Friday, December 31, 2010

Kusafiri Coffee Shop

The Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery beckons weary travelers on their morning sprint to Kilimanjaro Safaris with Kahawa (coffee), Chai (tea), and Maandazi (sweet fried dough). The weary New Year's Eve revelers might need to that to stay awake tonight or recover tomorrow.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Straight from the intro sequences in the old movie shorts comes Pluto on Mickey's Fun Wheel.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Starport loading bays

The two loading bays at Space Mountain are now Alpha and Omega - a new (relatively) feature from the recent refurbishment. And I certainly can dig the new Starport logo!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Creature Comforts

This colorful sign marks the entrance to the Creature Comforts store on Discovery Island, whose interior is every bit as whimsical as the sign out front...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Peace on Earth

A merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and Peace on Earth to everyone, everywhere...

National Parks Christmas

Christmas at Yellowstone might be cold but spending it at the Wilderness Lodge sure isn't!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mickey Wreaths

Who doesn't want to have one of these hanging from their front door? They look fantastic as they line Main Street...

Santa Police?

Santa is everywhere - even the parking police it seems! A big light-up Santa has been spotted in recent years in the parking cops' little cruiser in the alley behind the Streets of America, hopefully you plugged that meter or you're getting coal this year...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Train around the tree

Every good Christmas tree needs a train and the Magic Kingdom is no different - so a Carolwood and Pacific train does the honors this year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Calling Santa...

Frosty seems to be calling Santa from the Chinatown payphone in the Streets of America!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Elephants fly...

A couple years ago banners such as this one decorated the Disneyland Resort - with a team of flying elephants Santa could really make good time!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A big easy Christmas

Holiday season at the resorts is just as much fun as at the parks, esp. if you are at one that really decks the halls. The Port Orleans French Quarter brings you a jazzy little Christmas with all sorts of decorations with a New Orleans theme...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

David E Davies Funeral Director

It is only fitting that Jack decorates the funeral directors front yard on the Streets of America...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stitch decorates...

This year Stitch is stringing the lights at Innoventions West - both on the tree and himself it appears. The 2010 topiary displays in Epcot were a little more subdued than past years but what displays they had were up to the usual standards...

Monday, December 13, 2010

...Two shiny aluminum trees and one red gas can...

Only in a place like Chester and Hester's in Animal Kingdom will you find a gas can in with the tacky Christmas trees...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Critter Country Christmas

After a week hiatus and a blizzard we're back with Christmas photos! Today - Critter Country. These guys know how to throw a great country holiday event and have garland and wreaths all over their land, all with a natural and homey touch.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sales are final

Point Mugu Tattoo on Paradise Pier can serve you and all of your (temporary) ink needs on the boardwalk...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mme. Leota's

Need anything to assist your contact with the other side? Madame Leota can help and her cart sits right outside the exit to the Haunted Mansion...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


And welcome to Walt Disney's Enchanged Tiki Room. This sign still hangs over the entrance to the classic attraction - it is interesting that it specifically calls it Walt Disney's, in part because (for a while) he personally owned the attraction through WED vs. the Walt Disney Company. Just one of those interesting tidbits of the past...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Corn dogs, surfing, and fish

The Corn Dog Castle menu was relocated for a time to the Farmer's Market and the construction walls outside of the new Little Mermaid attraction helped point the way with the help of a few fish.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Coral Moons of Pisces 7

You need a vacation, in fact, you need to dive the coral moons of Pisces 7! Talk about a crazy adventure - start planning today by visiting the exit queue in Space Mountain to learn more!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Welcome to Adventureland

Flaming torches, masks, tropical flowers, thatched roofs, you are certainly in Adventureland now!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


There is a viking located outside the Stave Church in Norway. I've not been able to identify if it is a certain viking or if it is a more generic statue...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Better days...

Behind one of the counters at the Hollywood Hotel is this fresco of it in better days, when it had all of its elevator shafts...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sideshow Shirts

Found in Paradise Pier along the boardwalk, this sign outside Sideshow Shirts makes people stop and think for a second...and then they get it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

This way to the Caribbean Plaza

This sign in the Hub points the way to Adventureland and the Caribbean Plaza, a location that seems to be relatively unknown by that name (yet everyone knows where Pirates of the Caribbean is located!).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tourist information

The Harambe Vistor Directory stand is the place to go for the latest ride wait times...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Canoe Rides

You've never really experienced the Rivers of America till you have ridden them in one of the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes. Hop on board for some excessive and a different look at the river...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Paint the scene

If you look at the artist's painting down on the waterfront you'll see he really is painting the scene in front of him - the International Gateway...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Starspeeder 3000

Please familiarize yourself with your Starspeeder - the exits and seats are clearly marked on this diagram as you wait to go to your loading gate...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tall Tale Inn & Cafe

The Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, near Splash Mountain in Frontierland, has the classic old west feel inside and out and even has an evening courtyard during the day courtesy of the Disney magic. Now if only you could stay at the Inn...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet your party here

For those of you waiting for your party to return from their ride on the Kali River Rapids here is the sign marking the location of their return.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Maliboomer is no more and while it was an interesting addition to the park (the idea of making it into a mock amuseument park ring-the-bell attraction was a nice touch) it didn't fit. It was an out-of-the-box ride, nothing like the unique Disney attractions everyone is used to - so this fall it closed to make way for some much needed green space in that corner of DCA.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hose closet

There is a firehose closet on Main Street with this cool little plaque, the old time horse drawn fire engine certainly fits the era nicely.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Whitewater Adventures

Ride the Kali River Rapids with Kali Rapids Expeditions! You'll go on a whitewater adventure of a lifetime, and get soaked to the bone as a side benifit...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The Midnight Dancer greets you to The Enchanted Tiki Room...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lunch break

The Yakitori House in Japan serves tasty meals, you can eat inside or in the gardens ajacent to the eatery...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Keep Out

As a result of last nights accident management has closed the Hollywood Tower Hotel until further notice. You are advised to keep out...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tonight's Menu

It is Halloween and there is a fantastic menu tonight at the Sunset Room at the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Don't forget to drop in for dinner.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Not so spooky decor

Still need decorating ideas for Halloween? How about an old time feel for your festivities? Classic touch, fun but not really spooky, and if you are really good you can find white pumpkins to make ghost jack-o-lanterns.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Now approaching...

...Mickey's Star Traders, where they can Rocket-ship to anywhere in the galaxy. In reality they do have one of the largest selections of merch outside of Main Street and some fun theming inside.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kataka Tiger Camp

They have a great location Chakpandi River and have the best mountain views of wildlife...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Piled on a cart...

...and ready to spook someone! These pumpkins are ready to hit the streets of Frontierland in their decked out hay wagon...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Greetings to a land of orange

This jumbo Mickey pumpkin greeted visitors to Disneyland last year...

You may get wet!

This neat umbrella toting troll greets you before your Norwegian high seas adventure begins...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wicked fun for everyone

Last year these banners were everyone around the Disneyland Resort - I would avoid eating any apples for a while if I were you...

Bunchable Munchables

Plant seedlings together and your garden will soon be "de-vine"...