Did you get to attend the Disney Dreamers Everywhere “Step into a Disney Story” event? If not you would have stepped into the circus with Ringmaster Mickey, Dumbo, and friends, from the 1994 series!
Imagine that! A Dumbo appearance, not something you get to see quite often.
85 YEARS AGO…
A day like today, Walter Elias Disney officially acquired the copyrights of Mickey Mouse. So in, a way, it’s Mickey’s birthday! Happy birthday!
VINTAGE MAGIC KINGDOM PARADES
To celebrate the announcement of a the new Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade coming to Magic Kingdom Park in 2014, here is a few of parades to remember through the years.
1. America on Parade ran from June 1975 until September 1976 and celebrated the Nation’s bicentennial with a lot of red, white and blue. Below, Mickey, Goofy and Donald get in on the patriotic fun.
2. In October 1986, 15 Years of Magic started to roll down Main Street, U.S.A., celebrating the 15th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. Here we see Mickey and Minnie in their ’80s best joining in on the fun!
3. In the summer of 1994, the Mickey Mania parade hit the streets celebrating the one and only Mickey Mouse. Check out the life-size Mickey gloves and ear hat.
4.The Walt Disney World Resort’s 25th Anniversary parade, Remember the Magic. Ready to grant three wishes, The Genie travels down Main Street, U.S.A., along with Aladdin and Jasmine. I even have the music of that parade in my files somewhere. Im going to try find it, and then post if, if anyone’s interested and remembers that incredible parade!
Source: Disney Parks Blog
I know it’s not at all new christmas time, but I saw all these disney xmas inspired goodies you can even make yourself at home, and couldn’t resist sharing it with you all. I am for sure trying some next christmas, starting with the Snowman with Mickey Ears cookies!
Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Cookies: http://di.sn/f6z
Sandy Claws Cookies: http://di.sn/m6g
Holiday Mint Mickey Garland: http://di.sn/g6Z
Snowman Cookies: http://di.sn/m6h
Mickey Paper Wreath: http://di.sn/i69
Snowman Cards: http://di.sn/o6E
Mickey’s Handy Candy Ornament: http://di.sn/h6K
Walt Disney Productions premiered Fantasia at the Broadway Theatre in New York on November 13th, 1940.
Short pencil sequence from the first Mickey Mouse film ever made: Plane Crazy (1928), mostly animated by Ub Iwerks.
DISNEY FUN FACT- Wreck-it Ralph
Litwack’s Arcade is decorated by a nearby billboard starring the mouse that started it all: Mickey Mouse. In it, Mickey advertises a comapny called Double U Dee’s
(… ok). In it, there are also the initials WD (Walt’s) as well as the number 52, celebrating the fact that the film was the 52nd animated feature by the Walt Disney Animation Studios.
If you look closely to a game called Time Hunter 4 (right next to Hero’s Duty), the list of the high scores is being displayed. At the top, you can appreciate no other than the initials of Rich Moore (director of the film), John Lasseter (executive producer) and Ed Catmull (president of the Pixar & Walt Disney Animation Studios).
Who’s up for some Welsh Festival at Disneyland Paris?
Mickey and Minnie are first in line!
Original Photography by Bart Mertens