September 2, 2014

Mouse Gear Store at Night


September 1, 2014

Back of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland




Back of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland by Barry Wallis

August 31, 2014

Disneyland Opening Day Tickets




Disneyland Opening Day Ticket (front) in the Disney Archives by Barry Wallis

August 28, 2014

Maleficent and Other Fairies


September 2014 Merchandise Event at Disneyland

September 27: Let´s celebrate everything “Maleficent and Other Fairies.” Artists Dave Avanzino, Britni Brault, Bruce Boyer, Bob Elias, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Larry Nikolai and Yakovetic will be on hand for a special appearance and signing from 1 – 3 p.m. at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park. Learn More.

August 27, 2014

Giraffe on Sunset at Disney´s Animal Kingdom


August 26, 2014

2014 Disney´s Pumpkin Ornament


You can find select themed items by visiting http://www.DisneyStore.com/Halloween

June 20, 2013

Partners Statue at Magic Kingdom



Partners Statue at Magic Kingdom - Fun Facts

1 - The Partners Statue was sculpted by Disney Legend Blaine Gibson. A former Disney animator and Imagineer, Blaine took one year to create the sculpture and based his depiction of Walt on a bust he originally created in the 1960s.

2 - When considering having Mickey hold Walt’s hand, Blaine consulted footage from the film “Fantasia,” in which Mickey shakes the hand of orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowski.

3 - One early sketch of the Partners Statue featured Mickey holding an ice cream cone in one hand.

4 - When choosing an expression for Walt’s face, Blaine tried to reflect Walt’s goal of making people happy. The statue’s expression is Blaine’s interpretation of Walt watching happy people enjoy the park.

5 - The initials on Walt’s tie are “STR,” and stand for “Smoke Tree Ranch,” an area in Palm Springs where Walt once owned a vacation home.

June 18, 2013

Ub Iwerks Window - Stereoscopic Cameras



High atop one of the shops here on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park, one window is dedicated to one of Walt Disney’s first animators – Ub Iwerks, whose credits include animation on Walt Disney’s earliest shorts, Plane Crazy and Steamboat Willie.

June 11, 2013

World Showcase at night

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