Monday, November 24, 2008
This is a Roger Rabbit watch by Fossil. It's part of Fossil's Watch Collector's Club Series IV. This is a Limited Edition watch, and is number 1,828 of 7,500 made. Once I was wearing this watch at my job at Fed Ex, and a customer noticed my watch and asked me where I got it. "At the Disney Store, where I work", I said. "I'm working on the Roger Rabbit ride for Tokyo Disneyland at Walt Disney Imagineering right around the corner", he replied. "How'd you like to come over and see?", he asked. "Can I?", I wondered. "If you have a Disney ID, I can get you in", he replied. "I sure do", I said, and we set the date. I must say, that place was really amazing. From the street, you'd almost never know that Disney was there. Once inside, though, I recognized a lot of things that were clearly Disney Theme Park stuff. I saw them building and painting the props for the "Roger Rabbit Cartoon Spin" for Tokyo Disneyland. I saw a cobra head that had been made for "The Indiana Jones Adventure" for Disneyland. I also saw the (then) new cars for Disneyland's "Space Mountain" being made. Wow- I got to see all that, just because I worked for The Disney Store, and the guy liked my watch!
This is a Walt Disney Classic Collection sculpture of Clarabelle Cow, here featured in Walt Disney's classic cartoon, "Symphony Hour". Here she's playing the violin. Clarabelle was in a few Mickey Mouse cartoons a long time ago. She was recently seen in Disney's, "The Three Musketeers", starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. She was kind of mean in this recent film.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This is a watch based on the Disney Classic, "Peter Pan". It features Tinker Bell in the foreground, and Michael and John flying behind her. Peter Pan and Wendy are standing on the minute hand of "Big Ben", which is the face of the watch. This watch was purchased at Disneyland. It came inside a small lunchbox-like container. This watch is number 2506 out of a Limited Edition of 5000. It was made exclusively for Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts.
This is a beautiful watch based on Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". This particular watch was made by Fossil, and is number 628 of a Limited Edition of 7,500 made. It's part of Fossil's Watch Collector's Club Series V, where all watches made in this series came inside a beautiful matching music box.
This is a dark-purple-colored Mickey Mouse Watch. You can see Mickey's face etched inside the crystal. This exclusive watch was a prize to me and my fellow Cast Members at The Disney Store. We won it because we convinced enough people to apply for the now-defunct Disney Credit Card. This is one of my favorite watches.
This is a pillow from Disneyshopping.com that I bought 2 years ago. It's based on conceptual artwork that Mary Blair created for Walt Disney's classic film, "Peter Pan". It's a really nice pillow- so good, in fact, that I bought one for my sister Julie, too. This pillow shows Peter Pan at the Mermaid Lagoon with mermaids.
This is the DVD of the movie, "Walt Disney's The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh". This movie is actually a combination of 3 Winnie The Pooh movies: "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree", "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day", and "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too". This DVD features lots of extras, and it's a deal!
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is a sculpture of Jose Carioca from the Walt Disney classic films, "Saludos Amigos" and "The Three Caballeros". This particular piece was made by Disney artist Jody Daily. It is the prototype for the final pieces that were eventually sold by Disney. Jose is a Brazilian parrot, who smokes cigars and likes to sing and dance.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This is a "Casa Mexicana" Pin from Disneyland. It features Donald Duck as a Mexican musician. This pin is a Disneyland Annual Passholder Exclusive Special Edition of 10,000. Casa Mexicana was a restaurant in Frontierland at Disneyland which had previously been opened as "Casa de Fritos" back in 1955. On October 1, 1982, the restaurant was re-opened as Casa Mexicana. In 2001, the restaurant was completely re-themed as "Rancho del Zocalo". This restaurant has always served Mexican food.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is a photo of Pluto that I took at The Liberty Tree Tavern at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in September 2008. I went to Walt Disney World for a total of 7 days (over a 10-day period). I decided to dine at The Liberty Tree Tavern because I had never eaten there before, and it seemed fun. It did not disappoint. I was greeted warmly and served a lot of food- I couldn't even eat it all, but it included dessert and a drink! Additionally, I was greeted by Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Chip and Dale. Wow! I recommend this place for dining with or without the kids! By the way, I used Disney's Dining Plan to pay for the meal - it counted as 1 table service meal (for those of you who know what that means).
This is a Sneak Preview Weekend Commemorative Ticket for Disney's animated movie, "Hercules". This came with a special Hercules commemorative pin. I bought this ticket from The Disney Store back in 1997. The date of the movie was June 21, 1997. To celebrate this movie, both Disneyland and the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World had a special Hercules parade, featuring the Muses and all the other characters from the movie, including Herc himself.