Category Archives: Attractions

Photo Spot: Sepia Tone Old Car Photo

Sometimes the shot you want just doesn’t turn out. In this case, the lighting just after dusk was tricky and I failed to compensate with settings on my camera. That, and the motion, created a sub-par picture. But all was … Continue reading

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POP! WDW 50 Minnie Mouse on Carrousel Vinyl Figure

Funko POP! vinyl figures have risen in cost over the course of the recent pandemic. From $12.99 CAN before to $17.99 now, that’s a significant increase! So when I saw a promotion for a $5.00 Funko when you bought three … Continue reading

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POP! Walt Disney World 50 José Vinyl Figure

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room is an attraction located in Disneyland and in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This Funko figure is patterned after the character found in WDW and is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Resort. José is the Master of … Continue reading

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Attraction Merchandise: Candy Dish

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride attraction at Disneyland is an enduring classic dark ride that literally takes you to Hell and back. Well, to a version of Hell filled with flashing lights and cardboard cutouts. But before Mr. Toad inhabited this … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Disneyland Storybook Canal at Night

Shooting at night can be a real delight in a Disney theme park. The Imagineers are masters at lighting and create natural contrasts that make for great pictures: I like how the brighter foliage leads to the darker stonework with … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Millennium Die Cast Vehicle Set

Do you remember all the way back to the year 2000 when we thought there was going to be an electronic apocalypse and things would never be the same? But then Disney up and slapped a big wand with the … Continue reading

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1982 EPCOT Center Figment Plush

EPCOT opened as EPCOT Center on October 1st of 1982. So this Figment plush would have been sold during the first year of that parks operation. Figment, a small purple dragon, seen below sporting a yellow sweater, is the mascot of … Continue reading

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CAA Magazine: Disney ‘Magic in the Making’ Article

I love collecting ephemera, paper pieces that are made to be discarded after use, so that I can reference them later. Often, articles like the one in this CAA Magazine can be quite informative, or at least provide a snapshot … Continue reading

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Pin Trading: Trading Around the World U.S. 66 Pin

I love a mystery. Oh sure, I could have asked all about it from the nice lady I bought this from, but what’s the fun in that? This is a very nice Route 66 shield pin from the Trading Around … Continue reading

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Places: Paddington (Store) at Paddington Station

Paddington Station is a Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area. Dating back to at least 1838, the iconic junction has transcended transportation for one very small reason: Paddington Bear! The children’s book character Paddington Bear was named after the … Continue reading

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