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Disney Snow globes (1968-Now)

Disney snow globes have been collected for decades. The magic of Disney is captured beneath the dome, providing excitement for all. With the wide variety of Disney snow globes available to choose from, there is something for everyone.

What's inside of a snow globe?

Inside the snow globe world is a character or scene featuring multiple figurines. There is also "snow" that floats inside the water, creating a beautiful spectacle. There are a few Disney characters that are commonly found inside of a water globe:

  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Disney princesses
Do snow globes play music?

Some of the Disney snow globes will play music. The tune is typically one that pairs with the characters, such as "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast or "One Day My Prince Will Come" from Snow White. There are a few mechanisms that are used to play the music.

  • Wind-up: A winder is used to play the music.
  • Battery: Button or AAA batteries might be used to keep the music playing.
What materials are the globes made of?

There are several materials used to create a Disney snow globe. The water globe itself is almost always made of glass. On the outside, it is typically resin or ceramic that forms the base. Some snow globes are also more decorative, with the resin or ceramic being more elaborate, creating more of a scene to encase the snow globe. On the inside of the globe, the materials are typically the same as what's on the outside.

What sizes of snow globes are there?

There are collectibles of every size, though they typically fall into three categories:

  • Mini: Mini snow globes will typically measure no more than 2 1/2 inches high.
  • Regular: Regular globes will be around 10 inches high.
  • Large: Larger globes measure 12 inches and higher.
What are some of the unique features of Disney snow globes?

With so many Disney characters that have been released over the years, there are countless snow globes to find. Many have unique features, which gives you something to look into when you're ready to buy a snow globe.

  • Music: Determine if it has music and what song it plays.
  • Type of snow: Not all globes have snow inside of them; some have confetti in the shapes of hearts, sea animals, and more.
  • Lights: Look to see if the Disney snow globe has lights inside of it.
  • Holiday: Christmas and other holidays are celebrated with Disney snow globes.
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