Today’s post brings my next Pandora AW17 preview, with a full look at the upcoming Pandora Disney Parks Autumn/Winter 2017 collection! After introducing some exciting new character beads to the Disney Parks line-up back in the spring, this time around Pandora are focusing on adding to their core Parks line, with some new Mickey & Minnie pieces and more generic Parks-related beads.

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We previously had a full preview of the new Disney pieces coming to both concept stores and the Disney Park locations; the charms in the following sneak peek will be exclusive to Disney Parks locations. I don’t have details on which regions exactly will be receiving these beads, or when; I would expect them all to launch in North America, but I don’t know about other places so far.

Read on for a sneak peek!

Pandora Disney Parks AW17 Preview

The majority of the beads focus on Mickey/Minnie designs; of these, my favourite is probably Minnie’s shoe, which would probably be the easiest to style. There’s also a new 14kt gold bead, and a rather lovely Disney-fied take on one of Pandora’s classic mother-of-pearl designs. The vibrant blue of the 2018 charm is pretty, too.

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I haven’t been given any pricing for them yet, however.

My Comment

This release is less exciting than the one we had for spring, but that’s no bad thing for my wallet! My favourite of these are the two castle charms – the baby blue of the enamel looks pretty on the 2018 limited edition bead, and the Disney castles look really pretty detailed in MOP. However I’m not sure any are must-haves.

On a side note – I apologise for my absence over the past week or so. For those who are unaware, I’ve been on holiday and won’t be back until the end of this week. I meant to try and get comments done before I went, but work was manic in the run-up to leaving, so I’ll be back on top of things starting next week – touch wood. :)

What do you think of this latest Disney Parks launch? Does anything take your fancy?

38 Comments on Pandora Disney Parks Autumn/Winter 2017 Preview

  1. Phew! They are cute, but nothing for me here is a must-have. When you said more parks-related beads, my mind immediately went to some more ride charms – like the Dumbo, Carousel, and Alice teacup. If they ever come out with a hitchhiking ghosts or pirates of the caribbean or small world… well that could be trouble for me ?
    I wonder if they would ever do Star Wars beads? THAT would be trouble for me!! I have most of the Chamilia ones that were made… but there’s no such thing as too many ? ?

    • Ah, no, nothing quite so park ride specific this time. With the Disney releases they tend to go all out one collection per year and then release more filler-type beads for the other :(

      I can’t ever see them doing Star Wars, as *amazing* as that would be! It’s too far away rom their sweet spot of hearts, flowers and sentiment, so I don’t think it’s in their remit any more. Even the cutesy animals and kitsch pieces have mostly been discarded. :(

    • Disney Parks do not post Pandora to Australia – I have tried to get them to send charms/beads, unfortunately they will not.

      You will need to have someone bring them back for you or join a Pandora buy and sell page (one that is reputable), price wise via a facebook page, you will pay a little extra but you will receive what you are wanting.

    • Hi Karen, I see Michelle veyr kindly answered your question – your best and most affordable option is to try and get help from one of the sellers from the FB pages I think. There are numerous well-reviewed people on Facebook who are helping out :)

  2. Aww I’m slightly disappointed there aren’t any more unique character beads after the excellent ones this summer (Dumbo!) but the playful Mickey has very cute ears that call to me. I don’t think it would fit in with any of my existing bracelet themes. I’m strangely fixed with my bracelets and don’t like to move charms around too much once they’ve been assigned a home, but it’s just another reason to start a new bracelet haha >:-) I’m also interested in the red Minnie bow, but not sure if it’s a must-have. The red, black, and yellow combination that characterizes the Disney mice is not a favourite colour scheme of mine, so I’ll need to see it in person to decide if I want to go that route! Just a personal preference, i don’t normally like things stamped with a year, however next year will be a super special year for me so we’ll see about that blue castle charm! It’s safe to say that so long as it’s Disney, my wallet will not be safe!! Thank you for the exciting update, Ellie, and hope you had/are having a wonderful vacation!

    • No, that’s often the way though – if Pandora go all out on one collection in a year, the other tends to be a bit more laid back and a lot smaller. So I was braced for something a bit more generic this time around :)

      The red/black/yellow is so hard to style if you’re not doing a full-on Disney design, I agree! I’ve got a couple of cute red enamel Minnie beads tucked away into a special occasions bracelet design, but I think I’d struggle with these.

      Thanks for commenting – I had a lovely time away thanks :) hope you’re doing well too and have ea nice week ahead!

  3. Great release!!!! I love the new Mickey charm, the 2018 will match my Disney 2017 charm and another 14k Disney charm ?!!!!!! All are a must for me. I am planning a new Minnnie bracelet with the new Minnie charms! Thank you for the update. Love your website!

    • So glad you like them (and the blog!). Thanks for commenting! <3 I don't think I'm getting any of these but I do like the LE charm for this upcoming year.

  4. Playful Mickey – definitely! Maybe the 2018 charm as well. But I can’t wait for Bambi and Thumper!

    I hope you are having a safe and fun holiday!

    Take care,

    • I had such a lovely time in Barcelona, thank you, although it’s made a little bittersweet by the horrific events of this past week. :(

      I am glad that you like some of these beads – I’m sticking with my cute little Bambi and Thumper and probably won’t get any of these, but they are nice!

  5. Hi Ellie, i think the pearly castle and the 2 minnie pieces are cute. But doesn’t fit into my collection right now. Furthermore they are park exclusive which makes them more expensive and harder for me to buy. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

    • Hi, I like the pearly castle and the 2018 charms best I think but again they’re not must-haves, especially considering the premium on park exclusives, as you say! Thanks for commenting :)

  6. Hi Ellie hope you are having a good holiday I love Minnie shoe and also the playful Mickey charm they are so cute and I love enamel work.

    • Hi Nicola! Thank you :D The Minnie shoe is cute, but my favourites are the two castles. I think I’d just struggle to style the vibrant colours of the Minnie and Mickey pieces here..

  7. I love the 2018 charm. That is by far the best year charm. I probably won’t get any of the others. I also wish they made more ride charms or Star Wars. :)

    • I like it best too! I think we will never see Star Wars charms, which is such a shame as it would be so fun. Chamilia did a great job on really releasing a variety of Disney franchises but Pandora definitely like to play it safe…

  8. Hi Ellie,

    No apologies needed, you deserve a vacation free of all work. Hope you are still enjoying Spain. Have you picked up any more charms or come across any exclusives?
    I have a couple of Disney muranos and if I had a chance to add some from thus release I would go with the abstract designs. Such as the shimmering Mickey Swirls clip and if I could really afford to splurge the gold Mickey swirls bead.. Recently an overseas friend picked up the Disney Prosprity Murano for me. It is on its way I am pretty excited because this charm has been a favorite of mine since it released. I think the new gold swirls would look wonderful with it but that charm is out of my price range.
    Ellie, you truly are a marvell at keeping up with all the Pandora happenings around the globe.
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    Lisa K

    • Hi Lisa! Thank you, that’s very nice of you to say so. :) I feel bad about how little time I’ve had to blog recently! Hope all’s been good with you too. I didn’t buy anything super exclusive, no – I bought the little Sagrada Familia bead and left it at that. I got the pink Glitter murano in the airport duty free too!

      Oh the Prosperity murano! That’s such a gorgeous one, and so different from the other beads they’ve recently for Disney. That would look great with a gold design!

      Thank you Lisa! Your comments are always such a lovely bit of sunshine to read while I’m blogging. Hope you have a nice week ahead!

  9. Wow, I do like Playful Mickey. It’s a great looking bead.

    Hope you’re having fun, Ellie.

    For any ladies interested, Rue La La still has Pandora listed. Just look in the brands under P. I can’t see anything for it on the main page, since the last sale ended long ago, but I got an email from Rue saying Pandora items were still available, so I went and looked, and there it was.

  10. I will definitely be getting the Playful Mickey. Love the ears, its adorable. I will also get the 2018 charm as we will be at Disney World next year on vacation, but I will probably buy the year charm when I am there and get the Playful Mickey this year along with the Expressive Mickey previewed earlier

    • Ah I’m so jealous that you get to go and buy them in person! Although I’m hoping that a trip to Disney land Paris might allow me to buy some of the Parks charms there, when Disney launches in Europe :D

    • I absolutely love my new Bambi and Thumper to the point that I bought an old Flower Disney charm to add to my Bambi bracelet. I live in a virtual forest near Baltimore and have quite the friendship with Bambi’s cousins!! Love , love, love!!! Thanks so much for this collection Pandora and cannot wait for Simba( I am counting down to next year!!!!!!)

  11. Thankfully no must haves for me, which is good because I’ll probably get the Bambi and Thumper charms. I think the pearly castle would be better with black enamel so you could see the castle silhouettes better. Thanks for the update!

    • Ah, that’s a really good point! They could have done a black one and a white one, like the original MOP heart charms :) and that would have been great for a more sophisticated monochrome take on a Disney bracelet!

  12. Loving the Minnie shoe and the playful mickey – these are must haves for my October trip ! I may have to add bambi and thumper too

    • Yay! Bambi and Thumper are definitely the most exciting ones for me – I have two little spaces on a bracelet marked out for them :D roll on November!

    • I was at Disneyland this past weekend and I was told first week of November. They already have Bambi, Thumper, and Lilo and Stitch charms available though.

    • Hi Charmaine! No, I’m sorry, I’ve not heard anymore. :( I would guess that they would be out for the Winter 2017 launch, but sometimes Pandora staggers the Parks charms and doesn’t release them all at once. I haven’t heard anything since I saw the initial pre-release catalogue.

  13. I love the Minnie bow with heart dangle design. I haven’t seen the bead on either Disney’s or Pandora’s website. Can it only be purchased in the park? I am hoping it gets released into the Pandora store because I have a gift card that I would want to use it on.

  14. I went to Disneyland Paris for Christmas and was lucky enough to have the playful Mickey, Mickey swirls and the pearl castle charm bought for me as well as a few other old ones. They are gorgeous I love that the gold Mickey swirls can be worn and no one would know it was Disney but also it looks lovely on my Disney bracelet. The pearl castle is very hard to see but I love it Jon the less! ?

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