Monday, 29 October 2012

Finding YOUR Mickey Mouse Treasure!

As everyone knows we are all massive Disney fans in our house (well actually not just our house, all of our family are Disney mad!). So when I was contacted last week to be informed of a new competition Disney were running I was super excited! I am currently in the process of digging out what I will use for my entry but as soon as I find it I will update this blog post with a picture! We first went to Walt Disney World when I was 6 and my Sister was 4. I have so many fantastic memories of the trip, in fact it is by far my favourite childhood memory, which is why we are so keen to take Chester and Millie to Walt Disney World at such a young age, they will be 5 and 22 months when we go!

Whilst looking for my entry (details of the competition are below!) I came across some photo albums at my parents house and thought I would share a few from that trip in 1992! I warn you now that the pictures are not of the best quality (oh how technology has changed in such a short space of time!) and to be honest nor is the dress sense haha! 

My sister on the left and me on the right at Chef Mickey's!

Meeting Robin Hood in The Magic Kingdom!

Gadget was my hero when I was a child! 

We went during the 20th Anniversary year, this is  postcard celebrating it, I seem to remember we had t shirts too?!!

So as you can see we had a lovely time! If you have any Disney Memorabilia then please  read on to see how you could win a magical holiday to Disneyland Paris!

Calling all Disney Fans!  
Join Mickey Mouse’s Epic Treasure Hunt This Half Term to Help Find Your Hidden Treasure!   
On 24th October 2012, London:  Disney UK launched Mickey Mouse’s Epic Treasure Hunt,  a nationwide search to uncover treasured Mickey Mouse & Friends and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit memorabilia from across the UK.  
 Inspired by the upcoming launch of Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two this November,  Disney is encouraging fans up and down the country to take part and win the chance to have their items displayed in a unique Mickey and Oswald gallery in London later this year.  

To enter simply visit on the ‘Mickey’s Epic Treasure’ link, upload a photo of the item and add a short description.  

Bringing to life Disney’s historyDisney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two sees Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit join forces in an heroic adventure to save Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters, memorabilia and theme park attractions.   It has been created by video game industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio. 

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is one of Walt Disney’s first ever cartoon stars and last year the ‘lost’ Oswald cartoon Hungry Hoboes, created by Walt Disney in 1928, was found on a shelf in Herefordshire.    This generated much excitement and captured the imaginations of fans in the UK and around the world.   But to be a treasured item doesn’t mean that it has to have been lost or forgotten.  Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point and life-long Disney collector, explains; “The discovery of a lost film is a rare and special event, of course, but if Hungry Hoboes could be found, it’s possible other Oswald cartoons - and other bits of Disney history of all sorts - might be out there too, just waiting to be discovered in homes, garages or attics. Some might be treasured personal artefacts, lovingly cared for and displayed, while some might be have been hidden away for decades in unopened storage boxes. Either way, I’m excited that Disney is giving fans and collectors the chance to share these items with the world, celebrating their history in an exhibition later this year. I can’t wait to see what items are uncovered and to hear their untold back-stories. It’s going to be epic!”  

To enter the search, visit the ‘Mickey’s Epic Treasure’ link on the ‘Disney Epic Mickey Video Game’ Facebook page between Wednesday 24th October and Monday 5th November and upload a photo and short description. Entries can either be of cultural, historical, artistic or just sentimental value and independent experts will then provide a selection of lucky entrants with feedback about the history and significance of their item.  The top five entries will be invited to form part of a unique Disney gallery taking place at Westfield Stratford in London later this year.  This gallery will showcase the epic story of Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, from 1920s cartoons to modern day video game heroes, using images of archive artefacts from the Disney archives in California.  

Patrick Van der Vorst, former Sotheby’s Director and founder of, will act as an independent expert throughout the search. He says; “I am very much looking forward to seeing the items that are unearthed by the British public. There are so many fascinating pieces of Mickey memorabilia out there, and often people are not aware of their item’s historical context and value. We will be looking through all the entries and providing feedback on as many as possible.” 

In addition, the overall winner will win a magical holiday to celebrate the endless wonders of Disneyland Paris during its 20th anniversary.  So get searching your homes, attics and basements to find your special and treasured memorabilia! 

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Disney Epic Mickey” video game. In this all-new adventure of creativity and discovery, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and Oswald the lucky rabbit. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is the first time that the character Oswald has been given a voice.  

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is available on Nintendo Wii, Xbox360, PlayStation3, PC/Mac from 23rd November 2012 and for Wii U from 30th November.  Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion for Nintendo 3DS will be available from 23rd November.  They are available to pre-order now from all major retailers.  

Here is the entry I will be submitting!

Its a small carrier bag from 1992!! My mum seriously keeps the strangest things?!

Here are some other things we found from our first trip, sorry about the picture quality my mother took the photos and she is not as Camera savvy as me!

4 day pass for pleasure island and the water parks

Tickets for a pony ride at the Fort wilderness petting farm, I think this was called discovery island, its not there anymore.

Car parking tickets!

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