Walt Disney World ‘Hanging Mickey’ Bell and Spoon

“If it’s worth doing once it’s worth doing thrice or more!” – Disney Merchandising

And with that philosophy, we have seen the proliferation of single images appearing across multiple items like t-shirts, mugs, hats, snow globes, picture frames, banners, etc. This is most common with the year logos or Park Icon logos.

But before the simplification of merchandising offerings, we had some other unusual items that would duplicate the same theme. Such as:

What do a spoon and a bell have in common? I guess they both make tinkling sounds (for the spoon, when you stir your tea, you know?), but in this case, the common feature is the Hanging Mickey:

Or Dangling Mickey, whatever you prefer! Either way it’s a unique feature.

I don’t believe this spoon is silverplated but simply a stamped metal of some kind.

This Walt Disney World logo helps us to date the pieces although with a wide spread of years: The complex in Florida used this logo (the ‘D’ encircling the globe) from 1971 to 1996. So this spoon and bell could have been produced within this time, but I would narrow it down to during the 70’s or very early 80’s. Why?

The Walt Disney Productions trademark also helps me make that guess as it was discontinued on products in 1986. So now the production time has to be between 1971 and 1986.

These two items are identical in every way from the base of the stem up. They only differ in that one has a spoon scoop at the bottom and the other a bell housing with a clapper.

I love finding multiple items sporting the same imagery!

Do you have items in your Disney collection that have the same pictures on them?

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