Friday, February 03, 2012

Bags, Take 2

Here’s a new addition to my bag collection that I had not seen before:


It looks to me to be from the early 1960s. It has the effect of being woven, so I’m wondering if it was from the Adventureland area, or if it was a bag used park-wide. Either way it’s pretty darn cute. I could imagine any purchase made at the Adventureland Bazaar or Tropical Imports to feel that much more special because of such a cute bag! It’s all in the details, you know!

Reader “sb-illustrations” has sent me some photos of his bag collection from the 1980s and 1990s. I share them here for you now!


This lovely one came forth in the late 1980s to replace the bag that featured pastel-colored versions of Disneyland attractions.


After which arrived this bag in the early 1990s. It came after the bag commemorating Disneyland’s 35th anniversary. It is very bright and colorful, reminding me of the graphics on the MMC which was airing at the same time. That Starspeeder looks like it’s going to crash into the Mark Twain! Watch out!!


And here is the bag I spent so much time with back as a cast member in the late 1990s. If I had a nickel for each time I was asked for 50 of these small bags… oohh boy!


And finally, to commemorate the opening of Disney’s California Adventure in 2001, there’s this bag, which is meant to look like it’s covered with old travel stickers as one would adhere to an old steamer trunk. I think a more authentic look would have actually made this concept quite cute, instead of being so… well… early DCA.

Thanks, Steve, for all the great scans!


sb-illustrations said...

Miss Tink'.............I'm very happy that I could offer an addition to the Bags series!

Tinker Bell said...

Thanks again! :D

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, I especially love that first bag, and have never seen it before.

You've been posting like crazy recently, I have some catching up to do!

Tinker Bell said...

I have another coming in the mail that I will post as well. It's also from the, evidently, bag-crazy 60s.

I know, right?? What's gotten into me?! ;)

TokyoMagic! said...

Hmmmm, there was someone at Dapper Day at Disneyland (earlier this month) with an incredible recreation of that first bag. Was that you????

Tinker Bell said...

I wish it were!! How great that would have been!
So awesome to see a Dapper Day participant go the extra mile.

TokyoMagic! said...

This Dapper Day participant had painted the graphics on the bag herself. I had no idea that they were actually copied from a real DL bag until I saw your post. A photo of her holding her bag can be seen here: Dapper Day at Disneyland

Tinker Bell said...

I LOVE that!! Thank you for the link. I wish they held Dapper Day every Sunday! Everyone looks so beautiful and it appears they're having such a fun time. :)