Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tow Mater Hoods

No matter where I am, I’m always drawn to old things. Old buildings. Decaying properties. Or rusty cars. These things have a history and a back story that we may never know, but it fires the imagination to think of … Continue reading

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Splash Mountain Decorative Collectible

My favorite attraction in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is Splash Mountain. It gives one of the longest rides. It has perhaps the most animatronic figures. And… it is one of the most awesome flume rides ever! So when … Continue reading

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Palm Tree over the Weeki Wachee River

I love roadside attractions, and Weeki Wachee Springs is really a great one! It’s old and somewhat tacky but a lot of fun none the less. You can take a cruise down the Weeki Wachee river to see native Floridian … Continue reading

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Precious Moments Figurines

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of the Precious Moments line of characters and figurines. I find I can’t connect with the big-eyed children. But… Throw in a touch of Disney, and… Precious Moments started to … Continue reading

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Classic Car Engine

In Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, they have an annual classic car show. The cars featured hark back to a time when everything about the vehicle was a work of art! Case in point: Four … Continue reading

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Top Five Forgotten Disney Things

The Walt Disney Company has embarked on so many projects over the years, it’s pretty hard to remember everything that they have ever done. Some things are best forgotten, but I would like to put forward five things that I … Continue reading

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Disney DREAM Pin

This great little pin was an item I found on eBay oh-so many years ago. I was delighted to find it in its original presentation box. But details about the pin itself have been hard to find. Disney Resort Cast … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World FASTPASS Tickets

My wife and I have been to Walt Disney World many times and love all of the rides. We don’t enjoy lining up for them, however, so usually pick our timing very strategically! If we have to spend more than … Continue reading

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Dug Rotating Trading Pin

Karen and I haven’t exactly jumped on the Pin Trading band wagon, but we do possess close to 100 examples. We usually try to buy a pin to represent some special moment, or first, that we experience at Walt Disney … Continue reading

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The Grasshopper and the Ants Record-Reader

From WDP comes a Capitol Records release of a truly entertaining Silly Symphony: The Grasshopper and the Ants. Released in 1934, this was one of Aesop’s fables, reimagined by the animators of Walt Disney. A Capitol Record-Reader was a cherished … Continue reading

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