/ Saturday, October 1st, 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.   Please consider supporting our efforts.  “Because you can’t smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside”

AUCTION ITEMS: For more information and to place a bid on a specific auction item, click on the link to go to that item’s auction page.

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

4. Disney Nostalgia Gift Set

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 Jiminy Cricket 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. Assortment of Tron Toys

14. Jim Shore: Capt. Hook and Smee figurine

15. D23 Lot

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. 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!)

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. The 40 Hour SURPRISE package

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
  • Don 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




  1. Chris Sizemore says:

    Hi Folks-

    I don’t need anything from the auction but I would like to make a donation to your make-a-wish fund. Could you tell me how I can do that. Thanks!
    Great job on the 40 hour broadcast! You folks are crazy but fantastic!


  2. Yaelle says:

    Chris – The link for the donation to Make a Wish is https://secure.wish.org/friends/dreamteam.htm – Thanks for your support