Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Disney Saves Lionel

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Disney Saves Lionel

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Disney Saves Lionel


Did YOU know this Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia about Disney and the Lionel Corporation?

In 1934, the Lionel Corporation produced a Mickey and Minnie windup handcar, which sold so well (at $1.00 each) that the company was saved from bankruptcy! (Via The Ultimate Disney Trivia Book 3, by Kevin Neary and Dave Smith.) Knowing Walt’s love of trains, it’s only fitting that his company help save Lionel!



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  • http://www.frontierlandstation.com/ Kimberly @Frontierland Station

    How interesting! I definitely would have bought one!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      I know my kids would have had one!

  • http://heidi-strawser.com Heidi Strawser

    $1?! Man, I hate inflation!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      I know, right?!

  • Pixie Dust Savings

    That is really cool, I wish souvenirs only costed $1 now! I love trains as well. :)

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Wouldn’t that be great?!

  • JenniferLissak

    Very cool! I wonder how much those are worth today!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      There’s one on ebay for $500!

  • Dawn Anderson

    Very interesting bit of Disney trivia. Thanks!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Thanks, Dawn!

  • http://disiningmemories.blogspot.com/ Upon A Star Concierge

    So cool! My husband collects Lionel trains, and he didn’t know this bit of trivia either! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Oh, cool! You just never know those Disney connections out there, do you?

  • http://www.disneydaybyday.com/ Sean @DisneyDayByDay

    Very interesting, amazing how many companies have made it because of Disney. I bet they are worth more than $1 today :)

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Oh yeah! There’s one on ebay for $500!

  • Dawn K.

    What a cool linky! I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. Love, love disney and trivia!

    • http://www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com/ Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse

      Welcome, Dawn! So glad you found us!

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