Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bashful Can

Sprite can
Bashful, 1986
This week marked a milestone in the much anticipated opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  Real live people (well, actors) got to ride the new coaster.  I'm sure they were not like this "shy little fellow" that was featured on this Sprite can in 1986 as part of Coke's celebration of Walt Disney World's 15 Years.  For those of you keeping track, Bashful is the 4th dwarf to be shown here.  Who's next?  Such anticipation.....

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Castle

Cinderella Castle decorative plate
OK....so looking through my collection, it is clear that there was not a lot of Easter themed early Walt Disney World souvenirs (or at least not in my collection).  But you must admit, the pink coloring of Cinderella Castle on this 7 1/2" decorative plate does fit the season.  It was made in Japan under the same design as this colorful small plate which also utilizes the Big D/Globe Head pulled out from the logo.  There is also a similar, more traditional blue version that I posted early in my blog.

Friday, April 11, 2014

it's a small....music box

it's a small world pull string music box
50 years and the song and attraction are still going strong.  This music box from Walt Disney World is not as old as the original ride but the tune is still just as perky as it was back in the 70's.  The 2 1/2" x 2" pull string music box, made in Japan, has the original Big D/Globe Head logo with a slight arch on a banner being held by 4 ambassadors from the attraction.  This toy was most likely intended for a baby's room where there would be a world of laughter and a world of tears....
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Sleepy Soda Can

Cherry Coke can
Sleepy, 1986
The anticipation is building for the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster just like the original contents of this soda can if you were to have shaken it back in 1986 before opening.  So I thought I had better hurry up & share another one of the seven dwarfs' cans from Coca-cola's celebration of Walt Disney World's 15th anniversary.  Sleepy is featured on this Cherry Coke can.  Personally, I think it would have been better to have him on a non-caffeinated beverage.