Saturday, January 31, 2009
I went to Paris, France back in 1993, and one of the things that I planned to do when I got there (besides going to Disneyland Paris) was to buy some Disney music in French. I wanted to get Disney's animated classic, "Beauty and the Beast" in French, and I found it! This soundtrack is so beautiful in French- it's the same music as the English version, only the singers are singing in French. (Since this movie takes place in France, it makes it all-the-more authentic!)
Here's a daytime view of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in a photo that I took from inside the California Grill restaurant on top of Disney's Contemporary Resort. See the post from a few days ago to see the nighttime view. As I may have mentioned earlier, the California Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. If you ever know that you're going to Walt Disney World, I recommend that you call Disney Dining at Walt Disney World- (407)WDW-DINE to make reservations in advance. They take reservations up to 6 months in advance for any of the restaurants at Walt Disney World.
This is a great shirt from the Disney Store, featuring Donald Duck. It says, "Walt Disney's DONALD Still Angry After All These Years". I was at Disneyland in line for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 2 years ago and I was wearing this shirt. A lady on the ride started laughing at my shirt, saying, "That reminds me of my father. Still angry after all these years". This is one of my favorite shirts.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is a nighttime view of The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, taken from the California Grill, located at the top of Disney's Contemporary Resort. I love eating at the California Grill- it has a spectacular view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and all the hotels that surround it, and, of course, this view. The food there is great- I took this picture the first night that I arrived at Walt Disney World in September. I had made my reservation in advance, to kick off my vacation right!
This is my one and only pair of Mickey Mouse Boxer shorts from Disneyland. They also happen to be my only Mickey Mouse underpants. You can see Mickey wearing different styles of boxers himself in this print. I couldn't resist buying these boxers, because they are fun! I purchased them on Main Street at the Main Street Clothiers a few years ago.
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is a GAF Talking View Master Reel Set for the Walt Disney motion picture, "Mary Poppins". I got this for Christmas back around 1972 along with several other View Master reels. What's cool about View Master reels is that they are totally in 3-D. The Talking View Master also tells a story while you view the story. Mary Poppins is absolutely my favorite Disney film, bar none. Mary is so cool, and she's "practically perfect in every way".
Friday, January 23, 2009
This beautiful pocket watch features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse kissing. Notice the 3 hearts above them. Mickey is in his classic red shorts, and Minnie is wearing a blue dress. Notice that it's old-style Mickey and Minnie. This watch was the gift watch that you got if you bought all 6 watches from the Disney Store in Fossil's "Watch Collector's Club Series V". This cool watch came inside a beautiful music box (as did all 6 watches in this series). Believe me, this is one of the best watches that I've ever had. It's on a chain (as most pocket watches are), and it is numbered #1817 out of 7500. The cool thing about the Watch Collector's Club is that only the people who buy all 6 watches and redeem the coupons for them will get the 7th watch- so, although 7,500 of these watches were made, a lot fewer than that were every shipped out. Therefore, this is a very, very rare Mickey Mouse watch. I like it because it looks great, has an old-school style, yet is new and classy. I've used this watch only a couple of times- mostly I have kept it in storage with my other collectible watches. I just might start using it again! I have never seen anyone else with this watch.
I would be willing to part with this extremely rare Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse watch for $5,000 plus shipping.
Monday, January 19, 2009
One of my favorite artists who creates products with Disney characters is Robert Olszewski. His "Gallery of Light" boxes which are sold exclusively at Disney Parks are incredibly beautiful. They are definitely worth checking out. They make perfect gifts. Want to melt your girlfriend's heart or make your Mom sigh? Buy them one of these as a gift! Also check out the Heirloom Boxes by Olszewski, which are incredibly detailed! I have bought a couple of these for myself, and I also bought one for my sister and one for my Mom!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is a t-shirt from The Disney Store, bought around 1995, featuring Mickey Mouse in "The Karnival Kid", a black and white Mickey Mouse cartoon from 1929. This shirt shows a scene where Mickey makes up his mind to go see "Minnie the Shimmy Dancer". As you can see, the shirt was made in color. I always got so many compliments on this shirt- here in California and a whole lot more when I wore it to Walt Disney World in Florida! The shirt's still holding up kind of well, but nothing lasts forever, so I thought I'd take a picture and put it on here!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
These are dolls from the 1996 Walt Disney Pictures classic, "The Huntchback of Notre Dame". These dolls were made by Mattel, and are still in their original boxes, and are brand new (never opened). Pictured here are Esmeralda (voiced in the movie by Demi Moore), and Phoebus (voiced by Kevin Kline). I really like the costumes on these dolls!