Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Grizzly Hall

Built in 1898, Grizzly Hall is home to the craziest group of bears you'll ever meet and is the home theatre of the Country Bear Jamboree...

Desktop: Dead Dinosaurs

The fossils at Big Thunder Mountain are big enough to hold a train, at least the rib cage is! So this week we take a look at one of those deceased dinosaurs who, from the looks of it, appears to enjoy being part of the fun from the grin on his face!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gateway to another world

The Moroccan pavilion has amazing architecture - and some much of it is decorated with ornate tile or stone work. Take a few extra minutes to examine the rich details in the courtyards, buildings, etc.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Photographic Portairture

Professor Barnaby Owl would be more than happy to help you with capturing your memories of your trip down Splash Mountain.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dept. of Art Masterpieces

The Dept. of Art Masterpieces has a number of items ready for storage in the Muppet Vision queue, including this one with the ever laid back Zoot.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


The Monstropolis telephone system is similar to the human one, but with a few distinct differences in the call instructions. That and they still use pay phones - I guess cell service hasn't caught on yet...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Float this way...

...Right into The Living Seas. When they added Nemo and Friends to the attraction they dressed up the exterior with these cut outs yet still kept it pretty true to its original look...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Desktop: Jolly Trolley

Hop a ride on the Jolly Trolley! The only way to really see Toontown! Sadly, it doesn't run anymore (at least in the off season when I'm there) but they still put the trolley out at the station as a nice prop.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rainy Itanlian Sunday

Il Bel Cristello in Italy offers a variety of shopping options in the small store, and also offers and fancy facade as well, even in the rain it still looks sharp with its multitude of potted plants, vines, fresco style paintings, and more.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Destinations in a galaxy far, far away

Railroads, cruise lines, airlines, they all have used travel posters to advertise their destinations. So it only makes sense that Star Tours should do the same, except their are to even cooler places like Endor, Tatooine, and Bespin...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Antiques and Curios

Gotta get your Tinsel Town Treasures? Better stop in to Sid Cahuenga's One of a Kind Antiques and Curios! Complete with neon out front, this old house is home to all sorts of goodies you can't find anywhere else in the park.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pyro & Explosives Testing Dept

It looks like they have been doing more testing at the Muppet Labs judging by the scorch marks! K. Boom (VP, RIP) is leading the dept. these days it appears...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Transfer here for Schweitzer Falls...

The Jungle Navigation Co. now serves the Adventureland Dock. Good thing they have agents in Zanzibar and Calcutta - in case you miss the connection to Schweitzer Falls you can always give them a ring for help. The sign also fits with the ride's ties to the African Queen. The movie was set in 1914, so with the Jungle Navigation Co. dating from 1911 and with the home office in London (the African Queen was piloted by Humphrey Bogart playing a Canadian, still in the British Empire in 1914, and joined by Katharine Hepburn's British character) more than just the boats fit with the movie that helped inspire part of the ride...

Fish are friends

When you walk along the beach as you enter the Living Seas, be sure to read the signs and help ensure the habitat is a wonderful place for everyone!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


The Sunshine Seasons can feed you with Sandwiches, Asian Noodles, Soup, Salad, and more. The perfect place to stop for a meal or after your ride on Soarin' as you head over to Living with the Land!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ahoy mateys

Disneyland has some very neat ride description signs. This one for Pirates of the Caribbean tells you a bit about your thrilling ride...

Friday, August 13, 2010

2 hour parking

Better watch your parking times, it is Friday the 13th and you know you're bound to get a ticket if you overstay your welcome! The bus stop sign gives the location away - BART and Caltrain means we can only be in San Fransisco right now on the Streets of America...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mark VII

The new Mark VII monorails have great light features, the blue glow just adds a neat element. These signs can be found inside the cars...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Land

The Land's logo (well, the newer logo, not the 'classic Epcot' one) can be found on signs around the pavilion, inc. this one as you enter...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Desktop: 41 years of happy haunting

41 years ago today the Haunted Mansion opened its doors and ever since it has been spooking guests and looking for just one more resident...

Sunday, August 8, 2010


The vending machines around Monstropolis leave something to be desired when it comes to human tastes, then again when you think about it Sugar, Salt & Fat are all the rage...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rock On

Nothing says fun like Aerosmith and a convertible limo that does loops (and yet you still survive and get to the concert on time...)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spaceship Earth

In the rehab a few years ago Spaceship Earth got new signage. While different from the last round they still kept the futuristic feel and imagery surrounding the ride...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just climbin' trees

These bear cubs and their mama can be found along the boardwalk in Frontierland....

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunset Ranch Market

This under appreciated cluster of eateries near the Hollywood Hotel on Sunset Blvd has some tasty eats in an outdoor market setting. Don't let the fruit stand fool you, there's more to it than that!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Desktop: Surf Conditions at 5A

The surf it looking swell at guard shack 5A today - so grab your board and hit the waves before you head into The Living Seas!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Meet me on the bus

Two of the Main Street double-decker buses pass each other, it is always a fun break during to the day to catch a ride on one and just watch Main Street roll by...