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Disney Soaps and Lotions

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Do you have a shelf that looks like this?

Medicine Cabinet Soaps and Lotions

Is your travel bag filled with these?

Generic soaps and lotions

When you work on a crossword or Sudoku puzzle do you have one of these in your hand?

Disney Pens

If you answered yes to those questions you are in good company. I think almost every Disney fan takes home a pen or two and some of those handy little packages of soap and bottles of shampoo and lotions each time they stay in a Disney resort.

They are so handy to have, just the right size to carry along when you travel and the lotions are perfect for the night table beside your bed at home. Since they all say “Disney” right there on the package they’re collectibles as well!

Every day Mousekeeping drops off a fresh supply in your room and it accumulates much faster than you can possibly use it. The only logical solution is to take it home!

As you might expect, Carol has quite a varied collection. Let’s look at a few items.

These days everything is generic, every resort has the same soaps and shampoos . . . but in days of yore it was different; and Carol has collected the proof!

Grand Floridian soaps and lotions

The Grand Floridian Resort used to have a complete line of specialty products to enhance the experience for guests. That green bottle in the back row is shampoo for the ladies; to its right is a dark bottle – that’s shampoo for the men! The ladies and the gents apparently had to share conditioner; it’s on the far right. The white jar in the front is facial cream and the green tin is a sewing kit. Alas, even the mighty Floridian uses the generic line these days!

Contemporary and Fort Wilderness soaps

Here are a couple of soap bars from that same era, the Contemporary Resort and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

Disneyland Hotel soaps and lotions

When we last stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in 2011 they still provided specially branded toiletry products, including a shower cap. That’s something that’s rarely seen these days!

Disney Cruise Line soaps and lotions

The Disney Cruise Line has a line of H2O Spa soaps and lotions; Carol likes the H2O products and always brings home every drop Mousekeeping leaves in the stateroom.

Now let’s look at some of the generic soaps and lotions.

Generic soaps and lotions

This group of products from several years ago included two different styles of bottled body lotion, facial soap that was wrapped and also boxed, and a handy little sewing kit.

Generic soaps and lotions

Here’s another old group of generic soaps.

Generic soaps and lotions

And still more old soaps. The cellophane wrapper lets you see the Mickey embossed on the round bar.

Generic soaps and lotions

It looks like H2O is now the exclusive supplier for Disney resorts; it’s the only brand we’ve seen in the resorts during our recent trips.

Carol has pulled out all those unique "resort-specific" items in her collection and tucked them safely away in her Tickle Trunk. It would be a shame if they were used by accident; they’re irreplaceable!

How about you?

Do you have a collection of old Disney soaps, shampoos, lotions and toiletries?
What’s your favourite?

The previous post in this blog was Mousy Mindboggler - December 2015.

The next post in this blog is The Mousy Mindboggler -- January 2016.

Comments (8)

LindaBabe:

I wish I had at least taken photos of the toiletries over the past 16 years, but alas - no photos, and all mine go to Give Kids the World every January. (Thanks for the reminder to find a box!)

vicki:

Loved the walk down memory lane - I recognized so many of these products. I like to use the soaps/lotions on those days when I just need a "Disney fix" and the next trip is just a bit too far away.... I miss the personalized products - it was part of the fun to remember and recognize the different resort visits.

Carole:

First, I love, love, love that H2O lotion from the cruise. I ran out and it makes me sad. Second, I was just smiling this morning at some of the Disney soaps sitting in the bathroom cupboard.

Claire Gregory:

That's so funny! Yes I have a plethora of Disney pens and bags of toiletries! I still have the sewing kit tin from Grand Floridian. The black, white and red Mickey ones we used to give to a friend who volunteered at the local women's shelter. She said they liked to make up little welcome packages for the children, who really loved seeing Mickey.

AJ:

I would have a LOT more on my shelf if Disney would remove parabens from their lotions and body washes and if the hair products were sulfate free. I'm surprised their products still include these agents. I was able, however, to stock up on paraben free soaps at Grand Floridian's Basin White.

Mary Beth:

Thank you for the memory's. We also save one soap, shampoo and lotion to keep as a memory of what they looked like from each visit. Then use the others we have from our Disney trip alive in our minds till we can return again. It was nice and we miss when they were made special for each resort. Same as the each resort mug. Happy New Year!

paulette wojcik:

I wish i could find a nice display case for all the soaps i have from Disney. Maybe that can be Disney's next project.

Davida:

I have all the stuff from the Grand Floridian, from our honeymoon. It will be 20 years in May. The facial lotion and sewing kit are used up, but I still use the containers. In fact, I put my earrings in the lotion container just this weekend for a trip. (Alas, not to Disney World!)

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