As the story goes, the captain of the Wonder kept loosing his keys. Guests where getting upset as their trip of a lifetime aboard a DCL ship would be delayed… for the ship could not leave port without the captain’s keys.
The Disney team scratched their heads, “How can we stop this from happening,” they asked. “What object so valuable to the captain can we attache to his keys that he would not dare leave them out of his sight?”
The captain then remarked, “I am quite the collector of those Vinylmation. Surely if you found someway to attach one of those to my keys, I would not loose them.”
So they did. With a bit of Disney magic, a drill, tape and some scrap metal inexplicably left over from the building of the new Disney Fantasy ship, the team put together an amazing key chain. And guests would, without fail on every voyage, ask the captain and crew where they could get such key chains. Then a light bulb went off at the Disney Design Group. (and some say the sound of a cash register could be heard)
“Hey!” one bright designer said. “If we make souvenir Vinylmation key chains with the DCL logo and sell them on the Magic, Dream and Wonder in packs of 2 for only $16.95 per set on or around January 1, 2012, guests will surly buy them.” And so this set was born.