Friday, January 23, 2015

Figment's Spoon

EPCOT Center pewter spoon
Figment, like the Country Bears in Frontierland, is a Walt Disney World original...not created as a cartoon or movie but birthed as a character for a resort attraction.  In Figment's case, that attraction was Journey into Imagination at EPCOT Center in 1983.  While the attraction and the entire Imagination! Pavilion has undergone several changes over the years, Figment has held on tightly to his place as an EPCOT original.

This genuine pewter souvenir spoon by Fort measures 3" tall.  The details on both the front and back are excellent, right down to Figment's claws grasping the spoon handle.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Donald Dough

Donald Dough
modeling dough & molds, 1972
Donald Dough!  Produced in 1972 by Chemtoy (the 1st company to sell bubble solution), the kit was most likely sold in stores to promote the newly opened resort in central Florida.

The 11" x 8 1/2" box contained a plastic mat, 3 containers of modeling dough and 4 molds, one of which would be Donald.  The others in my box are Pinocchio, Pluto & Mickey.
The logo on the front uses the rare multi-color filler Globe Head.  In addition, a unique castle design, similar to one on an Alco desk set, sits at the end of the logo.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Before the Hat

canvas map
So much Walt Disney World goodness, all in one image!  My wife gave me this several years ago for an anniversary and I finally got it framed.  And now I can share it with you.  The image, which is 17" x 11 1/2", has been copied onto a canvas.  I don't know anything about this piece but I can assume the date is around 1993 because Splash Mountain (1992) can be seen in the upper left-hand corner.  Since there is no Tower of Terror or Blizzard Beach, it is probably before 1994 or 1995.  And, of course, there is no Sorcerer's Hat in MGM.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Mickey Mouse Revue

The Mickey Mouse Revue postcard
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The Dexter Press postcard series continues its tour of Fantasyland with this opening day attraction, The Mickey Mouse Revue.  You can see more images and learn some of the history behind this original E-ticket attraction at Walt Dated World.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Let There Be Peace on Earth

Walt Disney World press photo
"Holidays Around the World", 1994
Let's end 2014 with one more press photo from 20 years ago.  This one comes from EPCOT and shows Mickey and the gang in native attire from countries represented around World Showcase.  Whatever you may be celebrating, wherever you are...let there be peace on earth!  Happy New Year!