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Old 10-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Mickey Mouse Tacky Lights

Okay, so this is KINDA Fort related....

I've always enjoyed the string of Mickey head lights I bought at the MK Christmas Shoppe years ago. We pop-up (and even travel trailer) campers like to put different lights on our camper awnings to suit the location/mood. I even included a picture of my lights in my most recent trip report from this past March 2012 in site 1521:



These lights are lovingly referred to in some quarters as "tacky lights" .

I recently received an email from the Disney Store Online with these Mickey lights for sale ("genuine Park authentic"). Anyone going for Christmas might want to pick up a set. I'm going to get a second set. Note the length is 11 feet so you will probably need a short extension cord to reach a plug/power source.

http://www.disneystore.com/mickey-mo...53844/1000401/

Does anyone need some for the Fort in two months?

Bama ED

PS - I also have my eye on the Jack Skellington ornament http://www.disneystore.com/jack-skel...74530/1000344/

PPS - Oooh, ooh, here was another picture.

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hummm add me to the tacky list!

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Hummm add me to the tacky list!

Hey dude, I guess that makes us "trailer trash" like Ken (of "retired and happy" poster fame) says.

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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Okay, so this is KINDA Fort related....

I've always enjoyed the string of Mickey head lights I bought at the MK Christmas Shoppe years ago. We pop-up (and even travel trailer) campers like to put different lights on our camper awnings to suit the location/mood. I even included a picture of my lights in my most recent trip report from this past March 2012 in site 1521:



These lights are lovingly referred to in some quarters as "tacky lights" .

I recently received an email from the Disney Store Online with these Mickey lights for sale ("genuine Park authentic"). Anyone going for Christmas might want to pick up a set. I'm going to get a second set. Note the length is 11 feet so you will probably need a short extension cord to reach a plug/power source.

http://www.disneystore.com/mickey-mo...53844/1000401/

Does anyone need some for the Fort in two months?

Bama ED

PS - I also have my eye on the Jack Skellington ornament http://www.disneystore.com/jack-skel...74530/1000344/

PPS - Oooh, ooh, here was another picture.

Thanks might have to get some of these for home. Are they real bulbs or LED?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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They are regular bulbs.

I have an extension cord on my second set. They don't plug into each other.

I just Love them!! I got them years ago at World of Disney in NYC.

Glad to see they have them available at Disney store.

Yes Bama Ed, Trailer Trash!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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I have always liked those lights but never bought them. How many strings of lights are on your camper? Just 1 set or did you have to buy more.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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I have always liked those lights but never bought them. How many strings of lights are on your camper? Just 1 set or did you have to buy more.
Kim,

I only put up one set at a time (my awning is 10 feet long on my popup).

I have a string of these Mickey heads for my visits to the Fort.

I have a string of plastic palm trees for my visits to the beach.

I have a string of Alabama "A" for my camping during football season.

I have a string of brown footballs for when my Bama lights don't go up.

I have a string of red kerosene lanterns for my general camping needs.

I have a string of big clear C7 bulbs when I need lights bright enough to read by at night.

I (used to) have a string of clear icicle lights but I didn't like bumping my head on them.

So as you would probably agree, I don't have enough.

Bama ED

PS - most of these are simply the plastic covers over your basic indoor/outdoor 10-12' light set. When bulbs burn out or a string goes bad, I just get another cheap string of clear lights and transfer the plastic covers....
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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I have always liked those lights but never bought them. How many strings of lights are on your camper? Just 1 set or did you have to buy more.
i have 2 sets of Mickey ears on my awning.

I only have 2 sets of Mickey ears i use for all occasions
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:38 AM   #9
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Thank you all for your reply.

BamaEd: I'm glad to see I am not the only one who has a bunch of different lights. Some of my friends laugh @ me every time we go camping because I have/use different lights depending on where we are camping. I just never bought the Mickey ones, although I looked @ them hundreds of times.

That is a good idea on replacing the bulbs/strings. I never thought of doing that. Thanks for the tip.

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #10
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Glad to see these again. Bought a set for my awning in 2005 or 2006 and got a larger popup a couple of years ago. I needed another set. I finally found a set on eBay. These should sell well. I don't know why there aren't any Disney character awning lights. You'd think there would be a market for them.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #11
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I have at least 1 set of each of the holiday themed Mickey Head lights that Disney has offered over the years.
I not only use them in my MH, but there is always an appropriate set around my kitchen window at home.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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. . . I have a string of Alabama "A" for my camping during football season . . .

1) Your other lights are definitely fun, cute and not trash.
2) As an ex-Big-10 football player, I do question your choice of "A" lights.

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #13
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They have the same lights that are peppermint stripped, for Christmas. I'm going to get 2 of each!
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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That is a good idea on replacing the bulbs/strings. I never thought of doing that. Thanks for the tip.

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I sat down yesterday afternoon while watching the football games (mostly SEC - Vandy/Aub, LSU/aTm, FL/SC) before the Bama/TN game came on and went through my strings and replaced bulbs as needed from a "donor" string. So all are in good operating order.

I have a 2013 trip planned to the Fort so you can never prep too early.

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #15
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We have a set of Mickey jack-o-lantern lights,
a set of multicolor Mickey lights,
a set of red chili-pepper lights,
a set of big globe lights,
and a set of rope lights in green, red, blue, and clear.

Nothing wrong with being prepared........
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