Thursday, July 31, 2008

Seiko Clock Featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

This is a clock that I received as a gift from my Mom. It was made by Seiko, and features Mickey Mouse and Minne Mouse. Minnie appears on the piano, and Mickey is playing a guitar. Mickey rocks side to side slowly, like a pendulum. This clock has several music tunes that you can choose to signal the hour. Right now this clock is not in use, but it still works.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Euro Disney Baseball Cap

This is an adult red Euro Disney baseball cap, purchased in 1993 by me at Euro Disneyland in France (which is now called Disneyland Paris). I wore this cap only once, I think. This cap has a small, adjustable belt-like band in the back, so it can be adjusted to fit your head. This cap is very colorful, as you can see in the picture. It's also a rare item, since you probably will not find any merchandise at that park today that says "Euro Disney"- everything there is branded as "Disneyland Paris" now. The parent company of Disneyland Paris, though, is still called Euro Disney, SCA.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Stromboli's Ristorante Menu

Stromboli's Ristorante was an Italian restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel. Stromboli's had really good food, and I used to eat there on special occasions (like my birthday!). I was saddened when they closed it, along with the Monorail Cafe, when Disney created the new Disneyland Resort. As you can see, the restaurant was named after Stromboli, the evil puppeteer who put Pinocchio in a cage and threatened to chop him into firewood. The restaurant had a Pinocchio theme, and was quite charming. Diners had a nice view of the old marina, which has been replaced by the Neverland Swimming Pool area. I bought this menu at an NFFC Disneyana Convention- the price tag is still on it, as you might be able to see!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Photograph of the Entrance to the Dream Suite at Disneyland in California

This is a photo of the entrance to the Dream Suite at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. The Dream Suite is located above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. It was originally designed to be a nice apartment for Walt Disney and Roy Disney when they stayed at Disneyland, but Walt died before it was completed, and the space was never used for overnight guest stays until now.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Disneyland 50th Anniversary Collectable Mug Set by Shag (The Box)

This is the outside box of the Disneyland 50th Anniversary Collectable Mug Set by Shag. This box is art all by itself. I will show you the mugs inside the box on another posting. Suffice it to say, Disneyland had some really cool stuff for sale for its 50th Anniversary. Shag created a lot of the designs for the merchandise- he's really super-talented!

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Plush Dolls from Tokyo Disneyland

This is a pair of dolls from Tokyo Disneyland: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Notice that they are in authentic, traditional Japanese garb. There's a lot of detail in these dolls. I got these from my friends, Eric and Barbara, who go to Tokyo Disneyland quite often (and bring back things for their friends to buy). These dolls have big safety pins on the back, so you can pin them onto your backpack, and have Mickey and Minnie hanging on!