November 28th, 2013
November 25th, 2013
We’d like to thank everyone who have supported the Disney Experience over the years. Without your generous contributions, we certainly wouldn’t have been able to go on as long as we have. Donations this year were far less than last year which was not very forgiving on the pocket book. Thankfully, Google AdSense was able to help fill in the gaps. With your continued support, we can make sure that this site doesn’t suffer the same fate as other awesome Disney fan sites.
The site began as a distribution center for hand-made Windows icons, using Internet clip art as the website’s graphics. That was well before Photoshop and Illustrator. It slowly grew to include mouse cursors, wallpapers, paper crafts, and more. But, best of all, it showcased the works of other great websites and artists like Ray Keim, Julius Perdana, Louie Mantia, David Occhino, and all of those at-home Imagineers who have shared their work on the Fan Board. There are some truly talented people out there! So much so, that some have even become contributing artists for the Disney Experience, like Becky and Fred.
Please consider donating a little something to help out. Think of how often you return here and how much you value the resources available to you. Think of how much work has gone into original content as well as site maintenance from one person. Anything that you give is greatly appreciated, no matter how small. And, through the end of the year, the donation threshold for all of the free gifts has been lowered for the holidays.
Thank-you, and may your days be merry and bright!
November 24th, 2013
Browse the list of holiday deals as we cover Disney deals during Amazon‘s Black Friday Week and Cyber Monday Week. Deals are often limited in quantity, and begin at specified times.
November 19th, 2013
Create your own Toy Soldier army to invade (or protect) your Christmas tree. Claim all of the presents for yourself!
November 9th, 2013
Build your own little wooden boy, just like Gepetto! Okay, he’s made of paper, but just as impressive.
November 4th, 2013
Thanks to Michael B., we now have two animated GIF files of the two different scenes in the Moving Picture Machine. They’re fun to watch, but more fun to build and watch in person.
November 1st, 2013
“Welcome to episode number one of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a podcast ‘dead-icated’ to fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attractions, and other spooky things.”
The DoomBuggies website now has their very own podcast! If you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion, this is a must-listen. Jeff Baham does an excellent job on the Mousetalgia podcast, so this should be a delight.
October 27th, 2013
The Haunted Mansion dice tower was this year’s Halloween treat as part of the Doorless Chambers trick-or-treating event. If you missed it, you can now get the dice tower from the crafts section.
The dice tower goes great with the “Escape from the Haunted Mansion” board game (smaller game dice are included). But, it was also designed to be used on its own. You can use it with any board game, and although it comes with dice, you can use real ones (they do sound better).
October 21st, 2013
The December edition of Classic Toy Trains Magazine comes out on November 1. You can catch a glimpse of the article in the video preview, above, at the 48-second mark.
Buy a copy online here.
October 9th, 2013
If you enjoyed Richard’s Pirates of the Caribbean soundboard, you’ll enjoy his Haunted Mansion soundboard.
Designed specifically for Apple iPhones, but compatible with Google Android devices, this soundboard (see instructions on the website) plays audio clips from the Disney theme park attraction.
According to lore, the Hollywood Tower Hotel was struck by lightning on Halloween night, 1939. In an interesting college design project, Richard assumes “that since it was Halloween night, the Tip Top Club would have hosted a masquerade party. So what kind of music would they have played at Halloween within the Hotel? Out of that one question came The Hollywood Tower Hotel presents Haunted Halloween Hits.”
Click on the image of the track listing on the DesignerLand website to download the full album of Halloween boogie-woogie music.