Mickey Mouse Tacky Lights

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  1. bama_ed

    bama_ed New Software Calls For A New Avatar...

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

    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:

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

    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-mouse-holiday-lights-set/mp/1253844/1000401/

    Does anyone need some for the Fort in two months? :santa:

    Bama ED

    PS - I also have my eye on the Jack Skellington ornament http://www.disneystore.com/jack-skellington-ornament/mp/1274530/1000344/

    PPS - Oooh, ooh, here was another picture.

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  3. kmccain

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    Hummm add me to the tacky list!

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  4. bama_ed

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    Hey dude, I guess that makes us "trailer trash" like Ken (of "retired and happy" poster fame) says. :cool1:

    Bama ED
     
  5. Sweettears

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    Thanks might have to get some of these for home. Are they real bulbs or LED?
     
  6. kmccain

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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!
     
  7. KimIce

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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.
     
  8. bama_ed

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    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. :lmao:

    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....
     
  9. kmccain

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    i have 2 sets of Mickey ears on my awning.

    I only have 2 sets of Mickey ears i use for all occasions ;)
     
  10. KimIce

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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.

    KimI
     
  11. wdwrroad

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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.
     
  12. luckycharm19335

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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.
     
  13. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Was a HokeyPokey addict, but turned myself around.

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    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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  14. natshaul

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    They have the same lights that are peppermint stripped, for Christmas. I'm going to get 2 of each! :santa:
     
  15. bama_ed

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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. :)

    Bama ED
     
  16. railmail

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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........:cheer2:
     

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