Category Archives: Anniversaries

Funko Pop! Disneyland 65th Mr. Toad Vinyl Figure

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is a theme park attraction and dark ride at the Disneyland Park. It is loosely based on Disney’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows (1908), and one of two segments comprising the animated package film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). The … Continue reading

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Hallmark Cards Walt’s 100th ‘High Five’ Ornament

“Give me five!” A ‘High Five’ is a gesture of celebration or greeting in which two people slap each other’s open palm with their arms raised. The ‘five’ refers to the number of fingers on each hand. It appears to … Continue reading

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Disney’s Year of a Million Dreams Giveaway Swag

The Year of a Million Dreams was a Disney promotion that was supposed to last for one year but ended up spanning over parts of three years. The so-called ‘year long’ celebration began on October 1, 2006 at the Walt Disney … Continue reading

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FUNKO MINIS Mickey at the Matterhorn Bobsleds Attraction

Vinyl figures are a huge business at the moment. Funko is definitely one of the leaders in merchandise featuring the Disney brand and its host of characters. Variations seem to be the name of the money-making game as oversized and … Continue reading

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America on Parade Metal Tray

The United States of America celebrated it’s 200th Birthday, or Bicentennial, on July 4th, 1976. Disneyland and Walt Disney World started celebrating early starting on June 6th, 1975 and continued to do so through September 6th, 1976. The anchor for … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Groove Coffee Mug with Swivel Feature

In the year 2000, Disney released The Emperor’s New Groove, a little movie nobody knew how to take. I loved it! The general idea is that Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now … Continue reading

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The Disneyland Game – Family Fun in the Magic Kingdom

So what colour do you want? Me, I like red! Yes folks, it’s Game Night tonight, and you’re invited to play the Happiest Game on Earth. The Disneyland Game – Family Fun in the Magic Kingdom is an easy but … Continue reading

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Disneyland 50th Anniversary Tour-Exclusive Book

The Disneyland Resort celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2005. To commemorate the event the Park offered a special tour of the property and gave each person a tour-exclusive book. I wasn’t able to attend this celebration in Disneyland and so … Continue reading

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Book Review: 25 Years Walt Disney World Souvenir Book

Publisher: Disney’s Kingdom Editions Year: 1996 Pages: 218 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “You, the cast, are responsible for making Walt’s dream come true.” – Roy O. Disney Souvenir Guides have always been available at Disney Theme Parks around the world. But at special times, such … Continue reading

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LIFE Magazine featuring Mickey Mouse Animation

It’s not uncommon for Disney to be featured in magazines. Walt and Mickey have graced the covers of countless periodicals over the years. This one comes to us from 1978 when Disney animation was struggling to keep an audience. So … Continue reading

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