Author Archives: Lee Beatens

Finding Donald Duck on Disney’s Castaway Cay

In January of 2015 we embarked on our first Disney Cruise to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. You can read all about our cruise adventure here. As part of the package we made our one and only visit to Disney’s … Continue reading

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Lands of Walt Disney World Tin Tray

At first glance this metal platter probably looks much older than it is. Although it likely dates from the 70s it has been antiqued with fake patina to make it appear rusted and damaged. I do like the look! Are … Continue reading

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Monorail Models from Walt Disney World

Highway in the Sky. Transportation of Tomorrow. Just Plain Cool! However you choose to describe the modern monorail system it’s just impressive. Years ago I became hooked on this mode of transportation after riding it at Walt Disney World. I … Continue reading

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Small Betty Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Teapot

Why Small Betty, you ask? Well, a Small Betty is a two-cup teapot that’s usually round in shape with a standard spout and a large, simple handle. And now you know! This particular version is special for the Disney fan … Continue reading

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Fantasia 2000 Press Kit with EPCOT Flamingo

Walt Disney was always looking for ways to push the boundaries of animation but in 1940 he may have pushed them a little too far. Although the movie Fantasia is considered a classic today, it wasn’t very well received upon … Continue reading

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Disneyland 40th Anniversary Castle Cookie Jar

This ceramic ornament will bring back bad memories if you are one of the many who hated the Birthday Cake makeover of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. On October 1, 1996, it was the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney … Continue reading

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Mickey & Minnie Hallmark Mugs and Decorative Plate

The Disney Store undeniably has some amazing merchandise. But I contend that Hallmark stores also have a great selection of Disney merchandise that sometimes rivals even The Disney Store! You may be thinking of the fan favorite Hallmark Ornaments, but … Continue reading

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Lee was On the Road With Mickey – Podcast

Mike Ellis and I have been friends and partners in Blogging (instead of crime) for many years now and have recently connected in a new way! I have guest-starred (as it were) on podcasts before but have never hosted one … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse & Horace Horsecollar Cup

Sometimes children get the best stuff to play with! This cup is part of a complete set of dining ware made for small children to have tea parties with. Sets could have up to 15 pieces consisting of cups, plates, … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean Promotional Magazine

This is a wonderful promotional magazine from 1974. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction was first opened at Disneyland in 1967 and then at Walt Disney World in 1973, so this magazine was well timed to generate interest in the … Continue reading

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