Friday, August 19, 2016

Ornament Review: Teacup for Two - 2016 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute ornament sure to make you smile
Cons: All cons spun away
The Bottom Line:
Mickey and Minnie
Are ready for Tea Party
This DisNerd loves it!

A Great Ornament - And That's No Spin

One of the most iconic rides at the Disney theme parks is the Mad Tea Party, aka the teacups.  People either love it and love to spin them as fast as they can, or they hate them because of their motion sickness.  Hallmark has appealed to those who love the ride with Teacup for Two.

The ornament features Mickey and Minnie sitting in one of the teacups.  The teacup is gray and features purple flowers, accents, and designs just like the real teacups do.  Mickey and Minnie are sitting facing each other with their hands on the spinner in the middle, ready to start spinning as soon as the ride begins.  You can just bet that they will have a blast spinning all over the place by the smiles they have on their faces.

Of course, being an ornament, they don’t actually spin, but you can easily picture them being ready to spin in just a couple of minutes.  Mickey and Minnie, the teacup – everything just looks fantastic.  It’s hard not to smile when you look at it.

This is the part where I pull out my DisNerd hat for just a second.  It would have been super cool if they had put Alice and the Mad Hatter in the cup since the ride is based on the Alice in Wonderland movie.  However, this is a very, very, very, very minor issue.  I do love the thought of Mickey and Minnie enjoying the rides in the park, and as I said, this ornament makes me smile.

The base of the teacup is wide enough you can easily set this ornament out to be displayed year round.  Even better, the loop for hanging the ornament is on the spinner in the middle of the cup, so not as obvious as usual, which makes it easier to use this as a year round decoration.

The downside of the loop’s placement is that you need a large hook to get past Mickey and Minnie’s head to hang from a branch.  Again, that’s a very small issue.  When you do go to hang the ornament, you’ll discover that it tips back ever so slightly, but that’s easy enough to disguise with a tree branch.

Really, I can’t say enough good things about Teacup for Two.  It will rekindle warm memories of trips to Disney parks.  I hope Hallmark releases more ornaments like this in the future.

Original Price: $17.95

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