You Can Dive Into Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin

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Courtesy Disney Channel/Image Group LA

Any DuckTales fan worth their salt knows the best pool at Scrooge McDuck's Manor wasn't filled with water; the obscenely wealthy waterfowl was fond of taking his daily dips in a money pit filled with his massive stash of cash.

In 2011, Forbes declared Scrooge #1 on their "Fictional 15" list, a compilation of the most flush fictional characters past and present. Their estimate of his fortune—$44.1 billion—gives the Scottish tycoon a lot of gold to glide through. And now you can cannonball into his coins, too.

To promote the reboot of DuckTales that's set to debut late this summer, Disney has recreated a life-size version of the famous swimming pool packed with 30,000 plastic pucks resembling Scrooge's fortune. The money bin made its public debut at the Radio Disney Music Awards last weekend, where fans and celebs alike relished the chance to cavort in that impressive chunk of change. If you want to get your backstroke on, the next stop on the tour is the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center this July. Just keep your eyes peeled for the Beagle Boys.

12 Perfectly Spooky Halloween Decorations Under $25

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Halloween is right around the corner—which means it’s officially time to bring out the jack-o'-lanterns, watch scary movies, buy your costume(s), and hang up your festive decorations. Although there are thousands of decorations to choose from, you don’t have to blow your budget while decking out your house or apartment in honor of the spooky season this year. With a little guidance, you'll find plenty of ways to create the perfect ambiance at home without going for broke. (And best of all, you can put the money you saved toward extra Halloween candy to stash away.)

From giant spiders to hanging ghosts and lawn decorations, here are a few of our favorite props under $25.

1. Halloween Pillow Covers (4-Pack); $17

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These adorable Halloween-themed pillowcases make the perfect accessory for any couch, sofa, or mattress. Made with thick linen fabric, these are durable, sturdy, and designed to last for seasons to come. (Tip: To prevent the zipper from breaking, fold the pillow in half before inserting.)

Buy it: Amazon

2. Black Lace Spiderweb Fireplace Mantle; $12

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This versatile spiderweb prop is made with 100-percent polyester, and its knit lace spiderweb pattern adds a spooky touch to any home. Display it on your doorway, across your fireplace mantel, or atop your table. (It also makes a great backdrop for Halloween photo ops.)

Buy it: Amazon

3. Statement Halloween Signs; $16

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These festive, statement-making banners come pre-assembled, making them incredibly easy to install. They’re also weather-resistant and washable for both outdoor and indoor use. Use tape, push-pins, or weights to prevent the signs from blowing away.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Jack Skellington and Sally Plush Dolls; $23 (Each)

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Celebrate your favorite holiday with a pair of adorable Jack Skellington and Sally plush dolls from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack stands at 28 inches tall, while Sally is a bit shorter at 21 inches. Set them up on your sofa or against the window sill for all to see.

Buy them: Disney Shop (Jack and Sally)

5. Halloween Zombie Groundbreaker; $22

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This spooktacular zombie lawn decoration is sure to scare all of your friends, family, and neighbors alike. Made with a combination of latex, plastic, and fabric, this durable Halloween prop is sure to last for years to come.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Hanging Ghost Decoration; $14

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Drape this handmade, 14-foot-long hanging ghost decoration over your porch, doorway, or window. You can also hang it outdoors over a tree or a (very tall) bush. And, since it comes pre-assembled, you won’t have to waste time constructing it yourself.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Two-Piece Hanging Ghost Set; $17

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This pair of ghosts adds a whimsical touch to any home. While they’re not “scary,” per se, they certainly are adorable. Display them in your front yard, on your porch, on a lamppost, or a tree. To hang, simply tie the ribbons and bend the wires, arms, and tails.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Pumpkin String Lights; $19

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Not only are these solar-powered, 33-foot-long LED string lights good for the environment, they’re also incredibly easy to install (no long, tangly power cable chords necessary). Since they’re waterproof, you can use them both indoors and outdoors. Choose from eight different light settings, including twinkling, flashing, fading, and more.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Inflatable Ghost; $22

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This adorable inflatable ghost (which dons a cute-as-can-be wizard hat!) features built-in LED lights and sandbags to help it stay sturdy. It also comes complete with a plug, extended cords, ground stakes, and fastened ropes. Simply plug it in and watch it magically inflate within just a few minutes.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Graveyard Tombstones; $17

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Turn your front lawn into a graveyard with this six-piece set. Each tombstone is made with foam and designed to add a touch of spookiness to your space. To install, insert one holder into the bottom of the tombstone, and one into the soil. You can use these indoors, as well.

Buy it: Amazon

11. 10-Piece Skeleton Set; $24

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This skeleton set includes a skull, hands and arms, and legs and feet—plus five stakes to hold everything in place. Each “bone” and “joint” is flexible, allowing you to prop the skeleton into different frighteningly fun poses. Simply place the stakes into the bone socket and turn clockwise.

Buy it: Amazon

12. Outdoor Spider Web; $18

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This giant, ultra-stretchy spider web spans a whopping 23 feet. It also includes a 30-inch black spider, 20 pieces of fake spiders, one hook, and one nail. Its thick polyester rope—combined with the sturdy stakes—allows the spider web to stay in place all season long. Place the hook on a wall or tree, and expand the web using the stakes.

Buy it: Amazon

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Light Up Your Kitchen With This Central Perk Neon Sign From Friends

Make any room a Central Perk hangout with this Friends LED neon light.
Make any room a Central Perk hangout with this Friends LED neon light.
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Originally airing from 1994 to 2004, NBC’s Friends has demonstrated longevity in syndication and streaming deals. One key set was Central Perk, the coffeehouse where Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler, and Phoebe all hung out and delivered some of the show's best quotes.

If you liked the neon sign in the shop’s window, you’re in luck. Paladone has a Friends Central Perk LED neon light ($32) guaranteed to light up the face of any Friends fan.

The Friends Central Perk LED neon light is perfect for any Friends fan.Amazon

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The light, which is roughly 15 inches wide and 6 inches tall, features the Central Perk logo and can be plugged into any wall outlet or USB port. When turned on, the logo is illuminated and bookended by two coffee mugs. It can also be mounted on walls.

You can find the Friends Central Perk LED neon light for $32 on Amazon. For more Friends collectibles, head here.

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