My Pandora Disney Bracelets

pandora-disney-bracelets-2014-coverThe Pandora Disney Collection debuted a few weeks ago, and I haven’t been this excited and eager for a Pandora release for quite a while now.  I loved almost all the designs from seeing them in the previews so I knew I was going to be devoting a significant amount of my budget towards these charms.  After my husband started me on a few beads for my birthday, I went ahead and completed it for my first Pandora Disney bracelet.  I liked the black, red, and white theme so I decided to stick with that and didn’t get the Mickey Sparkling Snowflake or Cinderella’s Sparkling Slipper.  I am so happy with this combination and can’t wait to see what else Pandora comes out with!

Of the Pandora Disney Parks Exclusives, I was able to purchase all of them online at the Disney Store except Magical Day Mickey and Peace, Love, & Mickey since they didn’t appeal to me.  I added the Parks exclusives to my new You’re A Star pavé bangle added with the Chamilia Mickey and Minnie locks.  I love this look and can’t wait to get the Disney Cruise ship and Aulani charms (which are only available through those properties).

When I received my order of the Magical Kingdom bracelet along with the charms, I was dismayed to find that the bracelet size was incorrect.  Apparently this has been a common problem, and an incredibly disappointing one as the company is all sold out of them (both online and in store) so they cannot exchange them for the correct size.  Many of the exclusive charms are also out of stock and rumor is that Disney sold a predicted 6 month supply in less than week!  So for those of you waiting until the holidays to purchase these charms, I’d start to keep a look out for them now.  The most popular beads seem to be Sorcerer’s Hat, Minnie’s Sparkling Hat, and Mickey Mania.  They’re being listed on eBay for high markups and it doesn’t seem quite fair that people are buying charms just to flip them and make a profit.

This hiccup aside, I’m ecstatic over my Disney bracelets and I’ve been wearing them constantly since I’ve finished them.  Have you gotten any of the Disney beads?  Which ones are on your wish list?

  • Beth

    I got the sparkling Mickey ears and the red and white murano when I was at WDW. I was there just a few days after launch, and many things were sold out!

    • Leann

      Nice! I love the ear hats, they’re SO cute!

  • Kirsty Hanley

    I was lucky enough to be in the US when these were released so I got the Sorcerer’s Hat, Cinderella Slipper, Mickey & Minnie kiss and the WDW bead online from the Disney Store – I love them! I’m wearing them with some of the midnight blue charms from the new collection 🙂

    • Leann

      Awesome! I’m glad you were able to get some. Do share a pic if you can! 🙂

      • Kirsty Hanley

        Here’s a pic of my bracelet 🙂

      • Kirsty Hanley

        Oops, try again!

      • Leann

        Wonderful!! I see you’ve done a blue winter theme ;). It looks great, I will have to looking into getting the slipper and snowflake at some point.

  • Martha

    I especially love your red/black/white bracelet! The eBay reseller issue was a huge problem when the Vera Bradley Disney line first came out. There were many, many complaints about that.

    • Leann

      Thank you! Yes, it just doesn’t seem fair :(.

  • Daphne

    This is one of my 2 , I couldnt get the Sorcerers hat or the micky mania. I too have loved and worn mine nonstop. Im stalking Disney store for those 2 charms. Anxious!!!!

    • Leann

      WOW! Love it!!!! I hope you find those :).

  • Jaz

    I just ordered minnie cupcake, cinderalla sparkling slipper, classic Mickey & Minnie muranos and mickey silhouette. The mickeu and minnie clips are out of stock. 🙁

    • Leann

      Nice! The Mickey and Minnie clips are not exclusive to Disney Parks, have you tried a regular Pandora Concept store?

      • Jaz

        They are also OS in other concept stores. HopeHopefully, new stocks will come in soon. 🙂

      • Leann

        Oh, have you tried online concept stores? I know I’ve seen them available…

      • Jaz

        I just tried a few more online ones and I’ve found the charms that i want. Got them!

        But i was also disappointed as i saw Minnie sparkling ear hat online at Disney Store but it was OS so fast!

      • Leann

        Aww, too bad but at least you got some! They are very high in demand.

      • Jaz

        Leann, are the sorcerer’s hat, mickey & minnie ear cap and bracelet be available in their online disney store?

      • Leann

        Yes, but they’re sold out.

      • Claudia

        Hi Leann! Any idea if Downtown Disney stores in Anaheim will carry them? I refuse to have to pay entrance to DL in order to buy the charms inside. I’m traveling from Texas and would hate to have to pay the extra entrance fee to the park. or will they restock online?? Thanks

      • Leann

        Downtown Disney in Orlando had the park exclusive jewelry so I assume Anaheim would too. They should also be stocking online periodically as well :). I think that’s the way to go! 😉

      • Claudia

        Thanks Leann! I will be on the lookout! Would u happen to know which stores you found yours at? I’ve been checking daily online but still nothing! Thank you for your time and help. Claudia

      • Leann

        Shoot, I can’t remember the name but it was the biggest Disney store at Downtown Disney. World of Disney maybe?

  • Lesley T.

    Hubby and I went down to WDW for our Wine n Dine Half…I got the Be Magical bead, the WDW bead (of course), , and the Animal Kingdom bead since that was the most gruelling part of the half where we got positively drenched! Ah the memories!!!

    • Leann

      That’s a perfect memento though! I’m glad you were able to find them :).

  • Amy Y.

    We just came back from WDW, and it was unexpectedly hard to get the charm I wanted! I planned to get the WDW charm as a souvenir of this trip, and it was sold out in the first 3 stores (in 3 different parks) we visited! I finally got it on the 4th day and it was the last one in the store.
    A tip for those who plan to buy the Disney charms in the parks: You can use the coupon printed on receipts from some of the stores in the parks for Panroda — that’s a 20% discount!

    • Velma

      Thanks for info! We’re going to WDW for Christmas, can you please tell me a few of the stores that give the 20% off coupon? Also, does each park have a place to buy Pandora? Your help is much appreciated!

      • Amy Y.

        Hi Velma,
        Glad that I can be of some help to fellow Pandora enthusiasts!
        I got my coupons from 2 restaurants: Starlight Cafe in MK and Pizzafari in AK. There are probably other restaurants giving out coupons too but unfortunately those 2 are the only ones I know.
        As for stores carrying Pandora, there is one (and only one as I was told) in each of the 4 parks: Uptown Jewelers in MK; Disney Outfitters in AK; Mouse Gear in Epcot; and either Mickey’s of Hollywood or Keystone Clothiers in Hollywood Studio (sorry I forgot which one). I was told there is also a store in Downtown Disney that carries Pandora but don’t know which one.
        Except for Uptown Jewelers, all the other 3 stores accept the 20% coupon. (Note: the coupon is only accepted in certain stores, and can only be used from park open time to 1 pm!)
        Good luck 🙂

      • Velma

        Thanks Amy,
        I’ve written all of your great information down on our “to do” list. My husband and I have been to WDW very year since 2009 and had never noticed the coupons on the back of receipts, but we’ve always been on the dinning plan. That is such a great tip and then being able to use them on Pandora, oh my, that is fantastic. You’ve made what was going to be a great trip even better!!! If Pandora ever does a Disney-Pandora cruise maybe I can meet you and get to thank you in person. LOL

      • Amy Y.

        Yeah I was actually surprised to find that the coupon was applicable on Pandora — usually coupons have fine prints excluding big brand names, don’t they?
        When I was down at WDW all 4 stores only had 2 of the exclusive charms in stock (except for the one WDW bead I bought!): the Mickey swirl and the one with the peace sign. But they do have some non-exclusive Disney charms so if you are looking to buy those it will be great to get the 20% discount which you can’t get in a Pandora store ;), and hopefully they already restock the stores by the time you are there!

      • Leann

        Maybe it’s just a loophole since they just got Pandora ;). Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! Haha.

      • DisneyBlingMama

        Actually the discount is not a loophole. My friend is a cast member and he said the discount was built into their contract with Pandora (although At first Pandora didn’t want to agree to the discount). Cast members can get up to 35% off, DLR Annual Passholders can get up to 20% off depending on Passholder level, WDW Annual Passholders can get up to 10% off, and DVC members can get up to 10% off.

    • Leann

      Yes, that’s what I heard! I’m glad you were able to find some though. Great tip, thanks Amy!

  • Jaz

    So disappointed. Saw the Minnie Sparkling Ear Cap but sold out when I want to shopping bag. It is sold out so fast!

    • Leann

      Oh no :(. Yes, it’s one of the most popular ones it seems!

  • Jaz

    My friend is going to Disney Park and i had asked her to help me to find 3 exclusive charms but I’m not expecting her to get everything or even any based on the quantities that Pandora is supplying.

    I asked her not to purposely find for me as this trip is her bringing kids for fun. 🙂

    Hope luck is with her and can find the Pandora outlet & charms in Park easily. 😉

    • Leann

      Good luck! I hope she finds some charms for you :).

      • Jaz

        I also hope she can find me my wishlist. ☺

        Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Clarissa Rios

    I luckily got my hands on mickeys sorcerers hat and I LOVE IT! But I got alittle disappointed when I found out that it wasn’t a screw on charm despite it looking like a regular screw on one. It is the only charm I have on my bracelet right now and now I have to make sure it doesn’t fall off when I open my bracelet

    • Leann

      Woohoo! I love that one too and it seems very popular. You should add a clip or a silicone stopper at the end so it doesn’t fall off :).

    • Jaz

      Oh Clarissa, u are so lucky! My friend who’s now still in Disneyland checked 2 stores and already OOS.

      • Clarissa Rios

        It wasn’t a easy task actually, the hours it was up online I kept putting it in my bag to buy and it was giving me a sold out error but I was confused because you could still add it to your bag. So I kept adding it and luckily after three five hours of just going back and trying again, it adding to my bag completely and I checked out as fast as I could. The next ones I want are the Mickey and Minnie dangle hats. They are absolutely adorable!

  • Jaz

    Just got my new Disney but not completed though. Haha…mixed with few other Pandora charms.

    • Leann

      Looks great :D. Are you going to get more? 😉

      • Jaz

        Yeah, Leann! Sadly, my friend who is now in Disneyland told me all my selected charms are OOS, left with swirls and peace, love charms. However, they are not within my list.

        I also ordered snowflake and the hearts & mickey that are on the way. 🙂

      • Leann

        Aww, too bad! I hope they’ll be restocked soon.

      • Jaz

        Leann, my friend found the OOS bracelet at one park outlet and she helped me to buy it of my size and the swirl, love peace mickey and magical day mickey. She herself also bought a set of it to reward herself. 🙂

        I was browsing thru eBay and saw one Minnie Bow bidding at $65 so I tried my luck in bidding. I dunno if I am lucky or what and I won the bid at $66.

      • Leann

        Wow, that is good luck! I hope you got it :D.

      • Jaz

        Yes, I got it. My friend also helped me to get 5 of the Parks exclusives but not what I had shortlisted. But still Park Exclusives. I bought another Minnie Bow to pair with the one I won in bidding and another 2015 exclusive charm.

      • Leann

        Nice! Gotta get them all ;).

      • Jaz

        Yeah. I got all of them!

      • Leann

        Woohoo!

  • Leann

    Aww, that’s so sad! 🙁

  • Haley Smith

    So, I’m quite late to this discussion 🙂 …. but nevertheless thought I would comment. I am new to the site and to Pandora. Starting it with the Disney line. I was able to snag three charms (not the park exclusives 🙁 … but love them all too! I do find that they slide around though, and go to one side… I’m not 100% sure on all the terminology, but I know I need a safety chain! Would be heartbroken If I lost any! ……….. Has anyone here noticed if the Disney Store online restocked ever since selling out?

    • Leann

      A safety chain or a clip on the end would be advisable :). They’ve restocked at least once since but not everything.