/ Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

While October 1 represents the anniversary of the Magic Kingdom, it also represents the continuation of a special effort on the part of the WDW Radio community: to help children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to experience the magic of a Disney vacation.

To date, the Dream Team Project has raised over $100,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, though our work has just begun.  With this special anniversary upon us, we have assembled 40 different gifts and experiences for you to bid on, as a way of celebrating the Disney spirit.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Our auction will begin at 7AM Saturday October 1 and continue through until 11PM Sunday October 2.  In advance of that, we wanted to give you all a brief peek at the items and experiences up for auction.  Please consider supporting our efforts.  “Because you can’t smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside”


(Brief descriptions… More detailed descriptions will be available starting Saturday October 1)

1. Dream Team Mickey Mouse Painting–Hand painted by Simon Phipps, creator of the 365 Mickeys Project

2. Co-host an episode of the WDW Radio Show with Lou Mongello

3. Haunted Mansion snow globe/Haunted Mansion pin set

4. Mickey Mouse 3 Frame Set/Autographed Pic of Stacey Aswad

5.  Round of Mini Golf at one of the Walt Disney World Resort miniature golf courses with Lou (and Beci, schedule permitting)

6. Mickey’s 75th Anniversary Snow Globe / Golden Castle Harmony Kingdom

7. Blue Fairy and Pinocchio Jim Shore Collectibles

8. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes Frame Set with autographed picture of Stacey Aswad

9. D23 Charter Year Pins (Set of 10); 3 issues of D23 magazine

10. Kingdom Keepers books 1, 2, and 3 signed by Ridley Pearson

11. Pirates of the Caribbean Adventures on the 7 Seas Lagoon LE 500 & Jumbo Pin

12. Disney Christmas Assortment: Jim Shore: Old Saint Nick, Disney stuffed animals, Ornaments

13. Jumbo assortment of Disney Toys and Crafts

14. Jim Shore: Capt. Hook and Mr. Smee figurines

15. D23 Lot of Pins and Magazines

16. 40th Anniversary Original Artwork Logos by Stefan Lawrence

17. Little Missmatched Disney Gift Set and Video Feature, to appear on Little Missmatched website!

18. Basq Small World Gift Set and Dooney Bourke Magic Kingdom clutch

19. Harmony Kingdom 50th Anniversary Golden Castle

20. Dinner at Palo with Lou and Beci on Disney Dream 2012 Cruise

21. Disney NYC Gift Package

22. Aulani Gift Package, including the highly coveted Aulani Vinylmation!

23. Holiday character drawings: Halloween Mickey and Thanksgiving Chip and Dale by Disney character artists

24. Record a Top Ten Segment with Tim & Lou for the WDW Radio Show (Free hugs included)

25. Celebrations Magazine–complete set, including 2011 Christmas special edition book!

26. Mickey Mouse Cookie Jar and Personalized Signed  cookbook, BabyCakes Covers The Classics by Erin McKenna

27. Steve Barrett Hidden Mickey Tour–4 hours, 1 park, plus autographed book

28. 6 Hour Private Magic Kingdom Tour with Lou Mongello

29. BabyCakes Covers The Classics by Erin McKenna, Signed photograph by Stacey Aswad, Figment drawing by Disney character artist Alex Maher

30. Disney Book Lot:  The Art of a Bug’s Life, The Art of Mulan, and In Service to the Mouse (autographed by Jack Lindquist)

31. Live dining review on WDW Radio with Lou at a Disney restaurant to be determined

32. Jeff Kurtti Autographed Book Welcome Aboard! The Creation of the Disney Dream

33. Dinner at BlueZoo with Lou

34. It’s a Small World-inspired Crib-sized Quilt created by Lori Sue Kaplan

35. Limited Edition Cinderella Doll, Signed Lithograph, postcards, book, and nail polish

36. One of a Kind, Custom, Hand-Drawn character sketch from a Disney character artist

37. One of a Kind, Custom, Hand-Drawn character sketch from a Disney character artist

38. Breakfast in Walt’s Suite on Disney Dream with Lou and Beci on WDW Radio Cruise

39. Club 33 Gift Pack

40. 40 Hour Live Show Autographed Vinylmation (to be autographed by as many characters and notable guests as possible while the 40 hour show is on the air!)

Assembling the gifts and experiences in this auction was truly a team effort.  Extraordinary thanks go to the generous, selfless individuals and companies listed below who agreed to help us make dreams come true!  For these people, “thank you” is not enough….

  • Stacey Aswad
  • Tim Foster and Celebrations Magazine
  • Lori Sue Kaplan
  • Happy Keller
  • Kelly Kenny and Basq Disney
  • Stefan Lawrence
  • Charrissa Lin
  • Beci Mankhen and Mouse Fan Travel
  • Mindy McHenry & Kerry Brown of Little MissMatched
  • D0n Morin and the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet
  • Ridley Pearson
  • Simon Phipps and the 365 Mickeys Project
  • Yaelle and Michael Sajkowicz
  • Andy and Leah Scygiel
  • Emily Woesthoff of BabyCakes NYC
  • Lori Sue



6 thoughts on “WDW Radio 40 Hour Show Dream Team Charity Auction – Sneak Peek!”

  1. Ellen Hildenbrand says:

    Can’t wait!

  2. Emma G says:

    These items are awesome! Assuming its okay for overseas fans to bid? 😉

  3. Michelle says:

    OMG soooo many things I want to bid on – soooo excited!

  4. WDWDonna says:

    Seems to be alot of meals with Lou – coincidence? I think not!! Wish I lived closer so I could bid on one of the experiences. That would be such a blast!

  5. Jeff Chace says:

    I am very interested to know what is in the club 33 package

  6. Lisa says:

    I think this is absolutely awesome! Many great items for an even greater cause…

    I just want to clarify one thing, as a parent of a wish child.. you don’t have to be “terminally ill” to receive a wish, Make-a-Wish actually grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, & there is a big distinction between the two.

    I would hate for a child who has received a wish to read that Make-a-Wish is only for terminally ill children and think that their caregivers are holding out info on their condition.

    Thanks for all you do Lou, it really is an amazing organization for everybody to be involved with.