November 28th, 2013
May 21st, 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 28th, 2012
If you haven’t been following on Google+, I’ve updated both the Flying Saucer and Demon Clock mini paper models. They have been re-drawn with cleaner, smoother graphics, and the cut/fold lines are clearly defined.
As an added bonus, I’ve re-structured all of the donation prices in the Donation Center to give you a bit more bang for your buck. I know that the economy is tough on everyone’s pocket.
October 1st, 2012
Disney-fy your holiday gifts with unique Disney gift tags created by the Disney Experience. Download them, print them onto sticker sheets, and cut them out. Two complete sets are available.
You can also get the pre-cut sets by making a donation or two. Take advantage of the holiday donation minimums (valid through 12-31-2012) and order early for the holidays.
September 1st, 2012
All $1 donations are automatically entered to win, and each dollar counts as an entry. So, the more you donate, the better chance you have of winning (limit 10 entries per person). All donations must be received by October 31 (Pacific Time), 2012. Winners will be selected at random. Check the comments in this post to identify the winner.
This month, we’re gearing up for Halloween, and what better way to do that than to enjoy Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas!? One lucky winner will get to read the original poem, watch the movie, and explore behind the scenes. Read More
August 23rd, 2012
All $1 donations are automatically entered to win, and each dollar counts as an entry. So, the more you donate, the better chance you have of winning (limit 10 entries per person). All donations must be received by September 30 (Pacific Time), 2012. Winners will be selected at random. Check the comments in this post to identify the winner.
We’re happy to have HalloweenCostumes.com sponsoring this giveaway again this year. They’re giving away one Disney costume, valued at up to $60, of your choice from their website. The costume will be shipped directly to you, free of charge, and in time for Halloween. This prize is limited to U.S. residents only.
Gals, be sure to check out the beautiful, new Brave costumes. The last time I checked (a few days ago), they were sold out! Don’t worry, new stock is on the way.
If Disney isn’t your “thing,” check out the other costumes and props available for all ages . . . even pets! And be sure to check out their YouTube page for costume ideas and makeup application tutorials. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
One international winner will receive their choice of one of 3 Nightmare Before Christmas framed film cells. The 35mm film cell comes double-matted in a 5-inch by 7-inch black ash frame, and features both a mini poster and information plaque.
August 17th, 2012
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Beginning October 1, we will be making a change to the monthly giveaways. Giveaway entries will be limited to a maximum of 10 per person no matter how much you donate throughout the month.
Normally, every dollar donated is a separate entry ($1 = 1 entry, $20 = 20 entries, $100 = 100 entries, and so on). The problem with this is that in theory, a person could “buy” the giveaway, which would be unfair to everyone else. Yes, there is always a chance that the “little man” could still win (winners are chosen using a random number generator), but their chances are far less.
Another change is also being made. Winner(s) of the previous giveaway will not be eligible for the current giveaway. We don’t want to make it seem like we’re playing favorites, even though winners are picked at random. And, we want other guests to have a crack at the prizes.
February 12th, 2012
As Halloween time approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to end the year. The Haunted Experience is finished. The new website layout is finished. And, updates/improvements have been made that will debut in September.
Yes, September is when it all starts, but we’re still waiting for word about next month’s possible monthly giveaway sponsorship. I should know by Monday/Tuesday at the latest. With all of this talk turned towards monthly giveaways, I started thinking about the following months.
This month’s giveaway has generated so much interest (there will be 2 winners now!) and revenue for the website, that the current plan is to have a giveaway every month for the rest of the year. If all goes well, December’s possible sponsorship promises to be a biggie for Disney theme park enthusiasts. As for the other months, you’ll just have to wait and see!
December 24th, 2011
After much thought, I’ve decided to swallow my pride and finally sell advertising spots. This is a big step: I always said that I would not bog the site down with ads. But, I’ve come to realize that it’s not only necessary, but can be very advantages. With enough advertisers, I could start having regular monthly giveaways. One thing I’ve always wanted to give out are Disneyland passes.
Ad sizes, placement, and number of advertisers are limited to help keep things from getting out of hand. If you’re interested, please contact me for details.
Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy the holiday. I know I’m looking forward to it (it’s still early for me). While we were down last week, I took some time to whip up a couple of holiday gifts for you.
As a kid, part of what made Christmas special was staying up past my bedtime (a rarity due to a strict curfew) to watch the animated holiday specials: Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, etcetera. But, my favorite was always “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.” It just wasn’t quite Christmas until I saw Mickey in that top hat and scarf. That one simple image announced the arrival of Christmas with as much pomp and circumstance of a Disneyland Christmas parade . . . at least, in my heart and mind. So, enjoy this heart-warming wallpaper.