Being that last week’ s Souvenir Saturday was missed, hopefully I make up for it with an extra amazing item this week.
Sometimes Disney parks are so magical, filled with joy and elation it can make one want to break out in song and dance. On some occasions, venues within Disney parks transform into hoppin’ party atmospheres. One of my favorite displays of this happens when Swing Dancing events happen at what use to be known as the Carnation Plaza, now known as the Royal Theatre, at Disneyland. Walt Disney once said that as long as he was alive, swing dancing would never leave Disneyland. There is a Disney character that epitomizes this swingin’ party atmosphere like no other - the king of swing himself, King Louie from the Jungle Book - as he sings “I want to be like you.” For this weeks Souvenir Saturday, you can bring a taste of King Louie’s swingin’ party home with you!
From the Twenty Eight & Main collection, which continues to impress with every new piece of merchandise they release, I bring to you Louie's Swing Club Ceramic Jug! This jug is a parody of King Louie as the owner of a swing club complete with his band of musical monkeys that “appear nightly in the Jungle Room.” Pretty hilarious in my humble opinion and extremely nostalgic. I have such fond memories of that scene specifically in the Jungle Book and the presence of swing dance at Disneyland dating back to Walt’s own vision makes it even more special. The details on this are fantastic! On top of the lid it says, "Est. 1967" which is the year Jungle Book was released. Also, on the faux leather wrist strap "Twenty Eight & Main" is stamped. Very classy! While the characters are not depicted themselves, their personality is certainly not lacking within the design!
Don’t delay and bring a piece of the party home with you! This can be found in Disney parks or can be purchased online by CLICKING HERE. Enjoy the pictures below with description to follow courtesy of disneystore.com.
Louie's Swing Club Ceramic Jug - Twenty Eight & Main Collection
I wanna be like you!
Your hometown jungle will be jumping with jive when sipping from this ceramic jug featuring vintage-look logo for ''Louie's Swing Club'', part of our swingin' Twenty Eight & Main Collection.
Magic in the details...
Created especially for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort
Large ceramic jug
''Louie's Swing Club'' logo and text art
Jelly jar style clamp down cap with rubberized flange
Faux leather grain wrist strap with impressed Twenty Eight & Main logo
Inspired by Disney's animated classic The Jungle Book*
Twenty Eight & Main Collection logo on bottom
From our Twenty Eight & Main Collection
Twenty Eight & Main Collection label inspired by the year of Mickey Mouse's debut, 1928, and the period setting of Main Street, U.S.A.
Drawn from the coat of arms featured on our Fantasyland castles, the lion icon reaching towards the star symbolizes Walt Disney's pursuit of his dreams
*Please note: Characters not depicted.
The bare necessities
Wash thoroughly before first use
Hand wash only
Not dishwasher or microwave safe
8 1/2'' H x 4 1/2'' Diameter
Holds 39 oz.