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June 22, 2015

Disney Frozen Summer Fun - What You Need to Know!

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Disney's Frozen Summer Fun has returned to Disney's Hollywood Studios though September 7th. It debuted in 2014 to rave reviews (mine included) and has returned for another run. Here's a run down of what is new, changed, gone and my top 2 must see shows!


** The brand new show Olaf's Summer Cool Down!!!


This is a fun show at the Event stage down Hollywood Blvd. A walking, talking, eye-blinking, dancing Olaf has a great time celebrating summer. The show, about 10 minutes and is performed several times during the day. Check the times guide for exact times. This is a great addition to Frozen Summer Fun. Have a great time and watch for the beach balls :)

** Also new this year is the animated short "Frozen Fever" and a behind the scenes look at the making of Frozen. This plays throughout the day in the ABC Sound Studio. If Frozen Fever sounds familiar, it's the short that played in theaters with Cinderella. Even if you have seen it before, if the heat is getting to you, here's a good opportunity to cool down!



** FastPassPlus-tn.png For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Singalong has moved to the Hyperion Theatre (where American Idol was). There are new special effects. FastPass+ is a must if you don't want to stand out waiting in the heat!!! Your favorite historians are back telling the story of Frozen.

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** The Frozen Royal Welcome has changed for 2015. There are 2 parades each day (only one last year), and the parade goes from the park entrance down to the area by the Backlot Express. The parade does not end at the stage and there is no show as there was last year. Queen Elsa has a new floating ice palace

The parade does stop 2 or 3 times along the way and Elsa and Anna lead a sing a long. Unfortunately, if you are not where the parade stops, you will miss out on the action. If you are on Hollywood Blvd you can watch the action on the Large Screen at the Stage.



** The Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party - DJ Chill is back with new mixes of old and new songs and keeps you rockin while you wait for the fireworks show. Disney characters are out and about dancing it up with everyone!



** Number 1 is to see Olaf's Summer Cool Down (scroll back up for details)

** My second MUST DO are the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular.

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Each night the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular follow the Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party to end the night! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf appear on the Event Stage to kick off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the music of "Frozen" and, of course, a flurry of snow. This show is BEST seen if you are not right in front of the stage. The top of the stage structure blocks your sight-line for much of the fireworks. Head down Hollywood Blvd toward the park entrance for best viewing (as shown in the photo). The show is slightly changed from 2014.


Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Snow Ground as missing in 2015. I understand the Trading Post isn't really needed as there is plenty of Frozen merchandise to be had. I DO miss the Frozen Snow Ground. It was a great place to have fun, play in the snow, watch skaters and most importantly, get out of the heat!

So there you have it! If you happen to go out to the Studios, have yourself some Frozen Fun!

June 9, 2015

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Mini Review

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Even before Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, there was lots of buzz on social media. March 28th was the beginning of the soft opening and hundreds of folks waited in the bright sunshine to be one of the first inside! I've been told some waited up to 5 hours to get in that first day.

Naturally, I had to go see what all the excitement was about but wasn't about to wait hours; so we went this past Sunday evening. Even more than 2 months after it has opened, lines still form.

Here's a photo of the line from 3:30pm the day I visited - it's all outside!


When we arrived at the check-in podium at 5:30pm we were told there was an hour wait.

One of the nice things is that you can put your name on the wait list and receive a pager that will let you know when space has opened for you. You have the option to go outside to Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace and can hang out there until the pager goes off or wander around the hotel. (Caution, the pager did not work in the Kona Cafe on the 2nd floor).

No worries if your time has past, when you arrive you will be the next party of your size allowed inside. The lounge itself, where all the amazing themed fun takes place, only allows 50 people in at a time. It is important to note that doesn't mean you'll have a seat, just you will be allowed inside.

At Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace (located outdoors) there is seating for 82 people and it has its own music. The menu is the same as inside, except for one important item -- outside you can order a Dole Whip with rum!!! We did not visit the terrace on this trip.

As soon as you enter this mystic tiki bar, you are immediately transported to another place. The dimly lit lounge has over 1,200 artifacts as well as special effects -- trust me it is noisy!


This is not the place to come for a quiet drink and intimate conversation. Volcanoes erupt, Skippers don goggles and swim around the lounge, bells ring and much frivolity ensues.


The "Skippers" are quite lively and with an energetic crowd, the place is hopping with energy. The more people that order the specialty drinks, the more lively the Skippers (and the special effects) become! During our visit there was a large party that every 10 or 15 minutes would sing a Disney song and the entire place joined in!


In addition to the exotic drink selections the tiki bar serves beer and wine. Sorry, no vermouth for martini drinkers.


Our group experienced the Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum (pictured below), Castaway Crush, Dark & Tropical Stormy, and the Polynesian Pearl. A few drinks come in specialty mugs making the purchase price quite hefty (upwards of $50 for some). In fact, one of the only things I didn't like about Trader Sam's is that there are no prices on the menu for the specialty drinks or mugs! Drinks are pricey!


Having just come from dinner, we did not partake in the small plates available for purchase. You'll find chicken lettuce cups, Hawaiian poke, kalua pork tacos, pan-fried dumplings, even corn-battered Portuguese sausages. The small plates range in price from $8.49 to $14.99.

A tiny bit reminiscent of the closed Adventurer's Club from Pleasure Island, but more so much more! While there is no Colonial, there is the Uh-Oa! warrior that makes quite a fuss when that drink is ordered!


We stayed for about 2 hours and all of us had a great time. Definitely a place to come with friends! We decided on our next visit, we would try to stay at WDW somewhere so we don't have to worry about driving home!

An important note, when visiting Trader Sam's with your own vehicle, you may need to park at the Ticket and Transportation Center and walk to the Polynesian from there.

Trader Sam's is open from 4:00pm to Midnight. Last call for food is around 11:30pm. Families are welcome until 8:00pm, when the inside lounge becomes adults only. Families can move out to the terrace if they wish. We thought this was handled very nicely when at 7:50pm, a bell rang and one of the Skippers announced that Junior Skippers would need to depart by 8:00pm.

If you are a fan of the Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland the main difference of the two is the time era. California is based in the late 30s and Trader Sam's Grog Grotto era is the 60s.

Oh and no flash photography please - it disturbs the Uh-Oa :)

For the full menu and more photographs visit our Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Page!

For a sneak peek inside (including some of the special effects) and to learn about the food and beverage program, here is a video I took during a media preview in March:

May 19, 2015

Ticket Announcement: Thank You for 30 Anniversary Event Weekend!

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AllEars®.net and Mouse Fan Travel® Celebrate 30 Years of Making Magic

We are SO excited about our special Anniversary Event in December! Today, we are pleased to announce specific information about our tickets for the "Anniversary Adventure".

Tickets for our special "Thank You for 30" Anniversary Special Event are now onsale.

Click HERE to purchase yours!

Ticket does NOT include theme park admission.

Limit of TWO tickets per person/household/address.

CORRECTION: All attendees must be 21 or older to attend.

Tickets are $199 per person. For details visit: Thank You for 30" Anniversary Special Event

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

April 27, 2015

Las Ventanas Mini Review - Coronado Springs Resort

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Recently I was at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort updating menus when I started to get really hungry. I looked at my watch, it was 9:30 a.m. Where should I have breakfast?

There were three options for breakfast:

1) Cafe Rix - quick service grab and go with limited hot items.

2) Pepper Market - Counter service dining, but a wide variety of choices. It's very loud in this location, especially at meal times.

3) Las Ventanas - which is slightly off the beaten path and had once been a private dining area for Rix Lounge. Full table service, they do take the Disney Dining Plan. The location was small and much quieter than my other choices.


The menu looked interesting, so I thought I'd give it a try. Entrees included a few Mexican/Southwest items such as a Chorizo Skillet ($12.99) and Huevos Divorciados ($12.49), as well as some American staples. There were also several items on the menu that were either gluten-free or could be made gluten-free.

From the hostess to my server to each cast member I encountered, everyone was very nice and accommodating. I really liked the atmosphere: nice lighting, plenty of space between tables and music playing at a conversational volume in the background. It was such a pleasant change to the hustle and bustle of my other choices.

I was seated at a table for two, which was fine for me, but might have been a bit small for two adults. I will note, however, that the high-back chairs seem to help keep what little noise there was down and gave diners a sense of privacy.


Had I not already had my share of coffee for the day, I would have tried the Roasted French Press ($3.59). I settled for water.

I wanted to sample several items, which was going to be difficult with just me at the table.
I ordered a Ventanas Breakfast -- two eggs any style with peppercorn bacon or grilled ham, served with green onion potatoes ($11.99).


Eggs are eggs, and these were cooked as I requested. I chose the Peppercorn Bacon and really enjoyed it. Meaty and flavorful with the right amount of pepper (and I'm not a big "pour on the pepper" person). My only hesitation with the order was the green onion potatoes, but I had to give them a try. Honestly, the potatoes were very bland (what onion?) and the low point of an otherwise really nice experience.

I also ordered the Whole Wheat Pancakes -- three ancient grain pancakes served with grilled ham and pure maple syrup ($11.99). They had sugar-free syrup, a big plus for me.


When the huge portion of pancakes, ham and fruit arrived I was quite surprised. Three huge pancakes! Whole grain/wheat pancakes can be on the dry side, but the nice helping of fruit and the sugar-free syrup perked them right up and I really enjoyed them. The grilled ham was grilled ham -- tasted fine but nothing noteworthy.

I liked the fact that the sides were a bit different and so were the menu selections.

Breakfast came to $29.15 with tax. The only discount offered is to cast members. After adding 20 percent, my bill rounded to $35. Had there been two of us (since I ordered for two) it would have been $17.50 per person including tax and tip.

This is the only moderate resort with a full-service breakfast offering. It probably would be best compared to Olivia's at Old Kest West or the Captain's Grille at the Yacht Club.

My other two choices at Coronado Springs would have both been less expensive, but they were both quick service/food court. Considering the ambiance, price and full-service dining, Las Ventanas was a perfect choice for me.

If you are at Coronado Springs looking for something a bit more relaxed, I would recommend trying Las Ventanas. The resort is also just a few minutes away from the All Star Resorts, so you could come to Coronado Springs for a change of pace.

Right now the lunch/dinner menu is the same, but soon there will be a separate menu for each meal. The children's choices were very limited and are included on the main menu.

For more photos and the complete breakfast and lunch/dinner menu, visit our Las Ventanas Page!

April 14, 2015

Thank You for 30 Anniversary Event Weekend!

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AllEars®.net and Mouse Fan Travel® Celebrate 30 Years of Making Magic

January 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of AllEars®.net, the longest-running unofficial Disney website on the internet.

Mouse Fan Travel® is observing an anniversary as well -- 2015 is the 10th year they have been planning magical vacations for their clients.

To celebrate their combined total of 30 years of making magic, Deb Wills (president of AllEars®.net) and Beci Mahnken (president of Mouse Fan Travel®) have teamed up to bring some exciting events to their friends and followers during the first week of December 2015.


The three-day celebration, AEN/MFT's "Thank You for 30" Anniversary Event, will take place December 4-6, with the following tentatively scheduled:

On December 4, during the day, we will be welcoming you into our Deluxe Resort villa for an open-house tour.

The evening of December 5 will be our premiere separate-ticket event, the AEN/MFT "Anniversary Adventure."

Tentative plans include beginning with reserved seating for that night's Candlelight Processional, held in the America Gardens Theater.


We will then enjoy dinner in the rotunda of the American Adventure, accompanied by even more magic and surprises.


After dinner, we'll enjoy a reserved viewing area for Holiday IllumiNations.


We'll conclude the evening with a ride on everyone's favorite attraction.

On December 6, we'll close out the weekend with a chance to meet and greet the AEN and MFT teams at a location to be announced later. has secured a block of Disney resort hotel rooms for those who would like on-site accommodations. Book the special event package through MFT and you will have Priority access to purchase tickets to any Mouse Fan Travel® exclusive 10yr events that are announced.

To find out more, visit:

The events at both the Deluxe Resort and the American Adventure will require you to purchase tickets, which will go on sale soon.

We hope you can join us for the fun-filled festivities as we thank you all for helping us share the magic over the years!

Deb and Beci

April 3, 2015

ENDED Collectables for a Cause Autographed Disney Books

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Fundraiser has ENDED. Thank you so much everyone. Together we have raised $3,998 to fight breast caner!!!!!!

UPDATE: April 4, 2015 1:00pm Eastern
Mailed a number of the books this morning. I emailed everyone whose package shipped today.
I will get the others mailed this coming week.

Book #13 Tarzan Special Collector's Edition - Autographed and Embellished by author Russell Schroeder Russel embellished with book with a portrait of Tarzan. $50

Obtained 1999 from Howard Lowery Gallery

First Edition; 72 pages, 10 1/4 x 8 1/4


Book #14 The Tarzan Chronicles. - Signed by Directors Kevin Lima and Chris Buck and author Howard Green $175

Beautiful Coffee-Table Hardcover book; 192 pages, in full color, 9x 13 1/2. Obtained from Howard Lowery Gallery in California.

Chris Buck worked on Frozen, Frozen Fever and on board for Frozen 2. He also was an animator on Little Mermaid, Fox and the House, Rescuers Down Under and Pocahontas.

Kevin Lima also worked on Enchanted, 102 Dalmations and a Goofy Movie.

This book currently sells on the secondary market for over $100 with NO signatures.



Book # 16 Fantasia 2000: Vision of Hope - 7 Autographs $325

Signed by the following animators on the Table of Contents Page: Don Hahn, Handel Butoym, Eric and Susan Goldberg, Francis Glebas and 2 others.

Silver foils covered slip case. Another beautiful coffee-table book.




Book #18 - The Art of Hercules Special Limited Edition (1,000) Gift Book INCLUDES Limited Edition Sericel - $350

This is brand new, mint STILL in shrink wrap!
"Each of the 1,000 copies is numbered and individually signed by Walt Disney's President of Feature Animation and the producers and directors of the film. " Since it's still shrink wrapped I had to do some research to see who signed the book.

I believe the autographs are:
Peter Schneider, President of Walt Disney Feature Animation
Alice Dewey, Producer
John Musker, Director and
Ron Clements, Director.



Book #21 The Fairest One of All - the Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs $1000.

SIGNED BY: DIane Disney Miller and author J.B. Kaufman

This one is hard to part with folks, but cancer is even tougher!!!! A beautiful coffee table book of over 300 pages. Approx 11 x 13"

I purchased this via Give the Kids the World Auction held by fellow Disney Fan, Dave Parfitt who is on Twitter as @mouseSkywalker @Adventuresbydad



Book #22 It's Kind of a Cute Story - by Rolly Crump as told to Jeff Heimbuch $200
Found another one of these in the book (was buried in my closet)

Disney Legend Rolly Crump tells his personal story of working for Walt as an Imagineer back in the day. When the book was announced a special Limited Edition of 500 Signed and Numbered hard cover book was available. It too quickly sold out. As you can see by now, I purchased 2 of the books. This is number 159 of 500 signed by both Rolly and Jeff.

Hard Cover book, 187 pages; 9 x 11"



It's almost time for another 2 day walk in Washington DC for my annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. My fundraising is now in full swing.

I offer the following autograph books FOR SALE! Your ENTIRE purchase price goes directly to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I pay for shipping. Due to the weight and cost of shipping, US addresses only please!

When the book has been "sold", I will put a notation on it with your first name and Last initial. I will send you an email with payment instructions. You will have 48 hours to make your donation or the book goes back up for sale. This sale lasts until Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 5pm eastern time or until all the books are gone.

I have been an autograph collector (especially books) for years and years. I try to document all purchases and signatures and share the information below for each book).

Books are sold as is. There are no refunds. Many books are one of a kind. They will all be shipped USPS priority mail or UPS and insured. However, if lost or damaged in mailing, there are no replacements available.

Leave a comment with the title of the book you wish to purchase. I will respond in the order I receive them.

Please remember this is a FUNDRAISER and your entire purchase price goes directly to fight Breast Cancer.


Book #19 SOLD MaryS - Design: Just for Fun by Disney Legend Bob Gurr $250
In 2012, Disney Legend Bob Gurr wrote this behind the scenes look at Disney themed attractions. Prior to publication, he offered for sale a special Collector's Limited Edition and numbered hard copy edition in red, of course I purchased two. The books quickly sold out. This is #62 of 1,000.



Book #12 SOLD - KayB Disney's Mix and Match Villains (Kids Book) signed by Eric and Susan Goldberg $25

Obtained in 1997 from the Howard Lowery Gallery



BOOK #1 SOLD: First one goes to ScotmanS; Second one to KayB; Third to BrianT - Dream It! Do It! by Marty Sklar Price $200 -

Marty was the guest at a special Pacific Northwest Mouse Mini Meet in October 2013. These books came from that special event. Not all books have the date.


Not all books have the date in addition to Marty's signature


Book #2 -SOLD: Karen T Animated Life by Disney Legend Floyd Norman $125

Also in October, 2013 Disney Legend Floyd Norman signed books at public events. This one came from Stuart NG Books in California. This one is not only signed by Floyd but he also drew a sketch of Woody, one of the characters he worked on.


Book #3 - SOLD: TimMc Design: Just for Fun by Disney Legend Bob Gurr $250

In 2012, Disney Legend Bob Gurr wrote this behind the scenes look at Disney themed attractions. Prior to publication, he offered for sale a special Collector's Limited Edition and numbered hard copy edition in red, of course I purchased two. The books quickly sold out. This is #814 of 1,000.
In February 2015, this book sold for $224.95 on Ebay.


Book #4 SOLD: Lance H - It's Kind of a Cute Story - by Rolly Crump as told to Jeff Heimbuch $200

Disney Legend Rolly Crump tells his personal story of working for Walt as an Imagineer back in the day. When the book was announced a special Limited Edition of 500 Signed and Numbered hard cover book was available. It too quickly sold out. As you can see by now, I purchased 2 of the books. This is number 159 of 500 signed by both Rolly and Jeff.

Hard Cover book, 187 pages; 9 x 11"



Book #20 -
SOLD - Jonathon Animated Life by Disney Legend Floyd Norman $125
This one has a sketch of WALT

Also in October, 2013 Disney Legend Floyd Norman signed books at public events. This one came from Stuart NG Books in California. This one is not only signed by Floyd but he also drew a sketch of Walt.



Book #5 SOLD: Scotman The Imagineering Field Guide to Disneyland by the Imagineers $125

At the 2013 D23 Expo many imagineers were signing autographs. I personally obtained the signatures This book is signed by several outstanding Imagineers some destined to be a Disney Legend (noted are just a few of the projects they have worked on):

Joe Rohde - Animal Kingdom, Aulani, The Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island.

Joe Lanzisero - Winter Summerland Mini Golf, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland (including Mystic Manor best attraction ever!)

Kathy Mangrum - CarsLand, currently at WDW working on projects including Disney Springs

Tom Fitzgerald - Horizons, Pooh's Honey Pot (Tokyo Disneyland) Ratatouiolle (Disneyland Paris), Star Tours Re-Launch, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar (Disneyland Hotel)

Kevin Rafferty - Carsland, Typhoon Lagoon, MuppetVision 3D, Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania



Book #6 SOLD: SaraM The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom $50

At the 2013 D23 Expo many imagineers were signing autographs. I personally obtained the signatures This book is signed by two outstanding Imagineers: Joe Lanzisero and Eric Jacobson.

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Book #7 Welcome Aboard the Disney Dream - signed by author Jeff Kurti $50

Hardback Book. 86 pages. First Edition Comes with a note from Captain Tom about being on the maiden voyage.



Book #8 SOLD: StephB Disney the First Hundred Years Hardback. Signed by both authors Dave Smith and Steven Clark. $75

Book purchased January 2000 from Howard Lowery Gallery in California.

First Edition



Book # 9 SOLD: KayB The Disney Mountains - Imagineering at its Peak $200
Book long out of print. First Edition

Signed by:

Disney Legend Bob Gurr (at 2010 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet)

Joe Rhode (at Animal Kingdom)

Dave Anderson - worked on the original Bobsleds (at Magic Meets in PA).



Book # 10 SOLD: MaryK Mickey Mouse My Life in Pictures by Russell Schroeder $45
Russell not only signed the book but sketched a Mickey Mouse Head. Obtained in 1999 from the Howard Lowery Gallery in California.

First Edition; 64 pages; 11 1/4 x 9



Book #11 SOLD: KayB Morning at Pride Rock (Kids Book) signed by the illustrator, Disney Artist Dave Pacheco. $25

Obtained in 1999 from the Howard Lowery Gallery
First Edition;



Book #15 SOLD: KayB Poster Art of Disney Parks $125 7 Signatures
Obtained at Stuart NG books sore where the persons below met with fans and signed the books.

Danny Handke - co-author & Imagineer
Vanessa Hunt - co-author & Imagineer
Disney Legend Tony Baxter - Senior VP of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering
Nicole Armitage - artist
Will Eyerman - artist & Imagineer
Greg Maletic - artist
Tracy Trinast (Austin) - artist

First Edition; 144 pages, 14 x 11"



Book #17 SOLD: Jodi R " a bugs life - the art and making of an epic of miniature proportions:
Long sold out, very hard to find.

2,550 copies of the First Edition of A Bug's Life.. have been numbered and signed by the film's Director John Lasseter and Co-Director Andrew Stanton.

First Edition # 1312 of 2,550. Beautiful coffee table type book. 127 pages; 11 x 14"

Comes in a special fold out cover designed to look like leaves.







Book #7 SOLD: ColleenJ Welcome Aboard the Disney Dream - signed by author Jeff Kurti $50

Hardback Book. 86 pages. First Edition Comes with a note from Captain Tom about being on the maiden voyage.



March 2, 2015

Preview Epcot's 2015 22nd International Flower and Garden Festival Part 2

Deb's Digest Blog

Epcot's annual Flower and Garden Festival begins March 4th with new displays, topiaries, mini-gardens, garden rocks bands, food and beverages. This is Part 2 of our preview.


Our Festival Preview also included tasting some of the new food and beverages offered this year in the Outdoor Kitchens. Here are interviews with Epcot Executive Chef Gregg Hannon and Content Manager. Following the videos we share photos and our thoughts on the food and beverages.

Our Preview Tastes -

Cachapa con Queso Sweet Corn Pancake with Farmers Cheese - Botanas Botánico


LINDA: I really like the touch of sweetness in the pancake. The cheese has a very mild flavor. While this item is tasty, it is not one I would seek out.

DEB: This was tasty and something non-adventurous folks (like myself) would enjoy. I think kids will like it too

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash - With White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapenos - THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews


LINDA: While this was a flavorful dish, the brisket was a bit fatty for me and I thought the fondue was too much and overpowered the dish.

DEB: Not a big fan of fatty meats of which this is. However, just about everyone else around me really enjoyed it.

Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits - With Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes


LINDA: This was by far my favorite!!! I loved the creamy, slightly cheesy tasting grits. Adding the Andouille Sausage gives it a slight kick while the corn a touch of sweetness. Both the grits and shrimp were cooked perfectly.

DEB: I took a pass due to my shellfish allergy

Kale Salad - Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese with White Balsamic Vinaigrette - Urban Farm Eat


LINDA: This salad is very refreshing. I am not a fan of dried fruit so I pushed the cherries aside. I thought the goat cheese was the best part of the salad. It is so creamy and light tasting.

DEB: I really enjoyed this salad. I was a tad leary because I am not a kale fan, but the blend of all the flavors and the light vinaigrette had me going back for another helping.

Quinoa Vegetable Nannwich - With Arugula Pesto and Oven Dried Tomatoes - Urban Farm Eat


LINDA: This was my second favorite tasting! I am allergic to pine nuts and they are present in the arugula pesto so I asked to have mine served without the pesto. It was still very delicious. I love the vegetarian quinoa patty and tomatoes together. This seems to be fun food. As you can wrap the naan bread around the patty and eat it like a sandwich. This could be a nice walk around food item.

DEB: I really enjoyed this item. The quinoa patty was on the loose side so it might make for a slightly messy sandwich... but I loved the flavors and look forward to trying it again.

Smoked Debreziner Sausage With House made Kraut and Mustard - THE SMOKEHOUSE: Barbecue and Brews


LINDA: I normally do not care for sausage, but this little dish was full of tasty heat and spice flavor. I believe the mustard was where the heat was. It was subtle heat. It did not burn the mouth but gave plenty of flavor.

DEB: I enjoyed the sausage.. I only put a little mustard on mine since I'm not a heat fan.

Coconut Tres Leches - Botanas Botánico


LINDA: This by far my favorite dessert! The cake was so moist, the icing light and airy with a hint of caramel and coconut flavor. I am not a big sweet dessert person but I could easily have stuffed myself with several pieces of this cake.

DEB: My favorite dessert too. Light, moist, flavorful.. simply yummy. I have to tell you I haven't seen Linda eat a whole piece of cake in a long time LOL

Florida Blueberry & Lemon Curd Tart - Florida Fresh


LINDA: Again, not being a big dessert person, this did not do much for me. It wasn't bad, just meh for me.

DEB: It tasted good and the blueberries were very fresh. However, after tasting the Coconut Tres Leches, I only took one bite of the tart and went back to my piece of Coconut cake.

Macaron Guimauve a la Fraise - Large Strawberry Marshmallow Macaron - Fleur de Lys


LINDA: This was my least favorite because it was so sweet. If you like a really sweet dessert, this could be for you.

DEB: Agreed! If you are into super sweet this is a dessert for you!

La Tizana with or without Santa Teresa RHUM Orange Liqueur - Botanas Botánico


LINDA: Too sweet for me.

DEB: A tasty sweet Ruhm beverage with great fresh fruit pieces on top. I think the kids will enjoy the non-alcoholic version!

Ace Pineapple Hard Cider - Sacramento, California - Pineapple Promenade


LINDA and DEB: Not hard cider fans, but the pineapple flavoring was certainly there!

Key Lime Sparkling Wine - Florida Orange Groves, St. Petersburg, FL - Florida Fresh


LINDA and DEB: When this was served as a simple white wine in 2014, neither of us cared for it. Too sweet for our tastes. However by adding the effervescence it made it a great beverage to start our noshing with!

DISCLAIMER: AllEars was invited by Disney to the Epcot Flower and Garden Media Preview on February 27, 2015. We were given a special horticulture tour, and complementary tastes of the food and beverages.

Preview Epcot's 2015 22nd International Flower and Garden Festival Part 1

Deb's Digest Blog

Epcot's annual Flower and Garden Festival begins March 4th with new displays, topiaries, mini-gardens, garden rocks bands, food and beverages. This is the first of our 2 part blog Previewing the Festival!

The Flower and Garden team has created new and different experiences for this year's festival. Linda Eckwerth and myself were part of the invited media to experience a preview of the festival. Horticulture Manager Eric Darden and Landscape Architect Carla Shuman provided an in-depth look at some of this year's displays.


Just in cause you were wondering just how detailed the festival plans are, Carla shared a glimpse of the incredibly detailed horticulture planning document.


Here is just a sampling of the highlights for the 2015 festival.

This year's butterfly topiary garden takes flight showing the butterflies landing on the flowers.


Lightening McQueen and Mater are back, this time in an expanded play area garden called "The Cactus Road Rally Garden". Check out the radiators :). Learn more about how cactus store water in the hot dry climates. Look for the not so hidden radiators :)


Butterflies on the Go has a new wider sidewalk for folks to use. The butterflies will be released for the first time on Tuesday and by the Festival's official opening on Wednesday hundreds of butterflies will be around. Ever wonder why the Butterfly House is closed at night, well, simply, the butterflies don't fly at night! Each week about 1,000 chrysalis are delivered to the butterfly house. Watch the butterfly emerge from the chrysalis - takes 20-30 minutes to watch them begin to fly.


One of the highlights of this year's festival are the topiaries of Anna and Elsa. Last year's experiment with Snow White's eyes worked really well. So, Anna and Elsa have much more expressive faces. The scene is from the end of the film, when Elsa realizes she can make everything right again. So the flowers are half winter and half summer.



Another new area this year is called Urban Farm Eats showcasing that it's not that hard to grow your own food. The garden not only shows vegetables but also an aqua-ponics system with tilapia - the fish waste fertilize the plants, the plants clean the water that the fish live in. Learn more about this ancient technique by talking to folks in the Urban Farm Eats garden.


All this and we haven't even started to explore World Showcase! This year's festival guide is the actual Epcot map, so no need to jostle around 2 maps to figure out what to do.

Our interview with Eric Darden highlights a few other new areas:

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Preview as we highlight the Outdoor Kitchens new foods and beverages.

AllEars was invited by Disney to the Epcot Flower and Garden Media Preview on February 27, 2015. We were given a special horticulture tour, and complementary tastes of the food and beverages.

February 28, 2015

Pin-Palooza Collectables for a Cause 3 Hour Pin Sale

FINAL UPDATE 3/13/2015
All pins have now been mailed. Two persons have not responded to numerous emails, posts in the newsletters for payment, so their pins will go back to the bin for another time. I've adjusted the final total to be: $6,780! A record for sure! You all have been very generous!

Look for another Pin Palooza before summer (I hope).

Thanks again everyone!.


The first set of pin packages went in yesterday's mail (3/3). We will be mailing into next week with all the sales.

PLEASE NOTE: Two emails have bounced back to me as undeliverable.
If your email begins with

lynmarie.j OR dljrrn2011

Please use the contact us form and send me your correct email address so I can send you payment info.


Sunday Update 12:35pm
ALL emails have now been sent with payment information.

1 Person whose email begins with: dljrrn2011 Your mail bounced back to me. Please contact me directly at mugs at allears dot net

A few of you who missed out on pins asked if you could still make a donation. So for anyone looking for the link, here you go. Thank you all so much!


Sunday update 10:50:
I am about half way through sending emails to all winners. Hope to be done by the end of today.

I did find doubles of some of the pins more than one person wanted. I will send emails when I can.

Thank you



IMPORTANT NOTE TO WINNERS: Emails are being sent from the mugs at allears dot net account

Folks, congratulate yourselves for an amazing afternoon of fundraising! Together the pledges add up to $6,380!!!! That's a new record for Pin-Palooza. Not only were you so generous, but you also were so patient and understanding!!! I know it must have been frustrating to wait so long to see if you won a pin or not. I can't thank you enough.

Tomorrow I will start sending emails to everyone who won with your recap and total as well as how to make your donation.

There are 20+ pins still up for grabs. If interested, feel free to leave a comment by midnight tonight. I will look at them in the morning.

Also, as I mentioned earlier I do have doubles of a few of the pins and once everyone is taken care of I will contact those interested in the doubles I can find.

Again, my heartfelt thanks. I am in tears at your generosity!



3PM UPDATE: I am still plugging away at the requests. The sale will stay open for a while still.

I do have doubles of a few of the pins. Once I take care of all that sold today, I will email the folks that requested any I have extras of.

Again, your response has been so overwhelmingly awesome!
I will post when the sale is over and a total of how much was pledged.

thank you

2PM UPDATE. totally blown away by your incredible response! again, thanks for your patience as I go thru all the comments in the order I received them. sale will stay open past 3 for sure.

remember to refresh your screen

UPDATE 12:46 - only up to comments from 12:20 your PATIENCE is so appreciated! YOU ROCK!

UPDATE 12:30 Thanks for your patience, working as fast as I can

Here's how it works:

Back by popular demand is the 3 Hour Limited Pin Sale.

Please remember this is a fundraiser not a flea market :)

Let's Raise some $$ To Fight Breast Cancer!!!! Thank you for Visiting!

Your ENTIRE purchase price is a direct donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer ! I WILL accept Paypal for payment and then make the donation on your behalf. Please let me know in your confirmation email you will pay via PayPal.

Here's how it works. READ CAREFULLY

** The following pins are offered for sale at the stated price.

** You leave a comment below stating the ITEM number of the pin(s) you wish to purchase.

** I will go through the comments in the order they ARE received. This will take some time! I will publish your comment with the pin #s you requested that ARE available.

** I will then put a SOLD with your first name and first initial last name on the pin description.

** Within 72 hours (hopefully much sooner) I will send you the link information for my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and you will have 48 hours to make your donation. Once that happens Avon will send you an email confirmation. Forward me a copy of the donation receipt along with your shipping address -- pins will be mailed in approximately 3-10 days I will pay US shipping of pins.

Your ENTIRE purchase price goes directly to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Account. I pay postage and WILL SHIP TO CANADA AND US. You get pin(s) you want and a charity deduction too! I raise money and reduce my pin collection.

Thank you - Links on the pin names go to the website (with their permission) so you can learn more about the pin. In some cases, photos and/or descriptions are from and used with their permission.

PLEASE refresh your browser to make sure you have the most current page.

SALE ENDS AT 3:00pm Eastern Time February

IMPORTANT: I just found out the PinPics server is DOWN so the links won't work until it comes back up. So sorry, the PinPics folks are working on it.

SOLD Gail G ITEM # 1 - Daisy Duck Western Majesty
Not sold, only available on the Adventures by Disney Quest for the West trip.



ITEM #2 SOLD Daniel J Expedition Everest Dangle WDI Jumbo Pin Exclusive LE 500
The Grand Opening April 2006 Pin of Expedition Everest from Walt Disney Imagineering. The dangle portion says Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.



ITEM #3 SOLD Michael R 2009 Merry Christmas Tinker Bell LE Dangle
TInker Bell is in a red Santa outfit and the pin in backed on a special Santa Hat felt hangable ornament. It is one of a set and limited to 4000.



ITEM # 4 SOLD Helen L. Chip and Dale Alaska Dangle LE
This LE 2000 pin was sold on the first Disney Cruise Line cruise to Alaska in 2011. The boys are dressed in sailor suits in front of a snowy mountain. Pin on the original card.



ITEM # 5 SOLD Debra H Minnie Whale Watches in Ketchikan Alaska LE
This LE 1000 pin was sold on the first Disney Cruise Line cruise to Alaska in 2011. Minnie has her binoculars out looking for whales!



ITEM # 6 SOLD RodW The Evil Queen Employee ID Badge LE 300
From the Disney Employee Center, this Limited Edition 300 pin is colored green with the Evil Queen. Check out her hire date on the pin: 12/21/1937



ITEM # 7 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland Event Logo Pin Limited Edition 1967 New in Original Box

A great pin for all Pirate collectors! It is the logo pin for the Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Event May 20, 2000



ITEM # 8 SOLD MIKE Disney Vacation Club Member Cruise 2009 featuring Mickey and Minnie LE 1500
The pair are having a great day at Castaway Cay! Pin was released on the October 2007 DVC Member Cruise. The ship is in the background and Mickey and Minnie are building a sand castle on the beach. There is a hidden mickey in the palm tree and Mickey is placing a red flag on the castle. A life preserver is on the pin and it contains the DVC logo. On the life preserver, is S.S. Member Cruise 2007.



ITEM # 9 SOLD Helen L. Stitch's Magical Adventure Pirates of the Caribbean LE

Stitch gets shot out of the Pirate ship with a cannonball (slider) in this Limited Edition of 2000 pins released in 2005.



Item #10 SOLD Lisa Minnie's Oven Artist Choice LE
Minnie's been cooking all day and she's exhausted! From Mickey's Toontown of Pin Trading Event this is a Limited Edition 1000 pin issued in 2003



Item #11 SOLD CATHY Mickey Leads the Band D23 First Anniversary Pin

Mickey is ready for the parade to celebrate the first anniversary of D23. The dates, March 10, 2009 and March 10, 2010 commemorate the occasion. The pin was limited but edition size unknown. This was a gift to persons attending the Anniversary Celebrations held in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The pin measures approx 3" x 3".



Item #12 SOLD LISA Mickey and Friends Merry Christmas 2003 LE
Mickey is on the sled (slider) and his friends are ornaments on the tree: Pluto, Daisy, Donald and Goofy. In a sealed never opened package this Mickey and Pals pin from Japan was issued in 2003. The Limited Edition is 1200.



Item #13 SOLD RodW Stitch Watches the Mickey Mouse Club Disney Auctions LE

Stitch has his Mickey Ears on as he watches the Mickey Mouse Club on TV. This pin was issued October 2004 by Disney Auctions and is limited to 1000 pins. Pin is brand new in package and never taken out!



Item #14 SOLD RICKE Z Figment and Dreamfinder Jumbo 3D LE Pin

A wonderful pin celebrating the original Journey Into Imagination attractions. Set on Mickey ears with "one little spark" and Voila You've Got a Figment", this Limited Edition 1000 pin was released April 2008. It even has Dreamfinder's ship in the background. Still unopened in original box.



Item #15 SOLD MIKE Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage
Limited Edition - 1500 - Wide. It shows a Retro type upside down triangle with Captain Mickey in the center. Maiden is written behind the Captain Mickey and then it looks like a 3D banner is on the bottom with VOYAGE written in the banner.



Item #16 SOLD RODW Sorcerer's Hat Grand Opening Disney's MGM Studios LE

Sorcerer Mickey's Hat became the icon of Disney's MGM Studios as part of the 100 Years of Magic Celebration. It is now being dismantled. This Limited Edition 3500 pins was released in October 2001



Item #17 SOLD lisa Chip and Dale Christmas at Animal Kingdom Dangle LE

What are these 2 chipmunks up to? They are dressed in Santa suits with tree ornaments in front of the Tree of Life. This Limited Edition 3500 Dangle was issued in December 2002.



Item #18 SOLD Laureend v Space Mountain FedEx Lounge
This pin is actually given away free to visitors to the FedEx Lounge at Space Mountain. I've been there several times, have quite a few of these pins, and must say that (at least before FastPass) the Lounge was the best way to ride Space Mountain as VIPs were taken to the front of the line.



Item #19 SOLD Richard B Donald Duck Christmas Holiday Cast Member LE

From the Disneyland Resort here is a very unhappy Donald tangled in Christmas Lights! It was part of the 2002 Cast Member Holiday Party set. It is LE 2000.

PRICE $ 35


Item #20 SOLD Diane B Sebastian World of Color 2010 LE

Sebastian is excited about the new World of Color show in Disney California Adventure. This Limited Edition 1200 pin was released June 6, 2010.



Item #21 SOLD Rod W Stitch Fire Chief Disney Auctions LE
Fire Chief Stitch is driving the hook and ladder to put out the fire. This is a Limited Edition of 1000 pin released by Disney Auctions August 2004.



Item #22 SOLD Helen L. Stitch's Surfboard Shop Disney Auctions LE
Stitch has his own Surfboard Shop in this Limited Edition 1000, Disney Auction Pin. It was released July 2004.



Item #23 SOLD Rod W Dopey License Plate Cast Lanyard Series

Part of a the Pin Lanyard Series. This one is a white Florida State License plate that reads DOPEY in green and has his silhouette in the middle. The tags on top reads JUL 02 on each end of the pin. The bottom of the pin reads Walt Disney World.



Item #24 SOLD ROD W Disney Visa Card 2003 Day 1 Charter Member

Disney Visa Card Day 1 pin to be given with first purchase made on the Disney Visa Card for all members that signed up to get the card first. Cards eligible to get the pin will have "Day 1" printed in the "Member Since" area. It is a red credit card-like pin with colorful confetti streamers all over it and reads Day 1 2003 Disney Visa Card. Behind it is a black Mickey head in the corner.



Item #25 SOLD Diane B 2003 Candlelight Cast Member

This cast exclusive pin released at WDW features three candles , a wreath w/holly and a large red ribbon. In the middle of the wreath it says Candlelight 2003 Cast. The bottom of the pin has a yellow banner that reads Walt Disney World. The circles behind the flames are actually gold mirrors but they came out black as usual. Pin measures 2" tall by 1 1/2 wide.
This pin was only given to Cast Members who performed in the Cast Choir of the Candlelight Processional at the American Pavilion in EPCOT.



Item #26 SOLD Aimee S Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights 2004 (Jumbo Pin) LE

This Limited Edition (750) Jumbo Pin features Mickey Mouse with the gang standing in front of a scene of a city decorated with lights. Stitch is in the background hanging from the top of a building. This pin reads "Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights Goes to the Big City Disney-MGM-Studios" and celebrates this 2004 event.

The gang includes Morty or Ferdy (Mickey's nephew), Goofy, Minnie & Mickey Mouse, Daisy & Donald Duck. They are all dressed in red and white Santa outfits and some have Santa hats. The girls are wearing green gloves and Donald's scarf has green and white stripes. Daisy's shoes and Goofy's pants are also green. Snowflakes are falling all around.



Item #27 SOLD Michael R Under the Sea, Journey of the Little Mermaid Grand Opening 2012 Cast Exclusive LE
This Cast Member Exclusive pin was made to celebrate the Grand Opening of "Under The Sea, Journey of the Little Mermaid" located in the New Fantasyland Expansion in Walt Disney World. This hinged pin shows a blue and green shimmery stained glass effect with a yellow sea shell in the center of the front. Inside the pin the left has the logo for UNDER THE SEA Journey of the Little Mermaid and Grand Opening 2012. The right shows Ariel under water with the water showing a swirl effect.

PRICE $150


Item #28 Dick Tracy Breathless Pin
Brand new on original card (card in used condition) Madonna as Breathless Mahoney in "Dick Tracy" wearing a black dress cut high on the leg. Straight-back-style pin.



Item #29 SOLD Daniel J Expedition Everest Opening Day Passholder Pin LE 2000
Mickey Mouse and Goofy have encountered the Yeti during their expedition of the towering Forbidden Mountain. This Annual Passholder Exclusive pin celebrates the opening of Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden MountainTM at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. This pin features a dangle. Garrett Webb from Disney Design Group created the artwork for this pin.

BRAND NEW still on original card and original packaging. Never opened



Item #30 SOLD Aimee S Disney Cruise Line Happy Thanksgiving 2004 LE
Captain Mickey Mouse and Sailor Pluto are standing next to a cornucopia with raised (3D) vegetables. Pluto is pin on pin. Below reads: Happy Thanksgiving 2004 Disney Cruise Line. This pin was available on the Disney Wonder during "A Villainous Voyage" pin trading cruise November 14-18, 2004.



Item #31 Cast Member - Star Tours - Piece of History Disneyland
This pin commemorates an opening of the revised Star Tours attraction. On June 6th, at DLR the updated Star Tours attraction in Tomorrowland will reopen.

This Limited Edition Cast Member pin features Mickey Mouse wearing a Star Tours cast member uniform, blue with orange accents, and black shoes. Mickey has his right arm up on his hip and his left arm on top of a STAR TOURS logo. Under the logo is has: "May the Force Be With You." Below that is a bubble that contains a piece a piece of blue fabric from a Star Tours cast member costume. Next to the bubble it has "Cast Member."

The card it is mounted on is a special sky blue with clouds and a space shuttle scene with PIECE OF HISTORY STAR TOURS HISTORY above the pin and LIMITED EDITION below the pin.

On the back of the card it says" Star Tours opened at Disneyland on January 9, 1987. Complete with Audio-Animatronics versions of Star Wars characters, 4 simulators transported Guests on a 4.5 minute harrowing flight to a galaxy far, far away. This attraction utilized the Starspeeder 3000, the same type of flight simulator used to train military pilots. This pin contains an actual piece of the cast costume from the original Star Tours attraction at Disneyland Resort.



Item #32 SOLD Tim J Opening Day The Chronicles of Narnia -
Aslan, the lion, is featured on this Disney Cruise Line opening day pin, Limited Edition of 500



Item #33 SOLD Esther C Happy 35th Birthday Walt Disney World Cast Exclusive LE

This Cast Exclusive pin features the fab 4 and Expedition Everest. 3D are some tracks leading up towards the top of Everest. On these twisted tracks is a EE ride vehicle. Donald and Daisy Duck are sitting in the front seat. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are in the second row. All are wearing party hats and Mickey has a surprised look. His face appears to have been hit with a snowball! The other three riders look very happy. The epoxy coated background pin is Everest looming in the background, with the village in the scene below. There is a two ring attached dangle that reads (in yellow letters) "HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY!" Below that are red letters in the traditional WDW lettering, "Walt Disney World". The letters are in a cut out shape fitting around the wording. The upper pin is almost square.



Item #34 SOLD Laureend v Boardwalk Villas with Mickey and Minnie Strolling

PRICE $ 10


Item #35 SOLD Leslie G Belle Be Our Guest Artist Choice Limited Edition 1000
This Limited Edition, Artist Choice spinner pin features Belle in a scene from Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The plates will spin. On the spinner part, Cogsworth running takes the place of one of the plates. The middle of the spinner is made up of napkins. Disney Design Group Artist Monty Maldovan designed this pin. This pin will measure approximately 2.25" tall.
This pin released at the Family Pin Gathering event at Epcot Sept 10th-12th 2004.



Item #36SOLD Valerie P Pleasure Island Moon Logo
Pin shows the Pleasure Island logo from the mid-'90s. It is a round blue cirlce. In the circle is a green cityscape that's come alive dancing; the central figure has the moon as his head. At bottom it reads "Pleasure Island". The Pleasure Island man in the moon icon was known as the Funmeister.



Item #37 SOLD jenlitka Figment Imagine the Magic
Press down on the Magic Wand and watch Figment pop out of the hat! Limited edition of 2500; released in 2003. Brand new on original card.



Item #38SOLD Susan P Figment (Under Construction 2002) Slider Limited Edition 3500
This pin commemorated the reworking of the Epcot Journey Into Imagination attraction in 2002, bringing the popular Figment back. It features a yellow background pin with a pin-on-pin Figment standing on top of a mechanical pencil holding onto a pulley. Figment slides up and down on the pin. Around him are rulers and colorful stars and circles. The text on the pin reads "Journey into Imagination Under Construction 2002."



Item #39 SOLD juliec Celebrating 40 Years of Magical Memories - Magic Kingdom - Cast Member Exclusive
This pin has a sky blue glitter background. It is almost in a rectangular "cloud" shape so the edges are not straight. In the upper right corner there is a castle in blue, silver and gold. Then under that -- "CELEBRATING" underlined in gold. Under that is an old skeleton key with a shiny gold thread dangle on the left end. There is a white plaque with the number "40" on it then along the key it says "years of magical memories" and on the right side of the key there is a star. There are also gold stars on the pin. Underneath the key it says "MAGIC KINGDOM". The writing on the pin (not on the key) looks like it is done in a dark brown or black.



Item #40 SOLD theresa r Walt Disney Imagineering Baloo it's a small world Limited Edition 300
Features the Hong Kong Disneyland® Resort's it's a small world logo, with Baloo - one of the Disney Characters featured in the new attraction. He is dancing on the pink "small" word. "it's a small world" is spelled out in pastel coloured blocks (orange, purple, pink, teal blue). This pin has a dangle with Chinese characters on a pink banner bordered in turquoise blue.



Item #41 SOLD juliec WDW Cast Exclusive Mickey Nametag
Cast member nametag featuring Mickey celebrates the Happiest Celebration on Earth. Open Edition pin released in 2005



Item #42 SOLD Gary K 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Chef Mickey
Mickey Mouse in a chef's outfit with a Spaceship Earth shaped food cover, which opens to reveal a birthday cake. Below Mickey is a light green colored banner that reads "Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival 2010".



Item #43 SOLD theresa r Epcot's Figment Merry Christmas 2005
Merry Christmas 2005 - Epcot - Figment This round Limited Edition of 3000 pin features Santa Figment soaring above a holiday tree ornament. The ornament is silver with 3 Epcot logos. Figment is celebrating this festival holiday at Epcot® and is a pin-on-pin. This pin is on a unique, red stocking backer card.



Item #44 SOLD Helen L. Stitch's Great Escape! Attraction (Opening Day) Walt Disney World Limited Edition

This Limited Edition pin with dangle celebrates the opening of the new Stitch's Great Escape! Attraction at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort. This pin celebrates the opening of the new Stitch's Great Escape! Attraction at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® where guests are recruited to provide additional security as Stitch arrives causing chaos.



Item #45SOLD Robert M Disneyland Paris 5 Years Boxed Set
Comes in original box in fair-good condition. Pins are new and never been removed.
Three-pin boxed set to celebrate Disneyland Paris' fifth anniversary. The largest shows Mickey Mouse dressed in a jester costume holding a scroll and standing beside a blue banner featuring the Castle and "5 years". The smaller pins show Mickey wearing other jester costumes: in one pin he's juggling, and in the other holding a minstrel's mandolin/lute. The set originally came in a blue carton box that has the tagline for the 1997 celebration, "The Year To Be Here" (L'Année de toutes les Fêtes).



Item #46SOLD Laureend v
Mickey Beach Club Villas

PRICE $ 10


Item #47 SOLD Laureend v 2010 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Pin
New on original card, the Half Marathon pin features Donald Duck and was released January 2010.



Item #48SOLD Ric F Disney Auctions Lilo and Stitch with Starfish LE 500
Lilo and Stitch, soak up the summer sun and even reach for the stars on this playful gold-finished character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 500 fixed-price pins. Lilo is in the water holding a starfish. Stitch is on a yellow and red flotation device wearing a snorkel mask.



Item #49 SOLD Helen L. Club 33 Silver Pin
Club 33 Silver Pin - Sold only at Club 33. Features the Club 33 logo. Background is black with silver sparkles. Frame is silver. Sold in a clear plastic presentation box. Comes in original presentation box.



Item #50 SOLD RODW Cast Member Figment - 15th Anniversary Coca Cola Set LE
Figment from Epcot's "Journey Into Imagination" ride; he looks like he's singing the old theme song. He is part of the Cast Member framed set to commemorate the 15th anniversary of WDW. The pin reads "Coca-Cola" (Coke) at the bottom: gold lettering in a red bar. Originally sold as a complete framed set.



Item #51 SOLD Rod W Captain Jack Sparrow Walt Disney Imagineering Badge Series LE 300
This is a Walt Disney Imagineering 2009 Pirates of the Caribbean ID Badge. This is pin on pin
The back of the pins read: Walt Disney Imagineering - Imagineer Exclusive - Limited Edition 300

PRICE $100


Item #52 SOLD Kimberly M >Donald and Daisy Christmas Japanese Disney Store

The Japanese Disney store released a series of Donald Duck pins as part of Walt's 100th Year. This is one of those pins. Issues in 2001. Still in original sealed package



Item #53 SOLD Leslie G California Adventure Grand Opening Walt Storytellers LE 1000

NEW in Original Box -- This LE 1000 pin was released on opening day (06/15/2012) exclusively inside the newly renovated Disney California Adventure park. It features a sepia toned simulated photo element depicting the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Storytellers Statue in front of the Carthay Circle Theater situated on the new Buena Vista Street entrance to the park. Also in the picture on the left is a 1923 vintage car, the year Walt entered Los Angeles.

The simulated photo is framed in simulated antique brass sculpted trim with oval top and bottom and straight sides. The frame is a Pin on Pin element connected with 4 rivets on the back; one in each corner. This pin is based on Disney artist Noah's Storyteller picture.



Item #54 SOLD Jen C
Figment St. Patricks Day

PRICE $ 10


Item #55 SOLD Kellen F Disney Auctions Stitch and Tramp Spaghetti Scene
Putting his own mischievous spin on one of the silver screen's classic romantic moments, Stitch takes Lady's seat alongside Tramp, reimagining the famous spaghetti scene on this humorous gold-finished character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 1,000 fixed-price pins.

PRICE $125


Item #56 SOLD LeslieG RARE Cast Exclusive Be Our Guest Restaurant Grand Opening LE
New on Card! This Cast Member Exclusive pin was made to celebrate the Grand Opening of the "Be Our Guest" Restaurant located in the New Fantasyland Expansion in Walt Disney World. This hinged pin shows a blue and purple shimmery stained glass effect with a purple rose in the center of the front. Inside the pin the left it has the logo/crest for the restaurant and Grand Opening 2012. The right shows Belle and Beast dressed as they were when they danced in the ballroom on Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

PRICE $200


Item #57 SOLD Diane B 2002 Spectacle of Pins Pluto, Chip and Dale LE

This limited edition pin released at Disney MGM Studios for the Spectacle of Pins Event features Pluto being wrapped in Christmas Tree lights by Chip & Dale. The pin reads Disney's Spectacle of Pins Disney MGM Studios. It represents the logo for this Event.



Item #58 SOLD MICHELE 2001 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival LE
Sixth annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Platter Pin. The wine glasses on the platter pin are made of stained glass. Pin not on card.



Item #59 SOLD Melanie E USA Mickey Epcot Stamp Pin with Statue of Liberty
In the 1990s Epcot released a series of pins for Epcot's 15th Anniversary. Here is Mickey waist up, wearing a yellow shirt and touching his yellow baseball cap with his left hand. In his right hand, he holds a camera. Behind him, right, is New York City's icon, the Statue of Liberty in blue, in front of a light blue background. "USA" runs down the top left side. The pin is shaped like a postage stamp, with a maroon border.



Item #60 SOLD Richard B Opening Day Primeval Whirl LE March 2002

Mickey is in the ride vehicle swirling around clocks representing time. the pin spins and moves and reads Primeval Whirl the bottom reads Opening Day March 2002.

PRICE $25 Stitch


Item #61 SOLD RodW Stitch as Uncle Sam Disney Auctions LE
New in original packaging -- Showing that his true colors are red and white as well as blue, Stitch dresses up as Uncle Sam on this proud and patriotic gold-finished character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 1,000 fixed-price pins.



Item #62 SOLD Rachel H Mickey and Minne Shuffleboard LE 500 Disney Cruise Line

This Limited Edition pin was released on the Disney Cruise Line® Ships in March, 2008. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are playing an exciting game of shuffleboard in this Limited Edition pin. Mickey pushes his disk forward, while Minnie watches. Minnie wears a red and white polka dot bathing suit. Mickey wears red and white swim trunks. Life preservers line the rail on deck 4 of a DCL ship.



Item #63 SOLD juliec Walt Disney World Railroad Cast Member 40 Years LE
The pin is shaped like a Disney Cast Member name tag and reads "Walt Disney World Railroad, Opening Team 1971." It also features a pin-on-pin element that says, "40 Years." The back has the Disney Pin Trading Logo, Limited Edition of 1000, Walt Disney World Resort, Cast Exclusive, 2 of 6, Disney China.



Item #64 Jen C Animal Kingdom Commemorative Opening Day LE
This pin shows the regular Animal Kingdom logo over the Pin of the Month (POM) bar on the bottom, which has the Mickey ears on the left side and says "Commemorative Edition, Opening Day, 1998" in gold against a black background. This was the October 2000 Pin of the Month.



Item #65 SOLD Rod W Snorkling Mickey Artist Choice 2003 DCL LE 750

This is the Artist Choice pin for October 2003 on the Disney Cruise Line. It is a Mickey head shaped porthole with a 3D frame of gold. It features a 3D snorkeling Mickey. The background is an underwater scene with a fish in the upper right corner. It has the gold DCL ARTIST CHOICE dangle. It is backstamped: OFFICIAL PIN TRADING 2003, Disney CRUISE LINE, LIMITED EDITION OF 750.



Item #66 SOLD Laura T Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2001 Limited Edition
This pin comes on a paper tag, sealed in plastic. The card reads, "Welcome to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!" LE 5000 This pin is almost 2" tall x 1.5 across and is flat pin of a round snowglobe with a silver base. This pin features Mickey, Minnie and Pluto standing in front of Cinderella's Castle at WDW. They looking over their cards just pulled from Mickey's mailbox. On the right of the fab 3 is a MM snowman. Large blue and white snowflakes are falling from the dark blue sky. They are surrounded by snow covered evergreen trees.



Item #67 SOLD Jennifer G Mickey and Minnie Wonder and Magic Disney Cruise Line 2002
Mickey and Minnie - the pin-on-pin portion of this creation - are in the foreground of this Disney Cruise Line pin. Behind them is a yellow background with the DCL logo. The Wonder and the Magic are shown on the right hand side of the pin sailing toward the viewer. The bottom right hand corner of the pin includes the year 2002.



Item #68 WDI Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club LE 300

Monsters Inc. Mike Wasowski is holding a microphone and there is a black cord hanging from it.
This pin is a reproduction of the marquee used at the entrance of the new attraction officially opening January 24th in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. The attraction, which replaces the Timekeeper, is an interactive show similar to Turtle Talk with Crush, where Mike Wazowski and Roz introduce three new monster comics out to get laugh energy from park guests to help run Monsteropolis.



Item #69 SOLD Terri s Orange Bird with Sorcerer Hat WDI LE200
Orange bird with a star and moon blue sorcerer hat. Thus was sold at the D23 destination attraction rewind event at WDW Nov 2014. New in package



Item #70 SOLD ROD W SIGNED Jiminy Cricket Earth Day 2001
Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio with his spectacles sitting on top of a globe. "Earth Day - 2001 written in gold on a red background. Signed on back by Mark Seppala.



Item #71 Sebastian Disney Cruise Line LE 750 Artist Choice
This pin features Sebastian from Disney's The Little Mermaid. He is enjoying his world under the sea in this Artist Choice pin. This Limited Edition pin features the Artist Choice logo as a pin-on-pin. The snails behind Sebastian moves side to side.



Item #72 SOLD juliec Dumbo Walt Disney Studios LE 300
Pin features Dumbo with his ears wide open as he is flying. Dumbo is holding a green sign with gold lettering that says: Walt Disney Studios. New in sealed package.



Item #73 SOLD Nicole K Indiana Jones Temple of Doom Poster Pin
This is one of 4 Indiana Jones Poster Pins released at MGM on 5/16/01. This pin features Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.



Item #74 SOLD Gail G DVC LE Aulani Grand Opening September 22, 2011
Limited edition pin given out during the grand opening of Aulani on September 22, 2011. The resort opened to the public on August 29, 2011 but the grand opening ceremonies didn't happen until September. Pin features a pie eyed Mickey wearing a kukui nut lei relaxing in a beach chair under the resort's signature arch. The pin reads: Aulani A Disney Resort & Spa / September 22, 2011.



Item #75 SOLD Daniel J 40 Years of Walt Disney Archives D23 LE
In 2010, this pin was given as a gift to guests who attended the "D23's Walt Disney Archives 40th Anniversary Celebration". Brand new in original package.



Item #76 SOLD Daniel J Ariel Disney Cruise Line Jumbo LE 2005
This new in original box, DCL pin is part of the Featured Artist Series. It features Ariel and Sebastion in a gold colored frame. Hard to find.

PRICE $200


Item #77 SOLD Maggie 20th Anniversary Disney's Hollywood Studios Cast Member
This is a pin on a pin... The background is a silver circle with a black and white striped border. It has a big yellow star in the center, a glittery blue star at the top left, a yellow star on the top right and a black star on the right middle that says "cast member." The pin says "Disney's Hollywood Studios" between the 2 stars at the top. The pin on pin element is Mickey & Minnie... Minnie is wearing her red dress with white polka dots and has her hands clasped up to the side of her face. Mickey is wearing a brown cap and pants and a red sweater with a tie and has his left arm stretched out and up above his head. "20th Anniversary" is written below their feet.



Item #78 SOLD Tim J Mystic Manor Grand Opening 2013 Donald
Donald is riding on the ride vehicle of Hong Kong Disneyland latest attraction, Mystic Manor. Donald is wearing his classic blue sailor top and hat despite looking as though he has been on a wild ride. This is part of the Mystic Point Grand Opening collection



Item #79 SOLD Tim J Santa's Helpers Disney Auctions LE 250
Drawing inspiration from his pal Pluto, Santa's helper Mickey Mouse creates a Jack-in-the-box with a canine flair on this joyous gold-finished holiday pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 250 fixed-price pins, available only from Disney's Purchase It Now Store at Mickey is sitting in front of a jack-in-the-box with a paint brush and paint. He is putting the finishing touches on the face which looks to be drawn out to be a dog. Pluto is to his side with blue paint on his right paw. He has been adding blue paw prints to the purple box. At the bottom is a gold banner that reads Santa's Helpers.



Item #80 SOLD Robert M WDI 50th Anniversary Disneyland Paris LE
In celebration of Walt Disney Imagineering's 50th Anniversary, Disneyland Resort and WDI have partnered on a limited edition pin series celebrating the Theme Parks and Resorts WDI has developed. Features Sorcerer Mickey and the Disneyland Paris Castle. The pin reads Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Imagineering Est. December 1952". This is the "white" version



Item #81 SOLD RodW El Capitan Marquee - Toy Story & Toy Story 2 Disney Soda Fountain LE
This Limited Edition pin features the El Capitan Theater marquee with the logos for Walt Disney/Pixar's Toy Story and Toy Story 2. Issued for the theatrical re-release (in 3-D for the first time) of both films on October 2nd, 2009. The pin features Buzz (a pin-on-pin element) and Woody, with the aliens, Rex, Slinky and Hamm on the top. Brand new in original packaging and card. Never opened

PRICE $150


Item #82 SOLD ROD W D23 Day One Charter Member Jiminy Cricket
This is being considered as a mystery Pin, since it was not pre-announced, and showed up almost three months after what would be considered it logical release. It can be considered a Limited Edition, since the pins will match only the number of people who signed up for D23 on its inauguration day.

It is mostly Black with Gold unlike the current D23 Charter pins, which are mostly gold with black. It features Jiminy Cricket with his umbrella in his right hand and his left hand on a D23 badge pinned to his chest. To his right on a plague is the D23 logo and below that are the words: "Day One, Charter Member" and the date "March 10, 2009"

This Pin was shipped as a GIFT to all D23 Day One members via UPS and FedEx as early as June 5, 2009, which can be considered its release date. It will be considered retired when all the Day One members have received this pin.



Item #83 SOLD Kellen F Simba in a Bed of Leaves Disney Auctions LE 250
NEW in un-opened original package. Lion King-in-waiting Simba takes a tumble in the jungle foliage on this colorful gold-finished character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 250 fixed-price pins.

PRICE $100


Item #84 SOLD Lyn Magic Kingdom 2000 Pin of the Month LE

PRICE $ 10


Item #85 SOLD RODW Splash Mountain WDI E-Ticket LE 300
WDI issued a series of pins with the E Ticket Attraction coupon logo. This pin was released March 2009



Item #86 SOLD lisa Donald and Figment LE Search For Imagination Pin Event

This limited edition pin on pin design released during the Search For Imagination Pin Event at Epcot, is one of a series of Character Imagine pins. Each pin features Figment with one of the FAB Characters. This one has Donald Duck looking through an old chest or trunk and finding a mask of Figment. While the real thing is behind him.



Item #87 SOLD Gary K Minnie Mouse Disney Cruise Line 2004 Artist Choice LE 750
The June 2004 Disney Cruise Line Artist Choice pin is a pin on pin and features Minnie Mouse welcoming guests onto a Disney Cruise Line ship. Minnie is wearing a red dress and bow with white polka dots, white gloves and yellow shoes. This pin was released on the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder.



Item #88 SOLD Robert G Adventures in Pin Trading - Lilo & Stitch - LE Boxed Gift Set
Brand new in original box! This LE commemorative boxed pin set features three pins: Lilo and Stitch, Pleakley standing behind the event logo with a frog in front of him, and the hula girls Myrtle Edmonds & Yuki. These three pins come in a 'bamboo' covered cardboard box that has a gold-toned event logo plaque on the lid. The pins are mounted on a 'bamboo' covered cardboard insert.



Item #89 SOLD lisa Epcot 25th Anniversary Figment and Mickey White Glove with Icons LE 1000
The 25th anniversary of Epcot is commemorated in this limited edition pin featuring Mickey Mouse and Figment from the Journey Into Imagination attraction. This pin-on-pin with glitter fill also contains dangles of ride vehicles from Soarin', Mission: SPACE, and Test Track.



Item #90 SOLD RODW Director Chip Disney Soda Fountain LE 300
Brand new in unopened package - This Limited Edition pin features Chip ( From Chip & Dale )in the directors chair.
Chip who is holding a script with the words goin nuts, is sitting in a blue chair with the word CHIP on the back.



Item #91 SOLD vicki s Disney MGM Studios Mickey and Lion
This pin is for the Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park. It shows the MGM lion and Mickey. It also says "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The background color is lavender.



Item #92 SOLD Karen C Toy Story Mania Cast Member 1st Anniversary LE
This pin was released at the DLR team center to commemorate the 1 year anniversary for Disney / Pixar Toy Story Mania attraction in Disney's California Adventure. It was a shared release between DLR and WDW. The pin is done in gold metal and features Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and one of the Little Green Men ( LGM ). Each has an arm thrown out in celebration(Woody is holding his hat in his hand). The pin features a Pin On Pin element. Woody and Buzz are on the flat of the pin. The Little Green Man is part of the Pin On Pin. On the left hand side is a white, full coloured banner that says Dsiney * Pixar Toy Story Mania! below the Little Green Man is a red banner that says, in gold writing, CAST MEMBER 1st ANNIVERSARY



Item #93 SOLD juliec Animal Kingdom Opening '98 Pin
On ORIGINAL tan Animal Kingdom card, never removed/used. This pin commemorates the opening of "Disney's Animal Kingdom" in 1998. It shows Mickey in safari clothes with binoculars beside a large "98" made up of animals like the Tree of Life. There is a giraffe, rhinocerous, kangaroo, koala, elephant, panda bear, hippopotamus, bald eagle, orangutang, zebra, tortoise, parrot, lion, tiger and chimpanzee "carved" into the "98".



Item #94 SOLD Karen C Superstar Television "Remember When" LE
Mickey and Minnie Mouse pay tribute to SuperStar Television in this pin from the "Remember When" commemorative series. SuperStar Television, an interative attraction which used blue screen technology to put park guests in scenes from famous television programs, opened at the Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989.

The top portion of the pin features the SuperStar Television logo. The dangle portion of the pin features Minnie in a blue gown and feather hat on a pedestal, surrounded by spotlights. Mickey poses with a top hat and cane on top of the Remember When pin-on-pin banner. A White Glove pin-on-pin is also present.



Item #95 SOLD mike i Captain Tigger Disney Cruise Line Captain's Choice LE
Issued in 2004, this Limited Edition slider pin features Captain Tigger with a cruise ship in the distance. Tigger slides up and down on his tail. The pin is round with red and black stripes around the border. Gold oval on the bottom says "Captain's Choice." Reads Disney Cruise Line & Logo above Captain's Choice.



Item #96 SOLD RodW Epcot Flower and Garden Festival LE Boxed Set 2004
Brand New in Original Box Mint condition. This limited edition boxed set released for Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival 2004 features 3 pins with our favorite characters. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as topiaries dressed in red. Pluto trying to sneak a peek at the picnic basket and Goofy and Donald as topiaries.



Item #97 SOLD Robert G A Family Pin Gathering Jumbo LE Lilo and Stitch 'Ohana
Mint condition in original box, never displayed or used. This Limited Edition Jumbo pin features the Lilo and Stitch 'Ohana' during a visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Lilo, Stitch, Nani, David, Jumbaa, Pleakley all are posing for a group shot under a tan banner with "A Family Pin Gathering" written in blue and "Disney's Pin Celebration 2004" underneath. This pin will measure 3" x 3". Disney Design Group Artist Mike Sullivan designed this pin.



Item #98 SOLD ROD W Cast Member LE 500 Vote for Chip 2008
Still in original package. This Limited Edition, Cast Exclusive pin resembles a political campaign button and features the loveable chipmunk Chip. The blue lower part says "VOTE FOR * CHIP * 2008". The background is a patriotic red, white & blue American Flag with "CAST MEMBER" on it.



Item #99 SOLD lisa Search for Imagination Pin Event Figment Spinner LE Artist Choice
Figment with a red, white and blue vest and a blue jacket on a yellow circle. Figment and the artist choice brushes remain in place while the spiral spins. The bottom of the pin features the traditional artist's pencil and paintbrush and reads Disney's Artist Choice.



Item #100 SOLD Kellen F img src= align="center"/>
Stitch in Tuxedo Disney Auctions LE
The ordinarily rambunctious Stitch shows off his more refined sartorial side in top hat and tails on this debonair and distinguished gold-finished character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 1,000 fixed-price pins



Item #101 SOLD mike i Club 33 Happy Holidays 2009
Brand new in wrapper - Mickey Mouse frames the Club 33 logo (sign) inside of a green holiday wreath. The wreath is adorned with yellow baubles and a large red bow at the top with long red ribbons streaming down from the bow. There are two jingle bells attached to the bow. Mickey is looking back, over his left shoulder, smiling. He is wearing a yellow scarf. The dangle at the bottom - attached to the pin by two gold rings - is a Hidden Mickey-shaped ornament that reads "HAPPY HOLIDAYS '09."



Item #102 SOLD Hayden P it's a small world LE 300 Jumbo from WDI Hong Kong Disneyland
Brand New in Original Box -- This Jumbo pin was released to celebrate the new it's a small world attraction in HKDL. The pin is mostly pastel colors. IN the background is the top of a stylized globe and the words "it's a small world" with colorful flags sprouting from the letter pannels. In between "small" and "world" is a boat filled with children or doll representing many different countries. Below the boat is water that has 4 Chinese characters. I assume they read "it's a small world." Approx 6 3/4" by 3 3/4"



Item #103SOLD Terri s WDI - Monsters Inc. - Mike & Sulley to the Rescue (Jumbo)

This is a Cast Exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering Monsters Inc. Super Jumbo Pin. This pin is an LE 500 pin made to commemorate the opening of the new attraction "Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" The pin measures approximately 7 ½ inches wide .

PRICE $125


Item #104 SOLD MAGGGIE Disney Store - Atlanta 1996 Olympics - Track & Field
This is the track and field pin from a six pin set sold exclusively at the Disney Store in Atlanta to commemorate the 1996 Summer Olympics. Mickey Mouse is shown running. The top of the pin reads "WINNING WITH CHARACTER" and the bottom reads "TRACK & FIELD". Gold pin. Border around circle is red. Banner on bottom is blue.



Item #105SOLD Melanie E Disney Store - Atlanta 1996 Olympics - Diving
This is the diving pin from a six pin set sold exclusively at the Disney Store in Atlanta to commemorate the 1996 Summer Olympics. Mickey Mouse is shown diving nose first into the water. The top of the pin reads "WINNING WITH CHARACTER" and on the bottom is the word "DIVING". Gold pin. Border around circle is red. Banner on bottom is blue.



Item #106 SOLD Esther C 4th of July 2002 Celebration (Figment)
Figment, from Journey into Imagination, is featured on this pin on pin design, holding two small American flags while on top of Spaceship Earth. The bottom of the pin reads Epcot 4th of July 2002.

The pin is 1 7/8" tall by 2 1/8" wide.


Item #107SOLD lisa Figment Artish Choice LE September 2000
Features Figment in front of Spaceship Earth. Each pin is individually numbered with a total edition size of 3000.



Item #108 SOLD lisa Figment Be Who You Honey Bee Dangle LE
Figment is dressed as a bumble bee and dangling from a sign that read Be Who You Honey Bee.



Item #109 SOLD Robert M Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Jail Scene LE
This dangle pin is the 1st of 4 pins to be released in the Pirates of the Caribbean Memorable Scenes Series. This pin features the Jail Scene, but is not of the Disney characters, but the actual pirates from the ride. The dangle portion of the pin reads Disneyland.



Item #110 SOLD RODW 5 Years of Pin Trading Collection - LE Disney Cruise Line (Donald Duck)
This Limited Edition pin features Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse and celebrates 5 years of pin trading at Disney Cruise Line®. Disney Pin Trading began in October 1999 as part of the Millennium Celebration. This pin is a limited edition of 500 pieces and it is stamped on the back with the edition size.



Item #111 Disney Cruise Line New Years Day 2007 LE500 - Donald and Mickey
Mickey Mouse splashes into the 2007 New Year getting Donald Duck a little wet on this Limited Edition Disney Cruise Line® Pin. Mickey is featured as a pin on pin. Mickey's eyes are closed and he has bare feet. He is wearing red trunks/shorts and his hands are up in the air. He is surrounded by a splash of water. Donald looks angry.



Item #112 SOLD Melanie E Roger Rabbit Celebrates 20 Magical Years at Walt Disney World
A square pin with a yellow background. In the center is Roger Rabbit in a red jester's hat and 4 skyrockets fireworks. Both sides have streamers and confetti. The bottom reads, "20 Magical Years Walt Disney World." Given out for WDW 20th Anniversary.



Item #113 SOLD maggie WDI Turtle Talk with Crush Disney California Adventure LE500
Brand new in original package, never opened. This pin features concept art for the Turtle Talk With Crush attraction at Disney's California Adventure. Crush is the sea turtle from "Finding Nemo". Also on the pin: Dory and Nemo.



Item #114 SOLD RodW Dumbo Flying Elephants 40 Years Cast Member LE
This pin is shaped like a Disney Cast Member name tag and reads "Dumbo Flying Elephants, Opening Team 1971." It also features a pin-on-pin element that says, "40 Years." The back says that it is a Cast Excusive of 1000



Item #115 sold chuck s Chinese New Year 2006 (Stitch) 3D/Dangle Disneyland LE 1500
Stitch is performing the lion dance, he is supporting a Chinese dragon costume. The lion's head is the pin-on-pin. It has a dangle of Chinese lanterns that have the year 2006 on them. The dragon/lion resembles Stitch with Stitch's antennae and facial features.



Item # 116 Treehouse Villas Grand Opening 2009
This Limited Edition of 300 pin was released June 2009 and commemorates the opening of the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. This pin was only available to Disney Vacation Club members. Comes on the original card,



Item #117 SOLD Aimee S Disney Quest Pin of the Month November 2000 LE
WDW Nov. 2000 Pin of the Month (POM) - Disney Quest Logo in pink and purple. Disney Quest Interactive Adventure in yellow on the face of the pin. Bottom of the pin says Commemorative Edition * Opening Day * 1998

PRICE $ 20


Item # 118 SOLD mike i Jet Ski Mickey Disney Cruise Line Featured Artist 2006
Mickey Mouse takes to the water on his jet ski in this Featured Artist Jumbo Pin. Created especially for the Disney Cruise Line®, this Limited Edition pin was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Alex Maher. This pin includes a pin-on-pin of a wave with another pin-on-pin of Mickey on the jet ski. The wave behind Mickey's watercraft is translucent. There is a green hidden Mickey on the top of the wave behind Mickey, and also a Mickey icon on the stack of the ship. The pin measures approximately 3.5" wide by 3" tall and is titled, "Mickey Jet Ski".

PRICE $ 30


Item # 119 SOLD B Chad Disney Dream Maiden Voyage Disney Cruise Line LE
This limited edition pin is specially designed for the Maiden Voyage of the Disney Dream. The pin has a grey ribbon on the bottom that reads "Maiden Voyage 2011" with a navy blue oval below that reads "Disney Dream." The rest of the pin features Mickey (dressed up in a Captain's uniform) and Minnie standing in front of the Disney Dream. Minnie's arm is a slider element that shows her crushing a bottle of Champagne against the ships hull.

PRICE $ 25


Item # 120 SOLD Valerie P WDI The Seas with Nemo and Friends
This pin was released for the Grand Opening of The Seas with Nemo and Friends. It is the Marquee logo for the new attraction in Epcot with Nemo, Marlin and Dory. The pin's artwork is very colorful. The water is translucent and the pin has 3-D half bubbles. The pin also has glitter in some of the areas.



Item #121 SOLD Diane B Mickey Merry Christmas 1993
Mickey Mouse is delivering a large bag of letters with a sack that reads, "Merry Christmas 1993." Mickey, facing left and walking, is dressed as an elf with green pants and hat, and red shoes, shirt and feather in his cap. The mail bag is gold, with white letters sticking out the top of it (with red stamps).

PRICE $ 30


Item #122 SOLD Diane B WDI LE 250 Pleasure Island Jessica Rabbit Sign (Jumbo Pin)
From D23 Destination D 2014: Attraction Rewind, this pin is BIG and heavy, measuring at least 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. 3D effects, Jessica sitting on the "Pleasure Island Tonight" sign, her left leg is hinged at the knee allowing it to move. Her dress has sparkle elements in it. Background of the pin is blue with gold stars.



Item #123 SOLD Meredith S WDI Pleasure Island Happy New Year Spinner LE 250
The center is a spinner, one side features the Pleasure Island Funmeister and the other side has the D23 Destination D Logo Attraction Rewind Orlando FL 2014. Pin measures approximately 2.25" round. Marked on the back "Walt Disney Imagineering" and "Imagineer Exclusive Limited Edition 250", with the sorcerer hat logo waffle pattern.

PRICE $ 25


Item # 124 SOLD Diane B WDI - 2014 Holiday Halloween Series - Maleficent & Diablo LE 250
This pin features Maleficent, from "Sleeping Beauty", with a grey pot brewing with black steam and green translucent paint fill. Background is red-maroon color.

PRICE $ 50


Item # 125 WDI - 2014 Holiday Halloween Series - Evil Queen LE 250
This pin features the Evil Queen, from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", with a grey pot brewing with black steam and green translucent paint fill. Background is red-maroon color. She holds the red apple with the green poison that dips to look like a skeleton skull face on it.

PRICE $ 50


LATE ADDITIONS - To Add as MANY as possible, no descriptions or photos, but you can click on the link to go to the PinPics page.

Item # 126 SOLD Robert M DCL - Happy Holidays 2004 (Mickey & Minnie)


Item # 127 SOLD Helen L. DCL - Passport Goofy Artist Choice - November 2004 LE 750

PRICE $ 75

Item # 128 SOLD Tina Mc
Donald with Nephews DCL Merry Christmas 2003 LE 1000

PRICE $ 25

Item # 129 SOLD Helen L. Captain Goofy 2005 Captains Choice LE 1000

PRICE $ 25

Item # 130 SOLD Terri L Genie DCL Magical Greetings LE 750

PRICE $ 20

Item # 131 SOLD Helen L. Mickey with Fireworks DCL Artist Choice LE750

PRICE $ 45

Item # 132 SOLD Jen C NYC Minnie Liberty

PRICE $ 15

Item # 133 SOLD Valerie P Alien Encounter Media Pin SOLD

PRICE $ 35

Item # 134 SOLD Colleen W Stitch's Wild Adventure Logo Pin

PRICE $ 15

Item # 135 SOLD LYN Splash Mountain E-Ticket

PRICE $ 15

Item # 136 Comedy Warehouse Pleasure Island

PRICE $ 25

Item # 137 SOLD Nicole K Animal Kingdom Safari Dinner Magical Gatherings

PRICE $ 15

Item # 138 SOLD Gail G McDonalds Walt Disney World 2000

PRICE $ 25

Item # 139 SOLD Tim J Happy Times Surprise Pin Rainbow Castle

PRICE $ 20

Item # 140 SOLD Jeff F < Cast member Stitch Disney Team Stitch Surfboard /strong>

PRICE $ 20

Item #141 SOLD Tim J Happy Birthday Mickey Kodak

PRICE $ 10

Item # 142 SOLD ROD W Disney Institute Make Your Own Magic


Item # 143 Stitch Baby New Year Disney Auctions LE 500

PRICE $ 75

Item # 144 SOLD ROD W Cast Member Animal Kingdom Pooh and Tigger 1998

PRICE $ 75

Item # 145 Stitch's Wild Adventures 2004 - Dinosaur!

PRICE $ 50

Item # 146 Jeff F Lilo and Stitch Tea Party Disney Auctions

PRICE $ 25

Item # 147 SOLD Ric F Stitch with Torch Disney Auctions LE

PRICE $ 35

Item # 148 sold Tammy Stitch for President Disney Auctions

PRICE $ 45

Item # 149 Stitch Baseball Disney Auctions LE 500

PRICE $ 75

Item # 150 Chernabog Fan Club Disney Auctions LE500

PRICE $ 50

Item # 151 SOLD Tammy Cast Member - Figment Tram Walt Disney World® Resort Transportation

PRICE $ 75

Item # 152 Cast Member - Minnie Monorail Walt Disney World® Resort TransportationSOLD Tim J

PRICE $ 25

Item # 153 SOLD Laura T Cast Member - Stitch Bus Walt Disney World® Resort Transportation

PRICE $ 45

Item # 154 SOLD Theresa K Bay Lake Tower Mickey and Minnie

PRICE $ 10

Item # 155 SOLD GAL2002 Rainbow Minnie


Item # 156 SOLD Amanda K Country Bear Jamboree WDW 20th Anniversary

PRICE $ 25

Item # 157 SOLD Robert G Stitch and the Christmas Pineapple Disney Auctions LE
Stitch gets into the Christmas spirit with a special delivery for Lilo on this merry and bright black-metal character pin, a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 500 fixed-price pins,



Item # 158 SOLD Lisa M DVC Travel Expo 2008 Event Minnie Mouse

PRICE $ 40

Item # 159 SOLD Esther C Mr. Toad Cast 15th Anniversary Coca Cola

PRICE $ 30

Item # 160 SOLD Gary K Disney's Beach Club Villas Sand Breaking LE

PRICE $ 65

Item # 161 SOLD Roberta Cinderella and Fairy Godmother Happy Holidays 1999 LE


Item # 162 SOLD Maggie
Stitch with Old Lady "She Could Use Some Lovin" Disney Auctions LE 500

Stitch practices his chivalry on an elderly lady on this gold-finished character pin, one in a series spotlighting notable quotables from favorite Disney features. It's a Disney Auctions exclusive in a limited edition of 500 fixed-price pins, available only from Disney's Purchase It Now Store at

Oval pin with green background. Text reads "She could use some lovin'". Stitch holds a red flower in one hand and the lady's hand in the other. The woman is reading a book, magazine or newspaper. Stitch is wearing a yellow shirt with a red print. Granny and Grandma



Item # 163 SOLD Michele r DVC Travel Expo 2008 Event Pluto

PRICE $ 60

Item # 164 SOLD ROD W DVC "Heard the Best Kept Secret?" Stitch

PRICE $ 10

Item # 165 SOLD ROD W Haunted Mansion Cast Member Name Tag Collection LE

PRICE $ 125

Item # 166 SOLD Tim J Norway Epcot World Showcase 1999 Series


Item # 167 SOLD Ricke Z Figment Pin Celebration 2002 LE

PRICE $ 35

Item # 168 Chip and Dale Mission to Mars LE SOLD Helen

PRICE $ 15

Item # 169 SOLD ROD W Goofy's Barnstormer of Wise Acre Farm Artist Choice LE 1000 Mickey's Toontown of Pin Trading Event
Goofy pilots a blue airplane with a G on the tail and a yellow ribbon blowing in the wind that reads "The Barnstormer" in this pin on pin. The 'O' in Barnstormer is a ring made of clouds or smoke. The red water tower in the background reads "Goofy's Wise Acres Farm." The banner and the airplane move back and forth and up and down. The bottom of the pin features the Artist Choice paint brush and pencil logo and reads "Disney's Artist Choice."



Item # 170 SOLD vicki S WDI Disney's MGM Studios (gold)

PRICE $ 25

Item # 171 EARLY Ft. Wilderness Pin On Original Card

PRICE $ 45

Item # 172 Sorcerer Mickey DVC Member Cruise 2005 On Original Card IN Original Tin!!!

PRICE $ 75

Item # 173 Christmas Fantasy 2001 Mickey and MInnie (2 SEPARATE PINS).

A pair of Christmas pins from Tokyo Disneyland in 2001



Let's Raise some $$ To Fight Breast Cancer!!!! Thank you for Visiting!

February 26, 2015

PREVIEW Pin-Palooza Collectables for a Cause 3 Hour Pin Sale

NEW: Here's a collage of a few of the pins for sale on Saturday:


Pin-Palooza Collectables for a Cause 3 Hour Pin Sale

Begins at Noon Eastern Time (Florida) Saturday February 28, 2015 and run for 3 hours until 3:00pm.

Back by popular demand is the 3 Hour Limited Pin Sale.

Please remember this is a fundraiser not a flea market :)
Your ENTIRE purchase price is a direct donation to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer !

Here's how it works.
** The following pins are offered for sale at the stated price.

** You leave a comment below stating the ITEM number of the pin(s) you wish to purchase.

** I will go through the comments in the order they ARE received. This will take some time! I will publish your comment with the pin #s you requested that ARE available.

** I will then put a SOLD with your first name and first initial last name on the pin description.

** Within 72 hours (hopefully much sooner) I will send you the link information for my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and you will have 48 hours to make your donation. Once that happens Avon will send you an email confirmation. Forward me a copy of the donation receipt along with your shipping address -- pins will be mailed in approximately 3-10 days I will pay US shipping of pins.

Your ENTIRE purchase price goes directly to my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Account. I pay US postage. You get pin(s) you want and a charity deduction too! I raise money and reduce my pin collection.

Questions? Leave a comment below! Chances are someone else has the same question!

Thank you - Links on the pin names go to the website (with their permission) so you can learn more about the pin. In some cases, photos and/or descriptions are from and used with their permission. Also, thanks to Carol Cruise for her assistance!

SALE ENDS AT 3:00pm Eastern Time February 28, 2105

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