DCL Key Chains to Release Jan 1

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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.

(Actual events may differ from story told above)

Red and Black. A nice simple, standard DCL design.
Blue and White. A very nautical feel to this pair. The bow design on one and a wheel on the other.
Grey, Black and Yellow. I love the Mickey Captain head! The anchor is a fantastic design as well.
Pink and White. A little something for the ladies. Great take on the DCL logo.

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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  • Do we think these will ever be sold online? I know I will never be on a cruise but i really REALLY want a couple of these. Guess I might see if they appear on ebay, surely they will be WAY overpriced… sad

  • We have recently seen and heard of DCL stuff, including Vinylmation, showing up in the Orlando outlet stores. As far as online, we were told awhile back, with the opening of the DCL section of the Disney Store Online, we should see Vinylmation show up there.

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