Disney 100 Years of Magic- McDonald’s Glass Set

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Disney 100 Years of Magic- McDonald’s Glass Set

by Nick

In 2001-2002, Disney celebrated what would have been Walt Disney’s 100th birthday with the 100 Years of Magic Celebration.

McDonald’s released this glassy, er, classy, set of glasses to commemorate this occasion.

Each of the four glasses featured a park icon, with movie and character trivia, and even a quote from Walt!

This first glass features Spaceship Earth.
Park Trivia: EPCOT originally stood for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
The Walt Disney quote: “Today we are shapers of the world of tomorrow.”

Movie Trivia: Buzz Lightyear said “To Infinity and Beyond” only 2 times in “Toy Story”

Character trivia: Belle is the French word for beauty.

The inside bottom of the glass.

This glass displays Cinderella Castle.
Park trivia: Tinker Bell starts the fireworks nightly at the Magic Kingdom.
The Walt Disney quote: “Fantasy…lies beyond the reach of time.”

Pinocchio had to be “brave, truthful and unselfish” to become a real boy.

Dumbo’s real name was actually “Jumbo Jr.”.

Bambi was taught that “twitterpated” meant falling in love.

Park Trivia for this next glass: There are 325 animal carvings on The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Walt Disney quote: “…nature herself writes the most interesting stories”

Goofy-first known as “Dippy Dawg”-stars in “Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle” Parade.

“Simba” is the Swahili word for “lion”.

The outside bottom of the glass.

Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat at the Disney Studios is 122 ft. tall.

“Kiss Me” were the only words ever spoken by Pluto.
Donald’s middle name is “Fauntleroy.”

“…it was all started by a mouse.” Walt Disney

Happy New Year, and here’s to the next 100 years of Disney Magic!

This article was originally featured on the Disney Musings blog.  To see more of Nick’s Disney collection and follow along on his Disney adventures, visit the Disney Musings Blog and follow Nick on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Pinterest. You can listen to Nick, our friend Dave and me on The Disney Exchange Podcast where we talk about…well, you can probably guess.

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