Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Paint Specs

Hey, at least Johnny is going to call someone who knows instead of just blow you off! Johnny does seem to take a lot of abuse around the Backlot Express...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Harper's Mill

Named after Joe Harper in Tom Sawyer, Harper's Mill quietly churns on the Rivers of America

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pizza Oom Mow Mow

Looks like the sharks are biting! Surf's up and the crowd is hungry for pizza - Pizza Oom Mow Mow is the place to go for your tiki-and-beach-bum pizza experience. But go soon as it changes themes soon with the rebuilding of Paradise Pier...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A quiet walkway...

...Leads to the Rancho del Zocalo. Fountains, plants, stucco fascades, the whole area really feels the part and even if it is hot in Frontierland it seems to automatically cool off as you walk around el Rancho.

Friday, June 25, 2010

In a galaxy far, far away

With the upcoming rehab and show change for Star Tours we take a look at the travel poster hanging up on the soundstage housing the attraction. Featuring Rex, R2D2, C3P0, the StarSpeeder 3000 and more it mimics the movie posters for the original Star Wars triology...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sleepy Kitty...

As summer rolls in cats everywhere know what to do, sleep away the hottest parts of the day. One of the tigers takes a nap in the wonderfully themed area of the Maharajah Jungle Trek...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Drop anchor....

...Because it is time to eat! So stop by the Columbia Harbor House for good eats while you are taking a break from your sea voyage...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rancho del Zocalo

This ornate metal and tile sign welcomes you to the tasty eatery known as Rancho del Zocalo. It is a wonderfully themed eatery with mixed indoor outdoor seating, good food, and a relaxed feel which makes it a perfect spot for a mid-day break.

Desktop: Surf's Up

This week our desktop is one piece of the huge tile mural at the entrance to DCA. The mural is quite detailed and you better get your photos now, with the new DCA "Main Street" on the way it won't be around forever...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I scream, you scream...

We all scream for ice cream (and sundaes of course). When you need your fix just stop by the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and cool off for a few minutes...

Friday, June 18, 2010

More fun than a Barrel of Monkeys

Toy Story 3 opens today! And to celebrate how about a quick look into Toy Story Mania? Tinkertoys anyone? How about a game of Scrabble? Just a word to the wise, I hear the monkeys cheat...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shirts and curtains

Have you ever noticed the curtains in the building above the FastPass queue at Kali River Rapids? They are a creative reuse of old Hawaiian shirts...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Starry lights

Rancho del Zocalo is a wonderful place to eat in Disneyland, the atmosphere and food are both excellent. The lighting is especially interesting as it consists of lots of neat lamps, including this star patterned ones that look good during the day but fantastic at night...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Galactic Archeology

The galaxy is full of things waiting to be found - including the skeletons of long lost creatures on planets far away. What better way to ship them than with FedEx? This scene was part of the Space Mountain exit queue, which luckily they did not eliminate when they rebuilt the ride last year. It has changed, of course, but at least there is still an entertaining storyline as you ride on the speedramp back to Tomorrowland...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Desktop: Police Line

This week's Desktop takes place at Monahan's Freight Co. One of the studio tour trams had a bit of an issue with the brakes and added some nice natural air conditioning to their warehouse.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Welcome to the Yeti Museum

The Yeti Museum in the Expedition Everest queue offers a glimpse at the legend, lore, and research into the Yeti deep in the Himalayas.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Do not pick the tea

Due to some unexpected technical difficulties the posts have been a bit scattered lately, hopefully we'll be back to normal shortly. Meanwhile, if you are near Everest please don't pick the tea as you are waiting to board your train on the Anandapur Rail Service...

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Amazing what you can do with a sharpie and construction ruler! Of course this cute little dinosaur can only be found at Chester and Hester's in Dinoland...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Back at the lab...

Oh no! The Lab retriever is chewing on the samples sent in and the robot in charge appears to be less than happy with him! This is part of the final scene in the entertaining old Space Mountain post-queue.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Your train is here

This New York City subway car (well, the cab of one at least) greets you on your journey behind the scenes on the Backlot Tour. Used in the short film "The Lottery" it appears to be an old NYCT R16 subway car still covered in graffiti and grit.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Get yer photos!

If you look close you can see where they painted over the old sign for the new meet-and-greet sign in Dinoland. A creative job that is rather authentic to the old Route 66 trail they are mimicking...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Staying ahead of the times

Muppet Labs studies just about everything. Including advanced chronology... As always, they are one step ahead of everyone else.