Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Take that!

Buzz and Woody can be seen around Toy Story Mania is pictures drawn by Andy. Here we have Buzz blasting what would appear to be either Godzilla or maybe a version of the Swamp Thing, it is a little hard to tell...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

the song that will be in your head all day

it's a small world! Yes, now that the song is in your head let's take a look at the entrance signage. The 3-D sign stand out over the walkway. The castle wall fascade, the feel of a medevil fair, they all fit in to the general Fantasyland feel...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Welcome to the future

The relatively new stainless steel gates at Epcot picked up a nice feature for the 25th Anniversary, the classic Epcot and Spaceship Earth logos!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hippo pool recording

The Serengeti hippo project is working on the sound recordings right now... The stickers on the travel cases are always an enjoyable read...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fargo's Palm Parlor

Fargo's Palm Parlor can be found on Main Street. Sadly you can't get your future told there, but at least there is a cool sign out front.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blast zone

Watch out for the blast zone in Condor Flats. But rather than being scorched by hot gases how does cool mist sound? With a lack of shade in much of DCA it is a welcome retreat on those toasty days!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet me at the fountain

The Tower Hotel's secondary lobby has this fountain near the dining and meeting rooms...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Travel with the Toons by Train

The Toontown Fair train station is, unlike the other two Magic Kingdom stations, a simple structure. The most ornate pieces are the oversized signs and blue ribbons.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Desktop: Greeting from California

Everything under the sun! Or the moon in this case... A bit of neon light for the desktop this week as we look at the soon to be replaced entry plaza at DCA...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Worldly refuse collection

In much of the World Showcase the trash cans look the same, esp. along the promenade. With a subtle brown tone and the compass logo in a metal casting they blend into the surroundings...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Serving a Thirsty Galaxy

Look for the TWA Moonliner in Tomorrowland for a thirst quenching stop. The scale replica of the Disneyland orignal is a nice homage to the earlier Tomorrowland landmark, but it won't get you to the moon or Mars anymore...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

3D film vault

The vault is bulging with all sorts of film reels in a way only the Muppets can do...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ants in the Pants

One of the many classic games turned into oversized props in Toy Story Mania, this time at the boarding platform.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Village Fry Shop

The Village Fry Shop has since changed names and menus but here is a brief look at your Fantasyland fry outlet...

Sunday, March 14, 2010


The promenade has a quaint shop, the Souk-Al-Magreb, bearing gifts from around Morocco. And if you look up you'll find all sorts of rugs and pots as well...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Will call...for balloons

This resurgance in Mickey balloon popularity has been fun for all those who love the classic balloons (that includes me). It appears the Tree of Life has been turned into a balloon in some of the banners and signs around the Animal Kingdom.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Mission Tortillas use genuine Maseca Corn Flour, the company (now owned by Gruma) was the pioneer of mass production corn flour in 1949...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some "tiny" improvements

Recently the construction walls at the parks have begun sporting some interesting new signs. This one was on the Storybook Land with a rather humorous message for its riders through the miniature realm...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Harbor your Hunger

Catalina Eddie's is one of the Sunset Market Ranch eateries and despite the logo they don't serve seafood. I would certainly try the Hot Italian Deli sandwich, it is delicious! And those from Southern California will already know this - but a Catalina Eddy is a localized weather pattern on the coast...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Parlour Tricks

Madame Leota's cart outside of the Haunted Mansion is a fun addition to the streetscape. Part shop, part odd visual, it spices up that corner of Liberty Square. Though I've still never found any good parlour tricks at the cart. Hmmm....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Desktop: River Excursions

Hitch a ride on the S.S. Mark Twain and take off on a grand river excursion with this week's desktop!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Trash of the future

Future World's trash and recycling cans are subtley painted to fit in with the surroundings. No logo, nothing special other than the Prototype font on the recycling...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ride in comfortable safari vehciles... you enjoy all the sights and sounds of the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. It's a journey of a lifetime, so keep an eye out for these posters for all the details.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cristal d'Orleans

This fancy goblet marks the entrace to address 32 in New Orleans Square - the Cristal d'Orleans shop...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Drop your debris

The trash and recycling cans around Condor Flats relfect the industrial air field feel of the land.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tower Hotel Gifts

The back entrance to the Tower Hotel Gift shop doesn't get seen by nearly as many people for the simple reason that you are exiting the hotel after your stay. But if you need to go back to pick up a gift or your party was waiting for you at the exit they'll see this sign over the door.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Eat at the Harbour House

There are a variety of signs around the detail-crazy Harbour House, this is just one of the many to find around the building...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Desktop: Village Haus

Do you need to feel like you are on a trip to the Alps while sitting at work? Or maybe you just want to feel like you are wandering around Fantasyland without the crowds? Either way, this week's desktop takes us to Pinocchio's Village Haus...