Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate

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10th Anniversary pin-back button
1981

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Vintage Father's Day

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Happy Father's Day!  Let's celebrate Walt Disney World Dads with some great fatherly images from my collection.  Dads and sons and water activities seem to be the theme.  So Dads, grab your fishing pole and your son and head to WDW!


Friday, June 12, 2015

80's Retro Box

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Walt Disney World gift box
1986
Every decade has its look back to a previous time.  Walt Disney World is experiencing a lot of that now with the return of the Big D logo.  Well the 80's at WDW saw a return of the retro 70's look with this gift box design from 1986.  The Big D logo in the oval, the three stripes, flowers, and Mickey are almost identical to a souvenir box design I shared from 1978.  Of course the 70s version did not show Spaceship Earth.
"Together at Disney: the World's Greatest Resort" is the tag line.  That is one that I have not seen used elsewhere.  The box is approximately 7 inches long, 3 1/2 inches wide, and 1 1/2 inches deep.  I'm not sure what its intended contents would be.  A watch, perhaps?  Regardless, the box itself is now just as priceless as the contents it was made to carry home from "the World's Greatest Resort."


Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Birthday, Donald!

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Donald Duck patch
This week we celebrate my favorite character's 81st birthday (June 9).  Donald's premier was in 'The Wise Little Hen' in 1934.  It was featured on the collectors plate from his 50th Birthday Plate Collection that I shared previously.
These Character Patches were popular Walt Disney World souvenirs.  They featured a variety of characters including Donald's best friend and spotlight hog, Mickey.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Splash Mountain Math

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Splash Mountain Thermo-serv mug
What do you get when add some new math about a Walt Disney World ride featuring the story of a rabbit trying to escape a fox and a bear with an insulated plastic mug?  This Splash Mountain Thermo-serv mug.  This clever souvenir is 4 3/4" tall and 3 3/4" wide at the base and holds about 1/10 of the amount of water you "might get wet" with on the ride.