Friday, August 07, 2009

Souvenir Friday- Cast Member Sponsor Pins

During the late 1970's Disneyland began to use large cloisonne pins to promote and recognize sponsors for some of the restaurants and attractions. Here are three I found recently. The first is for Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn. The pin was worn by cast members who operated the popcorn carts in Outdoor Vending. At the time, Orville Redenbacher was the official popcorn of Disneyland.

The next pin is from the American Egg Board sponsored restaurant, the American Egg House on Main Street. Items from the American Egg House are very scarce.

The last pin features the logo for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, sponsors at that time of the Tahitian Terrace. This is a pin that would not be widely recognized.


Major Pepperidge said...

Wow neat! These look like *real* cloisonne too, not the cheapie plastic cloisonne that i usually used.

You are right, I would have never guessed that the third pin had anything to do with Disneyland! Good eye.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Nice set of pins! I have no interest in the "new" pins, but these are fascinating, thanks for sharing.

Katella Gate said...

I agree with VDT... just seeing the word "pins" makes me shudder. These however, are absolutely fascinating because of the rarity.

Everybody who's eaten Orvil's popcorn, Kikkoman, and Eggs at the correct venue at Disneyland, rase your hand!

outsidetheberm said...

You have to really know your stuff to go after that Kikkoman pin. Hats off to you!