Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Olszewski Disneyland Central Plaza Miniature Sculpture, First Edition

This is a miniature sculpture of Disneyland's Central Plaza by the famed master miniaturist, Robert Olszewski. This item is brand new and in its original box, and has a Certificate of Authenticity. This particular item is also a First Edition, which means that it was made during the first year of production of the piece, and this is indicated on the Certificate of Authenticity. At Disneyland, Central Plaza (which is also known as the Hub) is the area of Disneyland on Main Street which is the circular area which is right across the street from Sleeping Beauty Castle. This piece is an exact miniature replica of Disneyland's Central Plaza. This sculpture has fantastic detail. It features the park benches, trees, flower beds and statues in the Central Plaza area of Disneyland. It also includes once of the centerpieces of Disneyland, the statue of Walt Disney holding Mickey Mouse's hand, called "Partners". This piece also lights up with the flick of a couple of switches, as you can see from the pictures- the street lights light up, as well as the lights in the trees, for a really nice "Disneyland after dark" treatment.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Walt Disney Imagineering "Cars Race Rally" Attraction Pin

This is a pin from Walt Disney Imagineering, depicting the "Cars Race Rally" future attraction, which will be built at Disney's California Adventure Theme Park in Anaheim, California at the Disneyland Resort. This is a limited edition pin, and will someday be worth lots of money to top Disney pin collectors. I hope that I'll be able to hang with them by maintaining my ownership of pretty babies like this one!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Alice in Wonderland Concept Art Pillow by Mary Blair

This is a pillow which features artwork from Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderland", by famous Disney artist Mary Blair. Mary Blair worked on several Disney features as well, including "Cinderella", "The Three Caballeros", and "Peter Pan". The artwork featured on this pillow was inspired the backgrounds which were used in the "Golden Afternoon" scene in the movie.

Swedish Chef Plush Doll

This is a Swedish Chef plush toy. The Swedish Chef is a featured character in "The Muppet Show". This toy was purchased at Disney's California Adventure, where the Muppets appear in "Muppetvision 3-D".

The Walt Disney Company Stock Certificate

This is a stock certificate for The Walt Disney Company. Notice the characters on it- Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Cinderella, Chip and Dale, Tinkerbell, and, of course, Walt Disney. You can also see the Cinderella Castle, and Spaceship Earth from EPCOT. By owning Disney stock, not only do you get to own a piece of a great company, you can even get this nice, pretty piece of artwork to prove your ownership!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Buzz Lightyear Toy from Burger King

This is a Buzz Lightyear little toy from Burger King. It was part of a child's meal. I don't remember where I got it from- maybe my friend, Cinde Castro...but anyway, it's kind of cool. I have to keep it out of kids' reach, so that it doesn't disappear when I have visitors to my house.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Disneyana Convention Disneyland 40 Years of Adventure Shirt

This is a t-shirt from the Official Disneyana Convention in 1995, celebrating Disneyland's "40 Years of Adventure". 1995 was the year that Disneyland opened the "Indiana Jones Adventure" ride in Adventureland. Today it is still one of the park's most popular rides.

The Official Disneyana Convention was really awesome, and they offered a lot of good merchandise in the "Indiana Jones" theming. Although I have been wearing this t-shirt ever since I bought it in 1995, it is still in pretty good condition.

Walt Disney's EPCOT - Creating The World of Tomorrow

This book is entitled, "Walt Disney's EPCOT - Creating The World of Tomorrow". This book was published in 1982, which is the year that EPCOT opened at Walt Disney World in Florida. EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow, and was conceived by Walt Disney to be a real city, where leading companies from around the world could preview and showcase new technology before rolling it out to the world at large. Walt had a lot of ideas for EPCOT. Unfortunately, he died before any construction could begin on Walt Disney World.

EPCOT would open 11 years after the Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World. Although it is not the city that Walt had in mind, the Walt Disney Company did use several key ideas in planning what became Disney's second theme park in Florida.

EPCOT is divided into 2 sections- Future World, and the World Showcase. In Future World, we see science and technology in action. Here, guests experience technology, both modern and future.

At the World Showcase, you experience pavillions representative of several countries from around the world- Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Some of the pavillions feature rides or attractions; all of them feature shops, as well as restaurants.

This book is about the building of EPCOT. It has several photographs, and shows artwork that was used in the original attractions that opened there. It shows all of the pavillions at EPCOT being built, as well as construction of attractions, like the World of Motion and Spaceship Earth.

I like this book very much, particularly because I really love EPCOT- it is my favorite Disney park!

This book, if you really want it, can be bought here for $127.00, which includes shipping, handling, and insurance (for shipping to the U.S. only, please).