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DisneyDan80
06-16-2007, 07:03 PM
Hey all I was going through old family pictures and Disney News magazines and I found some pictures of characters that I haven't really seen online before.

Here's a pic of a parade float featuring Oliver & Company:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Oliver.jpg

A parade pic of Mr. Walrus from Alice and Wonderland long before he was relegated to the candy trail at MNSSHP.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Mr.jpg

Finally I found this in the Winter 1986-87 issue of the old Magic Kingdom Club publication called "Disney News". It is a picture of Basil and Ratigan from the Great Mouse Detective. I'm not sure if these characters ever appeared at WDW since the story talks about Disneyland but it is rumored that Ratigan did not last too long because he was too frightening to children.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/GreatMouse.jpg

Hope you enjoy.
Dan

bradk
06-16-2007, 07:14 PM
alfred molina is scary to children? actually, now that you mention it..

i think mr. walrus looks different now anyway.. everything looks so soft

Jaclynfett
06-16-2007, 08:08 PM
Very cool photos! I like that era, right before the Disney princesses hit it big. Wonder where the Oliver and Company costumes are now,lol.

Ron from Michigan
06-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Thanks for the great pics. Let's see if we can get others to post older pictures with chacters in them that have been forgotten.

Beka
06-16-2007, 08:46 PM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g71/boogsmom/File0633.jpg

lyzziesmom
06-16-2007, 09:58 PM
It seems to me that whenever a movie is new, the characters are out in full force for promotional/marketing strategy. Many kids these days don't even know the Oliver & Company movie*, it didn't turn out to be all that popular in the long run, so the characters don't come out much if at all. Same with Great Mouse Detective*. I saw the Meet the Robinsons characters last month... I wonder how common they will be 15-20 years from now?




Disclaimer! I personally enjoy these movies, but they aren't really "classics" like many of the movies that you do still see characters from. I just don't want anyone to think I'm saying the movies are bad.

Macca1111
06-16-2007, 10:01 PM
Wow, great pics! I hope others have more!

Sabres2008
06-16-2007, 11:19 PM
I haven't scanned all the pics from my first tip in 1986 (including one with Dreamfinder and Figment -different from Figment now). Last Aug. we saw Space Mickey and Goofy, which I'll show for comparison, but they weren't the same as the 80s "space" versions of characters found at Epcot (which I've posted below):

The current "space" characters (not the same, but neat nonetheless):
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/dmk1021/newspacemick.jpg

Classic "Space" Mickey:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/dmk1021/oldspmick.jpg

"Space" Pluto:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/dmk1021/spacepluto.jpg

And finally, "Space" Chip and Dale:
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/dmk1021/spchipdale.jpg

I would absolutely love it if Oliver made a comeback, like Marie from the Aristocats (who I met in Jan.). My cats are named Marie and Oliver after these characters, and while it's easy to find Marie products, and now meet here, there's really nothing for Oliver. Really nice pic!

lyzziesmom
06-16-2007, 11:48 PM
ROFL at Spacey Pluto! Let's slap a pinwheel on his head and call it futuristic!! Gotta love the 80s, really.

I remember thinking they looked stupid back then. Seeing the pictures just confirms that I was not an idiot in the 80s (despite what might seem like photographic evidence to the contrary).

krismas29
06-17-2007, 01:19 AM
http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/4501/2886902390049443874S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2886902390049443874dmoahJ)

http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/6026/2184909940049443874S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2184909940049443874AeJrDn)


This is from 1976 I believe - no clue where this show took place at MK though

hulagirl87
06-17-2007, 08:06 AM
i know that the toy story characters are at mgm, but here are pics from the toy story parade they used to have....

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h166/goonie87/File0004.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h166/goonie87/File0005.jpg

meeko_33785
06-17-2007, 12:32 PM
Awesome pictures everyone. I've never seen a photo of Basil before, so that's cool to see. Here's a few more pics of some rare characters from the past:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-poppinsgummi.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dch-davybeard.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-junglebook.jpg

Sabres2008
06-17-2007, 12:46 PM
OMG, I wish the Gummi Bears would make a return!

Launchpad is out once in awhile, Darkwing Duck too...plus, you can still find Chip and Dale in their Rescue Rangers gear.

And these shows are all out on DVD...

...I would freak out if I could meet any of the Gummi Bears (what can I say, I'm a child of the 80s :) )

Tikicampers
06-17-2007, 01:19 PM
I am now singing the Gummi Bears theme song! Thanks for the picture. I loved that show.

crossfamily
06-17-2007, 01:32 PM
OMG these pictures are great.. I unfortunately didn't get to go to DW till 99 so in about 10 more years mine will be good.. :rotfl2: I so miss the gummy bears too and the wuzzles.. :thumbsup2 Yep i'm an 80's kid too!!:yay:

DisBride2007
06-17-2007, 01:45 PM
you can still find Chip and Dale in their Rescue Rangers gear.

Is that still true? Where have you seen them? We saw them once a couple of years ago on our way into the Tiki Bird room. When we came out they were gone... and haven't seen them since. :(

Tikicampers
06-17-2007, 01:52 PM
Awesome pictures everyone. I've never seen a photo of Basil before, so that's cool to see. Here's a few more pics of some rare characters from the past:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-poppinsgummi.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dch-davybeard.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-junglebook.jpg

Am I the only one who wonders why the Gummi Bears are with Mary Poppins?

Macca1111
06-17-2007, 01:54 PM
Am I the only one who wonders why the Gummi Bears are with Mary Poppins?

Nope. I thought the same thing, but let it go...we'll never have a good answer to that. ;)

arbeywolf
06-17-2007, 02:11 PM
OH man there was a Dodger costume?!
too bad he'll probably never get dusted off and sent out again :(

HunnyPots
06-17-2007, 02:34 PM
I wonder why Disney doesn't revive the older movies once in a while the way they used to when I was a kid. If they hadn't, I would never have seen 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, or Sleeping Beauty. Now, I'm afraid kids will have no clue about any characters other than the princesses, more because of merchandising than the original movies, and whatever Pixar characters are currently flooding the market.

lyzziesmom
06-17-2007, 03:06 PM
What's odd to me is that Marie from Aristocats seems to be quite popular lately, there's Marie merchandise all over the place and I've seen the character out signing autographs at MGM. Yet I don't remember a big hoohah about the movie being rereleased. My DD8 loves Marie but has no idea what movie she's from.

DISNEYFAMILYOFFOUR
06-17-2007, 03:33 PM
Those pictures are so good!!! I've never seen them before!!! I wish they would dust them off, and bring them out!!!

Baloo looks so different!! Thinner, and maybe taller? :confused3

Great Post!!!!

Sabres2008
06-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Is that still true? Where have you seen them? We saw them once a couple of years ago on our way into the Tiki Bird room. When we came out they were gone... and haven't seen them since. :(

I saw them last in August 2006, on the walkway between Frontierland and Liberty Square.

I haven't seen them my last two trips, but I haven't been looking for them, either.

xyzabc33
06-17-2007, 06:30 PM
Am I the only one who wonders why the Gummi Bears are with Mary Poppins?

:confused3 Maybe they used Gummiberry Juice and Bounced up to the top of the castle roof. :lmao: (that is what it looks like they are standing on-float wise) Of course MP used her umbrella:rotfl2:

I love the Colonel Hathi and Mowgli.

**X nows goes back to singing the Gummi Bear song inside her head. Make it go away..:rotfl:

hniki234
06-17-2007, 07:33 PM
I wonder why Disney doesn't revive the older movies once in a while the way they used to when I was a kid. If they hadn't, I would never have seen 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, or Sleeping Beauty. Now, I'm afraid kids will have no clue about any characters other than the princesses, more because of merchandising than the original movies, and whatever Pixar characters are currently flooding the market.


I wonder, too. While the movies may have not done as well in the past as they would have liked, they may be huge hits now! Or maybe I'm just hoping because I grew up on those movies. I love that Disney is releasing the old afternoon cartoons. I'd love to see the Gummi Bears at WDW again!

As for how Figment used to be seen in the parks:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m94/smooshdog/nicolespics0072.jpg

Please don't hold the outfit against me! lol :rotfl:

Blueeyes101817
06-17-2007, 07:37 PM
As for how Figment used to be seen in the parks:

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m94/smooshdog/nicolespics0072.jpg

:
Before i left for disney last month, i was looking at videos my parents took of my brother and i in disney and that was figment we saw

Beka
06-17-2007, 08:50 PM
I think the little Figment is much cuter.

ricktib
06-17-2007, 09:03 PM
Remember these guys?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid181/pb676504097c8c4ee88a43e7561475b06/f2e035aa.jpg

Bama mom to 3
06-17-2007, 09:57 PM
Remember these guys?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid181/pb676504097c8c4ee88a43e7561475b06/f2e035aa.jpg

My youngest son who will be 6 on Tuesday is having a Ninja turtle party! He would love to see them!

Macca1111
06-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Remember these guys?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid181/pb676504097c8c4ee88a43e7561475b06/f2e035aa.jpg

Yes. However, I don't remember them being at the parks...

Ishy
06-18-2007, 05:35 AM
Been wanting to do that anyway... I want to show my son some of the old pictures from my first trip in 1981 so he can see how much has changed....

Son: Didn't you take any pictures at Epcot? MGM? AK? Blizzard Beach? Typhoon Lagoon? Downtown Disney?

Me: They didnt have all that!

Son: It was *just* the magic kingdom?

Me: Yup!

_____ to be continued _____

heh,

ricktib
06-18-2007, 07:06 AM
Yes. However, I don't remember them being at the parks...

That was at MGM, April 1991.

Princess Stitch
06-18-2007, 07:24 AM
What's odd to me is that Marie from Aristocats seems to be quite popular lately, there's Marie merchandise all over the place and I've seen the character out signing autographs at MGM. Yet I don't remember a big hoohah about the movie being rereleased. My DD8 loves Marie but has no idea what movie she's from.

2-disc version of Aristocats was supposed to be re-relased this year in March I think, but it got pushed back to next year. I guess since they had already set up all the marketing campains they just went ahead with them. Kinda like what happened with the tinkerbell movie and the fairies line.

ZephyrHawk
06-18-2007, 08:46 AM
Holy cow! Gummi Bears!

But, what do they have to do with Mary Poppins? :confused3

SandrA9810
06-18-2007, 09:13 AM
The castle float never seems to die off like others. It's used in every parade (except spectro), including the party parades. For pirate and princess party they put red velvet over the blue mirror. I think it looks better at night than during the day.

My manager has photos from when she worked at Disneyland with photos of chip and dale in the canoes, and the rescue ranger characters. A lot of really cool older pictures.

The best time to meet rare characters is at night in toon town beginning of summer, mid-may to mid-june and mid aug-sept. Usually you'll see it as mystery guest. A guest told me the other day they saw Rabbit at pooh's playground.

phisigprincess
06-18-2007, 09:31 AM
Yes. However, I don't remember them being at the parks...

They used to have a TMNT show on NY Street back in the early 90s. They also had an Ace Ventura show in the same spot a few years later.


"Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere! High adventure that's beyond compare, we are the Gummi Bears..."

drew81
06-18-2007, 10:40 AM
Oliver and Dodger were out for the Grand Opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. I have not seen Basil and Ratigan for along time. They all have autographs and I have them....but as far as those characters actually coming back into the parks for M&G's I would say that there is little chance except for maybe a special booking/event.

meeko_33785
06-18-2007, 11:12 AM
Am I the only one who wonders why the Gummi Bears are with Mary Poppins?

It was the finale unit so the character assortment was pretty much whatever characters weren't featured elsewhere in the parade. Mickey and Minnie were at the front of the float and there were a bunch of other somewhat random characters there too. Here's a few more pics from that float:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-micmin.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/meeko_33785/dchp-bigbadwolf.jpg

Remember these guys?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid181/pb676504097c8c4ee88a43e7561475b06/f2e035aa.jpg


I definaltly remember them. Back in the early days, they were some of the only characters you could find at MGM. I don't think it was a few years later until "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" came out until they started getting more Disney characters out there.

FloraFauna
06-18-2007, 11:23 AM
I love the picture with the Country Bears. Great float!

A,M&Asmom
06-18-2007, 12:08 PM
Here are a few I have...my favorite is the one with my daughter & I with Doug at MGM. The other pictures are my daughter & neice. These are from 7-00...I will have to look through my older photos for some others....

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A53%3B%3B%3C8%7Ffp6%3C%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D35%3C%3 D%3C87%3DXROQDF%3E2323862%3C8%3A877ot1lsi

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A53%3B%3B%3C8%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D35%3C%3D% 3C87%3DXROQDF%3E2323862%3C8%3A7%3B2ot1lsi

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A53%3B%3B%3C8%7Ffp66%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D35%3C%3D% 3C87%3DXROQDF%3E2323862%3C8%3A87%3Aot1lsi

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A53%3B%3B%3C8%7Ffp67%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D35%3C%3D% 3C87%3DXROQDF%3E2323862%3C8%3A7%3B6ot1lsi

http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34%3A53%3B%3B%3C8%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D35%3C%3D% 3C87%3DXROQDF%3E2323862%3C8%3A87%3Bot1lsi

Sabres2008
06-18-2007, 01:28 PM
I love the Doug pic! I never got to meet him, even though I visited during his heyday (personally, I thought the show was missing something after it moved from Nickelodeon to Disney, which is difficult for me to acknowledge, but it still would have been awesome to meet him! What about Patty Mayonnaise?)

I only have my pics from my first trip in 1986, but I've been asking my mom to dig out more pics from our trips in 1988 and 1990 (I definitely remember meeting TMNT). I really enjoy looking at pictures of me enjoying WDW as a kid.

These are great!

nickeymouse
06-18-2007, 01:36 PM
Figmet is so cute!!! Anyway, those pictures are so...
WONDERFUL!!!
I've ever some of those characters before in my life!!!

Best Post. And if anyone has anymore pictures, I would love to see them!!!

SwhJess
06-18-2007, 01:43 PM
I'd love to see some more, too! BTW, thanks for the pic of Baloo and Becky from Tailspin...that brings some "Disney Afternoon" memories, there :goodvibes

LaLaroo78
06-18-2007, 02:06 PM
Thanks for all the great pics! Now I will have to go through my old vacation pics and see what I come up with! I know I have one with that Figment!

The Gummie Bears rule! They should seriously bring them back! Now I have the song stuck in my head and I just want to belt it out. I'm at work so that would be a little embarassing!

meeko_33785
06-18-2007, 07:44 PM
Awesome pictures of Doug and Rebecca Cunningham. I would have loved to get their pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Joanna71985
06-20-2007, 06:20 PM
OMG, I wish the Gummi Bears would make a return!

Launchpad is out once in awhile, Darkwing Duck too...plus, you can still find Chip and Dale in their Rescue Rangers gear.
And these shows are all out on DVD...

...I would freak out if I could meet any of the Gummi Bears (what can I say, I'm a child of the 80s :) )

No you can't. They don't come out in it anymore. Here are some of mine:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/P1021906.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/100_1051-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/LifeAfterCP285.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/LifeAfterCP341.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/P4091544.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/php3byHYZAM-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP073.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP058.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P6281680-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P6281682.jpg

Joanna71985
06-20-2007, 06:25 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P8031777.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P8031775.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP152.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP150.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP159.jpg

Tonya2426
06-21-2007, 12:30 AM
Not great quality pictures but thats what you used to get from a Kodak Instamatic.:flower3:

Look its Mexico Pooh! I think its 1991. You gotta love the poncho. :hippie:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/MePoohinMexico-EPCOT.jpg

Kanga with the pocket Roo in 1989.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/Kanga.jpg

Snow White with the Dwarfs in 1989.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/SnowWhitetheDwarfs.jpg

Little Mermaid float in 1989.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/Sebastian.jpg

And my favorite, Flounder!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/Flounder.jpg

HunnyPots
06-21-2007, 12:50 AM
I would love to see Kanga and Roo! They were so adorable! And Flounder - That must have been great! How often do you get to see a walking fish!:cutie:

I know what you mean about the picture quality. All we ever had was the Kodak pocket instamatic that shot 110 film. I thought it was great at the time but now I see how grainy and out of focus all my old pictures are. I don't know how we managed before high quality digital.:sad2:

cgcruz
06-21-2007, 12:50 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP150.jpg


Wow! Even now as an adult, a big teddy bear like that would just freak me out. Reminds me of the movie "Dolls"! :eek:

meeko_33785
06-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Joanna- great pictures as always. I would love to see Kronk, Clara Cluck and the Robinsons out.

Tonya- your photos bring back so many memories for me, especially the parade ones. I remember seeing the Mermaid float before I even saw the movie.

Ride Junkie
06-21-2007, 12:24 PM
Not great quality pictures but thats what you used to get from a Kodak Instamatic.:flower3:

And my favorite, Flounder!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Flounder.jpg

:lmao: That picture is hilarious! I'm on the floor over here. Just awesome. I hope someone out there has video of this...I need to see this fish in action!! :rotfl2:

leahlovesdisney
06-21-2007, 02:19 PM
Question...I haven't been to Typhoon Lagoon in a long time, but I'm just wondering, for anyone whos been recently, is this character rare?

.

DisneyDan80
06-24-2007, 05:32 PM
Great pics everyone! These pictures are some screen captures from the 1985 & 1986 Walt Disney World Christmas Parade. The quality isn't that great since they are from 20 year old VHS tapes.

The first one is of Dumbo's Ringmaster with Dumbo in the background.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Ringmaster.jpg

Some rare Robin Hood Characters:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Guards4.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Guards2.jpg

The Gummi Bears:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Gummi.jpg

Finally Donalds nephews or at least the two they showed on Camera:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Ducks4.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Duck2.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Duck1.jpg

Dan

hawkeyesparks
06-24-2007, 05:53 PM
No you can't. They don't come out in it anymore. Here are some of mine:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/P1021906.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/100_1051-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/LifeAfterCP285.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/LifeAfterCP341.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/P4091544.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/php3byHYZAM-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP073.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer%20CP%202007/summerCP058.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P6281680-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Cinderellabration/P6281682.jpg

You have some AMAZING Pictures!!!! ARe you just like at the right place at the right time, or do you have some sixth sense that tells you where to to find these characters?

futreWDI
06-24-2007, 06:26 PM
What's odd to me is that Marie from Aristocats seems to be quite popular lately, there's Marie merchandise all over the place and I've seen the character out signing autographs at MGM. Yet I don't remember a big hoohah about the movie being rereleased. My DD8 loves Marie but has no idea what movie she's from.

To answer your question...

Marie is advertised so much at WDW because she is soooo big in Japan. They do this here because of the Asian tourists. It's funny because if you were in Tokyo Disney, you would rarely see people with mouse ears. Most of the tourists all have Marie "cat" ears. The balloons sold in the World Bazaar (their Main Street) are Marie balloons as well. I am guessing that this is because of the respect and luck that Japan has in cats. Disney is just making sure that the Asian guests won't be left out when visiting the American Disney.


I absolutely love the Mexican Pooh but I was wondering if anybody has the old Pooh photo. I got one taken when I was four, in 1989, but I have no clue where it is. Pooh, at that time, had a honey pot on top of his head...:confused3

lyzziesmom
06-24-2007, 07:10 PM
I never realized that about Marie being so popular in Japan. I just figured they were planning on a re-release that didn't end up happening or that we missed or something... for a while there she was everywhere in The Disney Store too. That's why I love the DIS, I'm always learning something new!

herodrx1
06-24-2007, 07:20 PM
Here is a good one from the early 90's. My sister just emailed me a copy earlier this week.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/NejiMegaFan/annasallydisney-1.jpg

Don't you just love the hair and glasses!!!

Joanna71985
06-24-2007, 11:46 PM
You have some AMAZING Pictures!!!! ARe you just like at the right place at the right time, or do you have some sixth sense that tells you where to to find these characters?

Thank you!:) It is a bit of both. The ones like Captain Jack and the Stepsisters I knew where to go. The ones like Cinderellabration characters were pure luck, as the shows were canceled. So it depends.

Ron from Michigan
06-25-2007, 03:37 AM
This thread is so great. It is really great to see characters that are not out and around anymore. :)

Nancyg56
06-25-2007, 07:43 AM
Thank you!:) It is a bit of both. The ones like Captain Jack and the Stepsisters I knew where to go. The ones like Cinderellabration characters were pure luck, as the shows were canceled. So it depends.

Joanna- do you think that the stepsisters will still be around for the MNSSHP? I love them and my DGD missed them in January. We are also hoping that Marie will be strolling around the parks.

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 08:17 AM
This is awesome!!! Where and when was that picture taken of Kronk? He's one of my very favorites and I haven't seen him ANYWHERE!! I love that picture of Captain Jack . . . I'll be seeing him on the Disney crusie next month:cool1:

I so remember that Roger Rabbit outfit! It was from the days when Minnie & "Friends" would do breakfast at Hollywood & Vine. WHat ever happened to Roger Rabbit anyways? He was once viewed as an equal to Mickey, and now where is he?

Now if only they would start letting Governor Swann do meet n greets . . .

lyzziesmom
06-25-2007, 08:30 AM
I love seeing the older pictures of the familiar characters too, to see how they have changed over the years. I'm sure at the time they looked fine, but looking back some of them looked so weird back then!!


I miss the old Roger Rabbit display at the end of the Backlot Tour in MGM. I loved all the boxes with the sound effects when you opened the lids, and the huge dip machine from the movie, and even the cardboard cutouts of the characters. It was a really fun interactive area, fun for the kids but not too "young" for the grownups. WDW really needs to put something like that back in the parks. I mean my kids love the playgrounds like Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground and the Boneyard, but I get easily bored in there and would like to see more interactive areas where there are fun things that all ages can enjoy.

ThunderMTexpert
06-25-2007, 10:00 AM
Very cool photos! I like that era, right before the Disney princesses hit it big. Wonder where the Oliver and Company costumes are now,lol.

I think it's somewhat sad that these characters' costumes are "Retired." it's all about the princesses now, which is wonderful, but what about the other GREAT Disney movies?

ThunderMTexpert
06-25-2007, 10:02 AM
This is of my older sister, I want to say she was about 6 in this picture?

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j320/w0290895/kristinwithmouse.jpg

Joanna71985
06-25-2007, 11:26 AM
Joanna- do you think that the stepsisters will still be around for the MNSSHP? I love them and my DGD missed them in January. We are also hoping that Marie will be strolling around the parks.

I actually do not know. The characters were first brought out for the P&P in Jan. I am hoping they will be brought back out for the ones in Aug.

This is awesome!!! Where and when was that picture taken of Kronk? He's one of my very favorites and I haven't seen him ANYWHERE!! I love that picture of Captain Jack . . . I'll be seeing him on the Disney crusie next month:cool1:

I so remember that Roger Rabbit outfit! It was from the days when Minnie & "Friends" would do breakfast at Hollywood & Vine. WHat ever happened to Roger Rabbit anyways? He was once viewed as an equal to Mickey, and now where is he?

Now if only they would start letting Governor Swann do meet n greets . . .

I met Kronk last May, and have not seen him since.

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 11:30 AM
I miss the old Roger Rabbit display at the end of the Backlot Tour in MGM. I loved all the boxes with the sound effects when you opened the lids, and the huge dip machine from the movie, and even the cardboard cutouts of the characters. It was a really fun interactive area, fun for the kids but not too "young" for the grownups. WDW really needs to put something like that back in the parks. I mean my kids love the playgrounds like Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground and the Boneyard, but I get easily bored in there and would like to see more interactive areas where there are fun things that all ages can enjoy.

They just opened up that Pooh's Playful Spot playground not too long ago in the former spot of the subs. Although I too enjoy seeing kiddies have fun on the playgrounds, when you look at what Disneyland did to their subs (Nemo) and then what WDW did to their (a Pooh playground), it gets kinda depressing :sad2:

Macca1111
06-25-2007, 03:55 PM
I miss the old Roger Rabbit display at the end of the Backlot Tour in MGM. I loved all the boxes with the sound effects when you opened the lids, and the huge dip machine from the movie, and even the cardboard cutouts of the characters. It was a really fun interactive area, fun for the kids but not too "young" for the grownups.

You're not the only one. That was one of my favorite areas, and I was so sad when I realized it was gone. :sad1:

HallGirl
06-25-2007, 04:07 PM
I absolutely love the Mexican Pooh but I was wondering if anybody has the old Pooh photo. I got one taken when I was four, in 1989, but I have no clue where it is. Pooh, at that time, had a honey pot on top of his head...:confused3

I found a picture of Pooh with the hunny pot on his head. It's from a parade, though.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/ElphieAtShiz/Winnieinparade.jpg

I also found this interesting picture of Goofy.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/ElphieAtShiz/GoofyatMGM.jpg

And a picture of Dale at the American Adventure. This is one of several that had the fab 5 in colonial gear, but I didn't want to post a whole bunch.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/ElphieAtShiz/DaleatEpcot.jpg

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 04:11 PM
That one of Goofy in the post before this was from MGM. I have pictures of Chip, Dale, and Mickey dressed in that same way . . . now if I only new how to scan them on my computer . . .

Anyway, are we allowed to post the same thing on two different threads? If so, then I have an awesome character experience I MUST SHARE with people on this thread. If not, then check out my latest post on the "Characters on Board" thread of the Disney Cruise Line Forum.

Mom2R&D
06-25-2007, 04:18 PM
I miss the old Roger Rabbit display at the end of the Backlot Tour in MGM. I loved all the boxes with the sound effects when you opened the lids, and the huge dip machine from the movie, and even the cardboard cutouts of the characters. It was a really fun interactive area, fun for the kids but not too "young" for the grownups.

Somewhere around here I have a pic of my DH (who was then my DF) posing with Jessica Rabbit's cardboard cutout. It's hilarious.

Does Mowgli ever show up anymore? I don't think I've ever seen him.

And I love the Robin Hood parade pics. I remember having such a crush on Robin Hood when I was around 8YO. I guess I didn't mind that he was an animal. Or a cartoon. :rolleyes1

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 04:23 PM
Somewhere around here I have a pic of my DH (who was then my DF) posing with Jessica Rabbit's cardboard cutout. It's hilarious.

Does Mowgli ever show up anymore? I don't think I've ever seen him.

And I love the Robin Hood parade pics. I remember having such a crush on Robin Hood when I was around 8YO. I guess I didn't mind that he was an animal. Or a cartoon. :rolleyes1

The only time I've ever heard of Mowgli in a park was at the short-lived Jungle Book show at Animal Kingdom. It only lasted a year before it was replaced by Tarzan Rocks, which was replaced by Nemo the Musical.

I think Robin Hood is still one of the characters that walks in front of the Peter Pan float in the MK parade. He was greeting Guests (with no line) around mid-day at the front entrance of Animal Kingdom near the buses.

Anybody have an answer to my question on my last post on this thread?

rotlex
06-25-2007, 04:33 PM
What a GREAT thread! Being able to see all these, and bring back some memories, is really fantastic! Thanks all for sharing!

scanne
06-25-2007, 04:43 PM
The float that Dumbo is in has been re-used and re-themed for lots of parades. In 2005 I think it was in MNSSHP in the Boo To You Parade with Home on the Range characters and in 2005 it was also used in the Boo To You Parade with another chicken character. I totally remember it and I do have it on video.

lyzziesmom
06-25-2007, 05:44 PM
Anyway, are we allowed to post the same thing on two different threads?

I don't see why not. I've posted the same pictures on more than one thread before, usually the threads are so different I don't think they attract the same audience.

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 07:15 PM
In 2004 I lost my autograph book at WDW . . . I had been collecting it for 4 years, I was pretty disappointed when I lost it. One of my relatives got in touch with Disney and at Christmas I had a present under the tree to me, from "Lots of People!". I opened it and it was a hand-written letter from Mickey Mouse himself! Also along with it was an entire filled-up autograph book with ultra-rare character signatures, including . . . TINKER BELL!!!!!

Here's the inside of Mickey's letter to me.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/MickeyLetter-1.jpg


And . . . here are the autographs!!!!

First, here are some of characters that are common, but their autographs had special messages.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/ChipnDale.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/WinniePooh.jpg



And now for the rare characters:

Dumbo . . . the only time I've ever seen him was in a parade.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/Dumbo.jpg


Simba . . . he's in Festival of the Lion King, though I have NEVER, EVER seen him in the parks for meets or seen any pics or mention of him as a meet & greet character.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/SIMBA.jpg


Here's Bullseye . . . I know he's in Woody's Cowboy Camp daily at MK, but I don't think he signs autographs because of his hoofs. Here he is!
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/Bullseye.jpg


Brer Rabbit . . . I've seen him the Animal Kingdom & MVMCP parades, but never available for greeting.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/BrerRabbit.jpg



Pete, Mickey's arch-nemesis in the old cartoons (he was even in Steamboat Willie) and Goofy's next-door-neighbor on the 90's TV show Goof Troop. Never seen him anywhere in any Disney park EVER.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/Pete.jpg



Prince Eric & his dog Max (from Little Mermaid) . . . I know Prince Eric has recently been seen at the Pirate & Princess Party, but remember I got this book in 2004! I've never seen his dog Max except for in Voyage of the Little Mermaid at MGM.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/PrinceEric.jpg


Hercules . . . To my understanding, he's VERY RARE, although he occassionally makes an appearance at MGM.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/Hercules.jpg


And now . . . the one you've all been waiting so patiently all night for . . . Tink!!!! Never has she ever been available for meet n greets, she has only appeared at WDW in the MK fireworks and in the Enchanted Adventures Parade @ the Pirate & Princess Party! I don't know how Mickey got her autograph, but I'm thankful he did. Thanks, Mickey, wherever you are, for a truly magical character experience money can't buy. And now the world may see Tinker Bell's autograph!!!!!! (Edit 6/10/2008 - I've heard that Tink's autograph may not be very rare for long . . . )
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Rare%20Disney%20Autographs/Cropped%20Autographs/Tink.jpg



Hope yall enjoyed!!! :goodvibes

Joanna71985
06-25-2007, 07:24 PM
That is awsome!

Macca1111
06-25-2007, 08:17 PM
I remember having such a crush on Robin Hood when I was around 8YO. I guess I didn't mind that he was an animal. Or a cartoon. :rolleyes1

Yeah, me too. I totally wanted to be Maid Marian. ;)

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 08:46 PM
Here are some pics from old attractions:

Rafiki from Legend of the Lion King (it was replaced PhilharMagic). Rafiki was the 1st character to use Living Character Initiate with facial expressions and moving his mouth.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/Rafiki.jpg


Pinocchio on a bike from Mickey Mania Parade (mid-90's)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/OldPinocchio.jpg


Pooh from Mickey Mania Parade (mid-90's)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/MickeyMania.jpg


Not so old, but worth a mention is this Share a Dream Come True Parade float . . . it was retired in August 2006.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/Mickeyfloat.jpg


Opening Float from Magical Memories Parade (1996-2001)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/MagicalMoments.jpg


Again, the Magical Memories Parade
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/MagicalMoments2.jpg


Lumiere in the Magical Memories Parade--the only time you see him now is for the show at MGM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/Lumiere.jpg


Legend of the Lion King at MK, closed in 2002 and replaced by Mickey's PhilharMagic in 2003
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/LegendLionKing.jpg


Every Day's A Holiday Castle Show (ran through 2001)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/EveryDayHoliday2.jpg


Donald and Goofy . . . true BFFs :rotfl2: This picture is priceless. It's during Cinderella's Surprise Celebration (ran from 2001 through 2005, replaced by Cinderellabration, and then that was replaced by Dream Along with Mickey). Notice Donald's face . . . I'd say he's had a facelift or plastic surgery since then, wouldn't you? ;)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/DonaldGoofyHug.jpg


The finale of Cinderella's Surprise Celebration . . . Genie's neck looks like it's going to bulge out of his body :goodvibes
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/Old%20WDW%20Photos/SurpriseCelebration.jpg


Hope you like the pics!

Joanna71985
06-25-2007, 08:49 PM
Actually, the SADCT floats are still being used. They are just globeless.

WeatherbySwann
06-25-2007, 08:56 PM
Actually, the SADCT floats are still being used. They are just globeless.

That's what I meant but forget to mention. :blush:

Tonya2426
06-28-2007, 07:49 PM
bumping . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Me!Thatswho
06-28-2007, 09:38 PM
Speaking of old characters, does anyone have an idea when the last time that the Big Bad Wolf and/or the Three Little Pigs were seen out? I was watching one of the DisneyTimeless Tales with my DD and it made me wonder.

12kizuna
06-28-2007, 09:59 PM
To answer your question...

Marie is advertised so much at WDW because she is soooo big in Japan. They do this here because of the Asian tourists. It's funny because if you were in Tokyo Disney, you would rarely see people with mouse ears. Most of the tourists all have Marie "cat" ears. The balloons sold in the World Bazaar (their Main Street) are Marie balloons as well. I am guessing that this is because of the respect and luck that Japan has in cats. Disney is just making sure that the Asian guests won't be left out when visiting the American Disney.
head...:confused3

I know this is 2 pages late, but it's so true :cutie: Having grown up partly in Japan though, I honestly have to say it really has nothing to do with the respect and luck of cats thing. Thinking back, I guess the general majority of my friends loved cats, but I seriously believe Marie is so popular simply because she's cute. She's a female, fluffy cat with a big pink bow on her head. Kind of like why the princesses are popular world-over... they're pretty! princess:
That's all I can imagine my friends answering anyways. Kind of like the playboy bunny on their school uniform sweaters and socks... the bunny is cute! who cares what it stands for? :rotfl:

I love this thread!! I especially love seeing characters from cartoons passed (gummi bears, tale spin, etc..) that I probably won't get the chance to see in the parks again. Take a bunch of pictures of Kim Possible, etc. because in the future, they're bound to be found in a thread like this one! popcorn::
The autographs were interesting, too... I want tink's autograph :tink:

gottalluvmickey
06-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Love all the old photographs...espicially seeing all of you in the amazingly, stylish outfits:rotfl2: Keep em' coming:cool1:

stitchlovestink
06-28-2007, 10:58 PM
Speaking of old characters, does anyone have an idea when the last time that the Big Bad Wolf and/or the Three Little Pigs were seen out? I was watching one of the DisneyTimeless Tales with my DD and it made me wonder.

Don't they appear in the Spectro Magic parade? If not, I know that I've seen them in one of the special parades for either MNSSHP or MVMCP. But I keep thinking that they are walking and wearing lighted costumes in Spectro :confused3

Macca1111
06-28-2007, 11:12 PM
Don't they appear in the Spectro Magic parade? If not, I know that I've seen them in one of the special parades for either MNSSHP or MVMCP. But I keep thinking that they are walking and wearing lighted costumes in Spectro :confused3

I'd have to agree with that, but I can't corraborate...anyone know for sure? :confused3

HugsForEeyore
06-28-2007, 11:27 PM
WOW! Awesome autographs!! I never seen a Dumbo or Pete one before! :banana: Cherish those!

Me!Thatswho
06-29-2007, 07:26 AM
Don't they appear in the Spectro Magic parade? If not, I know that I've seen them in one of the special parades for either MNSSHP or MVMCP. But I keep thinking that they are walking and wearing lighted costumes in Spectro :confused3
Really? Hmmm... I'll have to watch the footage of Spectro that I taped last year to see if I managed to catch a glimpse. Does WDW still have them come out for pics/autographs during the special events? http://bestsmileys.com/thinking/10.gif

WeatherbySwann
06-29-2007, 07:45 AM
Yep, they're in SpectroMagic. They're leading the finale unit.

Artoo
06-29-2007, 01:30 PM
When was the "Orange Bird" character around? Does he still make appearances?

lyzziesmom
06-29-2007, 01:51 PM
Do you mean the bird that had an orange for a head? I don't know if he ever was a character, but I know he was the mascot for the FL Citrus Growers (I think that's who it was) who used to sponsor the Tiki Room back when it was good. They were the sponsors of the Enchanted Grove where you get a Citrus Swirl back when they used to be real frozed orange juice swirled with real ice cream, not sweetened orange freezy stuff swirled with frozen yogurt. I used to have an old plastic bank shaped like that bird, but I can't remember if I bought him at WDW or at a souvenir shop on I-Drive - there was a shop shaped like an orange that I think isn't there anymore. It was near Shell World, which may also be gone. Darn I miss the Orlando of my childhood!

ETA: I found a picture of him, this is just like the bank I had. Is this the bird you were talking about?
http://www.tias.com/stores/silsnw/thumbs/dto2a.jpg

WHOA... I see that the bird bank was sold by Walt Disney Productions so I'm guessing sold in the parks... and now is selling for $35.00! I'll have to see if I still have mine! Check it out: http://www.tias.com/11862/PictPage/1922539842.html#images

Mickeefan
06-29-2007, 02:10 PM
This is from the early to mid-70's.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/Mickeefan/Mickey70s.jpg

lyzziesmom
06-29-2007, 02:34 PM
This is from the early to mid-70's.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j95/Mickeefan/Mickey70s.jpg

Is it just my imagination or were Mickey's ears a lot bigger back then? Not to mention he has a huge bow tie!

TinkerFairy
06-29-2007, 02:42 PM
Little OT, but a few people mentioned Marie hats from Tokyo Disney.

Are those availble at all at WDW does anyone know?
My daughter is a die hard Aristocat fan, Marie in particular.

disneyphilip
06-29-2007, 03:18 PM
Do you mean the bird that had an orange for a head? I don't know if he ever was a character, but I know he was the mascot for the FL Citrus Growers (I think that's who it was) who used to sponsor the Tiki Room back when it was good. [/IMG][/URL]

Are you kidding?! The Tiki Room was always good and it still is.

You just have to learn to embrace change.

xyzabc33
06-29-2007, 03:23 PM
When was the "Orange Bird" character around? Does he still make appearances?

I had this site bookmarked and couldnt find it so I did a search for you. Make sure to click on the story and things at the bottom. Great site.
http://www.geocities.com/wdwfob/index.html
I used to have the read a long record (yes I am old) and can still sing the tune to that song. Enjoy!

hentob
06-29-2007, 09:28 PM
ETA: I found a picture of him, this is just like the bank I had. Is this the bird you were talking about?
http://www.tias.com/stores/silsnw/thumbs/dto2a.jpg

WHOA... I see that the bird bank was sold by Walt Disney Productions so I'm guessing sold in the parks... and now is selling for $35.00! I'll have to see if I still have mine! Check it out: http://www.tias.com/11862/PictPage/1922539842.html#images

I think he was a character! I have pictures from 1979 and I am thinking I have one with me posing with that orange bird!

I will go digging in the attic tomorrow:thumbsup2

aepecoraro
06-30-2007, 06:30 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0021.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0015.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0014.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0011.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0006.jpg

pamouselover
06-30-2007, 06:50 PM
This is my cousin Dana and I in Magic Kingdom in 1982!
I am the taller one in the black strip shorts.

My first time to Disney World! My only picture from that trip!
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/pamouselover/scan0002.jpg

figment85
06-30-2007, 07:59 PM
This Robin Hood picture is from 1985. http://http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/uploads/21275/Robin_Hood_MK.jpg

figment85
06-30-2007, 08:01 PM
Sorry, I can't figure out how to post a picture, I guess.

WeatherbySwann
06-30-2007, 08:59 PM
Sorry, I can't figure out how to post a picture, I guess.

1.) Save the picture to your computer
2.) Set up an account on Photo Bucket or a similar website
3.) Upload your pictures to Photo Bucket
4.) Copy the URL address of your photo
5.) Come to this thread and start a new message
6.) Click on the "Insert Image" button (the one with the mountain and the sun).
7.) Paste the URL address

Can't wait to see the pic!

disneyphilip
06-30-2007, 10:15 PM
When was the "Orange Bird" character around? Does he still make appearances?

Nope. He hasn't been seen since the mid-1980s.

Mecha Figment
06-30-2007, 10:27 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a337/ToxicPinkxOx/family/scan0021.jpg


I'm so glad that Donald changed his look this old one looked terrible. His new look is 100 times better and actually look like the character.

figment85
06-30-2007, 11:27 PM
Here's another try. Robin Hood at MK in 1985.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/501/21275Robin_Hood_MK-thumb.jpg

figment85
06-30-2007, 11:29 PM
Thanks, WeatherbySwann, it worked! I'm not very techno-savvy.

Joanna71985
07-01-2007, 08:40 AM
Wow, Robin Hood sure has changed! Here is my picture of Robin Hood from last July (on my birthday actually):
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Disney%20Characters%202006/47b7d803b3127cce85ef0e6f073e0000003.jpg

WeatherbySwann
07-01-2007, 09:59 AM
Thanks, WeatherbySwann, it worked! I'm not very techno-savvy.

You're welcome! Glad to help!:thumbsup2

Heathr6913
07-01-2007, 11:39 PM
Mexico Donald from 1987...
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/Heathr6913/IM000301.jpg

Uuaww
07-02-2007, 03:51 AM
wow.

nickeymouse
07-02-2007, 06:05 AM
Robin Hood looks so different from back then compared to now!!!! I can't belive it!!!

Artoo
07-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I kinda' like the older Robin Hood better than the current one :confused3

Artoo
07-02-2007, 07:04 PM
Do you mean the bird that had an orange for a head? I don't know if he ever was a character, but I know he was the mascot for the FL Citrus Growers (I think that's who it was) who used to sponsor the Tiki Room back when it was good. They were the sponsors of the Enchanted Grove where you get a Citrus Swirl back when they used to be real frozed orange juice swirled with real ice cream, not sweetened orange freezy stuff swirled with frozen yogurt. I used to have an old plastic bank shaped like that bird, but I can't remember if I bought him at WDW or at a souvenir shop on I-Drive - there was a shop shaped like an orange that I think isn't there anymore. It was near Shell World, which may also be gone. Darn I miss the Orlando of my childhood!

ETA: I found a picture of him, this is just like the bank I had. Is this the bird you were talking about?
http://www.tias.com/stores/silsnw/thumbs/dto2a.jpg

WHOA... I see that the bird bank was sold by Walt Disney Productions so I'm guessing sold in the parks... and now is selling for $35.00! I'll have to see if I still have mine! Check it out: http://www.tias.com/11862/PictPage/1922539842.html#images
That's the bird!!!

Tonya2426
07-30-2007, 11:54 PM
bumping!:thumbsup2

Poohbear123
07-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Keep them coming!:thumbsup2

meeko_33785
07-31-2007, 08:32 AM
Great pics everyone! These pictures are some screen captures from the 1985 & 1986 Walt Disney World Christmas Parade. The quality isn't that great since they are from 20 year old VHS tapes.

The first one is of Dumbo's Ringmaster with Dumbo in the background.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Ringmaster.jpg

Some rare Robin Hood Characters:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Guards4.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Guards2.jpg

The Gummi Bears:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Gummi.jpg

Finally Donalds nephews or at least the two they showed on Camera:

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Ducks4.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Duck2.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/ufdanman/Duck1.jpg

Dan

Wow. I didn't even know the Ringmaster from Dumbo or some of those Robin Hood characters were ever in the park. Great pics.

Donald Lover11
07-31-2007, 09:12 AM
These pictures are great!!! I can't believe how much some of the character's costumes have changed!!!

I think that they should revive some of the old characters, but the problem is, many young kids probably don't know who they are. :confused:

I would personally like to see the characters from Oliver & Company and Mowgli. :rotfl:

MrsJackSparrow
07-31-2007, 09:16 AM
I used to have an old plastic bank shaped like that bird, but I can't remember if I bought him at WDW or at a souvenir shop on I-Drive - there was a shop shaped like an orange that I think isn't there anymore. It was near Shell World, which may also be gone. Darn I miss the Orlando of my childhood!

Orange World and Shell World are alive and well! :woohoo: We just went to both last August. Orange World has been featured on an HGTV program about odd buildings. They also featured Xanadu: House of the Future on that episode, too. Remember that one?

I'm sure your Orange Bird bank came from WDW. They used to sell a bunch of little Orange Bird merchandise, little PVC figures, jewelry, book and record sets, and the fabulous bank. :yay:

lorli
07-31-2007, 09:53 AM
I never went to Disney as a child. In 1990 I went to DisneyLand on a whirlwind trip to all the parks in CA. But my love of Disney started when I met my DH. We went in 1998, I was 31, with friends of his and wasn't sure if I'd ever be back I decided I was doing everything even if I was scared. Fast forward first trip back was 2004 with dd (3) and we are going on our 6th trip 4th in calendar year in 15 days. My whole point is I love the old pictures I missed when I was a kid, but who am I kidding I love the new pictures too. Keep them coming.

deniden
07-31-2007, 10:11 AM
i know that the toy story characters are at mgm, but here are pics from the toy story parade they used to have....


I *loved* that parade so much!

WeatherbySwann
07-31-2007, 10:17 AM
I *loved* that parade so much!

Me too! I especially liked the red monkeys in it :goodvibes

PS - This may be the stupidest question in the world, but what does 'bumping' mean? I've seen it on several threads, but I don't know what it means . . .

deniden
07-31-2007, 10:24 AM
PS - This may be the stupidest question in the world, but what does 'bumping' mean? I've seen it on several threads, but I don't know what it means . . .

I'm not sure exactly what it means in this forum, but I know that in other forums I've been to - it typically means they are reposting it so that someone who knows the answer to your question can answer it for you.

Arvandor_Ilfirin
07-31-2007, 03:15 PM
PS - This may be the stupidest question in the world, but what does 'bumping' mean? I've seen it on several threads, but I don't know what it means . . .

I've always believed that we say "bump", because that's exactly what posting does. In the forums, topics that have lots of posts will constantly be 'bumped' up to the top of the page, while topics that are overlooked or just lacking in posts will filter to the bottom. :)

I LOVE this thread! :love:
I've actually called up my mom asking if she could locate my childhood pics from the World. Hopefully I'll have plenty of pictures to post soon, until then, keep posting! It brings back so many wonderful memories!

Simba's Mom
07-31-2007, 04:23 PM
I absolutely love the Mexican Pooh but I was wondering if anybody has the old Pooh photo. I got one taken when I was four, in 1989, but I have no clue where it is. Pooh, at that time, had a honey pot on top of his head...:confused3

I found this picture of Pooh with his honey pot from 1987:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/Simbasmom32/old%20WDW/2007_0717Image0015.jpg

Also, do you notice how in these pictures, the guests are just milling around the characters? There was no organized line, I don't remember a handler-DS got himself into more pictures, I'm sure, because he would just run up and hug any character he saw!

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/Simbasmom32/old%20WDW/2007_0717Image0016.jpg

CampbellScot
07-31-2007, 04:50 PM
I got the Gummi Bears on DVD for my step kids for Christmas this year. they LOVE it!! My step daughter wants to know if they will be at Disneyworld, but I'm pretty sure they've been permanently retired. It was SUCH a great show with some veteran voices. I believe it was pooh or tiggers voice actor that was the voice of Tummi Gummi. Catchy theme song too...:goodvibes

Tonya2426
02-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Anyone remember this at Epcot? It's from March 1991.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/EPCOTcharacters.jpg

TinkerBell DVC
02-04-2008, 04:10 PM
subscribing...

Macca1111
02-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Good God, when was that show from? ;)

Super
02-05-2008, 03:43 AM
Mexico Donald from 1987...
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/Heathr6913/IM000301.jpg

Hey is this him?
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9704/45050021ve4.jpg

tinknsnow
02-05-2008, 07:31 AM
I posted a couple more pics on the "Old WDW Pics" thread. I wish the Three Little Pigs still made non-parade appearances! Robin Hood has made a major transformation (much softer face). Thanks for sharing!

Here is Gus from 1971:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/2242519979_45fa0c7b88.jpg

Tonya2426
02-05-2008, 11:05 AM
Good God, when was that show from? ;)

It is from March 1991.

Villain
02-05-2008, 11:34 AM
These pics are awsome I love it when disney was simpler

iwynlea
02-05-2008, 12:14 PM
I have some pics I'll scan & post when I get home from work that I found when digging through old photos to use in my Disney CMO Video. If you want to watch the first 20 seconds of so of the video, you can sort-of see some of the pictures, including me with the White Rabbit and Goofy in a KILT! I promise I'll get these scanned and posted ASAP, so you can see them better. They're really great! I'd positively LOVE to see Goofy out again wearing that outfit!! (Which just goes to prove, there WERE characters at Epcot back when it originally opened!)

http://www.dreamcmo.com/view-dream-cmo-applicant.php?CMODID=CMO-6A82F115B5491BCAB70EBF2CFA0BD52B

disney111
02-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow these are interesting pictures! The characters from Oliver and Company and The Great Mouse Detective are especially interesting to me! :)

WeatherbySwann
02-05-2008, 06:07 PM
1987
Mexico Donald from 1987...
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e232/Heathr6913/IM000301.jpg

Late 90's/early 2000's (based on the "look" on Donald's face)
Hey is this him?
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9704/45050021ve4.jpg

2007
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/weatherbyswann/WDW%20Jan%2007/BabyALive127-1.jpg

eeyoresnr
02-05-2008, 06:42 PM
my daughter with Pinocchio about 1988 (Disneyland)


http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x108/eeyoresnr/disney6.jpg

Kumquatmelon
02-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Anyone remember this at Epcot? It's from March 1991.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w98/Tonya2426/Old%20Disney%20Pics/EPCOTcharacters.jpg

I have a picture/video of me when I was about 5 (96 maybe?) right by this car and some lady is dancing with me and I am bouncing a huge globe ball. If I find it I will definitaly put it up.

Kumquatmelon
02-05-2008, 08:56 PM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i178/lovehim1110/scan0002.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i178/lovehim1110/scan0001-1.jpg

If you look in the back, you can see Phil from Hercules and Tweedle-dee or dum.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i178/lovehim1110/scan0011.jpg

MissDisney121
02-06-2008, 01:27 PM
I know these aren't rare characters but they are a little bit older. These were taken at Disneyland in 1991 when my family and I went there for my 3rd birthday.
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g318/care_bear_girl121/DSCF2572.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g318/care_bear_girl121/DSCF2575.jpg

klmall
02-06-2008, 01:43 PM
Goofy - 1990 at Epcot

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-38ed.jpg

TMNT in 1990

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-60ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-66ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-61ed.jpg

klmall
02-06-2008, 01:47 PM
More from 1990:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-05ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-25ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-01ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-85.jpg

klmall
02-06-2008, 01:53 PM
And the last from 1990:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-81ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-08ed.jpg

brightvalleyjrts
02-06-2008, 02:05 PM
Goofy - 1990 at Epcot

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-38ed.jpg

TMNT in 1990

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-60ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-66ed.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/mallonek/WDW%2090/Untitled-61ed.jpg

Oh my, how my son would freak out over the Ninja turtles!! LOL!! He just turned 5 on the 1st of Feb, and had a huge Ninja turtle party. Too bad they aren't there anymore. Oh well, the power rangers will have to do! :rotfl:

klmall
02-06-2008, 03:01 PM
Oh my, how my son would freak out over the Ninja turtles!! LOL!! He just turned 5 on the 1st of Feb, and had a huge Ninja turtle party. Too bad they aren't there anymore. Oh well, the power rangers will have to do! :rotfl:

I remember our DS (4 at the time) was so excited! We had just been to an arena somewhere that year to see the TMNT perform and they didn't mean as much as seeing them up close like this!

DS is now 21 but still remembers all the character names and saved many TMNT items for posterity!

eeyoresnr
03-09-2008, 07:59 PM
bump:dance3:

eeyoresnr
04-14-2008, 08:33 PM
bumppopcorn::

KatyTheFairyPrincess
05-17-2008, 06:20 AM
Any more?

Love these!

eeyoresnr
06-07-2008, 11:11 AM
:happytv:

krismom
06-08-2008, 11:32 PM
This wasn't too long ago- 2003, I think...but I don't think Kermit comes out anymore-
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb113/krismom_2007/Photo31.jpg

nickeymouse
06-09-2008, 06:17 AM
If I recall, Miss Piggy was also a character. She's hasen't made a greeting since like 2004.

bennyb98
06-09-2008, 04:27 PM
I found this picture of Pooh with his honey pot from 1987:
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n309/Simbasmom32/old%20WDW/2007_0717Image0015.jpg

Awww!! I wish Pooh still had his honey pot!

Joanna71985
06-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Some of mine:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008436.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008430.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008053.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008380.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008418.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008637.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008554.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008642.jpg
Ok, I know he's technically not a character. But he did play a Disney character in a film.

This wasn't too long ago- 2003, I think...but I don't think Kermit comes out anymore-


He doesn't unfortunately.

disneydude928
06-10-2008, 05:10 PM
WeatherbySwann,

Could you please repost the pics of the autographs that you got sent to you from Disney including: Tinker Bell, Prince Eric & Max, Pete (Goof Troop), Brer Rabbit, Dumbo, and Bullseye.

Thanks!!!

disneydude928
06-10-2008, 05:11 PM
Also, could someone please post a scan of Prince Caspian's autograph.

WeatherbySwann
06-10-2008, 05:44 PM
WeatherbySwann,

Could you please repost the pics of the autographs that you got sent to you from Disney including: Tinker Bell, Prince Eric & Max, Pete (Goof Troop), Brer Rabbit, Dumbo, and Bullseye.

Thanks!!!

Oh, crummy buttons. I hadn't realized they didn't show up, thanks very much for letting me know! :blush: They must have gotten messed up when I moved their files a few months ago. Thanks again and I'll edit the posts of them on page 6 right now!

EDIT - All righty, they're all set to go! :)

ortholablady
06-10-2008, 06:40 PM
From Nov. 2004


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/ortholablady/DSC02184.jpg

disneydude928
06-13-2008, 10:01 AM
Ok, thanks for re-posting the autograph scans. Now I have a question. Are we one hundred percent sure that is Pete from Goof TRoop as we have never seen his costume? Could it possibly be Pete from Pete's Dragon, he did have a costume in the Electrical Parade before SpectroMagic.

Mikelly1221
06-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Jumping in here...

To my knowledge, Pete from Pete's Dragon was never a meet-n-greet character-only appeared in the MSEP. I vote also for Pete, Mickey's arch-nemesis! :)

charity
06-13-2008, 12:30 PM
This has got me in the mood to go to my moms and dig out old photos!! We went when I was a kid 2 times a year from 1971 to 1988. As soon as I find some good ones I will post!

WeatherbySwann
06-13-2008, 04:05 PM
Ok, thanks for re-posting the autograph scans. Now I have a question. Are we one hundred percent sure that is Pete from Goof TRoop as we have never seen his costume? Could it possibly be Pete from Pete's Dragon, he did have a costume in the Electrical Parade before SpectroMagic.

Jumping in here...

To my knowledge, Pete from Pete's Dragon was never a meet-n-greet character-only appeared in the MSEP. I vote also for Pete, Mickey's arch-nemesis! :)

You're welcome!
And I had never thought of it being Pete from Pete's Dragon, but what an interesting point to make . . . I guess we may never know! Personally, though, I hope it's Pete as in Mickey's rival. :)

hulagirl87
06-13-2008, 04:49 PM
Some of mine:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/joanna71985/Summer2008380.jpg



I almost passed out when I saw this!!! I hope he's still there when we go in November!!!! :goodvibes

disneydude928
06-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Jumping in here...

To my knowledge, Pete from Pete's Dragon was never a meet-n-greet character-only appeared in the MSEP. I vote also for Pete, Mickey's arch-nemesis! :)

You're welcome!
And I had never thought of it being Pete from Pete's Dragon, but what an interesting point to make . . . I guess we may never know! Personally, though, I hope it's Pete as in Mickey's rival. :)

I too hope its Pete from Mickey and the Gang, but first we've never seen a pic of Pete to prove he has had a costume, while Pete from pete's Dragon, we now he has a costume.

Also, look at the autograph, it's so plain like Pete from Pete's Dragon would sign. I personally would think that Pete from Mickey and the Gang would have a much cooler/more evil autograph than just a plain handwritten 'Pete'.

WeatherbySwann
06-15-2008, 06:22 PM
I personally would think that Pete from Mickey and the Gang would have a much cooler/more evil autograph than just a plain handwritten 'Pete'.

Maybe his could say "Peg Leg Pete," since that was his original name. :)

BTW, :welcome: to the DISboards! :thumbsup2

arielrocks
06-16-2008, 07:06 AM
Quick question..............what does Disney do with all the old characters that are no longer used??

Are they all hanging in a warehouse somewhere????

seems sad not to have them out.

KatyTheFairyPrincess
06-16-2008, 10:45 AM
Quick question..............what does Disney do with all the old characters that are no longer used??

Are they all hanging in a warehouse somewhere????


:scared1: :scared1: :scared1: What do you mean?? They are all playing together somewhere wehere people arn't allowed, swinging on swings, playing jump rope... :rotfl:

eeyoresnr
07-27-2008, 05:46 PM
bump

eeyoresnr
08-17-2008, 11:32 AM
bump

hollisterluva92
08-23-2008, 03:51 PM
hah---that is so funny, I had the exact same dress and minnie ears as the little girl in the photo--I wore it everyday in 1998 when i went to wdw.

Dixie Luvr 98
08-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Goofy MGM Studios 1998
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Disney.jpg

Quasimodo 1998
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Picture.jpg

Dale MGM Studios 1998
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Disney004.jpg

Dixie Luvr 98
08-27-2008, 10:56 AM
Hollywood Minnie 2001
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Disney006.jpg

Aurora in blue dress 2000
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Disney005.jpg

Farmer Minnie 1998
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/SGorby/Disney001.jpg

wilder2244
08-27-2008, 11:49 AM
So much fun to look at all these old pics! Thanks for sharing.

eeyoresnr
09-28-2008, 05:17 PM
bump

eeyoresnr
06-21-2009, 04:44 PM
popcorn::

Debbie-TN
06-21-2009, 07:47 PM
Clopin was always one of my fanorite characters. I hated when they closed the Hunchback Show at the Studies.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/Epcotfans/DebbieClopin-good.jpg

Disneyafternoonfan
07-12-2009, 04:58 AM
cool I never even know they had an Oliver and Compabny float once and the Bazil and Ratgin pics look intresting too. I would love to gone to Disneyland when they were promating the Disneyafter noon and meet those character particualr Chip and Dale in their resuce ranges clothess , Fat Cat and Darkwing Duck. It my mission some day to try and get the rarer villain autographs like the wicked Queen , Jafer and Malifcent

eeyoresnr
10-19-2010, 02:02 PM
:goodvibes