Sunday, 31 July 2022

421 Walt Disney World Plans

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 421 for Sunday 31st July 2022. 

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We start this week, with a little bit of Disney history, before hopping on to some Disney theme park chat.

Disney History

31.07.22 - Disney issue a triple lawysuit against the United Biscuit Company of America, The Sawyer Biscuit Company and The Chicago Carton Company. This was due to these company's using four of Disney's characters to promote animal crackers. Interestingly, the company is now owned by Kellogg Co.

02.08.98 - Guests onboard the Disney Magic's maiden voyage became the very first Disney guests to step foot on Castaway Cay - Disney's private island in the Caribbean.  

03.08.22 - The very first Mickey Mouse watch was introduced at the cost of $3.25. In recent years, this watch has sold for over $6,000

How Much Is It Worth

We play a brief game to guess the current approximate value of some Disney merchandise.

Bubble gum and trading card from 1935 - unopoened $3,383

Comic book - Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge no. 385 (originally costing 10c) from 1952 costs $23,900. Reason it is valued so high? It was the first comic book with Uncle Scrooge on the cover.

Mickey Mouse Mad Doctor poster printed in 1933. It is a 27" by 41" mint poster. Last sold for $138,000

Trip Planning

As Michelle's trip is upcoming, she shared some of her target things we is looking forwards to for her Walt Disney World land and Sea trip. 

First night - Magic Kingdom to experience the magic of the parks. May also try booking some Genie + pre-flight too!

Breakfasts - Cape Cape, Ohana, SH71

Lounges - Oga's Cantina, Space 220

Split stay - Pop Century and Beach Club

Cruise - Dunn's River Falls and snorkelling

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