Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This is the D23 Charter Year Membership Certificate for the D23 Community of Dinsey fans, available at Disneyshopping.com. This club is the official Disney Fans club, and this beautiful, colorful certificate comes with your membership. You get inside Disney information and historical Disney information as part of your membership to this magical club. They've held several fun events that I've attended. It's good that they have so many activities for members- nobody could possibly attend all of them!
Monday, December 27, 2010
These are The Three Caballeros from the Walt Disney classic film by the same name (from 1945). Shown here are Jose Carioca, Donald Duck and Panchito. I wanted these figures ever since I knew of their existence, and I bought all three of them on Ebay a few years ago. They bring me joy!
This is the pin that Disneyland gave to working Cast Members on July 17, 2005, on Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. I got this pin, because I worked that day in the Cast Costuming Department! Working at Disneyland is fun, but it is work! I like the nice little appreciation perks that they give you as a Cast Member. I will work for either Disneyland or Walt Disney World again in the future!
This is a sculpture of the Magic Mirror from the Disney classic film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", produced by The Walt Disney Classic Collection. It's a cool mirror, with the slave's face in the mirror. This piece is incredibly detailed, with the signs of the zodiac all around the mirror (looking at this thing, it makes you go back and watch the movie to see if THAT mirror had all these things-and it did!)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
This is one of the great Disneyland Guides that they used to give out at Disneyland when you paid for your Disneyland tickets. Inside was a guide to Disneyland, including a brief description of all of the rides and attractions and a layout of each land. The design of this guide remained pretty consistent through the years, until it was discontinued. This guide is for Fall-Winter 1972-73, and features the (then) brand-new County Bear Jamboree on the cover.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is a one-day Disney Passport to any Disney theme park in America. It's a "Park Hopper" ticket that could be used at Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort for all theme parks. I got this ticket for free at Disney's Shareholder Meeting back in the early '90's, and was one of the last times that Disney gave away passports to its shareholders who attended their annual meetings. (They argued that if you could buy a share for $30 and get a free ticket worth about $55, that it wasn't good business sense. I say that they were looking at this all wrong. If you are willing to travel all the way to Anaheim on a work day and miss work in order to attend a Disney Shareholder's meeting, the least that they could do is to give the shareholder/attendees some free tickets. I know this- if they were to have paid people for their time for their traveling to that meeting and for the time that they spent attending the meeting- it would amount to something. They certainly pay those directors a lot of money and stock options to attend the meetings). Anyway, isn't it a beautiful ticket? You can see the logos of Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot and The Disney-MGM Studios on this ticket. The cool thing about this ticket was that it did not expire until the date used.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite watches! It shows Mickey Mouse as Sorcerer Mickey. This watch gets really colorful in the sunlight, and Mickey appears. When there's no sunlight or when you hold the watch at an angle so that the light won't shine on it, you can see the actual face of the watch underneath the crystal, and you can see the time. This watch really gets attention when worn. I bought this watch at The Disney Store at the Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills Mall when the store was still there. Alas, the store is gone, but I still have my watch!