Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Hidden Mickeys!

Hidden-Mickey Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia — the weekly Disney trivia series that shares with you a bit of Disney trivia!  Today we are taking a look at the Hidden Mickeys you can find in Walt Disney World.  In particular, we are looking at the Hidden Mickeys to be found in Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress!

Did you know…

That there are four Hidden Mickeys in the last scene of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress?

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia is the brainchild of my friend Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse!  Along with Jenn from Disney Babies Blog and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, we work hard to bring you a bit of Disney trivia each and every week.  We hope you enjoy these little tidbits of information, if you have a blog and some Disney trivia, please write a post and link it up with ours!  Thanks for stopping by, please go visit the rest below by clicking on the links.  Thanks!


Annette Funicello passes away at age 70.


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It is with deep sadness that My Dreams of Disney reports the passing of Annette Funicello, one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club.  She was 70 years old, and died of complications from multiple sclerosis.  Annette had a wonderful career, in and outside of Disney, but it is her work on the Mickey Mouse Club that I remember most.  While the show was on before I was born, running in the 50s, I was able to pick up the show more recently via the Internet.

In tribute to her work and career, we here at My Dreams of Disney have a few YouTube videos to share with you, starting with this one, the Mickey Mouse Club song.

In addition to the song, we also dug up a spinoff show that ran in the 1950s starring Annette Funicello.  It was called Walt Disney Presents: Annette, and here is the first show of that TV series.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Funicello family in their time of grief.  May she rest in peace, and may God’s Peace and Strength descend upon the family and their friends (and us, the fans) in their time of grief.

Blogging over at Capturing Magical Memories!

Capturing Magical Memories


I wanted to share with you today that I am featured over at my friend Mary’s site, Capturing Magical Memories!  Mary has a great skill for scrapbooking, and today she asked me to write about some of my all time favorite memories of our trips to Walt Disney World.  I have a list of five, but I’ve got to tell you, I could have written all day about it!  Please head on over and say hi and see what memories make my top five Sophie/Daddy memories!

Thanks, and make it a Magical Day!

Also, don’t forget about our new contest that started today, April 8th, 2013!  We have teamed up with Ideally Disney and the Disney Food Report to give away a New Fantasyland Tote Bag, a Disney Fantasy Crystal Dumbo, and a Little Mermaid Media Poster.  One lucky winner will win all of the prizes, so make sure you get your entries in this week!  There are plenty of opportunities to enter each day, so good luck!

73 Days til Disneyland – Character Close-Up!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Character Close-Up, when I first heard about it, sounded like a way to get up close and personal with the characters.  Then I learned more about it, and learned that what it actually is an interesting exhibit full of original artwork, fascinating 3-D models, and other details that describes how the artists came up with final versions of the characters that we know and love.

The Character Close-Up is located in Hollywood Land at Disney’s California Adventure Park, in the same building that houses the Animation Academy.  If you remember, that building is Disney Animation building, and houses the following attractions:

  • The Animation Courtyard
  • Animation Academy
  • Character Close-Up
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

It sounds to me that this will be a very interesting building to just take our time in and explore all of these interesting facets of Disney Animation!  What are your thoughts about the Character Close-Up and all of the other parts of the Disney Animation building?  Please let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!