Does your house have a Disney Room?  I think everyone should have a Disney Room.

My problem is that my Disney Room is too small.  It is absolutely crammed full of items I have collected over the years.  I have stuff packed in boxes as well as an old trunk full of Disney memorabilia.  I call it my 'Tickle Trunk'.  Over the years I have years saved all the printed material from every Disney trip I have taken. This now provides for some interesting reading since Walt Disney World has changed so much since my first trip in 1977.

I have been collecting Disney pins since 2001 and have quite a collection that I keep in binders. I do however have some framed pin sets that I am very proud of and these are displayed on what limited wall space I have.  I also collect Disney Movies; that collection started with the first releases of Disney films on VHS and has graduated to DVDs.  I stick mainly to the animated features although I do have a couple of non-animated favourites such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Mary Poppins.  These are all displayed in the room in a couple of wooden stands.

 

Other items on display, in cabinets and shelves, are Disney music boxes, figurines, plush toys, framed pin sets, animation cells, snow globes, books, bobble heads, potato heads, a Mickey View Master, Mickey bubble gum machine, an old record player, two Mickey radios, a tennis racket and a tin lunch bucket. There are many, many more items tucked away here and there, they're too numerous to mention.

Mickey Through the Years

Disney Classics Collection

My favourites are my pieces from the Disney Classics Collection. They are actually not in my Disney room but hold a place of honour in an oak curio cabinet in the living room.

Mickey Gum Ball Machine

I'm not alone in adding to this collection.  In spite of constantly teasing me about being a "Disney Nut", my husband Gary has a clock that comes alive every hour.  Gears and wheels spin while Mickey, Goofy and Donald take turns announcing the time.  He also has a Goofy desk lamp.  When you press a button, Goofy speaks to you and then his arm pulls a chain to turn the light on or off.
 
It seems I may not be the only Disney Nut in this household.

At Christmas time almost every room turns into a Disney room. My tree is trimmed with Disney ornaments, the wreaths have Disney characters, and the winter village that I set up on my kitchen hutch consists of Disney houses and characters. There are plenty of Christmas plush characters that hang around on tables and shelves too . . . not to mention the occasional candy dish or cookie jar that has a Mickey face on it.

Mickey Mouse Radio

1st Disneyana Convention Mug (1992)

Mickey Mouse lunch box

Mickey View Master

If you look around our house you will see a bit of Disney in every corner, so while we have a designated Disney room, I have to admit there is a lot of overflow . . . that makes it more like a Disney house.
 
Below are a handful of pictures, taken in about 2003, of my first Disney room in our Burlington Ontario home.


In October 2006, after we both retired,  we moved from Burlington to Kingston, Ontario.  When we started to unpack I began to panic . . .

 

Although our new house was larger, there didn't seem to be enough space to display all of my Disney collectibles.  I decided to pick out my favourite items and display them in a few places around the house while Gary built me a brand new Disney Room beside our Family room.

I'm a big fan of Disney's railroads and the top of my roll-top desk has a number of pieces celebrating those wonderful trains you see at each Disney park.

Disney Music Boxes

But there wasn't nearly enough room to display all of my treasures!

 

I just couldn't wait for that new room to be ready!


By May of 2007 the new 650 square-foot Disney Room was all finished and I eagerly began to put up my "stuff"!

 

When you step through the door from our Family Room into the Disney Room you are greeted by the view on the right . . .

 

There are shelves and bookcases, plate rails and display cases, and all are full of Disneyana collectibles!

Welcome to my very own little private world of Disney magic!

 

It's a very happy place for me!

I try to keep my collectibles organized by themes or characters.  In the picture on the right you can see a few shelves set aside for Orange Bird, a few for Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio.

 

The space is full, but I do my best to keep it from looking cluttered!

My crafting table is surrounded by things that bring back wonderful memories of Disney trips!
 

These treasures remind me of our 2019 visit to Disneyland Paris!

Even the overhead light fixtures are 'Disney'

I have more Disney art than I have available wall space, so some of the pieces are rotated during the year.


Every Christmas a very traditional tree adorns our living room.

But in the Disney room it's not so traditional . . . every year in November a wonderful transformation takes place in my happy place!

 

Gary and I pull about thirty or forty big plastic tote bins out of our crawl space.  The bins are filled with Disney Christmas magic and I always enjoy the five or six days I spend putting up the 'Christmas Overlay'

 

That tree at the far end of the room is 100% Disney . . . every ornament came from a Disney park or a Disney store.

 

About 40% to 50% of my Disney collection is packed away to make room for Christmas!

 

 

   

In the kitchen, my hutch transforms into a Disney Christmas village, filled with playful Department 56 houses.

   

This village is in the kitchen because it's my favourite and I can see it more often when it's there!

 

It's always the last of my holiday dcor to be packed up and put away!

The tree in our family room is also 100% Disney.  Every ornament is Disney and on this tree they all came from Hallmark.

 

To the right of the tree is Gary's roll-top desk.  During the Christmas season a Dickens Village, from Department 56, covers the top of the desk.

Another festive Disney village has a special place in the Disney Room.

 

Do you recognize any of those buildings?

 

They're all from Walt Disney World . . . except the Fire Hall.  It's from Disneyland. 

I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse of my 'Happy Place'