a set of Donald Duck bookends that was the only WDW item I had ever seen from Alco...until now.  My dear wife found this 1973 Alco desk set for my birthday.  The set contains a Mickey Mouse pencil well, Mickey & Minnie memo paper holder, Donald & Pluto letter rack and the 'oh so cool' Goofy stapler.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Fowl Can of Minute Maid

Minute Maid can
Donald, 1986
Here is Donald Duck looking 'fowl' on a Minute Maid soda can from 1986.  This can is one of many designs on various Coca-Cola products that celebrated the 15th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.  I particularly like the way the 15 Years logo looks in the orange & white on the black can.