Monday, April 14, 2014

30th Anniversary of the Re-Opening of Disneyland's Alice in Wonderland Attraction

We interrupt the feedsack series for this special post.

Thirty years ago today, Disneyland's Alice in Wonderland attraction re-opened following a multi-year rehab (trailing one year after the rest of the Fantasyland rehab) and opened to much acclaim.  The new attraction, while removing a few beloved scenes (the Upside Down Room) saw a huge improvement in the overall quality of the experience.  To celebrate the opening, there was an exclusive event at which this figure of the White Rabbit was given out to very special guests.
The entire theme of the promotion was something like "Don't be late", so naturally the White Rabbit was the official mascot of the promotion.  Issued in a very limited edition of only 60 pieces, this particular example is #55.
Signed, dated and hand number by the artist, it is very hard to come by.  I was fortunate enough to acquire this one many years ago, probably in the second or third year of my collecting.  I've only ever seen one other example for sale, that one was particularly cool because the watch was a Mickey Mouse watch.

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