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Can you believe we are more than half way through the year already and in turn, half way through shopDisney UK Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction Collection? The year so far has been filled with heartbreak and uncertainty for most of us and this collection has gave Quinn and I so much joy and something to look forward to each month.
The Main Attraction collection is released on the 18th day of each month online at shopDisney (currently not in store due to covid-19) and features a different Disney Parks Attraction each month. Each series includes a Minnie Mouse plush, mug, ears, bag and pin set. As soon as the collection was announced, I knew I had to collect something each month! The collection is inspired by so many of my much loved attractions, including Peter Pan’s Flight which means everything to my Little Peter Pan and I. I decided that I would set my sights on collecting the Minnie plush each month, hoping to add all five pieces of the Peter Pan’s Flight month of June to my collection also.
Although the year has flown in, sometimes January feels like a lifetime ago! I can vividly remember my excitement of heading to our local Disney Store the morning of the Space Mountain release. I felt quite nervous as I guessed it would be a popular collection, so Quinn and I arrived early and there was already a rather big queue of people. We were each given a Holding Card by a lovely Cast Member, which ensured us a Minnie plush per guest once the store opened. I was over the moon with my Space Mountain Minnie and she is still one of my favourites so far, She is such a beauty, I just love her dress and matching bow.
Series 2 was definitely the Minnie Quinn was looking forward to the most, after Peter Pan’s Flight of course! We arrived super early at our local store and ended up being first in line, which we were both pretty excited about! I had to talk myself out of picking up the mug, as they still had some left over from series 1. I love how soft and sparkly she is and also the beautiful print of her dress.
On March 16th this year, to ensure the health and safety of Disney Store guests and Cast Members, all UK stores temporarily closed. It was and still is a very scary time and shopDisney took the right decision to close when it did. Series 3 was released online and although I missed part of the fun of heading to our store, I am glad shopDisney continued with the release online. I work for the NHS and it gave me something to look forward to when times were very scary and challenging at work. The smile Quinn gave when he received our Minnie plush spoke louder than words and meant more to me than I could explain. I love how soft and elegant she looks and I love her big bow the most!
Come April, my Main Attraction Collection really looked like it was getting somewhere! The It’s a Small World Minnie fit in perfectly with her gorgeous pastel colours and dress with the side bow. The colours and style of April’s Minnie is so unique and I love how each Minnie is completely different, but together they look amazing!
The collection really started to prove popular from series 5 and I can understand why, as I was literally blown away with how wonderful May’s Minnie was when she arrived. The Enchanted Tiki Room Minnie stands out to me with the sheer amount of detail from her amazing straw shoes, to her dress, her unique bow and the material which makes her feel very prestige.
June’s collection was by far the most nerve wracking experience and as I had imagined, it was immensely popular indeed. On release day, I was lucky enough to add the pin set and mug as well as the Minnie plush to my collection. I felt so disheartened at missing out on the Loungefly bag, but by some pure magic, the bag became available again for pre-order and I feel extremely lucky that kevin managed to order one for me! It is due to arrive in August and I can’t wait! The Peter Pan’s Flight Collection really is the collection of dreams. It’s so very magical and Minnie in her unusual shade of blue with the added pixie dust is just entrancing.
This month we move on to series 7, King Arthur Carousel and I am already excited for the 18th! Can’t wait to see how the remaining months will look!
You can watch us unboxing our June collection here! Have you added anything from Minnie Mouse – The Main Attraction to your collection?