Category Archives: Disneyland

Photo Spot: Disneyland Faux Architecture

This Photo Spot post is a twofer. I’m constantly amazed at the faux architecture at Disney Parks. The level of detail the Imagineers put into every nook and cranny is obsessive to say the least, but it pays off in … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Disneyland’s Pile of Pachyderms

How many Disney elephants can you name? Dumbo. Colonel Hathi. Tantor. Heffalumps. Bing Bong? And how about those Pink Elephants certain Disney characters saw when a little tipsy! Yup, they count. And then there’s these guys: This likely depicts the … Continue reading

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Theme Park Steamboat Willie 24″ Knitted Plush

Steamboat Willie was released on November 18, 1928, and is the first on-screen appearance of Mickey Mouse. This date is now used for his ‘birthday’. For an exhaustive review of the Short itself, you can check out a post over … 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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The Dukes of Dixieland at Disneyland LP Record

I do like me some Dixieland Jazz! You can see my earlier post featuring perhaps one of the most famous Dixieland bands, The Firehouse Five Plus Two at Disneyland, by clicking the link. The Dukes of Dixieland was a Firehouse Five contemporary … Continue reading

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Firehouse Five Plus Two at Disneyland LP Record

The Firehouse Five Plus Two was a Dixieland jazz band that consisted of members of the Walt Disney company. Animator Ward Kimball started it all and acted as the Band Leader. They released 12 original albums along with addition Greatest Hits and Live efforts over … 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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Disneyland Teapot Salt & Pepper Shakers

I sure have a lot of salt and pepper shakers for someone who doesn’t really get excited about food. There’s nothing I can’t over season! My latest set are these Disneyland teapot salt and pepper shakers: The characters on the … Continue reading

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Reviews: Gracey Manor Designs – Disney Replicas

Facebook can be a very convenient way to find unique businesses. I have purchased many things from sellers in this way but have never had such a nice experience as I have with Gracey Manor Designs. I’ve been blogging on … Continue reading

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