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  • What fun Disneyland themed presents did you get/give for Christmas?

    I got a game called "Villainous"??? (haven't even opened it yet, because I have had to focus on cooking and playing with the things my kids got). I also got some vintage Disneyland serving trays. V. cute and v. nostalgic, right up my alley. However, I am getting to the age when I immediately think "my kids are just going to feel bad getting rid of this some day". I think I will use it once, take a picture, and pass it on. (Sorry for the gloomy turn, we sadly lost someone on Christmas eve this year so funeral planning is on our minds)

    One tray is for TV dinners, with a little divot for a cup. It seems like it was for a kid to use as they watched the "Magical World of Disney" on TV. Another has a whole bunch of the same divots, for passing around drinks. When the flurry of the holiday is over, I get to open up "Villainous" game and see if it's any fun.
    I haven't been spending a lot of time with anyone but my immediate family, so no one knew that I have been trying to detox from Disney.

    I think my youngest accidentally threw away a metal Minnie Mouse fork that my family had since before I was born. Boo-hoo! At least every child got to use it. I think they just threw away a disposable bowl and the fork was with it. We lost the Micky Mouse spoon a few years ago, so the whole set has gone to Yesterland! That Mickey Mouse spoon was my absolute favorite for mixing up my Nestle Quik! It had a nice large perfectly round bowl for scooping up the milk.

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    Beware-Villainous is a pretty challenging game to learn.

    One of my relatives gave me the new book "A Portrait of Walt Disney World", which I'm very much looking forward to reading. I also bought David Marley's new "Jungle Cruise" book as a Christmas gift for myself. I'll review both books when I'm finished, although I'm a slow reader and I'm in the middle of a lot of books. Of course I'll be buying D23 Expo tickets in a few weeks.

    Sorry about the Disney memorabilia going to Yesterland. A few months ago someone I know broke a glass cup that was originally gifted to cast members to commemorate Splash Mountain's opening. It was just a plain glass cup, so no real loss, but its connection to one of my favorite rides made sipping water just slightly cooler.
    “I think, therefore I am... confused.”
    ― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

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    • #3
      My Mom scours thrift stores for Disney stuff, so I usually get something Disney-related this time of year. This year the big find was a Gusteau apron, and a Mickey belt, pretty fun. Previous years have brought some cool 'vintage' stuff, but this is about this year, so there ya go!

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      • #4
        I got my dad and his lady friend the beauty and the beast aprons. My dad loves to cook so I thought it would be appropriate.

        I had some Disney fabric I got from Dasio awhile back and I sewed (I got a sewing machine for my birthday) my mom's dog a pillow out of it.

        My mom got a Disneyland ticket for Christmas (We are going February 19, see you guys there?)

        and for myself, I bought that cute mickey cardigan and the mickey mouse Santa jogger pants that is on the shopdisney website right now.

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        • #5
          Ohhh let’s see.. besides the regular eBay spree of vintage Mickey / Park shirts and sweatshirts (a vintage red Mickey and Donald Naughty / Nice Xmas sweatshirt!), got my nephew the Disney Park Life board game. Got mom the Beauty and the Beast candle lights. Got wife a Bulova Minnie watch (silver), two sets of earrings, a necklace, platter set, dish towels, Aristocrats socks, and personal belongings bag, and some other stuff I honestly can’t remember. Received big cotton throw blanket, Funko Sleeping Beauty Castle w/ Walt. I’ll add more if I can think of anything! Fun topic

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          • #6
            Is it just me or is the vintage stuff more fun??? The older I get the more I find myself succumbing to the urge to "buy it now because it might be gone" mentality, even though I KNOW I can get vintage stuff later on eBay. What really provokes that sense of FOMO is when I hear that the Kylo Ren animatronic is already possibly a thing of the past. THAT gives me major FOMO (fear of missing out for you-know-who-you-are). I think back to some beautiful park-specific ornaments I passed up on in the early 90s and just sigh. That was back in the day before internet and before I learned that I could get a shopping pass to go back into the parks on the morning we left to go home. I would just grumble and moan that the Disney store didn't have such-and-such. We were trying to collect a set and missed the opportunity. I just wish some of my older ornaments weren't so HEAVY! Some years I have to just prop them on the mantle.
            nostalgic
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            Last edited by nostalgic; 01-03-2022, 06:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Thumperrrrr View Post
              (a vintage red Mickey and Donald Naughty / Nice Xmas sweatshirt!), Those sound fun!

              got my nephew the Disney Park Life board game. Got mom the Beauty and the Beast candle lights. I assume these look like the talking candelabra character?

              Got wife a Bulova Minnie watch (silver), two sets of earrings, a necklace, platter set, I would LOVE the watch and the platter set...l

              dish towels, Aristocrats socks, and personal belongings bag, and some other stuff I honestly can’t remember. Received big cotton throw blanket, Funko Sleeping Beauty Castle w/ Walt. I’ll add more if I can think of anything! Fun topic
              Do you have to get rid of things when you buy new stuff??? I really am feeling quite torn about having to donate these serving trays I JUST got this year, but I can't think of something else I'm willing to donate to make room for them. :-(

              Problem is, I try to keep my kitchen/dining ware stuff in one sideboard, and it is quite STUFFED. I really need to get rid of something anyways, let alone add to the collection. I am just the biggest Disney fan I know (hence why I received them), so I can't think of a deserving home. I am just going to have to donate them and let someone have the "thrill" of discovering them... I would give them to my kids, but I am trying SO HARD not to turn them into Disney-philes.
              nostalgic
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              Last edited by nostalgic; 01-07-2022, 08:40 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nostalgic View Post

                Do you have to get rid of things when you buy new stuff??? I really am feeling quite torn about having to donate these serving trays I JUST got this year, but I can't think of something else I'm willing to donate to make room for them. :-(

                Problem is, I try to keep my kitchen/dining ware stuff in one sideboard, and it is quite STUFFED. I really need to get ride of something anyways, let alone add to the collection. I am just the biggest Disney fan I know (hence why I received them), so I can't think of a deserving home. I am just going to have to donate them and let someone have the "thrill" of discovering them... I would give them to my kids, but I am trying SO HARD not to turn them into Disney-philes.
                Laughing and same time,I find it SAD.......
                You can say, I use be Disney-philes-But that life back when...?...

                Now- Truly there more to Life than Disney
                and" TODAY DI$NEY "help me find that is more true..............IMO
                Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                • #9
                  I got a copy of "Walt's Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney," a Summer 1957 edition of Disneyland Holiday magazine, a Disney paddle ball, and a 30th Anniversary button. The book was pretty good. The magazine was fun in that it showed the park in 1957.
                  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
                  Mark Twain

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                  • #10
                    I got 3 new Disney t-shirts, A haunted mansion, Jungle Cruise, and Marvel.
                    BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sailor310 View Post
                      I got a copy of "Walt's Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney," a Summer 1957 edition of Disneyland Holiday magazine, a Disney paddle ball, and a 30th Anniversary button. The book was pretty good. The magazine was fun in that it showed the park in 1957.
                      I looked the 57 magazine up on the internet and it looks so good! I love finding things like that at thrift stores. I love the graphics from the 1950s - 60s. It makes everything seem so bright and crisp. Why don't they make cars with more beautiful pigment-rich colors anymore? It's part of why I love Disneyland, especially on a slightly overcast day. All the colors are so rich and vibrant. It makes me feel like I've gone back in time.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mickdaddy View Post
                        I got 3 new Disney t-shirts, A haunted mansion, Jungle Cruise, and Marvel.
                        My favorite item of all time is the Jungle Cruise Poster, the one you see as you go through the tunnel under the railroad at the entrance. There is something so powerful about the feeling I get passing under that archway and look at those posters, knowing that I get to see all those rides again today...Walt Disney was a genius. Just a marvel. He created an EXPERIENCE....what powerful psychology.

                        - That's one thing I do hold onto. It's framed under glass, and really makes me feel so relaxed just to look at it. Plus, flat things that hang up on walls out of the way! That's my idea of space saving memorabilia.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nostalgic View Post

                          My favorite item of all time is the Jungle Cruise Poster, the one you see as you go through the tunnel under the railroad at the entrance. There is something so powerful about the feeling I get passing under that archway and look at those posters, knowing that I get to see all those rides again today...Walt Disney was a genius. Just a marvel. He created an EXPERIENCE....what powerful psychology.

                          - That's one thing I do hold onto. It's framed under glass, and really makes me feel so relaxed just to look at it. Plus, flat things that hang up on walls out of the way! That's my idea of space saving memorabilia.
                          I love that, I feel the same way about the attraction posters when you walk through the tunnel.
                          BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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                          • #14
                            I recently started collecting Disney pins. Rare and common ones. Don't know how I got into them but I am now . And this past Christmas, I got quite a few.
                            Mr_IvanStark
                            One Stormy Night Long Ago
                            Last edited by Mr_IvanStark; 01-10-2022, 10:54 AM.

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                            • #15
                              My entire life I have received at least one if not multiple Disney themed gifts for Xmas either from my Mom or Wife. This year zilch. My family is currently over Disney and all it's attempts at extracting funds from our wallets without offering something worth it in return. Cheapark has ruined the magic for my kids as they have near zero desire to go to DLR these days and more and more of their friends are turning to Knotts and it's "cool" vibe with more roller coasters better food, and Peanuts fashion which is becoming more popular in SoCal amongst teens it seems. It's very sad really as cheap park will hopefully cycle through sooner than later and I find myself still missing what was once our favorite place to go. I picture sometime in the future going with my wife as we both are still dreaming of a post chapek era. and then as we traverse the park all the memories we shared with our kids will come rushing back and it will be bitter sweet.
                              Disneyland Fan since the 70's

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                              • #16
                                I got a mug that changes from black silhouette of Mickey through the years to full color when you add hot liquid. A mandalorian lego set, a Mickey 3D crystal puzzle, some Mickey Pjs and slippers, a couple disney soundtrack albums on vinyl, a pair of peter pan themed adidas sneakers, and a beautiful Castle necklace. I'm sure there were other bits and bobs that I am forgetting. I gave my sister a slew of Grogu stuff.
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                                • #17
                                  It's so hard sometimes for me to remember who Grogu is.....such a not nice sounding name for such an adorable creation.

                                  P.S. Does anybody else feel absolutely horrible that we can't give any good information to the "new hire cast member" question that was posted? I don't even want to post an "I feel bad for you" post to that topic because it would give someone false hope that there was actually some useful information that had been posted there. This doesn't seem to be the forum where cast members post, or else they are keeping DEEP cover so they can't be ID'd by management. Or this is a blatant attempt by Disney to root out any cast members who are on the boards, making themselves sound so innocent and needy....???

                                  I'm not really this paranoid - I actually would be the first one who would get caught by a trap like that! Gullible.
                                  nostalgic
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                                  Last edited by nostalgic; 01-10-2022, 10:37 PM.

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                                  • #18
                                    Got an engineer Mickey like the one Walt had opening day.

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