On May 5, 2005, Walt Disney World in Orlando unveiled Cinderella's Castle to commemorate California DisneyLand's 50th Anniversary. Cinderella's Castle was adorned in gold on all of the spires and towers on the castle. It was for the "Happiest Celebration on Earth" ceremony that lasted almost a year and a half. The decorations were removed in September of 2006. The snow globe song and theme for the parade was, "Share A Dream Come True".
We bought this Cinderella Snow Globe at the Disney Liquidation Sale almost three years ago. The best thing about this bi-annual event, is that you can sometimes get really nice collectible pieces at 70% off. This snow globe was no exception.
There is a music box crank on the bottom of the globe and of course silver glitter inside the snow globe with Mickey Mouse. During that celebration period, Walt Disney World's parade consisted of lots of character snow globes that came to life or should I say larger than life, so this piece reminds us of not only the beautiful and our most favorite decorating of the castle, but also the funs times we had at the parades.
The snow globe has Mickey, Pluto, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Minnie Mouse. Mickey is carrying his Grand Marshall golden baton too. Each figure is beautifully painted. Snow globes make me nervous and are very breakable, so I try to be careful when lifting it up to turn it on and make is "snow" inside the globe.
Also, there is a on/off switch on the bottom that will light up the snow globe in fiber optics and ligth up the castle windows. The fiber optics takes 2 AA batteries.
There were several versions of parade snow globes made during that celebration and all of them were equally nice. I know these snow globes were retailing around $100, so 70% off is always nice to get.
I included a short video of the snow globe in action. I thought it was interesting how the glitter inside the snow globe seemed to stand still during taping, but it was moving. I also tried to make the room dark enough to see the lights but not so dark that you can't see the globe.
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