Today’s post brings one of our final previews for the season, with a look at what’s next for the Pandora Disney Parks line! These beads are not sold in regular Pandora concept stores and are instead exclusive to Disney Parks locations across North America, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
This post is put together from a rather scattered set of sources & info and it may not be a full preview – I’ve not seen a comprehensive catalogue for the collection yet. Normally we get pictures of upcoming Disney Parks collections pretty far in advance, so it’s a surprise to be this far into September and to still have no full preview!
Nevertheless, read on for a sneak peek at some of the new Disney Parks coming out this season. :)
Pandora Disney Parks Autumn/Winter 2016 Sneak Peek
We start with a new Chef Mickey dangle, which is being released in celebration of the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival and is due out on the 14th of September. This bead was one of two Disney Parks beads that were accidentally listed early on Pandora.net with the other Autumn beads – it was down as retailing for $50 USD.
Another one also leaked on Pandora.net, which is the Disney World 45th Anniversary Castle charm. This is basically the original Cinderella’s Castle Disney Parks charm, but with a little ’45th anniversary’ motif added on the bottom. It was listed on Pandora.net for $80 USD, although it has since been taken down.
The next few charms were actually showcased on a few websites from Hong Kong – so we can be sure that they will be sold in the Disney Parks at Hong Kong, but I’m not sure about other regions yet. I would be very surprised if the North American Disney Parks weren’t getting them, but I can’t say for certain!
First up, we have the limited edition 2017 edition charm, which is almost identical to the original 2015 edition charm.
Next up, the Magical Fireworks bead offers an alternative to the popular Disney Parks Wishes bead, with colourful pops of colour detailed in enamel and CZs.
This pretty red enamel bead matches the I Love Mickey charm that came out with the very first Disney Parks collection back in 2014. I love the vibrancy of this red version!
There are two more Mickey/Minnie pieces for this collection, with the Shimmering Mickey and Minnie Ears clips.
These are rather cute and perfect for someone who wants to do a really bold Disney-themed bracelet. I personally think that they’d look great on a black or a red leather, with a couple of charms in between them.
And that’s it for charms leaked so far – but I would imagine that this isn’t all there is to see for the AW16 Disney Parks collection. For one thing, there are no Christmas beads listed here, and it would be kind of surprising if they didn’t decide to release a few extra Pandora Disney festive charms.
Pandora Disney Store Sale
Just to finish off, there’s also a sale on retiring Disney Pandora charms going on at the Disney Store online on Pandora! If you buy three retiring Pandora Disney charms, you get 25% off; if you buy two retiring Pandora Disney charms, you get 15% off.
For me, this isn’t the most inspiring Disney Parks collection and there aren’t any particular must-haves – while there are some cute Mickey/Minnie beads, they are very similar to what has gone before. As are the other beads, really. The Magical Fireworks bead is kind of pretty, but it reminds me of lovely flowers rather than fireworks. I also prefer the original Chef Mickey bead…! The Disney anniversary castle is very pretty, however.
Do any of these new Disney Parks beads take your fancy?