Walt Disney Imagineering. The embodiment of the finest creative minds and talent that have brought us our beloved Disney parks and attractions. It’s roots can be traced back to 1953 when Walt Disney formed Walt Disney Inc. (WDI) which was quickly renamed to WED Enterprises after some objection was raised as to the initial name. WED comes from Walt Disney’s own initials ~ Walter Elias Disney. The name WED Enterprises lasted until January 1986 when the division was renamed
Sometimes as a part of what brings us back to a place of nostalgia, iconic park characters are what triggers some very special memories within us. There are many different Disney characters that hold a special place in our hearts. So much so that it can be difficult to narrow it down to just one to bring home as a memento from our memorable Park visit. Enter the Disney Flips Collection. Personally, I am not a huge fan of stuffed animals, but these are pretty awesome and s
Monday mornings. Monday - here we go again. I can’t believe it’s Monday already. I can’t stand Mondays. Not another Monday. Mondays, more often than not, are simply dreaded. Eeyore may have said it best on this amazing mug from Hallmark: Good morning. If it is a good morning… which I doubt. While it’s not my favorite mug in our cabinet, it certainly is the one I most often use on Mondays. This mug captures my Monday morning sentiment perfectly. And, more than I care
Neil Armstrong. Safe to say, a space fanatic. Once he achieved the ultimate by walking on the surface of the moon, I imagine the monotony of everyday life on earth was never the same again. Very much in the same sense, after I won a stay in Disneyland's Dream Suite back in 2009 - the monotonous everyday life of this ordinary Disney fanatic was never, and will never, be the same again. March 10th, 2009 - the day D23 memberships were revealed and made available for purchase.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, I present to you my collection of “Pieces of Eight” medal stamper token doubloons or whatever you call ‘em! A rare sign topper that I own from what I believe to be a more recent model stamper machine found at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Growing up, I always took note of the stamped Disneyland pirate coin on my dad’s keychain. It read, “Chuck at Disneyland 1978”. I always thought
I created this shadow box myself and am quite pleased with the way it turned out. These pins were released in 2001 which is the year California Adventure opened at the Disneyland Resort. They are a series of pins in the style of 1930s-era travel posters tied to the Soarin' Over California attraction. This pin set is displayed in an led-lit shadow box elevated over a metallic printed image from the side of a building in the Condor Flats themed area across from the Soarin’ a
I already know I have the best mother-in-law a man could ask for. From day one of my wife and I’s dating years, Sheri Goodman has been “in our corner” and has pulled for the success of our relationship. My wife, Amber and I are very lucky to each have amazing mother-in-laws that are always there for us. You only need to look so far as the stigma “mother-in-law” has to know that this is a rarity in the world of in-laws. Even more rare is to be given a gift from your mother-
Ahoy there! Today is the 50th anniversary of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland! In honor of this milestone, I decided to share the top five items from my personal collection that pay tribute to this amazing ride. These items are not categorized by monetary value, but are a reflection of my five personal favorite POTC items that I own. #1 ~ Stamped pirate doubloon souvenir from the first time I took my then-high school-sweetheart-and-now-wife on a date t