Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney On Wheels and those of you just hopping aboard. I’m the fourth stop on our Magical Blograil.
I’m so happy to be a part of this week’s loop! When I heard the topic was Vintage Disney, I got a teeny bit nervous. Vintage to me brings to mind images to time honored treasures, hand me downs from loved ones and family heirlooms. For Disney that could translate to a trip to the park opening day or for one of the momentous anniversary celebrations. Since we’ve only been visiting Disney for the past six years, I did’t know how vintage would apply for me. Certainly things from a few short years ago didn’t qualify as “vintage”. After thinking a little bit, I realized that while I may have only been visiting the parks for a few years, Disney has been in my life so much longer.
Some of my happiest memories from childhood were spent interacting with Disney the only way I was able – by watching on TV. From shows like TaleSpin and Duck Tales to “The Wonderful World of Disney“, Mickey and his pals have been in my life much longer than I realized. Recently I went on a bit of a trip down memory lane and shared some YouTube videos with my kiddos of some of the shows I used to enjoy so much. (Ironically, you can purchase some of these shows on DVD through the Disney Movie Club so we may add a few to our collection.) Seeing how educational Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has become compared to The Gummi Bears or Phineas and Ferb to Doug or The Weekenders shows how much things have changed. I’m glad the shows are educational now but sometimes a nice stroll down memory lane isn’t a bad thing.
Another vintage Disney show that came to mind was the Disney Christmas Day Parade. Instead of visions of sugar plums dancing in my head, I had visions of Mickey and Cinderella Castle dancing in my head. Knowing that it wasn’t likely I’d be able to visit Disney until I was a “grown up”, seeing glimpses of Main Street USA , the characters or the castle brought that little piece of magic to my house across the country and made me fall even more in love with Disney.
I’m looking forward to making some memories with my kids that they’ll consider “vintage” some day and I might just hold on to a few of the goodies and they can flip through their scrapbooks with their kids to reminisce about the “good old days” spending time at Disney or bringing Disney into our house.
Thanks for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blograil is Disney Nouns.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney
2nd Stop ~ Disney Babies Blog
3rd Stop ~ Disney on Wheels
4th Stop ~ My Pixie Dust Diary
Final Stop ~ Disney Nouns