Today brings a Pandora Disney Parks article, with a few updates regarding a couple of Pandora Disney beads I previewed a few months ago with the Valentine’s collection. These were the Disney Mickey & Minnie ‘cutie’ dangles, and also a new Disney Epcot charm.
When I originally previewed them, there was a lack of information as to their availability; however I now have some live shots and release details for them. Read on for more info!
Pandora Disney Parks February 2018 update
The first of these charms are the ‘kawaii’ style renditions of Mickey and Minnie. These are now confirmed as having been released in the Disney parks at Shanghai. They haven’t appeared anywhere else so far and I assume that these are exclusive to Shanghai for now.
These are priced at 598 yuan each, which translates currently to about £70 / $95 – quite pricey! The Shanghai Disney Parks does not currently offer Pandora online, unlike the US parks at shop disney.com, so you will have to find a friend or a personal shopper to help you if you want either.
I wasn’t necessarily averse to the Cuties from their stock images, but the live photos give me pause. It might just be the lighting but I don’t feel like the combination of very polished silver and enamel works as well in these particular beads.
Many thanks to Yingjun Peng for the clear images!
My next update concerns the upcoming Disney Parks Epcot charm. I don’t have any real concrete updates on this bead, apart from to show you the back of it, and to confirm that it’s intended for release for the 2018 Epcot Flower festival, which begins on February 28 and runs through until May 28. So you can expect it on or before the end of this month.
Pandora’s blurb for the charm runs as follows:-
Channel the lush green flora of Disney’s annual Epcot Flower & Garden Festival with this sterling silver and enamel charm portraying everyone’s favourite mouse.
Thankfully, I think my wallet is safe from these! The Cutie beads are quite novelty items to me, and so £70 each is more than I’d be willing to pay in any case. The Epcot is a fun bead but very hard to style and I would prefer to track down the original silver Epcot Flower Festival bead:
Are any of these beads on your wish list?