Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Disneyland Charm Bracelet

In honor of Disneyland's anniversary this week, I'll be posting Disneyland-related items. First up is a new category for the blog (courtesy of my lovely wife Wendy) - jewelry.

This is a charm bracelet as sold at Disneyland. It used to have its original blue price tag on the back, but at some point it fell off. Still has its original plastic sleeve though.

I've always pondered the charms on this bracelet. Clearly the White Rabbit is a stock charm, and the Dormouse is a Mickey with slightly stretched ears (that must have hurt!), but they created new charms for Mad Hatter, March Hare and Alice. Why go to the trouble to make new charms for only three? This is even more odd when you consider that during the film's original release in 1951 there was a charm bracelet available that had character-correct charms for the White Rabbit, King of Hearts and Tweedle. Why not use those? The world may never know...


Duckie said...

Do you happen to know more about this charm bracelet? I recently as at a yard sale and I purchased one that looks exactly like the one pictured. I would love to know more about it, like the year it was sold and anything else you might know about it.

Matt said...

I don't have any details per se, but the packaging and the price (when I still had the tag) suggest 1960s-1970s.

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