Sunday, March 14, 2021

Disney Pin Review: Fireworks at the Castle - Minnie Mouse the Main Attraction #12 - 2020 Release

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great look, colorful set
Cons: Nothing worth dwelling on
The Bottom Line:
Explosive final
Pin set is a lot of fun
A fitting farewell

Minnie’s Visit to the Disney Parks Comes to an Explosive Finale

The one entry in last year’s Minnie Mouse the Main Attraction collection I had the hardest time picturing was the final one.  All we were told early on was that it would be related to the castle.  I was picturing the actual castle as it appears during the day, and I just didn’t see that as being a great way to close out the set.  Of course, when they revealed the design, I felt stupid for not having guessed what they were going to do sooner.

For this last pin set, Minnie has made the sort trip from The Jungle Cruise in Adventureland to Main Street USA and a great location to view the castle.  She might have had to camp out there for a little bit of time.  Or maybe Mickey has been saving a spot for her.  Why do I say that?  Because she is there for the fireworks.

Of all the things that were released as part of this series, I only collected the pins, and we get another three pin set.  The first set is the icon.  In this case, it’s the castle.  It’s in bronze, and it is a little raised, so it looks great.  There is a circle around the castle, and that is where we see the fireworks.  It must be the climax of the show because they are lighting up the dark sky.  There’s even a mickey in the fireworks.

The second pin is Minnie herself.  Her dress has fireworks on it, as does the ears she is wearing.  She’s got her hands raised and one foot off the ground.  I can just picture her saying “Ta da!”

The final pin is the Minnie ears pin.  It’s a bit straight forward, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.  There are fireworks on both sides (no hidden Mickeys this time).  The bow in the middle is black with sparkles that make it look like stars.  And in the middle is a castle like shape.  It’s a bit small, so there aren’t a lot of details, but it is pretty easy to figure out what it is.

All told, the set is fantastic.  It’s colorful and fun, which makes it a great way to close out the year long series.

I hesitated at the beginning of 2020, and getting the collection turned out to be a little…bumpy thanks to the pandemic, but I’m glad I stuck with it and got all of these pins.  These castle fireworks pins are a great way to say goodbye to Minnie’s visit to the parks.

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